Artillery designed this striking beautiful pool house in Melbourne, Australia, aiming to provide a space that enhances the feeling of freedom and relaxation. The South Yarra Pool House is an exquisite masterpiece in terms of execution, concentrating on panoramic windows and glass doors designed to fully open, creating a seamless transition between the interior and the exterior. The house’s frame is made of steel and the entire structure is neat and appealing. From the open plan living room you can enjoy a very nice view over the wooden deck, the swimming pool and the Elm tree’s natural shading.
The interior is breezy and very much connected to the courtyard. Pillows on the floor create more space than regular chairs. The pool house is an escape from the routine. The clients are a pair of travelers, in love with decoration and design. “The most enjoyable part of the design process was working with the owners, who radiate design passion and knowledge. Their collection of extraordinary furniture and art accumulated during their travels abroad and living stint in New York fill the variety of spaces within the dwellings. These pieces make the space feel lived in and loved.”
Value for money is not, and never was, the same as being cheap. Value for money means making the most of whatever budget is available. A good example of this is Hayes Primary School in London, by Hayhurst and Co. Having to contend with a tightly controlled 3 million local authority budget, they worked with the existing structure of the primary school to give it a much needed update. A striking polished stainless steel brise-soleil facade installed at the school’s entrance, gives the school’s many different buildings a sense of identity, while new classrooms have been created in a range of shapes and sizes, and are often flooded with natural light
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.