The small, but lovely island of Curacao is home to this highly modern holiday villa designed by architect Diego Henao on a total surface of 325 square meters. Oceanvillas Curacao is perfectly set on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the Caribbean and offers infinite sea views from every room. A generously-sized T-shaped swimming pool with an extensive outdoor terrace is considered the ultimate spot for relaxation by the project developers .
The custom modern vacation home features four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Its interiors are minimalist, with walls painted in a striking white color palette and color-contrasting functional furniture. The social area is not particularly appealing in itself, but opens up via large terrace towards the pool and sea beyond. White floating curtains inspire elegance and enhance the overall holiday feel. Oceanvillas Curacao can be booked all year round, with prices ranging from $309 to $439 per night, depending on the season. How do you find its design?
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
An example of a huge success is Heneghan Peng Architects’ Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Using the large difference in level across the site, the architects created two folds in the landscape. Bold, but not conflicting with the rather bleak natural environment, these folds draw all the man-made areas together and create one fitting man-made break in the natural landscape. In the words of the architects themselves, There is no longer a building and a landscape, but building becomes landscape and the landscape itself remains spectacular and iconic