The 10 most amazing homes we’ve presented in 2014

By : lau | 22 Dec 2014 7:04 am | Homes

One more year will pass soon and now we have a chance to look at the most impressive projects from this last year, selecting the ones that are worth a revisit. Today we will take a look at the most amazing homes presented by Architectism in 2014 and we begin our review with: 10. The Earth House Estate by Vetsch Architektur This house is located in Dietikon, Switzerland and it wants to offer an alternative to the traditional housing solutions…

Balint House by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

By : lau | 20 Dec 2014 8:37 pm | Homes

We have previously seen other projects where the creative practice of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos employed a serene minimalism to their design of elegant residential projects but they bring something new in each of their structures and this one utilizes an elliptical shape to ease the visual impact of the two-floor home. The Balint House is located in a region of Valencia, Spain with a sweeping façade to protect the privacy of the inhabitants. The house is on the edge of…

Beresheet Hotel

By : lau | 20 Dec 2014 7:33 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Beresheet Hotel is a luxury resort of the Isrotel group and it stands near the ancient spice route with a view of the Makhtesh Ramon Crater in the Negev Desert of Israel to provide a great vantage point for the guests who can see a unique natural phenomenon. The hotel is at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level in a region where the climate is constantly comfortable throughout the year. The hotel complex spreads over a surface…

Al Noor Tower by Valode & Pistre

By : lau | 20 Dec 2014 6:30 pm | Skyscrapers

The Al Noor Tower will break ground next year and it will be the tallest skyscraper in Africa with a height of 540 meters and a design by the architect Denis Valode from the Valode & Pistre practice for the Middle East Development. The skyscraper is located in Casablanca, Morocco to serve as a gateway between Europe and Africa, representing all the nations on the continent. The tower has 114 floors to represent the number of chapters in the Quran.…

Grow Marketing Office by Josef M Design

By : lau | 20 Dec 2014 5:25 pm | Offices

The Grow Marketing company in San Francisco required several office spaces and they commissioned the designer Josef Medellin from the Josef M Design studio to create their new areas with a contemporary style that combines elegance with efficiency. The office area spreads over two floors in a Jackson Square building, beginning with a reception area that was inspired from the Parisian style with white office desks and curtains to divide the spaces. The lower level has groups of four desks…

Bee’ah Headquarters by Zaha Hadid

By : lau | 20 Dec 2014 3:20 pm | Offices

Bee’ah is a leading environmental and waste management company in the Middle East and they began an international competition in 2013 for the design of their new headquarters in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates which was won by the architectural practice of Zaha Hadid with a structure that displays her characteristic aesthetic choices. The headquarters will contain educational facilities, exhibition areas and office sections with a formal structure that is inspired from the desert in its surroundings to protect the project…

House Villa near Vilnius by GYZA

By : lau | 20 Dec 2014 2:18 pm | Homes

The GYZA architectural practice designed this house located in the Vilnius County, Lithuania which is in a coniferous forest to the north side of the city at the bank of the Neris River and offers a contemporary aesthetic which tries to integrate into the natural environment as much as possible. Spreading over a surface of 226 square meters, the house sits on a site that was occupied by a birch stump and this proved to be the main source of…

Malasaña Apartment

By : lau | 20 Dec 2014 1:15 pm | Apartments

This apartment located in Malasana, a central neighborhood of Madrid, Spain was transformed from an old building loft into a joyful contemporary one where some of the original elements were maintained for a cozier ambiance. The open layout was reorganized to improve the access and the doors were removed for a visual connection between the areas. The raw wood beams and columns add a natural texture to the space and the white walls and ceiling ensure sufficient brightness inside. The…

Gumno House by Turato Architecture

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 9:49 pm | Homes

This summer home was designed by the practice of Turato Architecture next to a previously existing ‘gumno’, which is a circular plateau with a low stone wall surrounding it, that also gives the name of the structure. The Gumno House is located on the Krk Island in Croatia and offers a modern landmark in a beautiful natural scenery. The Gumnos used to be places of labor and gathering where important matters used to be discussed, so the structure was restored…

The Anchor Brewhouse

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 8:45 pm | Apartments

The Anchor Brewhouse is a building that was originally built in 1787 and was then transformed into a luxury development with a stunning view of the Tower Bridge and the Thames River in London, England as well as easy access to Canary Wharf. The entrance is made over a glass footbridge across a waterway and the dining area seems to float as well, to create a timeless ambiance of surprising elegance. The apartment has three bedrooms and is set in…

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