A storage shed is transformed into a bespoke light-filled home in London

May 17, 2018 by  
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London-based architecture firm De Rosee Sa has given an old storage shed a new lease on life by converting it into a bright, bespoke family home. Sandwiched between terraced gardens and a row of 16 West London garages, the shed — renamed the Courtyard House — was brilliantly renovated, despite challenging regulations that included height limitations and the requirement that any new form must match the existing gable outline. Divided into two floors, the Courtyard House organizes the communal areas and the first bedroom on the ground floor, while the basement level houses a second bedroom that opens up to a private external courtyard . The architects solved the challenge of bringing light into the narrow 121-foot-long site by adding three external courtyards accessed through Crittal-style steel and glass doors. The home achieves its bright and airy atmosphere with crisp white walls, balanced by timber floors and black steel framing. Related: Fairytale-inspired lakeside cabin is made from locally felled and milled timber Western red cedar battens line the internal walls of the courtyards in a nod to the site’s history as a timber yard. The wood is also used inside to frame small spaces including the bathroom, study and utility room. “We worked very hard in the initial stages to convince the clients that developing this house was a risk worth taking,” said Max de Rosee, Director of De Rosee Sa Architects. “The most satisfying aspects of the project is the top light that pours into the interiors and the long views through the courtyards. Once inside, you forget that this house is in London.” + De Rosee Sa Via Dwell Images by Alex James Photography

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London Architects Transform an Old Cow Shed into a Stunning Timber-Framed Family Home

November 12, 2014 by  
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Sprout Watches Are Sustainably-Crafted Timepieces With Eco Elegance

November 12, 2014 by  
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EU Leaders Vote to Allow Individual Nations to Ban GM Crops

November 12, 2014 by  
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European leaders took a big step toward keeping genetically modified crops out of the continent’s fields earlier this week when they supported a plan that would give individual nations the right to ban GMOs – even if they’re approved by the European Union . Reuters reports that Europe is a continent divided when it comes to GMO crops. Countries like France and Germany eschew them, while others like Britain are in favor. Read the rest of EU Leaders Vote to Allow Individual Nations to Ban GM Crops Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ban , EU , european union , foods , genetically , GM , GMO , government , modified , organisms , parliament , policiticans

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‘The Shed’ by Hufft Projects Glows Like a Lantern on a Hill in Missouri

March 18, 2014 by  
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This Recyclable Cardboard Standing Desk Costs Just $65

March 18, 2014 by  
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Instead of paying upwards of $500 for a standing desk, it might be time to consider a more affordable, and eco-friendly version that costs just $65. The Cardboard Standing Desk from  Chairigami  doesn’t require any fasteners or glue to assemble, and can handle up to 300 pounds of equipment. It’s the perfect way to test the waters in a home office, growing business, or co-working space— without having to break the bank. Read the rest of This Recyclable Cardboard Standing Desk Costs Just $65 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affordable standing desk , Cardboard Standing Desk , chairigami , customizable furniture , origami furniture , recyclable furniture , Zach Rotholz        

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Report Exposes How Marijuana Cultivation Leads to Environmental Devastation

March 18, 2014 by  
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In the wake of Washington and Colorado’s legalization of recreational marijuana , concerned cannabis users are beginning to realize that their high comes at a price to the planet. In an enormous buzzkill published in the latest issue of Mother Jones , reporter Josh Harkinson documents the massive burden that pot cultivation places on the environment. Focusing on the Northern California region known as the “Emerald Triangle” in Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity counties, Harkinson exposes the threat that both legal and illegal pot operations pose to species, ecosystems, and community safety. Read the rest of Report Exposes How Marijuana Cultivation Leads to Environmental Devastation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California , colorado , emerald triangle , environmental destruction , global warming , Humboldt County , josh harkinson , legalized marijuana , marijuana regulation , Mendocino County , mother jones , Northern California , Pollution , pot , trinity county , washington , weed        

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Radioactive “Petrified” Forests in Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone Could Spread Contamination to Safe Areas

March 18, 2014 by  
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It would be logical to think that after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster , forests around the site would slowly rot. But the terrible radiation blast in 1986 has left dead trees and leaf litter unable to decompose. A recently published study conducted by a team of US scientists explains the phenomenon of these “petrified” forests, and explores the consequences of the meltdown on local wildlife. Read the rest of Radioactive “Petrified” Forests in Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone Could Spread Contamination to Safe Areas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Chernobyl forest fires , Chernobyl forests , Chernobyl nuclear disaster , Chernobyl petrified forests , Chernobyl wildlife , nuclear radiation Chernobyl , radiation blast , scientific study University of South Carolina , University of South Carolina biologists        

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Young Photographer Builds a Mossy Woodland Hut for Watching Rare Albino Squirrel

January 22, 2013 by  
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Bureau A Builds a Tiny Levitating Sauna On a Factory Rooftop in Geneva

January 2, 2013 by  
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