This holiday-inspiring Malibu residence was developed by the architecture team at Owen Dalton Masterbuilder77 and is located right on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The two level home is cleverly suspended on a wooden platform above the beach and takes advantage of the staggering surrounding views. As you go up the entrance ladder, you can carefully shake off the sand, while getting ready for a relaxation therapy on the terrace.
The open plan living and dining space is located on the first floor and is connected to the exterior terrace. Its style is simple and minimalist, as if looking to not distract the inhabitants from the beauty of the ocean beyond. A simple color palette, composed of white, black and grey goes wonderfully with the serene atmosphere of the site. No disruptions, just soothing vibes throughout. Find anything missing from the overall design scheme of this residence?
What is new and exciting now can quickly begin to look tired and out of fashion, so the best buildings don’t just consider what will be interesting to look at now, but also how it might look to people in five, fifty or even a hundred years’ time. 2013’s hotly contested RIBA Stirling Prize went to Witherford Watson Mann Architects for their work on Astley Castle, Warwickshire. In what RIBA Past President Stephen Hodder has described as an extreme retrofit, the project essentially saw a new building inserted subtly into the heart of the old, with a new, two storey residence now hidden within the sandstone walls of the ruins of this medieval castle, to be used as a holiday home for up to eight guests
Energy during the construction process was saved by using FSC-certified glulam timber instead of steel to create the building’s distinctive wavy roof, while the store’s external walls use hemclad, a highly innovative insulator made from hemp, which, like all plants, absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows. An 80,000 litre water tank below ground provides water for the store’s toilets and waters the site’s green wall’, which provides natural insulation, acts as an all-natural pollution filter near the car park, and helps to encourage biodiversity. The result is a building that uses a fraction of the energy of structures of a similar size, and is still very popular with local shoppers.