Greg Natale Design completed the Ciolino House, a modern Australian residence in the shape of a large white rectangular box, almost completely opening up towards an inner courtyard with swimming pool. The “perfect” geometry of the exterior is brought indoors, where the layout and the furniture arrangements inspire obsessive neatness. The open plan living and dining area is not just invaded by natural light, but also by fresh air, as sliding glass doors can be easily maneuvered in order to connect with the outdoors.
The sober black and white color palette characterizing the living room is replaced by much more cheerful tones, as one moves towards the neighboring interiors. Green decorative elements ensure a fresh atmosphere in the hallway and master bedroom, where the eclectic style is a bit more obvious. Ornamental chandeliers add a touch of sophistication to the hallway and bedroom, but don’t quite go with the massive spot lighting in the living room. How do you appreciate the mix of decorating items in this residence?
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
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