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.
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
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