Hole in One is a project for golf lovers. The concept of the design is based on the idea that golf is part of a lifestyle and needs a special space. The project was conceived and designed for a specific and sophisticated target that loves the outdoors and a particular kind of luxury. The design aimed at creating accommodation facilities meeting the requirements of refined and peculiar golfer users. A true personal golf resort offers a mini-course inside the suite, as well as an “intelligent” bedroom displaying state-of-the-art technology, a real home spa to regenerate the mind and the body after a long day. Alberto Apostolipresents a new kind of luxury, less noisy and luminescent, but rich as well, due to the refinement of materials, technological solutions and strong integration of emotion and function.
On the left side, the suite showcases a circular bed in leather, a built-in Jacuzzi, a bathroom with columns washbasins and full height video screens. On the other side, a wellness space by Technogym, emotional shower and a glazed/wooden sauna made in cedar and slate were carried out. The space is finished in a white and green floor, planks of old wood, green walls and a wallpaper, especifically designed by Apostoli, and these elements enrich the interior space horizontally and vertically. [Photos and information provided byAlberto Apostoli]
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.
An example of a huge success is Heneghan Peng Architects’ Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Using the large difference in level across the site, the architects created two folds in the landscape. Bold, but not conflicting with the rather bleak natural environment, these folds draw all the man-made areas together and create one fitting man-made break in the natural landscape. In the words of the architects themselves, There is no longer a building and a landscape, but building becomes landscape and the landscape itself remains spectacular and iconic