Paxton Locher Architects designed a spacious contemporary residence in Hampstead Village, London. The 6,500 square foot home was built around a highly modern reception room, the focal point of the entire project. Here is more from the architects regarding the structure of the project: “An open-plan kitchen with dining area adjoins the reception room at one end, along with a raised sitting/TV room. At the other end is a gymnasium. Overlooking the pool is the master bedroom, which has a dressing room and his and hers bathrooms. There are four further bedrooms: two beyond the gymnasium, each with their own sitting rooms and kitchenettes, with access to a small patio area; a guest suite on the first floor; and a self-contained studio / guest annexe with its own entrance, ideal for staff accommodation“. Moreover, the house features a party and media room, and an integrated garage. Enjoy the photos and let us know what you think.
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
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