We stumbled across an original architecture project in Caulfield South, Melbourne, Australia, defined by elegance and filled with vintage design wonders. This colorful and creative family home (currently on sale) boasts five bedrooms and two bathrooms, a garage large enough to shelter two cars and a generously-sized outdoor swimming pool. A traditional white picket fence adds a romantic background for the residence and its surrounding green yard. The building’s exterior features intact Victorian architecture details, interesting to observe from various standpoints.
The core of the house is a large open plan living and dining space, offering a cozy fireplace, comfortable seating units, a traditional furniture and plenty of colorful decorations. The interior is connected to the courtyard and swimming pool. From eye-catching rainbow prints to colorful materials and textures, the house abounds in freshness and design creativity. Intricate chandeliers add a touch of nobility, while rustic furniture elements increase the feeling of warmth.
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
These days, a building doesnt just have to look good, it should ideally be good for the environment too. A great example of sustainability spliced with style from the past few years is the M&S store at Cheshire Oaks Retail Park in Ellesmere Port, designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson.