David Guerra Architecture And Interior designed the original looking Casa do Sol, a residential project especially envisioned for a couple with two children and grandchildren. The house rests on a lot in the Condomínio Villa Castella, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Showcasing a diverse exterior design, different from every standpoint, the residence partially opens up towards the backyard, where glass windows and a large terrace create a good connection to the outdoors. The interiors are modern, yet inspire warmth due to the extensive use of wood. The core of the residence is a generous living and dining area, with plenty of room for the entire family and guests. Everything about this massive home inspires space, including the elegant bedrooms and bathrooms. The decorative elements showcased below may prove to be inspiring also- have a look and tell us what you think!
Energy during the construction process was saved by using FSC-certified glulam timber instead of steel to create the building’s distinctive wavy roof, while the store’s external walls use hemclad, a highly innovative insulator made from hemp, which, like all plants, absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows. An 80,000 litre water tank below ground provides water for the store’s toilets and waters the site’s green wall’, which provides natural insulation, acts as an all-natural pollution filter near the car park, and helps to encourage biodiversity. The result is a building that uses a fraction of the energy of structures of a similar size, and is still very popular with local shoppers.
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