SOUTH BAY DIGS | Digital Edition Online

December 14, 2012

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ARCHITECT | DESIGN | BUILD 2012 required reading 1 2 3 Required Reading: 4 5 1 From environmentally-savvy tips and DIY, 2 150 Best Eco House Ideas Old Buildings, New Designs to ideas for preserving a by Martha Serrats by Charles Bloszies, Foreword by Hugh Hardy home's classic feel, (HARPER COLLINS, 2011 ) (PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS, 2012) five of the latest books $29.99 on $24.95 on in architecture and design Architectural Intervention A collection of eco-friendly architecture with images Clients are often interested in preserving an existing structure while adding contemporary design creative ideas for builders to reduce their carbon elements. In this informative guide, Charles Bloszies footprint. With tips for building green heating and addresses architectural diversity, and the idea of cooling systems, to photographs from well-known adding new style to an old building while sustaining architects and designers, Martha Serrats captures both its nostalgic feel. Images of historical buildings the beauty and practicality of going green. BY DANIELLE LENGLET Eco-Friendly that offer inspiration, this well-crafted book offers provide something for everyone. around the world with seamlessly integrated modern renovations provide visual examples. 3 4 5 The Great American House: Tradition for the Way We Live Now The Things That Matter Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love by Nate Berkus by Gil Schafer III, Foreword by Bunny Williams (SPIEGEL & GRAU,2012) (RIZZOLI, 2012) $35.00 on $55.00 on by Sherry Petersik and John Petersik (ARTISAN, 2012) A Personal Touch $17.47 on Historically Modern Part of design decisions stem from personal If you're trying to add a classical feel to a modern experience. In his Author's note, Interior Designer Nate Couples DIY home, Gil Schafer's book is a must read. With detailed Berkus' first line reads, "I always believed that your Self-proclaimed "DIY dorks" Sherry and John Petersik have essays, he discusses how to use interior decoration and home should tell your story." In this intimate book converted their design blog (which has 5 million hits per landscape, in addition to architecture, to holistically full of personal stories, Berkus allows his readers to month) into a book, filled with resourceful tips. With both preserve a historical home, while modernizing it to be examine the connection between life experiences and traditional and inimitable concepts for decorating and fit for contemporary living. the way we choose to decorate our space. renovating almost any space, everyone is bound to find a creative idea or two for converting a house into a home. 34  SOUTHBAYDIGS.COM | 12.14.2012

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