With an extravagant design and inspiring opulence throughout, Villa Chi is one of the nine exclusive accommodation units making up Cape Sienna Resort, a holiday retreat located in an area known as Millionaires’ Mile on Phuket island in Thailand. Perched above the sea, on a spectacular rocky ground, the villa offers great views and a high level of privacy. The interiors of the mansion showcase a variety of modern elements, mixed with decorative items inspired from the local culture: “a bold black and white theme is enhanced with Asian design details including Buddha statues and Apsara dancers reminiscent of an ancient Hindu temple. Each of the three bedrooms is an ultra private oasis with generous sea views, king-sized beds and en-suite bathrooms, two with double jacuzzi bathtubs. Romantic movie nights can be enjoyed in the master suite, which features a large, retractable LCD projector screen“. Other features of the villa include a generous swimming pool with sea vistas, a spa, a fitness center, yoga and Pilates sessions. In case you are planning an escape in Thailand, here is where you can book a stay at Villa Chi, with prices ranging from $1,150 to $2,300 per night.
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.
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