The interesting contemporary Whiting Way Residence located in the Hutchinson Hills neighborhood of Denver, Colorado, displays a new face after the renovations underwent on this 1970 home. A refreshing 2,385 square foot open floor plan spreads over three levels including three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Light filled interiors were obtained through the use of large windows and glass doors and many of the pure white walls were used to display art. Crisp white walls are complemented by the hardwood floors and detailed finishes. As described by the realtor, the garden and surroundings of this beautiful residence are masterpieces: “The landscape can take on the Botanic Gardens! Seriously! The maturity, placement and drama of the ornamental grasses, trees and perennials are inspiring. The hardscape complements and embraces the setting organically.” Details like the Philippe Starck shower head in the master bedroom, the exposed beams on the ground floor or the built-in-wardrobe in the master bedroom make the home not only comfortable, but also high-end. You can buy this residence from Mile Hi Modern for $390,000.
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.