Connect: Jan/Feb 2013

Places to go, things to do and see and people who are leaving their mark on the world of style.

By Melissa Mauzy


Architecturally Stunning in Morocco
French architect Gilhem Eustache conceptualized and created this beautiful home in the village of Tassoultante in Marrakech, Morocco. The 1,800-square-foot home occupies five acres of land with over 500 trees planted on the property. With a breathtaking view to the South of the Atlas Mountains, the house spans the landscape. Guilhem focused on large heights, flowing, open spaces and played up shadow and light. Two parallel concrete sails create a noise and visual barrier to the west. A steep stairway stands between two walls, rising to a rooftop terrace further enhancing the views. For a tour of the entire home, visit

Wall of Color Climbs to the Top
Photography by A2TheB Photography
Climb So iLL, located in St. Louis’ City Hospital development in the historic City Hospital Power Plant building, was recently awarded a 2012 AIA Design Award for interior. Architects Brent Crittenden and Sarah Gibson of UIC designed the project. Raw elements such as vast windows, weathered steel and exposed brick and concrete were preserved. BSI Constructors was the general contractor.

Newest Exclusive Slab Showroom in the Midwest
Unique Stone Concepts' has moved its headquarters to a newly renovated 20,000 sq.ft. temperature controlled and naturally lit showroom with over 200 slabs displayed for a truly Unique viewing experience. Design consultants are available to assist in the selection process to meet your specific application and style from their vast inventory of highest quality natural stone. Unique Stone Concepts has exclusive slab warehouses located in St. Louis, Kansas City and Omaha along with their newest showroom opening soon in Indianapolis. Visit the St. Louis' new location at 1540 Fairview Ave., 63132.