Cunningham Architects completed a modern residence with intriguing architecture details in Wimberley, Texas.The residence is composed of two functionally separate sections. According to the architects, “an L plan effectively separates the bedroom wing from the more public kitchen/living/dining room wing. As such, the house essentially is two discrete boxes, one of glass, and the other of stained cement fiberboard, indicative of their respective functions.The roof deck is capable of hosting large family gatherings while affording expansive views of the surrounding area. It also acts as a rain water harvesting surface for the on-site collection system”. Local building materials and other sustainable building techniques are said to be at the basis of this inspiring home design. The interiors are spacious and give an overall feel of continuity, despite the separation of the public and private areas.Enjoy the photos and don’t forget to share your opinions below.
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.
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.