Located in Girardot, Colombia and designed by studio GM Arquitectos,GM1 House comes with a highly contemporary appearance characterized by a large flat roof, floor to ceiling windows and an overall minimalist design approach. This modern South American residence is structured on two levels and was envisioned with emphasis on nature, on bringing the lush surrounding environment indoors. A living area connected to the pool by sliding glass doors and a terrace on the second level come as arguments to the project’s openness. The living and dining room are the core of the house, displaying interesting furniture details for anyone in search of modern home inspiration. Functionality seems to be the main feature of this minimalist project, with interiors that are sober and lack personal touches. [Photos by Andrés Valbuena]
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.
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