10 Most Popular Projects Presented in March 2011
Freshome readers, since you appreciated our last Top 10 post, we decided to turn it into a (good) habit. This is why today we would like to showcase the best projects presented in March according to your Facebook shares. As usual, by clicking on the pictures, you can see more photos and details about each project. Enjoy this amazing display and at the end please leave a comment letting us know if there is any other project you would have liked to include in this list.
#1. According to your votes, the best project presented by Freshome in March is Before I Die…in Nola is an interesting art installation belonging to artist and urban planner Candy Chang. The artist managed to turn one of the walls of an abandoned house in New Orleans into a massive chalkboard where the residents can write their life-long dreams. What an unusual way to draw attention to one’s life objectives!
#2. Designed by Steve Kuhl, this amazing pirate inspired bedroom accomplishes a dream for pirate enthusiasts of all ages. Ingeniously constructed, the unique bedroom can be accessed by letting go of all fears and becoming a child again: at a superior floor, a hole in the wall takes you sliding down a slide to a comfortable pillow located in the actual bedroom. Once you get up, the eyes immediately rise to meet a wonderful, fairy tale structure: a large pirate ship high on the ceiling.
#3. Located in the core part of Girona’s medieval quarter and overlooking the Plaça de Sant Domènec, Spain, this is a property called Alemanys 5 located within an original building dating back to the sixteenth century. The house has been recently renovated by architect Anna Noguera and has and incredible design which incorporates both traditional and contemporary elements.
#4. Villa Valentina is an impressive looking modern residence situated in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. Number 4 happens to be a glamorous home featuring no less than 6 bathrooms and 6 bedrooms. Its multi-level terraces and wide windows allow unobstructed views of the beautiful bay, while the strategically placed patio furniture ensures unforgeable moments outdoors- as if the beach were not close enough.
#5. Readers’ choice number 5 is a Batman-inspired interior in Eden Motel, a true lovers’ nest located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. A king-sized bed, a Bat-mobile, cement-like walls, giant mirrors and of course, generous-sized Batman logos are just a few of the special features this crib has to offer. We found out that this place can be rented by the hour and that it costs 50$ for a three hour block.
#6. Zecc Architects managed the impossible: converting a 1931 water tower in Soest, The Netherlands into a contemporary home with no less than nine levels. As you probably already imagined, many challenges came with this uncommon “home renovation”. According to I New Idea, light was the main issue, as the tower only had a few small windows. The solution? Inserting a three-level high window which lets light in without interfering with the tower’s mid-century appearance.
#7. Based on an array of beautiful scenery, the Alila Villas Hadahaa island resort in the Maldives is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation. Designed by SCDA Architects, the amazing retreat welcomes its guests with a surprising collection of inside and outside spaces. Featuring 16 Island Villas, 20 Island Villas with a private pool, and 14 Aqua Villas, the retreat complex is the first luxury resort in the Gaafu Alifu (North Huvadhoo) Atoll in the Maldives’ new southern frontier.
#8. Villa Mayana was designed by architect Enrique Barascout and is located near Hermosa Beach in Costa Rica.The villa has 6 double bedrooms, 2 living rooms and 2 dining rooms and can accommodate up to 16 people. The lowest rental price per week (for 6 people) is € 8955. What do you think- worth it?
#9. AquaNotes® is a waterproof notepad designed for all the people who feel that the only thing keeping them from being millionaires is remembering the ideas they have while bathing. According to the producers, AquaNotes® is a waterproof notepad that allows you to record your great ideas while you’re in the shower. It’s so durable you can even write underwater. They’re recyclable, environmentally friendly, and the notepad is printed with soy-based ink. Just like a post it, the written idea can be placed on your desk and put to action
#10. Number 10 is a special furniture treat for those of you with a passion for reading and for…cats. The Cat Library was designed by Corentin Dombrecht and is a practical asset to have around for both humans and felines. The design is modular, so more than one shelving combination is possible. The Cat Library is easy to integrate in a large variety of modern and even traditional interiors. Click on the photo below for more details and a fun video.