Designed for the outdoor adventure enthusiast, as well as for the comfort seeking tourist, this highly modern chalet in Whistler, Canada boasts six bedrooms, six bathrooms, an open plan kitchen and living area, heated outdoor living space, heated floor, a large swiming pool, a fire pit, stunning mountain views and the list can go on. The street side facade reveals an architecture that subtly blends traditional and contemporary details. The opposite side is a tribute to modern design, opening up through large glass doors towards the pool and scenic landscape beyond.
Discovered by our site on Sotheby’s, where it is listed at $8.5 Million, this mountain chalet is what we call tasteful luxury. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and showcasing inspiring raw finishes of stone and wood, the place is visually enticing, no matter what the standing point. Enjoy the virtual tour below for a glimpse of Whistler and its hidden architectural gems!
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
Energy during the construction process was saved by using FSC-certified glulam timber instead of steel to create the building’s distinctive wavy roof, while the store’s external walls use hemclad, a highly innovative insulator made from hemp, which, like all plants, absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows. An 80,000 litre water tank below ground provides water for the store’s toilets and waters the site’s green wall’, which provides natural insulation, acts as an all-natural pollution filter near the car park, and helps to encourage biodiversity. The result is a building that uses a fraction of the energy of structures of a similar size, and is still very popular with local shoppers.