We know you guys are very much into large holiday-inspiring dream homes with breathtaking sea views and this particular property is the ultimate display of all the above. Located in Puerto de Andratx, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the villa (discovered on Sotheby’s) is a perfect romantic retreat and a good example of how nature can become one with every interior. Even though the most spectacular feature of the villa is its generously-sized, poolside terrace, as one steps inside, more design surprised are revealed.
According to the official project description, the residence offers “large living and dining areas, two large bedroom suites, an en suite double room as well as a self contained guest suite which comes with kitchen, all rooms lead to terraces. Split level terraces with BBQ area wrap around the infinity pool.Further there is a top quality designer kitchen, sauna, ample secure parking spaces, surveillance cameras and state of the art climate control technology“. So- did we stir your appetite for a long and comfortable holiday in Spain?
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
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