All around the world, stunning architecture makes its mark whether in public landscapes or residential surroundings. Architectural luminaries from days passed or present times imprinted their style and vision to each and every work they were commissioned to fulfill.
Whether we’re aware of their names or main work references fades in significance when it comes to the unanimous human reaction of sheer amazement when confronted with the architectural beauty, daring vision and stunning imagination. I assembled a list of 25 stunning architectural facades from all over the world to admire, acknowledge and – why not – mark down for future reference.
::1 The image above is a stunning detail of the Chicago’s Aqua Tower by Studio Gang Architects which has been the recipient of numerous awards.
Situated at the top floor in a modern building, an urban apartment interior in Barcelona was designed by Susanna Cots Design Studio into a very enjoyable, minimal yet very thorough spacious duplex.
Unifying the both floors of this top floor duplex in complete harmony with a clever choice of materials, light colors and contrasting noble woods, Susanna Cots also concentrated on the versatility of the transparent glass surfaces.
Another day, another reason to shine, this time with an industrial air. The Steel Shade Lamp by Tod Von Mertens is a perfect bedside reading lamp on the cool side of the design.
Initially conceived as a reading lamp, The Steel Shade Lamp by Tod Von Mertens provides the ideal direct light onto the reading material, keeping the eyes protected. Also available in a floor version, this dark lamp is the perfect for any type of interior in need of a rough décor element.
This is a wonderful example of modern architecture synthesized into a classic urban family home from Zagreb, Croatia.
U – shaped, built on a flat site of 720m2/7,750sqf, the K17 House by DAR612 architects totals a constructed surface of 400m2/4,305sqf surrounded by intimate green zones (garden and terraces) discretely situated inside the site, safe from the street views.
Lighting will always be one of my favorite design topics as it comes in so many shades and shapes! The Marco Guazzini Prairie lamp, although made of plastic, is unexpectedly efficient and appealing.
With a silhouette hinting back at nomad caravans (to some it may very well seem inspired by baby stroller prams), this Prairie prototype lamp was first exhibited at ‘Abitare il Tempo’ exhibition in Verona, 2012.
Located in Israel, this particularly linear beauty is a 650sqm private home built in the very proximity of the historic site of Caesarea. It was primarily conceived as a holiday residence, hence offering tranquility in an open space, away from the busy Tel Aviv urban life.
As it is facing both the Roman Aqueduct of Caesarea and the coast beyond that, this Holiday Residence was designed and implemented by the Gottesman–Szmelcman Architecture team as a linear shaped villa offering unrestricted views to all the rooms.