If you have a passion for waterfront homes, then surely you will enjoy this luxurious English residence located in Poole, a large coastal town and seaport in the county of Dorset. Found on Savills Canford Cliffs, the project exhibits an alluring raised terrace for outdoor entertaining, four large bedroom suites which include dressing rooms or fitted wardrobes and a large open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area that links to the inner courtyard.
As the official description reveals, “Katanga Residence is both a perfect family and weekend holiday home. It has been magnificently designed and engineered to capture every aspect of waterfront living. With all principal reception rooms and bedrooms having spectacular views out over the Harbour towards several islands and Arne with the Purbeck Hills beyond. Care has been taken to ensure that all the modern comforts fixtures and fittings come together effortlessly throughout to create an extremely comfortable and luxurious house in a prime waterfront position“. Can you spot any design elements that make an impression?
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
What is new and exciting now can quickly begin to look tired and out of fashion, so the best buildings don’t just consider what will be interesting to look at now, but also how it might look to people in five, fifty or even a hundred years’ time. 2013’s hotly contested RIBA Stirling Prize went to Witherford Watson Mann Architects for their work on Astley Castle, Warwickshire. In what RIBA Past President Stephen Hodder has described as an extreme retrofit, the project essentially saw a new building inserted subtly into the heart of the old, with a new, two storey residence now hidden within the sandstone walls of the ruins of this medieval castle, to be used as a holiday home for up to eight guests