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!
A good building should make you want to look at it. Even if not always liked by passers-by, it should always make them feel something. Manchester Metropolitan’s University’s business school is a building that effortlessly fits this criteria. Indeed for many, the building by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is their first taste of the architecture of Manchester as they travel along the arterial road, Mancunian Way. With its distinct ski-slope roof, and glittering mirrored appearance, it provides a flash of silver, and a dazzling break from the dull greys of the motorway, greeting motorists in a slightly space-age way as they enter the city
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.