Basing the design on the needs of a modern family, Toronto-based Altius Architecture created an elegant cluster of living spaces named the 360 Winnett House. This residential project was built in Toronto, Canada, on a challenging urban plot. Nestled between two other residences, this 2,370 square foot single family home displays a bright, welcoming interior arrangement. The use of white and grey throughout was soften by wooden cabinetry and flooded with natural light that creates a bright and cheery atmosphere. The three bedrooms were designed to offer relaxing moments while displaying the same color palette as the other spaces. Located in the heart of the home, a 24 foot double height volume draws light inside during the day, while at night it seems to transform into a lighthouse-resembling design element, anchoring the overall architecture. On the ground floor, in the most used part of the house, where the kitchen meets the dining space in an open floor plan, the family gathers around the table for those unforgettable times that eventually become the most loved memories.
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
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