10 Most Popular Projects Presented in November 2011
Dear Freshome readers, as usual, we would like to present the most popular 10 projects of November, according to your Facebook shares. We had a full month, complete with stunning designs, so this “best of the best” selection should be memorable. Remember that by clicking on the pictures, you can see more photos and details about each project.
#1. Bali is a small island in Indonesia, a magical place, known worldwide due to its rich culture and mesmerizing landscapes. This is probably why these incredible hanging pools from Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel made our list at number one. The most striking of the hotel’s design features is a large, multi-leveled infinity pool, with curves that are said to copy the shape and beauty of the hills nearby.
#2. This diverse top floor apartment designed by Ukrainian architecture studio 2B Group is located in a building in Kiev, Ukraine. The inspiring interior design captures a multitude of styles, all designed to offer a seamless collection of textures, colors, shapes and materials. Wood, concrete, glass, metal, exposed brick – all these materials found their place in the apartment’s interior design and surprising lines and details were shaped with their help.
#3. Milan-based architecture studio Stefano Boeri‘s Vertical Forest is a residential building duo named Bosco Verticale that can be seen in construction in the metropolitan center of Milan, Italy. This exciting green residential project was meant for growing forests in the sky and allowing residents and neighbors to enjoy fresh outdoor air. Bosco Verticale adds green space in an over-industrialized busy city, challenging future metropolis to offer its inhabitants a safe, healthy environment.
#4. The Hollow Chair brings a new meaning to versatile furniture. Built from 618 individually cut pieces of Baltic Birch plywood cut out with a CNC machine, the elegant, modern armchair has vinyl upholstery and a simple yet effective shape. Designed by Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs Inc., this amazing armchair beautifies with its shape and allows further embellishments thanks to its hollow arms and space under the seat.
#5. Cool and fresh apartments are not hard to find if you know where to look. These inspirational spaces can be the base or your next renovation or the beginning of a beautiful love for interior design and architecture. An apartment like the one can change the way you look at color and simplicity gathered in a bright and well lit space. Located in Stockholm, this 6 rooms apartment occupies the last two floors of a building, giving the inhabitants plenty of room for comfortable daily activities.
#6. Designer Pete Fecteau constructed a huge Martin Luther King Jr. portrait called “Dream Big“using 4,242 officially licensed Rubik’s Cubes. Measuring 5.8m x 2.6m x 5.7cm and weighing 454kg, this artistic endeavor was possible due to Kickstarter.com, where the artist raised the necessary money for this project.
#7. When the need for a fantastic holiday strikes, the beautiful Maldives offer exquisite experiences integrated in unforgettable landscapes. The Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Maldives is a five-star exclusive resort, surrounded by lush tropical plants and crystal clear blue waters. Located in one of the largest lagoons in the area, the accommodation units spread idyllically along a mesmerizing beach, providing a lovely relaxation setting for their visitors.
#8. The Hotel Silken Puerta América in Madrid, Spain is an innovative project that involved numerous artists, architects and designers working together in developing something unseen before. Each level is differentiated from the next and its design is signed by world-renowned names.
#9. Frank Lloyd Wright‘s “Kenneth Laurent” House made our list at number nine. The residence is located in Rockford, Illinois and was especially designed by the architecture legend for a wheelchair bound veteran, during the years 1949 and 1952. The one-story house showcases a lovely ellipse shape and occupies an area of 2500 square meters.
#10. High above Lake Lucerne, with breathtaking views of the water and the Alps in Switzerland, lies this massive contemporary home with an architecture that is truly dazzling. Designed by Ungertreina, a company that considers architecture “an obligation in the cultural, social and economic sense“, the project, called Villa Am See, has a sculptural and dynamic appearance and consists of three residential volumes, each with its own layout.