If you are in search of a home that provides ultimate comfort, combining “Thailand” and “infinity pool” means you are on the right track. In my case, the eye-catching element of this mansion was the lush vegetation surrounding it. Perched on top of a cliff in Phuket, Villa Yang is a four-bedroom home with quite a few spectacular features. Here are just some of them, according to the official project description: “The villa’s ‘yin yang’ sensibility is a study in complementary opposites, mixing elements of classic, soft-lined Thai architecture and tropical gardens with the hard, crisp lines of contemporary furnishings. Lounge and entertain over the wondrous Andaman Sea in Villa Yang’s open-plan kitchen, dining and living area or outdoors from the 15-meter infinity pool deck. The four-level villa offers individual privacy with four elegant bedrooms, each with a private en suite and sea view deck“. The residence was envisioned by Thai architect Charupan Wiriyawiwatt of Hong Kong-based Naga Concepts and can be rented online here.
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
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.