Each home we present on our site has its very own particularities, that “quelque chose” that makes it pop out. Each home presents a story, a dream defined by personal preferences and somehow, it brings together all those who share the same passion for design. Design is fabulous because it challenges us to enlarge our perspective on the world. Of course, we didn’t figure out (yet) the secret to flawless design, but we spotted a couple of residences that look absolutely stunning and make us wonder what did the architects have in mind when they envisioned impeccable homes, ending up creating works of art. The same thing happened when we discovered 1060 Woodland Drive, the contemporary residence in Beverly Hills. We found out that this luxury home is currently for sale. For more information, you can access The Agency, the real estate responsible with the selling.
The house, surrounded by a maze of greenery, boasts a design characterised by simplicity. As you explore it, you bump into floor-to-ceiling windows and rectangular cut outs. Warm, free and relaxing, the 1060 Woodland Drive house manages to bring nature and the welcoming home environment together. The open living room has direct access to the wooden deck, which offers a wonderful view over the lush garden. “Be amazed by the attention to detail, as no expense was spared in its making. Gleaming porcelain tile and Brazilian walnut floors on the main level lead down to the living room featuring a blazing 24-foot concrete fireplace and on the opposite side, a bar made of Walnut Burl ideal for entertaining. Pocketed Fleetwood doors create an amazing indoor/outdoor flow throughout, opening up to the entertainment deck crafted with the finest Ipe Brazilian hardwood”
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
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