One of the major advantages of the Skyline House in Texas is definitely the panoramic view over the city (of Austin). The work of Dick Clark Architecture, this stylish house is envisioned as a place that connects the inhabitant with the natural landscape. Surrounded by lively oaks and by the abundance of luxuriant vegetation, the site is definitely the place to be, if you are seeking for a nice and calm home environment, with stylish details and gorgeous finishes. The Skyline House follows the natural topography: it’s long and linear, with plenty of open spaces, inducing a relaxing state of mind.
Breathe in and explore the boundaries of style. In case you are looking for a place that can easily be adapted for a party, this might just be it. The rooms are spacious and designed in a neutral palette of colours, focusing more on what the site has to offer. “Stucco, stone and zinc create a natural and low-maintenance exterior, while floor-to-ceiling glass and deep overhangs create spaces that are both dramatic and comfortable.” You can enjoy beautiful sunrises and spectacular dusks, as the city goes to sleep. Do you like it?
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