Perched on a hillside, just about sea level, this impressive villa takes in the entire natural landscape and delivers it to its inhabitants. The location of the residence is highly privileged and offers 270 degree views of Phang Nga Bay and of Phukets National Park in Thailand. With a total indoor living surface of 560 square meters, the project is structured on two floors, and features four bedrooms and six bathrooms. A private generously-sized pool enhances the feel and the market value of this home. Here is more from the official description of the property: “Fair faced or form faced concrete has been used extensively for wall and ceiling surfaces both internally and externally providing a rustic, relaxed, yet refined ambiance. The inherent textures and contrast of the concrete surfaces come alive at night when illuminated. This tropical villa was designed with sustainability in mind, maximising natural light and ventilation and featuring passive cooling, recycled timber, rain water harvesting, efficient air conditioning (when necessary) and solar hot water“. For the ones who have the will and the means to experience this villa and its surrounding landscape for themselves, the project is up for sale, for $2,5 Million.
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