Making the most out of an exceptional location in Auntie Dol Bay, Anguilla, Caribbean, Villa Kishti boasts four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a generously-sized infinity pool neighboring the sea. Especially designed by the creative team at Cecconi Simone to serve as a luxurious holiday retreat, the residence is currently available for rent, at a jaw-dropping cost of $2,900 per night.
If you would like to know some information regarding the structure of the villa, here is a short description from the architects: “There are four bedroom suites with an office and exercise room with a private terrace that also serves as a recreation room. The placement of three suites, each with its own private terrace, panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, assures individual privacy for guests. The master bedroom suite has its own private terrace, an outdoor shower, and an individual hot tub, all overlooking the Atlantic waters“. The interiors blend traditional decorations with modern furniture arrangement, resulting in elegant spaces for relaxation.
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
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.