At our architecture firm we do a wide range of projects. Here are a few Unique Building Designs we have worked on. They range from real projects, to prototypes, and competition entries.
Office Building Design
The project below is a Office Building Design we did for an architecture competition. This Unique Office Building Design is for a circular building with a concrete frame and glass curtain wall.
Check out another blog post we wrote on Office Building design Ideas
Apartment Building Design
This is an apartment building design in NY. The building is designed as a series of setbacks that allow for almost every apartment to get a terrace. Additionally photovoltaic sun shades are used. This is a sustainable building design that is meant to give people in an apartment a better experience by incorporating sustainability and outdoor space. Making it literally greener and sustainable green.
Megastructure Building Design
This megastructure building was a competition entry for a new prototype to podium tower or tower on a base buildings. The idea is that for large scale developments you can build a building that incorporates multiple towers and bases with vertical bases creating communal spaces like vertical green areas.
Kinetic Architecture Building Design
The following project is a concept for Kinetic Architecture. Kinetic Architecture means buildings with moving parts. The hypothetical building design was inspired by the writings of Franz Kafka. The building is designed as a box that opens and morphs based on the building use. This is done through a series of mechanized and automated components using rack and pinion, pneumatic, and hydraulics. This is the most unique building design I have done yet because the building has so many different configurations it could potentially be different every time you see it.
Check out the animation below.
Fiberglass House Design
This is a fiberglass house prototype I designed. The house is round and would be made of modular fiberglass components. The idea here is that you could make many different unique house designs all using a small set of prefabricated modular fiberglass components.
Concrete House Design
This is the Bayfield Concrete House. The house was built in NY in the flood zone. This is a very unique house for the area that was designed to survive future floods. The original house was damaged by Super Storm Sandy. The house is built in poured in place concrete and elevated on concrete columns. This was done for flood proof design and to make the house hurricane proof.
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This post was written by Jorge Fontan AIA a Registered Architect and owner of New York City architecture firm Fontan Architecture. Jorge Fontan has earned 3 degrees in the study of architecture including two degrees from the City University of New York and a Masters Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. Jorge has a background in construction and has been practicing architecture for 15 years where he has designed renovations and new developments of various building types.