Sprinkled with beautiful and authentic elements of décor, Casa La Hilaria, designed by RDR Arquitectos (a Buenos Aires-based studio, part of the Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés), is a home vacation in Uruguay, defined by the maze of greenery that surrounds it. With a fresh and recharging-your-batteries kind of landscape, Casa La Hilaria seems like the perfect place to be in case you want to escape from the grief of the crowded city. Chic, but not sophisticated, simple but not simplistic, this vacation house is a wonderful inspiration for those who seek to “slip away” from the routine and the regular urban landscape.
The best part is the lush vegetation that surrounds the house. The wide terraces and the lounge area allow you to spend a wonderful time enjoying both the site and the sun. The all-white type of house, with mosaic floors enhance the feeling of “a fine Greek experience”. A large swimming pool, the lounge area and the site ideal for long refreshing walks – these are the elements that create that perfect vacation atmosphere, that keep problems and chaos away. The master bedroom was the only room in the house located to the upper floor, taking advantage of the beautiful views.
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.
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.