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?
These days, a building doesnt just have to look good, it should ideally be good for the environment too. A great example of sustainability spliced with style from the past few years is the M&S store at Cheshire Oaks Retail Park in Ellesmere Port, designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson.
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.