Bonaire House was designed by Silberstein Architecture and is located in Bonaire, a Caribbean island east of Central America and north of Venezuela. The residence stands out due to its imposing contemporary architecture and its white exterior pleasantly contrasts the Caribbean blue. Access towards the main entrance is provided by a staircase, which inhabitants can step on, while “chaperoned” by the lovely pool to the right. A large open plan living room naturally extended with the terrace is up next. The fact that one can get from a boat on the deck and straight inside the home is a bit unusual. Perhaps a passage way between the living room and entrance would have been a better approach, don’t you agree? The interiors are impressive in size, and feature minimalist, tasteful furniture arrangements. Large windows provide extensive water views, making some of the rooms truly welcoming. And did you happen to notice the small yacht?
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts
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