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!
These days, a building doesnt just have to look good, it should ideally be good for the environment too. A great example of sustainability spliced with style from the past few years is the M&S store at Cheshire Oaks Retail Park in Ellesmere Port, designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson.
Energy during the construction process was saved by using FSC-certified glulam timber instead of steel to create the building’s distinctive wavy roof, while the store’s external walls use hemclad, a highly innovative insulator made from hemp, which, like all plants, absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows. An 80,000 litre water tank below ground provides water for the store’s toilets and waters the site’s green wall’, which provides natural insulation, acts as an all-natural pollution filter near the car park, and helps to encourage biodiversity. The result is a building that uses a fraction of the energy of structures of a similar size, and is still very popular with local shoppers.