We just received a modern home design from architect Mihai M. Tudose, called CASA LARA and developed in Timisoara, Romania. Here is a short personal description from the architect: “This house story starts on a quiet street of Timisoara, Romania, in spring of 2010,where a young family of three decided to build a small efficient and practical house. So as you, “ the viewer “ will browse through pictures, you will see a small package on the outside that can fit a lot on the inside. I guess “LESS IS MORE” it is very correct quote when you know where to stop. But like we all know, modern thru use of material and clean shapes, sometimes can go on the “ cold side “ of design, so introducing colors and textures (wood texture and color for example) we anchored back on the warm and cozy side of architecture. I hope you will enjoy the pictures, like I enjoyed building this little cube home for me and my family”.
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
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