Lovers of nature and architecture enthusiasts will be elated by the combination offered by this villa located in the Sunny South of Switzerland. With fantastic views on Lake Lugano and on the majestic Alps, this elegant and spacious villa is perfect for a family to settle in: located in the sought after neighborhood of Montagnola, the villa is only steps away from the international school TASIS. This project, designed in 1960 by architect Bruno Klauser, sets the stage for the ultimate indoor-outdoor lifestyle: outdoor entertainment can be enjoyed throughout the exterior with a large swimming pool, a covered dining patio and a smart barbecue and seating area, and different covered terraces and a lovely timber sun deck.
Rumors have it that the architect who designed this house attended a seminar with the legendary star architect Richard Neutra, in Zurich and, that, inspired by this seminar, he then designed this house. What do you think? The style definitely does reflect Neutra’s principle of respect for nature in his designs and he also incorporates a “spider leg” which Neutra’s architecture is known for. All living areas and terraces offer views on the lush green setting and inspire complete peace of mind. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Wetag Consulting]
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
What is new and exciting now can quickly begin to look tired and out of fashion, so the best buildings don’t just consider what will be interesting to look at now, but also how it might look to people in five, fifty or even a hundred years’ time. 2013’s hotly contested RIBA Stirling Prize went to Witherford Watson Mann Architects for their work on Astley Castle, Warwickshire. In what RIBA Past President Stephen Hodder has described as an extreme retrofit, the project essentially saw a new building inserted subtly into the heart of the old, with a new, two storey residence now hidden within the sandstone walls of the ruins of this medieval castle, to be used as a holiday home for up to eight guests