Disobeying the principles of traditional mountain architecture, Agraz Arquitectos envisioned a highly contemporary residence in the Santa Anita Golf Club of Tlajomulco in Jalisco, Mexico. Built on a site with a highly accentuated slope, the project is structured on four levels: “the first one for the automobiles, the next one for social areas (kitchen, living and dinning rooms), third for main bedroom next to family room, and last, a fourth one destined for boy and girl bedrooms which have the most privileged views due to their location in the highest peak of the terrain.”
The four levels are connected through a central stairway, but an elevator was also added a practical feature to the overall design. One of the most spectacular interior of the Mountain House is its wine cellar, perfectly integrated into a rocky mountain carving, yet displaying elegant finishes. Enjoy the virtual tour below and feel free to share your ideas below!
A good building should make you want to look at it. Even if not always liked by passers-by, it should always make them feel something. Manchester Metropolitan’s University’s business school is a building that effortlessly fits this criteria. Indeed for many, the building by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is their first taste of the architecture of Manchester as they travel along the arterial road, Mancunian Way. With its distinct ski-slope roof, and glittering mirrored appearance, it provides a flash of silver, and a dazzling break from the dull greys of the motorway, greeting motorists in a slightly space-age way as they enter the city
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