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50 THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

A dynamic glass and zinc-clad extension adds impact to this low-level Modernist home 61 STYLE FINDER Up-to-date designs inject a unique look 62 A COLLECTOR’S ITEM

A Victorian terrace has been cleverly reworked for family living by architects Studio Octopi 73 STYLE FINDER Mix classic and contemporary products 74 DOUBLE VISION A house of two halves – Mark Dixon and Alexandra Lange’s three-year project seamlessly knits together this four-storey light-filled, New York home

85 STYLE FINDER Stamp your personality with eclectic and striking pieces 86 VIEW FINDER Making the most of its coastal location, Dawn and Jonathan Pooley’s modern build combines thorough research with clever cost-cutting ideas 95 STYLE FINDER Use simple accessories and natural finishes for streamlined style 96 COOL CURVES A hexagonal site and a safe environment for their children to play dictated the futuristic design and sweeping curves of Goao and Sophia Tegelaero’s eye-catching house in suburban Portugal

105 CHOOSING COLOURS

This month, Kevin McCloud offers his expert advice on how to create a stylish home using intense rainbow shades 116 HIDDEN KITCHENS For a sleek and uncluttered kitchen, opt for a concealed design that integrates appliances and worksurfaces within functional cabinets or behind closed doors 123 WATER-SAVING

BATHROOMS Find out how to save water and reduce your energy bills with the latest eco-friendly looks for bathrooms 129 TILES Add texture and interest to walls with tactile tiles

133 FABRICS From stripes and florals to retro designs, this season’s upholstery fabric can liven up a room, sofa or chair 137 CROSSING THE LINE

Keeping on the right side of your neighbours during a self- build is crucial – find out how to respect their boundaries 139 ASK GEORGE CLARKE

The TV architect answers your design queries and shares his professional expertise 140 LET IN THE LIGHT Select the right windows and doors to revitalise your home and transform it into an energyefficient and light-filled space

GRAND DESIGNS / APRIL 2012 / 7