Well-designed Commercial and Residential Buildings
Well-designed buildings in commercial and residential architecture are well integrated with their site and use design approach that promotes coherence between a building and its natural surroundings. Thus a building and its setting become a unified composition.
Unfortunately, more and more buildings are designed without regards for area architecture, area history, natural surroundings, climate consideration and other unique to location characteristics. Over time once the novelty of a new building wears out the “construct” becomes unpleasant to look at.
One example of the "out of place look" that comes to mind is the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Aside from the building's aesthetics, the choice of material of wood in the rainy climate of British Columbia can be questionable.
On the other hand, here is an example of the public building that fits well with its surroundings: the new Milan gallery of contemporary arts - Fondazione Prada.
In the approach of the OMA, which designed the project, embraces a coexistence of new architecture with the redevelopment of an early 20th-century gin distillery. These two seemingly juxtaposed structures seem to coexist in unlikely harmony. The new structure is looking indisputably new and bold, yet works well with the surrounding buildings.
Here are some good examples of residential construction, renovations, remodels and additions that are well integrated into their surroundings:
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