Designed by Robert Thibodeau of Du Architects, the Grand Blvd Residence in Venice, California exudes freshness throughout. With a living surface of over 3,000 square feet, this three bedroom home encompasses gorgeous architectural and design elements. A rich color palette brings in a vibrant, dynamic feel, one that can be experienced from every part of the house. Two outdoor decks, an outdoor shower, a barbecue area and a site located just seconds from the beach make this a delightful family retreat.
The layout of this home is practical and inviting: enter into the warm, modern open floor-plan with polished concrete floors, walls of glass, soaring redwood ceilings and a spacious gourmet kitchen. It is here that art blends in with the day-to-day rituals of the inhabitants, contributing to a healthy, beautiful space. Extensive use of wood also adds up to the cozy feel. Move onto the second level and enjoy two generously-sized bedrooms and baths. The additional mezzanine spaces are perfect for an office or reading corner. The third level consists of a spectacular master suite, with a spacious built-in closet and a chic master bathroom with large his and her’s shower and soaking tub. See any details you find inspiring?
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
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts