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MeCC Interiors is an award winning full service design studio specializing in residential design, commercial redesign, and project management. Have your spaces custom designed from the ground up or simply dressed and accessorized – no job is too big or too small....

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Celebrating the Grape

Oct 23, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

It’s that time of year…the Niagara Wine Festival is on. Running through September 30, the region is focusing on the wineries and vineyards, tastings and events, all with a local flair. The odds are good that you will come home with a bottle or several based on new discoveries. For those who are passionate about their wine, stowing it on a shelf somewhere is not appropriate. And kitchen trends over the past couple years have seen a sharp decline in wine fridges. So where should your new vintages be stored prior to consumption? The wine cellar, naturally.



Recycled Shipping Containers as Buildings?

Sep 20, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

Have you ever driven by a stockyard and wondered what becomes of all those stacked shipping containers when they are deemed no longer useful for transport? Increasingly, many are being transformed into usable spaces, both commercially and residentially.



Inflatable Structures Help Solve Space Dilemmas

Sep 20, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

Do you think air pumps are just for tires and balloons? I think AirClad would strongly disagree. For years, the UK-based company has been producing temporary structures for both commercial and residential use that inflate when needed (usually for three days to three weeks) and deflate and neatly store away until they are needed again. Made of fabric, the structures are designed to compress with a ratio of 100m2 of usable space to 1 cubic metre when stored.



Living Within your Volume Requirements

Sep 20, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

It is hard for me to believe that two (2) people live in this awesome looking, but ultra tiny, home. At only 25 m2 (or 269 ft2), that means a living space about the size of the average office cubicle for each inhabitant. Yet the owners find they have more than enough space for themselves and overnight guests.



Living in a Wave

Aug 13, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

It’s official. July 2012 was the hottest July ever in Toronto since records have been maintained. The hottest and the driest. Oddly, it was also the wettest – on the few occasions it did rain, the thunderstorms were intense. For those without air conditioning, living in a wave might have been a recurring thought.



The Cloud House

Aug 13, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

Two things that I love… Australia and architecture. I don’t think the first requires explanation, and architecture is like art – beauty and interpretation is in the eye of the beholder. I can walk around aimlessly looking at buildings and admiring the lines, the craftsmanship, the intricate details…



90 Days to Build the Tallest Building in the World!?

Jul 19, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

You may recall a previous post which highlighted a thirty (30) storey hotel built in China in only fifteen (15) days by Broad Sustainable Building (BSB). Well ... BSB is at it again.



Modern Furnished Modular Pre-Fab Units

Jun 25, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

If you’re looking for pre-fabricated housing that is fresh and modern, take a look at the designs by Coodo, an architectural firm from Slovenia.



From Ruins to Modern Metal

Jun 15, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

Most people would immediately think “tear down!” Fortunately, Haworth Tompkins saw beyond the ruins to envision the possibilities. Rather than tearing down the structure, which blended so nicely with the British countryside, they opted to use the brick component as a layer to their overall design.



Little Boxes Conceal Great Homes

Jun 12, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

Though many cities and countries are still exhibiting trends of urban sprawl and massive home footprints, land and budgetary constraints often prohibit excess. If you happen to believe that bigger means better, take a look at some great examples of tiny – but ultra smart – spaces from Japan and Britain.



LEED Canada Streamlined

Mar 06, 2012 by MeCC Interiors

As it has done elsewhere, the impact of LEED on the Canadian building industry has been transformative, leading not only to changes in design, but also in overall operations and construction practices. It has also led to bottlenecks as applications for LEED certification pile up. Consequently, the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council) is implementing changes in an attempt to bring the average certification process to less than six (6) months.


New York City remodeling and renovations are a special breed...

Jul 27, 2011

New York City remodeling and renovations are a special breed... much more complex than if you were doing the same work in a private house.


Understanding Permits

Jun 23, 2011 by Level One Construction

As a homeowner, you are not legally permitted to perform your own renovation work, with the exception of the electrical, but it is strongly recommended amateurs not do this as disastrous results can occur.