Last month, many designs shown here on Freshome were greatly appreciated, so the decision to present the 10 Most Popular Projects Presented in February 2011 was easy to come by. Ranging from comfortable residences to astounding villas, the projects surprise artistic interpretations of spaces, shapes and colours. Don’t forget that by clicking on the pictures, you can see more photos and details about each project.
#1. The Meera House, designed by Guz Architects, is located on the island of Sentosa, in Singapore. It is a daring and original project that features green spaces for every floor of the building. Because of the neighbouring buildings being so close, walls were constructed on each side, protecting the privacy. Each storey has visual or actual access to greenery and the layered effect makes each floor feel like it was a single storey dwelling sitting in a garden.
#2. With the help of thousands of screws, Andrew Myres, a 31-year-old artist from Orange County, California, manages to create mind-blowing portraits by drilling screws into wood and some of them have 1.2m (4ft). The idea struck Andrew while working in a church a few years back and he started working on the first portrait. He was doing bronze reliefs depicting the life of Saint Catherine and thought about how it would be like to create them entirely out of screws.
#3. The PONS + HUOT Offices by French architecture practice Pottgiesser was designed to shelter the headquarters of two companies: Pons and Huot. It is compartmented into two horizontal planes, with a solid oak platform that serves both as ceiling and as desk surface. The four lateral sides feature spaces for archives, cloakrooms and the kitchen.
#4. Designed by Cape Town’s most beloved architect, Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA), the rental building was named First Crescent Villa. A large outdoor skylight connects the building to the landscape and the huge windows allow the natural view to contrast with the impressive, contemporary interior.
#5. Located atop the coveted “Bird Streets” area in Los Angeles, California, the 4,000 square foot property is for sale at 9010 Hopen Place. It features four bedrooms and five bathrooms, a breathtaking infinity pool within an interior courtyard that offers unequalled panoramas of the city. Worth almost 10 million dollars, the residence has custom made super slim framed slider doors that open the living space to the interior courtyard.
#6. The residence in Cabrera, Dominican Republic, named Casa Kimball was designed by the architects from Rangr Studio. The building features astounding panoramas of the Atlantic Ocean from all points of the building and garden. Having over 20,000 square feet, the villa features eight full suites are available for rent.
#7. The luxurious 5- star Pimalai “refuge” blends with the natural environment creating unforgettable experiences for the tourists who decide to spend their holidays here. The impressive resort and spa is located in the beautiful Thailand. Located away from crowded beaches, within the rainforest, it meets the silver ocean strand and occupies 100 acres of tropical vegetation with direct access to a 900 meters stretch of pristine sandy beach and offers 121 accommodation units.
#8. The WhitePod Alpine Ski Resort is located 1700 meters above sea level in the village of Les Cerniers and consists of 15 original accommodation units in the shape of igloos. The cabins feature a fireplace, a king-sized bed, a wide window for unobstructed views of the valley and plenty of comfort. The ski tracks are at walking distance and the tourists can always take a short walk to a common entertaining building, where they can purchase food and drinks.
#9. Designed by SouZou Creations in Japan, the cute handmade food rings can be bought online from Etsy. The rings are highly original, featuring various food courses and drinks, from pretzels to spaghetti and from the worldwide consumed Coke to milkshakes. Little details like the intricate plate designs or the decorations in the shape of small umbrellas and fruit are gorgeous and seem very real.
#10. Located on the Island of Maui, Hawaii, between Kaanapali and Kapalua, the residence was designed by Californian architecture studio Arri LeCron. It covers over 9,200 square feet, compartmented into 7 bedrooms each with a luxurious bath, wet bar and attached oceanfront ohana, 3 half bathrooms, a large open living space with a fully equipped kitchen with separate enclosed butler’s kitchen, sport bar with pool and games tables on a floating mezzanine, a spa and waterfalls and a garage that can fit three cars.