The sloping terrain underneath this dream home challenged the architects working on this project to avoid changing the existing topography. The sumptuous residence was placed among robust pines and holm oaks that could be a base for a small truffle orchard. Its name – Casa Gotmar 138 – forgets to describe the polished design lines, but mentions the single family living in this residence. Palma-based architect Miquel Lacomba created a stunning modern residential architecture in Pollenca, on the Spanish island of Mallorca. A lightweight ramp parks the cars on the first upper level and this is also where the choice of entering the property appears – you can take the rooftop entrance stairs or the tree-adorned outside path down to the terraced landscape or to another level of the house. Mediterranean weather and forested mountain views are captured through glass walls and sliding doors and extensive use of windows protected by wooden screens. Created as a series of inside/outside spaces, the rooms and terraces of this amazing home are spread around the levels and flanked by exterior terraces going down the sloped terrain. Isn’t this how a dream home would look like on a sloped property?
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.
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts