The inspiring region of Southampton, England with its rural landscapes has determined AR Design Studio to create a storyline that describes perfectly the tranquil flow of this specific area. The Abbots Way is a magnificent architectural masterpiece that satisfies the most exquisite tastes in terms of design. Surrounded by a private forest, the house is an isolated shelter deep inside the woods that keeps every disturbing thought away, like an imaginary shield. Abbots Way House is a five bedroom residence, spacious, luminescent and with a lot of opened space.
The home from the woods is, despite its location, an apposite sample of contemporary architecture. The kitchen area is wide and impressive, studded with blocks of white furniture. The imposing space is pierced by a rectangular massive table, basically occupying the central part of it. The front terrace is magically surrounded by a narrow lane of water, just like the castles we know about from our early childhood readings. Most of the ground floor’s walls are replaced with glass, for a better panoramic view upon the sight. Welcoming the fall season in such a stunning opened space you can call home, must be a spectacle of greatness and colour. The prevailing white adds a glimpse of pureness, climbing on the stairs of relaxation. To wrap it all, this house is ideal for those particular moments when one needs to reset every blue dawn and start from scratch, all refreshed and renewed.
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
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