JPGN Residence is the work of Danilo Matoso Macedo, one of the most promising Brazilian architects of our times. The imposing luxury home, completed in January, dominates with its precious exterior, one of Brazilian’s capital top suburbs. Wrapped in stone and with a fantastic open rooftop, the JPGN Residence exhales pure elegance and high class refinement. The very modern appearance is completed by the luxuriant vegetation, creating the perfect environment for a young and dynamic family. The architect played with volumes and shapes, focusing on creating a breezy space.
The airy feel is suggested especially through the wide and spacious rooftop, where one can enjoy a relaxed evening, in the company of his or her friends. For those who want to exploit their creative side, the JPGN’s rooftop is ideal for preparing special romantic moments for their sweetheart. The wide, floor to ceiling windows allow a better penetration of light. While the mosaic pavement embellishes the terrace area, the interior is adorned with glossy tiles, extremely easy to clean. Beautiful and enchanting, the JPGN Residence is a delightful example of modern-volumetric architecture.
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.
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