Farinelli Construction‘s custom residential project Street of Dreams 2014 is one of the most welcoming contemporary cribs we’ve seen lately. Its classic exterior and timeless finishes act as an open invite to exploring the property further. The five-bedroom home was created with an Eco-Friendly, Holistic mindset. The brick throughout the house is reclaimed antique cobble stone cut for interior walls, floors and ceiling details while the remaining core was used for the exterior walkways. A fresh herb garden completes the fresh look. Some interesting details were highlighted by the project developers. An Eco-Friendly approach can be seen in the sun tunnel skylight in the home office. The floor in the master shower is made from natural pebble stone. A few other unique features are the stain glass and leaded glass transoms, brick floors in the mud room, open wood trusses with turn buckle hardware in the study and mahogany porch ceilings. Enjoy the photo gallery below and tell us if you find this place as inviting as we do! [Information provided via e-mail by Farinelli Construction; Photo credits: Andy Warren Photography]
Native Trails’ new concrete sinks, made of a groundbreaking cement and jute fiber mixture called NativeStone™, are poised to spur the concrete trend in home design and energize the kitchen and bath industry. By adding jute—a natural, renewable vegetable fiber—to the proprietary concrete blend, Native Trails has reinvented concrete as we know it. These new concrete sinks are 40 percent lighter, much stronger, and far more sustainable than traditional cement sinks since they make use of natural resources, generate less waste, and require less energy than ordinary concrete production. Less heft also makes them easier to install and less expensive to ship than traditional concrete.
Steven Holl Architects, in collaboration with Spirit of Space, have created two short films of the recently completed Seona Reid Building at Glasgow School of Art. The film series explores the complementary contrast of the new Reid Building and Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s 1909 building (which recently suffered a devastating fire), where “each work of architecture heightens the integral qualities of the other.”