Architects OV-A completed a family home in Kraluv Dvur, Czech Republic, displaying original architecture details. According to the project developers, the residence consists of one level built over a square ground plan, with three bedrooms with amenities facing north. The generous wood shutters can be used to create further rooms and to provide privacy for the inhabitants. The project was resembled with a gazebo providing views of the valley. Here is more from the architects regarding the materials used to build this home: “The load-bearing construction of the timber frame house consists of I-beams, thermal insulation of mineral wool and wainscotting, the flat ventilated roof is covered with a PVC foil with a layer of pebble rock on top, the facade system is composed of glazed walls in aluminum frames, terraces are from tropical wood and jatoba was the chosen material for he interior industrial strip flooring“. Do you find timber-framed homes appealing?
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
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.