If you have a passion for waterfront homes, then surely you will enjoy this luxurious English residence located in Poole, a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset. Found on Savills Canford Cliffs, the project exhibits an alluring raised terrace for outdoor entertaining, four large bedroom suites which include dressing rooms or fitted wardrobes and a large open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area that links to the inner courtyard.
As the official description reveals, “Katanga Residence is both a perfect family and weekend holiday home. It has been magnificently designed and engineered to capture every aspect of waterfront living. With all principal reception rooms and bedrooms having spectacular views out over the Harbour towards several islands and Arne with the Purbeck Hills beyond. Care has been taken to ensure that all the modern comforts fixtures and fittings come together effortlessly throughout to create an extremely comfortable and luxurious house in a prime waterfront position“. Can you spot any design elements that make an impression?
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.
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