With a perfect location in a secluded forest in Tapalpa, Mexico, Toc House is an impressive 3,445 square-feet contemporary home completed byElias Rizo Arquitectos. An interesting mix of wood and stone define this modern residence, making it blend well in its natural environment. Different from every standpoint, Toc House is truly inspirational for anyone planning on having their very own quiet retreat. The most spectacular element of the project is probably its generous cantilevered terrace, with plenty of space for outdoor furniture.
The most spectacular element of the project is probably its generous cantilevered terrace, with plenty of space for outdoor furniture. The numerous windows opening up the home towards the beautiful landscape make for spacious and airy interiors, flooded in natural light. Even though the rooms display a variety of textures, wood is the predominant material, making each space feel warm and inviting. Enjoy the virtual tour and tell us what you believe are the pros and cons of living in a house like this.
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
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.