Freshome readers, as usual, according to your Facebook shares, we put together a list with the most popular projects presented on Freshome the previous month. We believe you will have fun going through the photos and remembering the best works that delivered some sighs this May. By clicking on each photo, you can see more pictures and details about the project in question. Enjoy!
#1.Who knew swimming pool designs could stir up such a success? In at number one, his amazing pool shaped like a guitar proved to be a challenge for its designers and builders, Canadian Aqua-Tech Company. Wanting a guitar-shaped swimming pool in his backyard, the client was presented with an exact replica of a Les Paul Custom guitar – shaped in fine details and exemplary displaying creativity in design and construction.
#2. Resonating with its surroundings, the Bulgari Resort in Bali speaks a hybrid design language, combining traditional Balinese shapes and high class Italian style in an unforgettable destination. A sophisticated atmosphere intertwines with exquisite services in a successful attempt of creating a sublime experience. Gathering views across the Indian Ocean, the resort sits 150 meters over the sea, implementing natural inspiration and creating a dreamy setting for guests.
#3. 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 stunning modern concept was designed by Andrew Bromberg of international architecture studio Aedas and its completion is programmed for 2015. Click the photo below for the original post with more details.
#4. Located on North Malé’ atoll, in the constantly-fascinating Maldives, Reethi Rah five-star resort developed by One&Only, awaits guests with great services and an array of activities, making each holiday here memorable. One&Only Reethi Rah is home to 130 private villas discreetly placed along the shore – with 98 Beach Villas secluded by lush tropical greenery, and 32 Water Villas set above the clear, protected waters of the lagoon.
#5. Secluded among luscious tropical greenery, the Seychelles Safari Retreat on North Island promises to become part of your most treasured memories. Here, in a dreamy landscape, where endangered Seychelles fauna and flora are being reintroduced, a heavenly sanctuary composed of 11 handcrafted villas shape the Wilderness Safari experience.
#6. This clever Singapore shoebox flat makeover that transformed a 550 square feet one-bedroom apartment into a splendidly modern residence, made it in our list at number 6. The owner – a successful woman living with her mother – needed an updated place to enjoy her life, so she turned to KNQ Associates for a complete remodel of her flat.
#7. Overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, this heavenly vacation spot was designed by MAPS Design studio as a collection of imagined spaces shaping a welcoming paradise. This is where many of you would probably like to do whatever, whenever -surrounded by a breathtaking natural environment, luxuriously comfortable man-made spaces and the welcoming interior design.
#8. Colombian artist Miler Lagos has been exhibiting since 2002, creating original works like this igloo-resembling installation made of volumes salvaged from the library of a US Navy base. Encompassing knowledge and mind adventure while the body remains under a comfortable, predator-free structure, this installation entitled “Home” was constructed at the MagnanMetz Gallery last year.
#9. The need for a place dedicated to bicycle enthusiasts was answered with an inspirational project in Hainan, China. Bicycle Club was designed by NL Architects and is an impressive cycling pavilion, meant to bring people together and encourage one of the greatest sports.
#10. Oriental Warehouse Loft is a project skillfully implemented by studio Edmonds + Lee Architects and located in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood. The result of a warehouse conversion, this eye-catching modern duplex pays tribute to the notions of space and openness. What are the details you find most inspiring in the project below?