The ever changing concept of tradition reflects in architectural projects struggling to overcome limits of all kinds. The beauty of Switzerland is captured even in the most exquisite small homes and the tranquil landscape is easily digested by architects that act like wizards, transforming a simple idea into an imposing building. Following the straight line of Swiss design, the Scheider Chalet is a project developed by tecARCHITECTURE, an architecture studio that harmonically combines sustainable ideas with hi-tech giving birth to amazing eye catching projects, such as this one.
Scheider Chalet is supposed to be a traditional Swiss home fully transformed by the power of stringent, almost mathematical straight lines. The output is a compact modern home, with outstanding pieces of futuristic furniture, all wrapped in white. In addition, the revival of this Swiss chalet works wonderfully with the breathtaking landscapes. One of the elements of surprise is definitely the main firely red hallway that guides you to the entrance. Once inside, it’s all about the large, spacious front windows, the glass balconies, the wonderfully spread plants of different shapes and sizes and basically a fully equipped space which you can call home. This contemporary residence welcomes the light and it almost feels like a truly zen spot. Just take a look at the magnificent shelter of greenery that surrounds the chalet and imagine yourself being part of this spectacle.
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.
Value for money is not, and never was, the same as being cheap. Value for money means making the most of whatever budget is available. A good example of this is Hayes Primary School in London, by Hayhurst and Co. Having to contend with a tightly controlled 3 million local authority budget, they worked with the existing structure of the primary school to give it a much needed update. A striking polished stainless steel brise-soleil facade installed at the school’s entrance, gives the school’s many different buildings a sense of identity, while new classrooms have been created in a range of shapes and sizes, and are often flooded with natural light