Regular viewers of Grand Designs UK may already be familiar with this masterpiece. A modest home designed by Architect Patrick Bradley composed of 4 shipping containers position over a stream on the family farm. The lower level containers have been clad in ungalvanised metal and allowed to rust and blend in with its natural environment. Upper level perforated screens and glass adds an element of lightness and transparency. Patrick’s mother is hoping the beautifully designed home will help attract her son an equally beautiful wife.
When you think of Ikea doing houses, the first thing that comes to mind is the flat pack of all flat packs. But, Ikea have developed a concept in conjunction with Sanska, a project development company, called BoKlok. The concept is based on providing affordable housing in the form of flats or terraced homes. You can even register for your flat at the local Ikea store. There are multiple designs, which they claim are spacious, sustainable and affordable. Not sure the concept as it is would work for the Australian lifestyle, but it will be interesting where the concept goes and if it does come to Australia in the future. One definite upside… it doesn’t come as a flat pack!
Roger Federer may not have won his 8th Wimbledon title, but look what will be waiting for him upon his return home. This inspirational home is named “The Residence” and located on Wollerau in Canton Schwyz, overlooking the lake. It’s actually three apartments, Roger and his family will occupy one and there is another for his parents. The building takes full advantage of the view with the full height glass windows and expansive decks. The high ceilings and clever positioning of high windows ensure the building is bathed in natural light. The cool , crisp lines are modern and stylish. Great taste in architecture Roger, well played!
Gold Coast Airport, Australia is undergoing a $200 million redevelopment in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Designed by Cox Architecture, the focus will be on the redevelopment of the airport plaza, containing aerobridges and more space for larger planes. It’s an important piece of architecture to help promote the tourism industry on the Gold Coast.
Artist’s impression from Cox Architects of the proposed Gold Coast Airport Plaza upgrade. Picture. Cox Architects via The Gold Coast Bulletin
Read the full Gold Coast Bulletin article here.
Landscaping plays a very important role in the creation of ‘place’. A well designed landscape can compliment a piece of architecture and make a building a home. The Garland garden by Landscapology in inner-Brisbane, exhibits all these qualities. Its curved lines and gabion walls give this property a sense of true character. Prepare to be inspired – Landscapology – The Garland Garden.