This luxurious penthouse consists of three bedrooms, a large living block, wardrobe and a study. The owners are a young couple who had a wish for their apartment to be in a quiet part of Belgrade, furnished in modern, functional and above all friendly style. Studio for interior design Gradnja.rs and architect Sonja Brstina carried out the interior, dominated by modern lines and colors. The apartment is located on the top floor of the building surrounded by a spacious terrace, accessible from almost every room.
The living room, dining room, kitchen and library form a unique space where the purple color of rugs and pillows contrast dominant earth colors. Pink and green color dominate the room for a girl. The bed is positioned centrally in the room near the plaster niche. Indirect lighting provides a sense of depth and makes the space comfortable. The walls are set with floral wallpaper and stripes. Six spot-lights in the bedroom right above the bed make an interesting light effect on the ceiling. From the room you enter the small closet and the bathroom with luxury tiles. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by architect Sonja Brstina]
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.
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