Stylish Balconies Become Integral Parts Of Their Building’s Facade

Balconies are not always essential to the overall design or structure of a building. There are however cases when the balconies are an integral part of the building, becoming essential for the facade’s design. These balconies definitely know how to stand out but also to blend in, depending on how you look at things.

Stylish balcony from glass with a wooden facadeView in gallery

Saadat Abad Commercial Office BuildingView in gallery

With so many possibilities available in this case, establishing a pattern for all the designs that will be presented here is not an option. No two designs are the same and that’s what makes each one special. It’s their uniqueness that made them stand out in the first place. A good example is this gorgeous building facade covered with vertical wood panels that form grooves for the balconies. This is the Saadat Abad Commercial Office Building designed by . It’s beautiful how the balconies communicate with one another and how they each look like a natural part of the facade.

Esteban apartment complex by Leibar-Seigneurin BalconyView in gallery

Esteban apartment complex by Leibar-Seigneurin Building FacadeView in gallery

Another example of a building that makes great use of the balconies to look unique is the Esteban apartment complex by . In this case the balconies feature various shapes and sizes and appear to be randomly placed, not following any pattern. This is quite unusual by comparison with traditional apartment buildings where everything lines up perfectly.

Tetris social housing and artist studios street balconyView in gallery

Tetris social housing and artist studiosView in gallery

Tetris social housing and artist studios angleView in gallery

Two large balconies are all this building needs to stand out. It was designed by and is part of a program meant to rejuvenate certain neighborhoods in Northern Paris. This design strategy is simple and striking. The two balconies slightly protrude out of the building facade and are built from a different materials. In addition, the color also makes them stand out.

32 Fadura Dwellings spain glass and wooden balconyView in gallery

32 Fadura Dwellings spainView in gallery

32 Fadura Dwellings spain angle balconyView in gallery

Although possible, it’s not necessary for a balcony to be unusual in a very obvious way in order to become an interesting part of the building’s facade. In fact, simple designs such as in the case of the Fadura Dwellings by can add charm to the facade without much fuss. These balconies are elegant and subtle, being arranged in an irregular pattern and contrasting with the light facade.

Block balconies designView in gallery

On the other hand, projects such as the one by use the balconies to their advantage in a very nice way. These two apartment buildings contain a total of 30 units with dimensions ranging from small studios to three-bedroom homes. The balconies have trapezoidal shapes and they increase the living space inside the apartments while keeping them low-cost. They also offer views to the sea.

Colorful and futuristic balconies design ideas topView in gallery

Colorful and futuristic balconies design ideasView in gallery

Colorful and futuristic balconies design ideas decorView in gallery

There’s a lot to say about the balconies of this building in Bordeux designed by . The building sits on a site at the crossroads and this makes every facade the main facade. The building looks colorful and futuristic thanks to its balconies. They’re not all the same. Some are quite simple and resemble hollow red boxes inserted into the gray facades, some are corner spaces and the most interesting ones are geometric-shaped boxes, each with its own unique shape and color.

Paris building facadeView in gallery

Paris building facade in silver with green accentsView in gallery

Paris is the home of another interesting building facade with colorful balconies. This one was designed by and it’s an apartment building. All the apartments have their own balconies and these were designed to cantilever outside the facade all along the courtyard. They have double glass railings which let the inhabitants admire the garden. A series of colored boxes extend outside, adding more floor space to the apartments. These too have glass railings.

Four star buikding hotel facadeView in gallery

Color was the secret weapon of the architects that designed the . The building has a unique facade that features small box-like balconies featuring six different colors: red, yellow, blue, green, violet and orange. The colors are randomly organized and they form an eye-catching facade designed to draw attention and to lure visitors in. In addition, the balconies make the hotel look memorable and turn it into a landmark.

Edificio Trentino Brasil BuildingView in gallery

Edificio Trentino BalconyView in gallery

were the ones to design Building Trentino, a sculptural structure found in Brazil. The project was completed in 2013 and the building shows its originality in a very interesting way. The facade is asymmetrical and long balconies with shapes alternating between diagonal and straight are stacked in a casual and sculptural manner. The architects played with shapes and proportions to make the building stand out in a subtle way.

Balconies paneled with woodView in gallery

Building facade designed for balconiesView in gallery

Plot #183 designed by is a case where the balconies are seamlessly embedded into the facade and are in fact the main feature that makes the building stand out. The balconies alternate between small and long and they’re interconnected with staircases two by two. They form a geometric design and give the facade an exposed and open look. This building was completed in 2009 in Beirut.

Green Balcony Hotel Golden Holiday in Nha TrangView in gallery

Hotel Golden Holiday in Nha Trang Balcony facadeView in gallery

Hotel Golden Holiday in Vietnam is a very beautiful building. It has a gorgeous facade populated with suspended balconies of various dimensions. The balconies are in fact similar to open terraces and they’re decorated with living plants and small trees. Their fronts are white but a thin wood panels form can be seen from underneath. This adds an unexpected tough of color to the building. The hotel was designed by .

Balcony railing designView in gallery

As you can see, there are plenty of ways in which balconies can influence the design of a building. They can be simple like these ones, with clear glass sides and colored fronts and they can serve as sculptural details for the facade.

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But they also be very bold, featuring vibrant colors. A set of playful balconies like these can beautifully rejuvenate an old building or make a new one look cool and stunning. Either way, they definitely make statement.

Denmark - Copenhagen - Orestad - VM Houses 03View in gallery

Denmark - Copenhagen - Orestad - VM HousesView in gallery

There’s also another possibility to take into consideration. A series of balconies with interesting and unusual shapes can definitely give a building a lot of character. These ones are triangular shaped and they’re placed at various angles so there’s no noticeable pattern on the facade. They also project matching shadows on the building facade, giving it an even more intriguing look.