Hebil 157 is a complex of five villas, located nearby Hebil Bay in Turkey. The architecture of these five villas reminds of the crystallized lava flows of the legendary Volcano Kos. The terrain was a little bit rough but that was actually part of the original plan, because, in order to obtain the cascading lava flows effect, the architects had to seek for site irregularities. Bodrum was the right place to develop such a complex architectural structure because it corresponded to the plan on paper.
Hebil 157 is a project designed by Aytac Architects, an Istanbul-based architecture studio. “Each villa is positioned strategically. All equally benefit from vast and wonderful views of the bay as they interact with the surrounding Aegean landscape, and the Mediterranean Breeze.” The structure embraces the site, despite its geometric-contemporary look. The interior is very breezy and envisioned as a fluid space. Floor-to-ceiling windows add a touch of transparence, creating the perfect ambience to relax, favouring a stress-free lifestyle. The terrace accommodates an infinity swimming pool, with spectacular views over the bay. The interior spaces were decorated with volcanic basalt, in order to keep the volcano theme inspiration alive.
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