LIVING WHITE ON WHITE

LIVING WHITE ON WHITE
White might be simple, but never dull.

Monday, November 4, 2013

TRENDY CEILINGS,TOO



TRENDY CEILINGS, TOO

Get creative with your ceilings! 

Gone are the days when preference was given to only white

plain white ceilings. 

Since my last ceiling post, I discovered hi tech stretch ceilings for homes with lower ceilings.


The stretch ceiling system originated in Europe over 40 years ago mainly as a solution for damaged ceiling. While the vinyl stretched ceilings from High Tech Ceiling still solve a multitude of problems, there are now used for their remarkable aesthetic and luxurious appearance. These amazing ceilings can be installed almost anywhere, come in a wide variety of colors and are made from an eco-friendly material.
In the kitchen
In the living room, reflective lacquer stretch ceiling - to increase the illusion of height and size
Even in the bedroom - get dramatic with color!

 Hide popcorn and damaged ceilings with no mess

Allow recessed lighting in condominium
Allow thermal or sound insulation
Add an incredible effect to the room
Bacteria and mold resistant

Quick, easy and clean installation
Even in stretch lacquer black, for additional bedroom drama
Or try matte stretch ceilings for a zen ambiance
Allows recess lighting in a lower ceiling, enhances your living room.
Check out all the projects designed by Hi Tech Ceiling on their houzz page: http://www.houzz.com/pro/hightechceiling/high-tech-ceiling

Sunday, November 3, 2013

SOHO BEACH HOUSE, MIAMI BEACH



SOHO BEACH HOUSE
SOBE, MIAMI, FLORIDA

S+A designed this hotel and private club for the London-based Soho House group. Sited in a densely-populated area of Miami Beach, the project involved the restoration and retrofit of the historic Sovereign Hotel (1940) along with a new 15-story oceanfront tower. Overlooking the ocean, Soho Beach House includes 50 bedrooms, a private beach, a Cowshed Spa and gym. Amenities include two pools, indoor and outdoor dining, secluded gardens, a screening room and Cecconi’s restaurant, which is open to the public.



S+A’s design promotes indoor-outdoor connectivity with spaces flowing from street-facing entry court to the pool, garden, dune and ocean beyond. Separate topographies are vertically and horizontally layered within the site’s narrow open space. The extended historic courtyard is covered with a 100 foot long retractable awning, a technical feat that allows the courtyard to be both indoor and outdoor, and effectively houses Cecconi’s. 





To make the most of the limited space, the site is terraced up toward the beach dune in a manner that frames the pool deck. A suite of outdoor public spaces on the second floor similarly projects toward the ocean, capturing a terrace beneath the volume of the new tower. The tower’s two-story penthouse creates the final topography: staggered patios are tucked beneath a protective concrete canopy, creating a multilevel outdoor living room.





The Soho Beach House project is discussed on houzz: http://www.houzz.com/projects/355695/SOHO-BEACH-HOUSE


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