Developed for occasional entertainment and many guests, L71 Residence by Office [AT] comes with a spectacular appearance and an interesting structure. Some of the public areas, including the living room and parking, are situated in the front side of the house, while the opposite side shelters a dining zone and a guest bedroom, overlooking the swimming pool. Here is more from the architects: “Most houses are designed as one big mass, and have bad ventilation and natural light, but in this house, each rooms was fivided to get better ventilation and natural light. Varieties of natural materials including water, grass and wood are inserted into each space. The roof of the main house is double-roof to cover the house from heat. The lower roof is reinforced concrete slab, and the upper roof is metal sheet roof”. Enjoy the photos below and tell us what interior design elements “work” in the case of L71.
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.
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