The scenic region of Asamayama, Japan had a tremendous influence on the residential project developed by the Japanese firm of architecture, Kidosaki Architects Studio. After years of research, the client found the ideal site for his dream home and decided to settle down. Away from the urban jungle, this particularly beautiful retreat focuses on the staggering natural beauty, which has a soothing effect on the human body and mind. The internal space is beautifully blending with the surroundings, creating a cozy and comfortable place, ideal for reading books, relaxing and discovering the inner self.
Reigning over the sea of trees, The House in Asamayama offers spectacular views. A steel structure wraps the dwelling, making it suitable for the steep land. The dialogue between the outdoor and the inhabitable space is made through the wooden coverage. Here, the Japanese culture creates a connection between the man and the environment. For the interior, the architects chose a minimalistic design line. A wall made entirely of glass, oriented towards the mountains engages the viewer into a journey of tranquility. Under the influence of a sober-chic concept, the house exhales comfort, becoming the ultimate environment for relaxation.
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.
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