10 Most Popular Projects Presented in April 2012
On Freshome, we publish hundreds of projects each month, making it interesting to see which ones you liked the best. Based on your Facebook shares, we put together a list with the most popular posts and we share it further By clicking on the pictures, you can see more photos and details about each project. Enjoy and tell us if your favorite project made the list for the month of April!
#1. In at number one, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa in the southern most atoll of the Maldives stretches across the sparkling waters, offering a luxurious place to retreat and forget everything – just concentrate on yourself in direct connection with the natural environment. Awaiting guests with its 142 villas, the resort surrounded by white sands accompanies a carefree vacation surrounded by 3.5 miles of Indian Ocean coastline.
#2. The patent-pending Rocking-2-Gether Chair designed by Houston architect Paul Kweton creates this shared moment routine while displaying a carefully mastered design. Made out of CNC milled birch plywood, the modern rocking chair can be customized to display different density and sizes for the wooden spacers, so you can control the visual connection between you and your pet.
#3. Virtually rising 140 meters in the air over Indian ground, the Bandra Ohm Residential Tower was supposedly designed for a location in Mumbai, India. James Law Cybertecture imagined a cluster of highly contemporary spaces inspired by the ripple effect. A rounded outline shapes a magnificent residential building resembling the Ohm (Ω) symbol.
#4. This white home located in Queensland, Australia received plenty of attention this month. Built on an impressive lot of 824 square meters, the residence features four bedrooms and four bathrooms, an outdoor entertainment area, a swimming pool, and a three-car garage. But how do you clean such a residence?
#5. Living Walls is a street art project initiated by artist Nikita Nomerz , from the western Russian city of Nizhniy Novgorod. The graffiti and street artist seeks decaying buildings and paints them into living characters. Just click on the photo below for more examples of his incredible work.
#6. The Coco Palm Bodu Hithi Hotel in the Maldives fascinates with its collection of 100 villa designs to choose from, each luxuriously displaying a welcoming interior design and being strongly connected to the astounding surroundings. Located on a private island in the Maldives, the resort boasts contemporary designs merged with traditional influences.
#7. Interior designer Rees Roberts collaborated with Steven Harris Architects to create a stunning modern house located in Cabo San Lucas. Composed of private courtyards and elegantly designed interiors, the house on the Baja Peninsula overlooks sparkling waters and was designed to appear as part of the landscape, with large expanses of glass opening the interiors towards the views.
#8. What is it that people want from an apartment? Space, comfort, style, a constant feeling of a welcoming space, a private retreat from the world? Let’s see how many of these features we can spot in this rendering of a 300 square meter apartment designed by Alexander Chervinskyi for Azovskiy & Pahomova Architects.
#9. Meant to connect Hong Kong to Beijing, the Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus is said to become the largest underground high-speed rail station in the world. This modern concept was designed by Andrew Bromberg of international architecture studio Aedas and its completion is programmed for 2015.
#10. The Isaly Residence is a stunning home designed for the Isaly family in a 1848 Gramercy Park townhouse in New York City. By adding a 620 square feet penthouse on top, the building was split into two apartments of equal value. The open floor upper part was to become a beautiful showcase home inhabited by the Isalys. Fractal Construction collaborated with light designer Ingo Maurer and sculptor Emilio Garcia to create an up-to-date residence, displaying plenty of inspirational elements.