The design team at Jamie Bush & Co. have completed the Brentwood Residence, a colorful family home located in Los Angeles, California, USA. The residence displays a good amount of personality in its modern decorations, providing a living space filled with energy. Floor to ceiling windows open up the interiors towards the green courtyard and large swimming pool, inspiring a place of never ending holidays.
According to the architects, “the owners of this home had a taste for mid century pieces, some with pops of colors and some more on the natural side. They have three young children and wanted something playful but also adult enough to grow into as they mature. The focus was on having variations of the theme of a bright pop of color in each room grounded by a more natural palette of materials.” We are happy to see images of a home that brakes the barriers of functional minimalism and comes with a little extra joy of living. How do you find it?
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
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