The NS House conceived by Galeazzo Design Agency and located in Sao Paulo, Brazil combines Scandinavian, French and Italian design with vintage furniture. Accommodating a collection of several art pieces, the project is an appealing social hub that grabs your attention instantly. There are many spacious passages and sectors integrated harmoniously into the house such as: cellar, dining room, living, balcony and kitchen. The kitchen becomes the focal point of the house, representing the venue where all spaces merge.
Large windows allow daylight to spread and enhance the beauty of the interior design, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. A strong visual impact results from the white walls that beautifully contrast the design objects and make the entire place come to life. Additionally, the furniture and art items add personality to these otherwise predictable spaces and rooms, turning the entire house into a home. This beautiful private residence is complemented by a yard with green areas and a pool, which make the place an oasis of relaxation.
A good building should make you want to look at it. Even if not always liked by passers-by, it should always make them feel something. Manchester Metropolitan’s University’s business school is a building that effortlessly fits this criteria. Indeed for many, the building by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is their first taste of the architecture of Manchester as they travel along the arterial road, Mancunian Way. With its distinct ski-slope roof, and glittering mirrored appearance, it provides a flash of silver, and a dazzling break from the dull greys of the motorway, greeting motorists in a slightly space-age way as they enter the city
Value for money is not, and never was, the same as being cheap. Value for money means making the most of whatever budget is available. A good example of this is Hayes Primary School in London, by Hayhurst and Co. Having to contend with a tightly controlled 3 million local authority budget, they worked with the existing structure of the primary school to give it a much needed update. A striking polished stainless steel brise-soleil facade installed at the school’s entrance, gives the school’s many different buildings a sense of identity, while new classrooms have been created in a range of shapes and sizes, and are often flooded with natural light