Private House in Sassuolo is a project implemented by Bologna-based studio Enrico Iascone Architetti and located in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The building accommodates two buildings in a single compact volume, with more than enough space to serve the living needs of two families. According to the architects, the building was envisioned like “a closed volume, which bifurcates into two separate units, each with its own garden and no introspection. The rooms of the house are arranged around the patio, allowing the penetration of light into the core of the house. The privacy and quietness of the patio is combined with the aesthetic qualities and the expression of elegance given by the dark walls“. With focus on energy-efficiency, the building features thick ceramic panels mounted on a ventilated wall and a photovoltaic roof, visually integrated in the design of the project.
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
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.