This super stunning residence is a project developed by Meridith Baer and La Kaza. Ravishing and gorgeous, the private residence located in the spectacular city of Los Angeles, aims to offer a unique living experience to its inhabitants. The house promises a staggering panoramic view over the city and some of the most exquisite high class facilities: a gorgeous wine cellar, a home theatre room, where you can soak your feet into comfy pillows while watching over and over again your favourite movies, together with your friends, a stunning luxury swimming pool with a wide patio and a refined terrace, on top of all this.
The interior is elegant and airy. The living room opens up to the terrace while one of the bedrooms offers a wonderful view over the swimming pool. Transparence is one of the defining elements that enhance the feeling of freedom. The environments playfully connect, creating a unitary living space. The sophisticated interior meets the relaxing “green scape” that surrounds the house, unveiling a place full of peacefulness. Everything is gorgeously arranged and every element of décor seems built the house’s character.
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
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