When two book lovers decide to upgrade their home, there’s a good chance that the house itself will become a shelter for books. DeForest Architects were asked to transform a common living environment into a lively home, filled with natural light. “It incorporates bookshelves and cozy seating areas throughout the house. Modern details complement traditional elements while steel windows, doors and exposed structure open the interior to light and views. The exterior features a ‘secret garden,” sunroom and terrace that overlook Lake Washington.” With a simple design line and distinctive decorations, the Book House is an elegant home, a shelter for happy thoughts and positive thinking.
Inspiring and very relaxing, the Book House, with its interior and surroundings, feels lively and uncluttered. Neutral colours and earthy nuances dominate the living space. Most of the rooms incorporate bookshelves. The natural light played an important role in choosing this new modern design. The great thing of them all is that, most of the rooms are, somehow, envisioned as special places for reading. The view is one of these house’s major advantages. Waking up every morning to this is definitely rewarding and it feels just right. What do you think of it? Do you like it? Do you find it inspiring?
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.
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