Vivid and enchanting, the Case Inlet Retreat is located in the middle of the woods, in the Puget Sound region of Washington. Since nature plays such an important role in our lives, MW/Works Architecture & Design thought of integrating it into the inhabitable space. The environmentally-oriented house aims to eliminate the boundaries between the indoors and the outdoors, welcoming trees and luxuriant vegetation inside the house. The floor to ceiling windows flood the living area with light. Warm and cozy, the wooden cedar details adorn the living area, creating the perfect spot for relaxing and taking a break from today’s hectic lifestyles.
Despite the rustic location, the house has a modern look. The water views are simply staggering. The woods, mystic-like in their appearance seem to be the perfect setting to recharge your batteries. You can practically touch the trees from your bedroom. A small balcony and a wood terrace complete this gorgeous picture. Simple, elegant and relaxing, the Case Inlet Retreat aims to satisfy even the tastes of even the most demanding vacationer. Now, we would like to know how do you feel about this “weekend retreat?” Does the concept fit your style?
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
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