10 Most Popular Projects Presented in July 2012
Ready for this month’s most popular Freshome posts? From the latest gadgets in the creative industry to fabulous homes and modern resorts, July did not lack intriguing design and architecture surprises. As usual, by clicking on the pictures, you can see more photos and details about each project.
#1. The new zSpace display envisioned and implemented by Infinite z offers a revolutionary working platform for designers and artists everywhere. The virtual-holographic experience has a futuristic vibe to it and reinvents the computer interface as we know it. Click the photo for more information and a short movie on how it works.
#2. When it comes to celebrity cribs, opulence is no surprise. Yet this insanely luxurious penthouse in Soho, New York, boasting 6167 square feet (plus 3000± square feet of enchanting terraces) and three levels is guaranteed to leave a mark. The striking triplex is known as the ex-home of Lenny Kravitz and displays an inspiring design.
#3. Immersed in the natural rocky landscape of Mykonos and offering great open views of the Aegean sea, Rocky Retreat Two is a perfect holiday escape for those in search of special accommodation. The traditional rocky exterior of the residence is complemented by great outdoor features. Each room displays an intriguing combination of traditional materials and furniture, spiced up with modern decorating ideas.
#4. Constance Halaveli Resort is more than a luxurious retreat – it’s a six-star Maldivian Paradise captured in between blue waters of the Indian Ocean. This is one of Maldives’ North Ari atoll getaways where pure white sand beaches meet turquoise waters in an unforgettable scene. Sun terraces and plunge pools, an overwhelming connection to wild nature and comfortable villas create a mixture of natural and man-made in perfect balance.
#5. Exotic surroundings, Caribbean views and extreme luxury are just some of the features of the modern ETR holiday villa in the lovely island of St. Barts. With a privileged location on the Flamands hillside, two heated swimming pools (one per level), barbecue area and a generously-sized wooden deck, the possibilities for outdoor entertainment are unlimited.
6#. IKEA shows again how committed the brand is to “improving the everyday life for the many” with the opening of its temporary VIP Lounge for everybody to enjoy. Found in Terminal 3 of Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, the company’s products become part of a relaxing installation – passengers are encouraged to spend the time between flights resting on a comfy bed or sofa, watching TV or reading.
#7. This imposing contemporary home located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, on the southern slope of Mount Carmel in Israel, was designed by Heidi Arad Architects and pays tribute to sustainable architecture. With a total living area of 250 square meters, the residence showcases an elegant exterior, dominated by a white color, partially disrupted by wooden cladding. The project is opened towards the sea, with the help of glass sliding doors.
#8. The elegant and highly welcoming L’Atelier Cafe in Cluj, Romania is a place combining cultural events, good coffee and quality gatherings. According to the designers, the idea of planning was initiated by a simple thing – that need for a space meant to influence the mood at a subtle level of perception, that kind of perception which only culture might develop.
#9. The SGNW House was designed by Metropole Architects and is embedded in the lush vegetation of Zimbali, South Africa. No matter what the standpoint, this modern home offers details that inspire and amaze. Click the photo for a real display of opulence.
#10. Maurício Karam completed the design of Apartment Leopoldo, a great example of how to optimize a 45 square-meter space without any compromise in style. Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the small flat was reinvented by getting rid of some of its existing useless walls and creating a continuous living zone, yet keeping a high level of privacy in the bathroom and laundry room. Have a look!