Located in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA, this originally designed residence was entitled Up-Over-Between House due to its many vantage points and ways of exploring them. According to Hutker Architects, “the house can be experienced by going up and over the whole house enjoying splendid views from the roof garden and then descending onto the southern terrace. Or, one can walk between the two stone walls to the entry and enjoy the ‘life room’ waterfront view perspective offered by full glass walls spanning between. The kitchen cabinets are designed to float like furniture within the glass and stone living areas. The experience is like being outdoors connected with the land from each and every space.” Discovered on Design Rulz, the project showcases an appealing interior design, spiced with color and surprising decorating ideas. The most striking one is a round wooden “box” in the center of the living room, hiding a small bathroom. Intriguing to say the least. [Photographer: Brian Vanden Brink ]
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.
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