The enchanting Nilsson Villa, located in Sweden, reminds us that we’re in the middle of summer and yes, we do dream of vacation, silky sands, blue waters and breathtaking views. We’ve spotted this magnificent two-storey home on Delikatissen and we fell in love with it. We decided to share it with you too. The house itself is surrounded by a peaceful and relaxing courtyard, the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee. The courtyard accommodates a terrace, a swimming pool and a small lounge area. The upper floor boasts another terrace, much more appealing, due to the magnificent, unobstructed views, but there’s one small disadvantage: it feels less private.
The house is a blend of simple and rigorous volumes. Since timber cladding is quite popular these days among contemporary dwellings, here’s another fine example of modern house design that adopts the trend. The interior feels uncluttered and free. The best thing about this villa is that it really enhance the idea of comfort and relaxation. Not to mention the wonderful panoramic views of the sea, which will make you go “wow”! Luckily, the house is for sale, so if you like it and afford it, you can access more information about the pricing on Valvet.
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.
What is new and exciting now can quickly begin to look tired and out of fashion, so the best buildings don’t just consider what will be interesting to look at now, but also how it might look to people in five, fifty or even a hundred years’ time. 2013’s hotly contested RIBA Stirling Prize went to Witherford Watson Mann Architects for their work on Astley Castle, Warwickshire. In what RIBA Past President Stephen Hodder has described as an extreme retrofit, the project essentially saw a new building inserted subtly into the heart of the old, with a new, two storey residence now hidden within the sandstone walls of the ruins of this medieval castle, to be used as a holiday home for up to eight guests