Paxton Locher Architects designed a spacious contemporary residence in Hampstead Village, London. The 6,500 square foot home was built around a highly modern reception room, the focal point of the entire project. Here is more from the architects regarding the structure of the project: “An open-plan kitchen with dining area adjoins the reception room at one end, along with a raised sitting/TV room. At the other end is a gymnasium. Overlooking the pool is the master bedroom, which has a dressing room and his and hers bathrooms. There are four further bedrooms: two beyond the gymnasium, each with their own sitting rooms and kitchenettes, with access to a small patio area; a guest suite on the first floor; and a self-contained studio / guest annexe with its own entrance, ideal for staff accommodation“. Moreover, the house features a party and media room, and an integrated garage. Enjoy the photos and let us know what you think.
Value for money is not, and never was, the same as being cheap. Value for money means making the most of whatever budget is available. A good example of this is Hayes Primary School in London, by Hayhurst and Co. Having to contend with a tightly controlled 3 million local authority budget, they worked with the existing structure of the primary school to give it a much needed update. A striking polished stainless steel brise-soleil facade installed at the school’s entrance, gives the school’s many different buildings a sense of identity, while new classrooms have been created in a range of shapes and sizes, and are often flooded with natural light
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.