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.
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.
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.