Top 10 Offbeat Projects Presented This Year

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 Dec 2014 3:01 pm | Other

These are some of the most amazing structures we have seen this year that couldn’t be easily classified in the standard categories so we devoted this section to them since they are worth all of our attention. Enjoy! 10. New Science Pyramid at the Denver Botanic Garden by Burkett Design The mountainous region is emulated by the shape of the project and the hexagonal cement panels of the skin are a reference to the bees of the botanical garden combining…

The 10 Most Beautiful Hotels and Spas of 2014

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Dec 2014 11:14 am | Hotels & Spas

It is difficult to evaluate a hotel since it brings together so many features, from location to the design, comfort and level of luxury, but there are some which appeal to us more than the rest due to a certain charm or originality so let us take a look at the ones that impressed us this year. 10. The Honeycomb by Bjarke Ingels Group Located in the Bahamas, this structure stands out as the landmark of the region with its…


The Most Impressive Restaurants and Bars Presented in 2014

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Dec 2014 5:51 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The most important gathering places for modern people are the bars and restaurants so each one tries to reinvent its look to attract more customers and today we take a look at the ones that impressed us the most this year, either through their elegance or through their originality. 10. Donnys Bar by Luchetti Krelle Although this bar is located in the Manly suburb in the north of Sydney, Australia, the designers implemented an aesthetic that is inspired from the…

The 10 most amazing homes we’ve presented in 2014

By : Dennis Franklin | 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 : Dennis Franklin | 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 : Dennis Franklin | 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 : Dennis Franklin | 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 : Dennis Franklin | 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 : Dennis Franklin | 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 : Dennis Franklin | 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…

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