DPL Europesent us photos and information regarding Villa Noord-Brabant, a modern residential project representing the ultimate fusion of lightingdesign and architecture, two disciplines which when in perfect harmony, complement and strengthen each other. Every aspect of the lightingdesign is carefully planned to emphasize the unique architectural style of this building. The deliberate choice for indirect LED light, accentuates the clean and modern lines of the villa’s exterior. Inside a spatial effect is created, by using light fixtures that give an illusion of a 3D “light-column”. The bright light columns wonderfully accentuate the height and spatiality of the building.
With a mixture of cool and warm light throughout the whole house, the combination of modern and natural materials used by the architect are accentuated. Beside this, it gives warmth to places where needed, creating cozy areas in an open space. In the Spa and Fitness area of the home, blue accents and light shining through plants were used to bring nature and water together and create a healthy and relaxing experience. The interior, exterior and lighting architecture are in complete harmony, making this villa perfect for everyone looking for comfort, health and nature, in a clean and modern setting. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by DPL Europe]
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
What is new and exciting now can quickly begin to look tired and out of fashion, so the best buildings don’t just consider what will be interesting to look at now, but also how it might look to people in five, fifty or even a hundred years’ time. 2013’s hotly contested RIBA Stirling Prize went to Witherford Watson Mann Architects for their work on Astley Castle, Warwickshire. In what RIBA Past President Stephen Hodder has described as an extreme retrofit, the project essentially saw a new building inserted subtly into the heart of the old, with a new, two storey residence now hidden within the sandstone walls of the ruins of this medieval castle, to be used as a holiday home for up to eight guests