We had a visual feast in February, with various projects that have that unique “wow effect” our site is always on the lookout for. Here is a list with the ones that ranked the highest, according to your Facebook shares. Remember that by clicking on the pictures, you can see more photos and details about each project. Enjoy!
#1. Curious about the most voted project in February? Architectural bureauSL Project founded by by Russian architect Alexey Nikolashina completed a modern apartment design in Moscow, Russia. Lacquer finishes set the tone for the apartment, making this home highly modern.
#2. We love books too, which is why we are happy this project made it at number two. Ever wondered how a massive bookcase can become part of a working space? This is a fantastic solution – constructing a round bookcase hovering above the work space.
#3. Designed to be comfortably inspiring, Google’s Zurich Headquarters spreads over more than 12,000 square meters and each space composing the interior symphony was carefully designed to boost the effectiveness level among employees in a relaxed, playful and colorful manner. Just click the photo for more details.
#4.Filip Dujardin‘s set of structurally impossible architecture photographs will have you looking at every detail in search of those elements that are basically implausible. Working with a set of photos of real buildings in and around Ghent, Belgium, and using digital collaging techniques, the photographer created a mind-dazzling collection of photos entitled “Fictions“.
#5. With soothing views of the Indian Ocean and the possibility to take a refreshing plunge in its waters every day, Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa Maldives opens up its gates to a tropical paradise. Located just a 35 minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport, the luxury villas making up this resort and the services offered here, ensure complete relaxation. Sounds enjoyable?
#6. Welcome to a colorful small apartment in Barcelona, Spain, especially designed to answer the living needs of a young couple. This happy home is filled with personality and original design elements. Tall ceilings, exposed beams, pipes and plenty of color-all these elements reinvent the sober industrial style and contribute to a fresh atmosphere.
#7. We know you guys love resorts and we also noticed your growing attraction for the natural beauty of Bali. This is probably why this holistic wellness retreat, got your votes racing. COMO Shambhala Estate is located near Ubud, Bali, and consists of picturesque villa-style accommodation units with terrace rooms, garden rooms and various types of suites.
#8. Slashing a hotel room in two has never looked so interesting! This half white, half graffiti-covered interior can be admired at the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France. Each of the five rooms of the hotel are annually redesigned by artists, graphic designers, and painters from all over, each of them lending a unique style to the interiors.
#9. Space composition as seen from a single vantage point can offer surprising points of view. These Anamorphic Illusions by Swiss artist Felice Varini capture a mind-opening spectacle of geometry applied to three dimensional spaces. Click the photo to see the rest.
#10. An outdated residence in Limpopo,South Africa, became a sleek semi-transparent modern residence the owners can be proud of. The Aboo Makhado Residence (or House Aboobaker) was designed by Nico van der Meulen Architects. Their task was to reconstructing an old residence while taking into account the excessive heat and need for natural light.
As winter approaches, there’s nothing like the warmth and ambiance a fire creates. For many, a wood-burning fireplace isn’t always an option. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a collection of the best electric fireplaces (as well as some bioethanol options) on the market in every size, style and price range so you can enjoy the warm glow and even the crackling sound of a real fire. The fireplaces featured below offer more than just a pretty image. Most have built-in heaters and blowers to circulate heat in a room. Some use state-of-the-art infrared heat, which is a less drying, more efficient heating system. And they come with a remote so you can control the heat, the flame or both from anywhere in the room.
Companies such as West Elm and CB2 have developed a whole range of apartment-size sofas and seating for small-space dwellers, and for good reason: The sofa is usually the most space-consuming furniture piece in a home. Opt for sofas that have a shallower depth, 37 inches or less. Skip oversized, rolled arms — which can waste a foot or more of floor space — and pick a modern, streamlined style with thinner arms. Less arm space also means more seating; in fact, an armless sofa or a one-armed chaise is the ultimate space-saving seating solution.