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Ready, set, glow
Allied Concrete's Ready Glow can be used to add unique design elements and adds a functioning, self powering renewable light source for any type of decorative concrete application
Something borrowed
Extend your sense of landscape beyond your property boundary park. A park with large established trees over the road from this home has been captured as a “borrowed” landscape to make the house feel a...
Relax in nature
The newly opened Pavillon Ouest – West Pavilion – includes a large terrace, hot tub and Turkish bath
Immersed in nature
This pool house features a garden roof which echoes the surrounding canyon hills
Riding the wave
Nestled upon the untouched volcanic black sand beach of the Guatemalan Pacific Coast, this 8-suite hotel is an inspired “barefoot boho-chic” retreat, elegantly designed for laid back travellers with d...
Don't burn money to heat your pool
Ineffective pool heating becomes costly over time – so it's key to choose the most effective heating system that's available.

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Seaside serenity
Given the waterfront location, this home makes the most of the setting with extensive outdoor areas.
Cool in the grass
Love lying on the grass but not so much sweltering on it? Artificial grass featuring TigerTurf's new TigerCool technology reduces turf temps by up to 10 degrees celsius – a benefit you can feel.
Culinary outpost
In an extension that already improves culinary connections to the yard, this project by Studio Prineas also includes an outdoor barbecue complete with storage, counter space and seating.


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