We stumbled across an original architecture project in Caulfield South, Melbourne, Australia, defined by elegance and filled with vintage design wonders. This colorful and creative family home (currently on sale) boasts five bedrooms and two bathrooms, a garage large enough to shelter two cars and a generously-sized outdoor swimming pool. A traditional white picket fence adds a romantic background for the residence and its surrounding green yard. The building’s exterior features intact Victorian architecture details, interesting to observe from various standpoints.
The core of the house is a large open plan living and dining space, offering a cozy fireplace, comfortable seating units, a traditional furniture and plenty of colorful decorations. The interior is connected to the courtyard and swimming pool. From eye-catching rainbow prints to colorful materials and textures, the house abounds in freshness and design creativity. Intricate chandeliers add a touch of nobility, while rustic furniture elements increase the feeling of warmth.
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.
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