Inspirational and strong connected with the rocky-rough environment, the 4249 House, designed by DGBK Architects in Vancouver embraces openness and moreover, integrates natural elements in the mansion’s structure. The boundaries between environments slowly dissolve. The main floor rooms have amazing floor-to-ceiling windows to capture the gorgeous landscape. Cut off on each sides, most of the main floor rooms look like long corridors with side openings, which is great because it gives you the authentic feeling that you are surrounded by the staggering site even when you’re inside.
The house is characterizes by a “chaotic” geometry, inspired by the land’s asymmetry. The ground floor is dedicated to regular household activities such as laundry and storage. The main floor, wider and more luminous accommodates the recreation rooms, the living and the dining room and a beautiful terrace with a jacuzzi. The interior is neat and modern, without shades of extravaganza.
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.
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.