Architect Olga Freiman completed the design for a modern house located near Moscow, Russia. The residence, depicted in the photos by Manolo Yllera showcases an eye-catching modern style, complete with original details throughout. Defined by steel, glass and wood, the project is both elegant and welcoming. Floor to ceiling windows open up the entire space towards the outdoor terrace and the surrounding green environment, while flooding the rooms in natural light.
The most spectacular part of the residence is the indoor swimming pool, with exceptional views. An elegant staircase physically and aesthetically connects the interiors of the residence. Another appealing interior is the living area, with all the seating elements oriented towards the giant glass windows and the forest beyond. The lighting details, furniture, fireplace designs and other decor elements all seem to come together in a harmonious- and equally spectacular composition.
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.
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