How a Minimalist Lifestyle Can Add to Your Green Efforts

October 16, 2017 by  
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Dark unused garage is transformed into a cozy light-filled studio in San Francisco

July 31, 2017 by  
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The garage is the last place most people want to cozy up in, but that’s not so for the lucky owners of this beautiful garage-turned-studio space in San Francisco. Local architect Beverly Choe transformed an old, unused garage into the Clifford Studio, a dreamy, light-filled work studio and reading nook. Filled with suffused light and lined with timber, this adaptive reuse project is the perfect cozy hideout brought to life with minimalist decor with splashes of greenery and warm textures. The architect reimagined the garage, formerly a carriage house, as a “box for suffused light” painted shades of blue on the outside. A long skylight spans most of the building and natural light is filtered through the exposed beams that help minimize glare. Large glazed openings at the front and back of the studio let in more natural light and frame views of the outdoor sunken courtyard and garden. Board-formed concrete planters along the western and eastern sides of the courtyard relate to the timber-lined interior, creating a natural outdoor extension of the studio. The courtyard’s sunken profile also helps make the building appear taller. Related: Small and windowless garage in Lisbon transformed into an elegant modern loft Completed over the course of a year-and-a-half, the converted garage makes the most of a small space with the solid oak casework that forms walls of shelves, furnishings, and hidden storage. A blue-tiled bathroom is hidden off on the side of the oak paneling. The minimalist interior is open and airy and allows for flexibility of use, from a reading room to artist’s work studio. The architect treated natural light as a crucial material in the design process. + Beverly Choe Via Dwell Images by Mariko Reed

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Super skinny Horinouchi House might be the most efficient use of space ever

August 1, 2016 by  
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Triangular-shaped structures are not uncommon in Japan since space on the island is very limited. Although they look tiny and restricted on the outside, these homes are often incredibly spacious, and the double story Horinouchi house is no exception. The open plan lower level is reserved for private rooms and the kitchen, while the upper level is used communally. With windows flanking each end of the home and skylights cut out of the angled roof, every inch of the minimalist abode is penetrated with daylight. Space is becoming one of the world’s most coveted commodities, but if we all lived with a little more Japanese efficiency, there would be more to go around! + Mizuishi Architect Atelier all images © hiroshi tanigawa

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The Slice by Saunders Architecture is a tiny cabin that’s built around three existing plum trees

May 25, 2015 by  
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Corten-clad desert home overlooks some of the world’s most impressive rock formations

April 6, 2015 by  
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Gothic-inspired Copper House blends contemporary design with medieval influences in Romania

March 13, 2015 by  
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This light-filled Taiwanese home goes with the breezy flow to ward off the tropical heat

December 12, 2014 by  
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Amsterdam’s Futuristic New Fletcher Hotel Blends Sustainability with Luxury

March 27, 2013 by  
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A1´s Hat Tea House is a Minimalist Garden Shelter in the Czech Republic

April 13, 2012 by  
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Assembly New York’s Minimalist Womenswear Takes its Cues from Menswear

February 12, 2012 by  
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Assembly New York debuted its minimalist new womenswear collection in an understated venue in the Lower East Side at New York Fashion Week . The Fall/Winter 2012 collection, designed Greg Armas and Claire Lampert, features simple, androgynous looks with a mix of high-waisted pants, floor-length trench coats, and simply-cut sweaters. And best of all, all of the clothes are produced right here in New York, an Assembly New York sales and projects associate tells Ecouterre . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: accessories , assembly new york , Claire Lampert , eco-fashion , ecouterre , Fashion , fashion design , Greg Armas , New York Fashion Week 2012 , NYC

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