We know some of you guys are fascinated by decors mainly implemented in white. Susanna Cots completed the design of the “Pure White House”, a modern residence located in Almuñecar, Granada, with extensive sea views. A simple glance at the photos below will reveal neat and spacious interiors, naturally illuminated though generous windows. In most of the rooms, wood is the only material that counterbalances the main color, adding a bit of warmth to the otherwise sober atmosphere.
The house is divided into five areas: “The service area can house five people and the decoration and furniture are all designed in white. The kid’s area, which includes the children’s rooms and playroom, is the only part of the house decorated in colors. The daytime area –dining room and living room- is designed in a way that the exterior seems to enter the house so when seated on the sofa one can almost feel the sea”. How would you rate this home when it comes to “livability”?
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.
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