When planning the design and layout of a home, the owners usually begin by considering aspects such as practicability or the comfort of its inhabitants.The brief for the Lucerne Residence however stated that this building had to be-above all- a cool place to accommodate classic vehicles. Daniel Marshall Architects responded to this challenge by developing a state-of-the-art contemporary structure, with a very elegant garage.
According to the architects, the approach was to “wrap the garaging around a central ‘pergatoria’ – a term coined by the Italian architect Terragni for an entry courtyard. The garage doors were detailed to disappear into the adjoining cedar exterior. This area also incorporates the entry,conceived as a three level atrium that entices the visitor up to the living level and to the eventual revelation of the views of the Auckland landscape beyond“. Different from every stand point, we believe this modern home set in a privileged area in New Zealand is a good example of opulent, yet stylish home design-how do you find it?
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
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