Collect this ideaWho doesn’t think of ways to bring some adventure right into the heart of their apartment? Architects Ruetemple took on a challenging project: to design a 33 square meter place in Moscow for two students, a sister and a brother. The new studio had to provide good opportunities for studying, as well as for recreation. You can see the results in the photos below: a playful cube, filled with wood, grid hammocks and many great studying corners.
The architects explain the wining concept: “Work area is fixed, recreation area is dynamic, it can be changed due to the cube-transformer. Cube consists of three mobile modules. Depending on the positions of the modules cube transforms the room into a living room, a cozy chill-out room, a parlor, a room within a room or a bedroom with one or two beds – transformations are numerous“.Initially discovered by our site on Arch Daily, this innovative room design could set the tone for more dynamic, playful homes. How do you find it?
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
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