This faceted steel building occupying a surface of only 47 square meters is more than enough for the living needs of a family in Osaka prefecture, Japan. Developed by Japanese studio Fujiwaramuro Architects, the home has an original exterior shape, one that seems to follow the contours of the roads. A sloping roof visually contrasts the curving lines of the lateral walls. The overall appearance of the residence pays tribute to its industrial character of the neighborhood.
The ground floor accommodates the main entry, a music room for the wife who is a gospel instructor, and a bathroom on the way to the second story housing the living, dining rooms and kitchen. The dining area is the lowest of all, yet offers panoramic views of the neighborhood rooftops. The third floor contains the children’s and master bedroom, with access towards a terrace. Would you personally characterize this place as “homey”?
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.
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