Italian architecture company Studiota transformed a residential space into a stunning contemporary home. The House Studio residential project covers 915 square feet – enough space for all the necessary facilities to be carefully reconfigured into more inviting and modern spaces. Located near Piazza Castello, on Via Bertola in Turin, Italy, the residential project features a bold and soothing combination of wooden floors and wood volumes shaping the interior design. Reconstructed with a budget of €80,000, the House Studio features living spaces on the east side, while the nighttime invites owners and guests to the west area, where the bedroom is. A thick wall stands between the two volumes of the house, separating them into the private and the social zones. Levitating alongside the white wall, a superb staircase leads up to a small but fantastic home office/study. The kitchen and dining space are simple, bright and minimalist, while the wooden volume is actually a huge storage space. Look for yourself – I’m sure you will find this apartment stunning in its simplicity!
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
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