Situated amongst the clearings of Madeira Island is Monumental Residences, a mind-blowing development from the hands and minds of António Fernandez Architects. Initially sprouting from a trailblazing idea to remodel the island filled with vegetable gardens and banana trees with modern elements into a voguish city, the developers have managed to turn their ambitions into reality.
Uniquely design with four blocks shaped curvilinearly, the backstory behind the blueprints are to express the irregularity of an island that is sculpted by nature. In the creation of an isolated island into a spot for tourist attractions, the Monumental Residences are surrounded by rugged stone coastline, projecting towards the infinite ocean of vast realities.
Read on about the property at TITAN Property Awards.
The moon is something that only appears during nightfall, but what if there was a way to make it emerge in the day? That is exactly what runs through Anji Yingyue Valley – Floating Moon, in Anji, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China. Often referred to as Chinas’ Bamboo Township, Anji is known to undergo the 4 seasons, which proves to be the perfect and plot for the project. With the first phase undergoing construction at the moment, the building blessed by the moon is well on its’ way to exploration, implementing the concept of a divisible and inseparable building, fit for the different utilizations traversing across different phases.
Taking on the main theme of the moon, the property itself is a pioneer of its’ kind, integrating traditional artistic conception and modern forms of expression, bringing in the collision between tradition and modernistic elements.
Interested in the concept of having a moon? Read through the story here.
Heading in a whole other direction as the previous winners, The Star Map is built on a complete idealogy for the younger generations. The developer, Karv One Design, labels youngsters who contribute towards a whole new era of consumption with highly personalized enthusiasm as “The Generation Undefined”. Under the theme of “Start Map Culture Hub”, the architecture itself is merged with a new commercial scene of “day coffee night alcohol”, signifying the freedom of having coffee when awake, and the consumption of alcohol at night, giving off the ambience of youth.
The concept also sees the placement of a planet shrouded in mysteries, to link viewers with space through visualized memories. This sculpture of a planet is a take on the map of the younger generations, as teenagers are well versed in urban culture and the liveliness vitality of the society.
View the full conceptualization of an urban map via this link.
The implementations of nature into the designs of properties are everlasting, and that brings the FY Humanities Memorial Park and its’ conceptual designs of being “Life Islands”. In accordance to the natural and ecological scenery of Fuyang, bits of nature can be seen intertwining with the project site, while they are redefined with contemporary processes. Normally, when it comes to excessive stacking, some individuals will experience discomfort and anxiety, which are all abolished in the project as they are combined naturally with the surroundings.
The FY Humanities Memorial Park is also encompassed by different variations of plants, taking into account the texture of flora to reach the goal of landscape enrichment. As “Life Islands”, the project is meant to establish a lifestyle of rhythm and the beauty of the afterlife.
To discover more about FY Humanities Memorial Park, view the full entry here.
Entry Name: Monumental Residences
Entrant Company: António Fernandez Architects
Winning Category: Property Development – Mixed Used Development
Entry Name: Anji Yingyue Valley – Floating Moon
Entrant Company: Zhejiang Qingkun Architecture & Planning Design Co., Ltd.
Winning Category: Architecture – Best Aesthetics Design
Entry Name: The Star Map
Entrant Company: Karv One Designs
Winning Category: Interior Design – Commercial
Entry Name: FY Humanities Memorial Park
Entrant Company: FSY TianQuan Design
Winning Category: Landscape Design – Parks & Open Space Landscape