Incorporated Studiocompleted the design for a project entitled Sixteen Doors and consisting of a cozy residence nestled in the clearing of a forest in rural Upstate New York. With an exterior adorned by wood, a picturesque deck and generously-sized windows, the residence is camouflaged in its environment and takes advantage of all the peacefulness the privileged landscape offers. The interiors are absolutely charming, with colors reigning throughout and rustic details seamlessly blending with modern decor elements and captivating wall art. Acting as the core of the house, the open plan living and dining space is filled with energy. Inviting seating units, fluffy pillows, original looking bar chairs, picture frames and various art decorations make this interior highly original. The eclectic design is taken further into the bedrooms, where comfort is mixed with tastefulness and surprise. What are the details you find most inspiring about this lovely forest home?
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.
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