Architects: Estudio Martin Gomez Arquitectos designed the Psicomagia Residence in Punta Piedras, Punta Del Este, Uruguay. According to the architects, the house features two distinct volumes: “the first one overlooking the ruta 10, which contains the service area, and the second one overlooking the garden, pool and sea. On the ground floor, three bedrooms are located and on the first floor you can find the social area with an amazing view to the Punta Piedras beach.The two volumes facing each other connect the ground floor by a terrace as a transition area. At the same time these two volumes are very different from each other: the service area is a closed and heavy block and the social area is more open and transparent”. The interior design is highly contemporary, displaying an interesting mix of furnishings-have a look!
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
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