It is difficult not to admire the Scandinavian approach to home design. Attention to details, harmony and comfort are the main attributes characterizing this 561 square-meter villa designed by architect Thomas Eriksson in Stockholm, Sweden. Aside from embedding major principles of modern architecture in the project, such as openness and functionality, the developers added that extra welcoming factor. You can see it in the green surrounding landscape, lovely pond or various outdoor spots especially envisioned for relaxation.
Discovered on Skeppsholmen, the interiors of this residence exude a friendly feel, one that goes beyond strict modern home arrangements. Color is a major asset of the design, livening up all the interiors. Large windows provide an optimum amount of natural lighting, an indispensable element to any Northern home. Enjoy the virtual tour of this impressive seven-room residence, where modern features are subtly complimented and sometimes exceeded by creative details with an emotional touch!
An example of a huge success is Heneghan Peng Architects’ Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Using the large difference in level across the site, the architects created two folds in the landscape. Bold, but not conflicting with the rather bleak natural environment, these folds draw all the man-made areas together and create one fitting man-made break in the natural landscape. In the words of the architects themselves, There is no longer a building and a landscape, but building becomes landscape and the landscape itself remains spectacular and iconic
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