This year we have featured some of the best architecture projects across the world, from unique houses to high-rise buildings, sustainable hotels and ground breaking cultural buildings. See below the top ten architecture posts from 2014.
Joeb Moore + Partners Architects designed a residence in Kent, Connecticut that embraces the landscape in a unique way. The unique design of the Bridge House sits along a 300 feet ridge that parallels the Housatonic River and Kent Falls State Park.
Iran based architects nextoffice designed a spectacular house that features a set of turning boxes that lead the building’s volume to be come open or closed. The innovative design of the Sharifi-ha House completely transforms the residence from an open concept featuring with wide large terraces in the summer, to a closed volume with minimum opening to overcome Tehran’s cold, snowy winters.
Singapore based WOHA designed PARKROYAL on Pickering, a hotel and office in a garden that explores the use of greenery within a densely built up high-rise city. Located in central Singapore, the architects used a total of 15,000 m² of sky-gardens, reflecting pools, waterfalls, planter terraces and green walls.
RKM 740, a high-rise designed by J. MAYER H. und Partner, will be located directly on the Rheinaue, offering a view of the beautiful Düsseldorf’s city center. RKM 740 will “shape the silhouette” of the left bank of the Rhine, featuring a residential component, as well as a hospital.
The 124,000 m² hospital is to be built in green surrounding close to Hillerød City in New Zealand, aiming to bring people close to nature both inside and out.
The new extension for University of Copenhagen has been designed with the aim of creating the best possible environment for modern research and teaching. The architects intended to create a building that will stand out, and give the entire Panum complex of the university’s Nørre Campus, a unique identity.
Toronto based firm Dubbeldam Architecture + Design transformed a 125-year old home, into a modern, up-to-date residence. The Toronto residence increases natural light through physical and perceptual means.
hanrahan Meyers architects has designed the Won Dharma Center, a recreational and spiritual retreat in Claverack, New York, for the Won Buddhists, a Korean organization that emphasizes balance in one’s daily life and relationship to nature.
The first built library in Canada by schmidt hammer lassen architects, in collaboration with local studio Marshall Tittemore Architects, provides the Highlands’ community with a distinctive landmark which underlines that this new creative centre for learning is open and accessible.
London architecture office Make Architects has designed two unique prefabricated kiosks inspired by the art of origami. The two kiosks were first introduced to the public as part of the London’s Canary Wharf Ice Sculpting Festival.