Michael Malone Architects, a studio design from Dallas, Texas has recently defined a gorgeous residential project, aiming to bring together a sophisticated design style and a stunning green site, creating a particular spot that induces a strong feeling of leisure and recreation. The Raven Lake Ranch is a modern ranch, with sub-urbanesque details, neat, elegant and last, but not least, spacious. The project spreads over 2,700 square foot, being surrounded by a private emerald-like garden, offering an interesting view over the maze of trees. The clients were really satisfied with the work, pointing on the strong connection with the nature: “It’s as close as you can get to living outdoors and being sheltered”.
Simple from the outside, but extremely glamorous on the inside, the Raven Lake Ranch is fascinating in every single way. By restoring classic design and adding a glimpse of contemporary to it, the interior becomes significantly modern and somehow, more functional. Neutral tones populate the living and impressing floor to ceiling windows let the light and nature “flood” the house. The ceilings are a little bit higher than what we are used to, emphasising the house’s precious look. Rich and opulent chandeliers embellish the living room, while candles are used for a more romantic décor.
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.
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