We like the sophisticated design style displayed in the newest residential project defined by Toby Long Design and Cipriani Studios Design in Burlingame, California. The cladding tiles work wonderfully with the wood and the concrete, creating a unique and modern home. The house is warm and welcoming, characterised by transparence and breeziness. Explore the lush vegetation, that surrounds this Burlingame residence and let yourself inspired by it! The cladding tiles and the wooden terrace ceiling add a touch of rusticity, element that gives to this home, its inspiring uniqueness.
The floor-to-ceiling windows allow the natural light to sneak inside and create a bright and vivid atmosphere. The terrace is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a cup of tea or a glass of wine, nearby the fireplace, in the company of a dear friend. The house features also a barbecue area, ideal for fun and of course, for social gatherings. The main floor accommodates the living room area and the kitchen, while the bedrooms and the more private areas are located at the upper floor.
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.
What is new and exciting now can quickly begin to look tired and out of fashion, so the best buildings don’t just consider what will be interesting to look at now, but also how it might look to people in five, fifty or even a hundred years’ time. 2013’s hotly contested RIBA Stirling Prize went to Witherford Watson Mann Architects for their work on Astley Castle, Warwickshire. In what RIBA Past President Stephen Hodder has described as an extreme retrofit, the project essentially saw a new building inserted subtly into the heart of the old, with a new, two storey residence now hidden within the sandstone walls of the ruins of this medieval castle, to be used as a holiday home for up to eight guests