Modern and traditional design comes together in a renovated house in Mexico

June 29, 2016 by  
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Set on a quiet road close to the beach, the renovated home features two floors intersected by three atria that flood the interior with natural light . A double-height ceiling at the front of the building also helps funnel natural light into the building and creates an airy and spacious feel. The larger ground floor comprises the living room, kitchen, and dining room located at the front of the home, while the two guest bedrooms and bathrooms are tucked in the rear. The upper level houses two bedrooms, including the master bedroom, two bathrooms, and opens up to a large terrace that overlooks views of the ocean. Related: A contemporary Mexican residence built around a ‘forest of red oaks’ The house in Mexico is set back from the road by a small courtyard and white gates covered in leafy foliage that partially shield the beautifully patterned house from view. The custom handmade tiles that clad the home are dark blue and white with a floral and geometric motif. To mitigate against solar heat gain and for added privacy, the large glazed openings on the home’s west side can be closed with white aluminum shutters. + Peter Pichler Architecture Images by Oscar Hernandez

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Waste from Tequila-Making Process Turned into Sponges

May 22, 2013 by  
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In 2011, over 41 million gallons of tequila were made in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, and all that liquor took over 700,000 tons of agave plants to make. Until recently, once the plant’s juice was extracted, the rest went …

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Infographic: Now TV Night Will Remind You to Recycle Your Batteries

May 22, 2013 by  
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Over 350 million rechargeable batteries are bought in the U.S. each year. Over 17 million watch TV’s no. 1 show, NCIS, every week. What do these stats have to do with one another? Not much, we thought, until Call2Recycle put …

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Infographic: Now TV Night Will Remind You to Recycle Your Batteries

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