Israeli company Sharon Neuman Architects have completed House R, a modern residence located in Kfar Yedidia, Israel. The house is neighbored by agricultural fields, so one of the objectives of the architecture team was to create a project that breathes and bonds with the exterior. According to the architects, “the geometric volumes and voids are used to define the areas within the dwelling as well as add visual interest from an exterior perspective. This feature results in living spaces of varying heights and is used to separate one room to the next in an otherwise uninterrupted flowing of spaces. The cantilevered mass allows the garden to continue underneath, creating a pathway that is neither inside or outside. An integrated pergola gives shade for the outdoor kitchen which can be used all year around due to the local weather“. Interior design was given special interest, as this residence displays tasteful contemporary arrangements, with subtle color additions. Have a look!
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