The Bauhaus Residence is a project envisioned and implemented by the Israeli architectural design office Pitsou Kedem and located in Haifa, Israel. According to Yatzer, the total living area of this building is 450 square feet, on a lot that measures no less than 1000 square feet. Built in a historic neighborhood, the residence is in tune with several others existing structures, designed while paying tribute to the Bauhaus style. However, the project presented today combines this architectural manner with a highly modern approach. As the project team stated, ‘the sophistication and the minimalism that existed at the heyday of the Bauhaus period have been translated, in this latest reincarnation, into a property with spatial purity and prestigious restraint”. The residence impresses due to an optimum indoor/outdoor connection, a generous and welcoming pool and a minimalist, contemporary interior design. Find it appealing?
Energy during the construction process was saved by using FSC-certified glulam timber instead of steel to create the building’s distinctive wavy roof, while the store’s external walls use hemclad, a highly innovative insulator made from hemp, which, like all plants, absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows. An 80,000 litre water tank below ground provides water for the store’s toilets and waters the site’s green wall’, which provides natural insulation, acts as an all-natural pollution filter near the car park, and helps to encourage biodiversity. The result is a building that uses a fraction of the energy of structures of a similar size, and is still very popular with local shoppers.
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