The Sibley Wood is a residential project in Bellevue, Washington designed by Chesmore | Buck Architecture. The modern house, nicely decorated, meets the expectations of the clients, a young family in search of a cozy, inspiring home. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame surrounding views and allow the sun to flood the interior with warmth. Earthy tones of colour enrich the décor and enhance the feeling of coziness, transforming a regular place into a welcoming, lively home that blends with the landscape in harmonious bless. The house is divided in two different areas: one accommodating the living space and the second including the guest quarters, the bedrooms and the utility space.
Surrounded by lush vegetation, the Sibley Wood is a truly inspiring home that deeply connects the inhabitants with the environment. The interior, boasting wooden decorations and plenty of granite and marble surfaces, exhales comfort and it reminds you of the outdoors. It also feels more spacious than it actually is, due to the transparence that characterises the place. Peaceful and relaxing, this Bellevue house, located next to a wooded knoll, is the perfect place to disconnect from the dreadful routine.
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.
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