Brace yourselves for a post that will get your design and architecture senses racing! We decided to make a very special list that includes the 10 best homes of 2010 according to your Facebook shares (as they are currently registered on Freshome). So sit back, enjoy the ride and be sure to let us know if you recognize any of these fabulous architecture projects and/or contributed to this honorary countdown. PS : Click on each picture to see more pictures & details about each project.
#10 We’ve seen so many impressive displays of architecture from A-Cero that it is no wonder they made it into your top 10 list. The Concrete House II is a family project located in Madrid and stretches over a surface of no less than 1.600 square meters. The first impression when seeing its unusual architecture with gray concrete and vegetation ramps is that you are looking at a bunker entrance. The roof ensures this project’s ecological features as it contains solar tubular collectors, making this residence a sustainable project.
9# This unbelievable looking residence seems sprung out of a science-fiction movie. Rising on the edge of a cliff measuring no less than seventy meters, House Holman has a spectacular architecture. The project comes from Durbach Block Architects and is located in Dover Heights, a coastal, eastern suburb of Sydney. According to the designers, the project was inspired by a famous art work belonging to Picasso, entitled “The Bathers”.
#8 For those of you who are easily impressed by gold, glamor, glitter and gadgets, this Majorca residence has all these and more. This giant home stretches over an area of 10,700-square-feet and was recently available for sale on eBay, for the sum of $28,000,000. The golden residence was inspired by the creations of Lugi Colani, a renowned German industrial designer whose works have a rounded, organic form. More than 1,230 square feet of 24-carat gold are said to be a part of this opulent residence whose appearance definitely has a strong effect.
#7 An 1870 Gothic Church in Utrecht was transformed into a contemporary home by Zecc Architects and Thomas Haukes in 2009.“WoonkerkXL” (“Residential Church XL”) impresses due to the unexpected perspectives and overall immaculate feel. Several art works and decorative elements create a more friendly atmosphere and divulge the true nature of this seemingly holy space, which ranked 7 in your countdown.
#6 Juvet Landscape Hotel was designed by Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor(JSA) and is located in the heart of a picturesque forest, on the banks of the river Valdolla, in Norway. Surrounded by scenic views, this type of crib is an oasis of peacefulness.
#5 This magnificent looking home comes from Architectural Bureau G. Natkevicius & Partners and is located in Lithuania.This project was resembled with “Noah’s Ark”, a place where all the family gets together in order to escape the urban jungle. Featuring a fascinated cantilevered volume, a garage hidden underneath, floor to ceiling windows and contemporary arrangements, this home is a true display of art and good taste.
#4 The Fab Lab House comes from Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and is a tribute to eco-living. This Madrid-based project generates three times the energy it consumes and also houses an orchard in order to produce food. It may not look very appealing, but it is a sustainable project that certainly sets an example.
#3 This incredible looking home was designed by Spanish architect Ramón Esteve and combines contemporary living with the freedom of a holiday home. The focal point of this residence is its amazing infinity pool that creates a dream-like atmosphere. Some of the exterior walls have an impressive rocky finish probably inspired by the beautiful natural landscape surrounding this construction.
#2 Querosene House comes from architects grupoSP and is located in São Paulo, Brazil. Amazingly enough, this project was especially developed in order to “accommodate” no less that 7500 books. We find this home truly spectacular and educational from all points of view. And you guys obviously share our opinion, since this mind-blowing crib ranks 2 on your list.
# 1 The Fish House is an exotic residence designed by Guz Architects and located in Singapore. Said to be a “modern tropical bungalow”, this home is perfectly integrated in its climate and environment. The curved roofs, which symbolize the sea waves, are almost totally covered with thin bendable photovoltaic panels supplying enough energy to the house, while the remaining area is used as a green roof giving residents some outdoor leisure spaces. Sustainable, eccentric and displaying a tasteful opulence- just some of the characteristics that make this architecture project number one in your Top 10 Homes for 2010.