Here is a home that confirms the power of simple shapes. Puristische Villa was developed by the architects over at Netzwerkarchitekten and is located in a suburb of Darmstadt, Germany. The stylish villa has a total surface of 378 square meters and was built on a plot of 1,150 square meters, taking advantage of the best part of the site. Structured on two levels, the residence maximizes its connection to the outdoors, with the help of generous windows and floor to ceiling glass doors that open up towards the terrace. A large pool seems to logically continue the simple geometry of the house and becomes the most striking elements of this home’s elegant design. The interiors reflects the owner’s wish for a minimalist living space. Glass is the main element employed for a residence that impresses due to its immaculate atmosphere. Do you find this crib’s furniture arrangements engaging, or do you feel that there is something missing? [Photos: Jörg Hempel]
An example of a huge success is Heneghan Peng Architects’ Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Using the large difference in level across the site, the architects created two folds in the landscape. Bold, but not conflicting with the rather bleak natural environment, these folds draw all the man-made areas together and create one fitting man-made break in the natural landscape. In the words of the architects themselves, There is no longer a building and a landscape, but building becomes landscape and the landscape itself remains spectacular and iconic
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.