The architectural wonders are possible thanks to some “mad” individuals, brave enough to explore the limits of their imagination. Beyond limits, there are ingenious ideas, innovative and bright, expecting their time. And stand out, of course. When beautiful meets abstract, you’d better make room for sparkles. Most of us, dream of homes that look like those seen in magazines. With other words, something we have already experienced visually. There are those, though, who dream of unique “works of art”. Those kind of homes, that cross the limits of our imagination, through their abstract shapes and sophisticated volumes, through their unique décors, make an impression on whoever ends up seeing them. Moreover, the inhabitants get to love the lively homes more than the regular ones, because after all, they express better their personality.
The B&N House, defined by the Spanish studio, A-cero, is a spacious home, with a complex look and an interior full of luminosity. A-cero designed almost every single detail: from the unusual structure, to the interior beams and panels adorning the living area and the furniture that blends chromatically with the whole house concept. Everything respects a very modern line, even the bedrooms which are designed to be a little bit warmer than the rest of the house. “This new look is more modern, more organic following a line with the guidelines undulating forms A-cero studio. In addition to this formal review, also made structural improvements in housing as the expansion of the area of the room and extend the porch leveraging the volumes of the new projections.”
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
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