Design firm Jamie Beckwith is responsible for the striking project showcased in the photos below and located in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Entitled Pool House, this complex residence seems to boast endless colors and textures, paying tribute to a modern-eclectic style, with extravagant Gothic features. Nothing is “common” about the interiors of this home, each room having the ability to surprise its guests with original decorative items and a flamboyant nature.
An elegant fireplace surrounded by travertine stone acts as the focal point of the living room. The social area couldn’t be more inviting, with its comfortable furniture arrangements and large windows opening up to the refreshing garden and pool area. Despite the original decor characterizing the living room, the most visually striking interior of the house is the wine cellar. Especially designed to be observed from above, the flashy interior can host up to 2,000 bottles, but its mere sight is enough to get you feeling dizzy.
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.
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