Taking advantage of some of the best sea views in Hällsvik, Sweden, this modern residence is a haven of relaxation. The project is built on three levels and has a total area of ??approximately 560 m², making it suitable for accommodating a large family. The main floor exhibits a magnificent entrance hall with limestone floors, light walls and plenty of storage space. Next up, you will find the guest or teenage area with two bedrooms, private bathroom with limestone flooring and exclusive wall tiles.
The living room on the main floor can be reached directly from the welcoming hall or from the guest rooms. Upper level offers an open plan living and dining space, a charming social zone where the fireplace acts as a great bonding element. The bedrooms are separated through a sound-absorbing glass door. This modern Swedish 10 room home is currently listed for sale on Skeppsholmen, at a cost of $2 million.
An example of a huge success is Heneghan Peng Architects’ Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Using the large difference in level across the site, the architects created two folds in the landscape. Bold, but not conflicting with the rather bleak natural environment, these folds draw all the man-made areas together and create one fitting man-made break in the natural landscape. In the words of the architects themselves, There is no longer a building and a landscape, but building becomes landscape and the landscape itself remains spectacular and iconic
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