Casa Lomas de Chapultepec is a modern architecture project designed by Mexican studio Paola Calzada Arquitectosand located in Chapultepec, a residential district in Mexico City. The three main volumes of the residence overlook an internal courtyard with a swimming pool and plenty of space for outdoor leisure. Transparency is probably the most striking attribute of the residence, which features floor to ceiling windows throughout.
Once inside, a potential visitor is likely to be impressed by the highly modern furniture elements, materials and arrangements, Natural stone and wood dominate the interiors, being “responsible” for most of the indoor textures and preventing monotony. The double-height living room acts as the focal point of the project and is also the place where socializing feels most at home. Just a single and not-too-thick layer of glass separates this interior from the spectacular swimming pool and relaxing garden. How would you comment on the overall design of this house in Mexico City?
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts
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