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No longer built solely for function, cityscapes and structural designs are going above and beyond traditional blueprints for artistic expression. From contemporary homes to sustainable architecture and abstract buildings, Trend Hunter’s architecture category is here to offer some insight into how structural designs are changing due to modern and contemporary inspirations.
Intricate 3D-Printed Sand Installations
Intricate 3D-Printed Sand Installations
Precht and Mamou-Mani Architects Collaborate on Sandwaves
‘Sandwaves’ is a fascinating sand installation that is done in collaboration between Chris Precht and Mamou-Mani Architects. The structures are located in Diryah, Saudi Arabia — more... MORE
Waste-to-Energy Plant Parks
Waste-to-Energy Plant Parks
The 'CopenHill' will Help Copenhagen in its Bid to Go Carbon-Neutral
The ‘CopenHill’ is an ambitious new waste-to-energy plant situated in Copenhagen, Denmark that acts as a futuristic structure for providing eco-friendly power as well as an urban... MORE
Visually Striking Café Pavilions
Visually Striking Café Pavilions
This Café Pavilion by Morag Myerscough Has Illusionary Properties
A stunning “biophilic” café pavilion is stealing attention in the atrium of a newly revamped office building in London’s Broadgate. The piece boasts a striking aesthetic that mixes ultra-... MORE
Remotely Contemporary Cedar Cabins
Remotely Contemporary Cedar Cabins
Marc Thorpe Design Curates a Modest Escape in Freemont, NY
With contemporary sensibilities and functionality in mind, architectural practice Marc Thorpe Design creates a cedar cabin in a somewhat secluded destination. Located “two hours northwest in the... MORE
Customizable Branded Tiny Homes
Customizable Branded Tiny Homes
MUJI Boasts Its Latest Architectural Project — the Yō no Ie House
Contemporary retailer MUJI has expanded into the architecture industry with its latest branded tiny home project, dubbed ‘Yō no Ie House.’ It comes “without interior walls”... MORE
eCommerce Tiny House Giveaways
eCommerce Tiny House Giveaways
The Amazon Prime Tiny Holiday House is Being Given Away
The Amazon Prime Tiny Holiday House is being given away by the eCommerce brand in Australia as part of a contest that will provide inhabitants with everything they need to shift into the compact... MORE
Contemporary Quarry Stone Houses
Contemporary Quarry Stone Houses
Chris Collaris Builds a Low-Lying Home in Southern Ontario
House H is a low-lying quarry stone house in Mount Brydges — a small municipality, located in Southern Ontario. The abode is designed by Dutch architect Chris Collaris and it boasts a monolithic... MORE
Tiny Cost-Effective Eco Homes
Tiny Cost-Effective Eco Homes
The VMD Tiny Home is Ready for Living in 99 Days
The VMD tiny house has been created by Mexico-based architectural studios Studioroca and Taller Escape as a prefabricated dwelling that offers modern living in an eco-friendly way. Offering 323... MORE
Dentist Chic
Dentist offices take on a millennial-friendly aesthetic
Implications - Speaking to the expectation and value that millennials place on aesthetics, many dentist offices are differentiation themselves by taking on an informal and modern look. As young people today seek out products and experiences that specifically reflect who they aspire to be, this effect is impacting even the most unlikely of places.
Workshop Question - What are some ways your product or service could better align with the aesthetic tastes of millennials?
Chic Ski-In-Ski-Out Hotels
Chic Ski-In-Ski-Out Hotels
Le Coucou is Part of the Meribel Resort in the Les Trois Vallées
Le Coucou is a stylish and luxurious ski-in-ski-out hotel in Les Trois Valléesm, which is known as “the largest ski area in the world.” The hospitality establishment employed Pierre... MORE
Floating Statuesque Treehouses
Floating Statuesque Treehouses
The 'Casa Flotante' Offers Comfortable Amenities for Living
Escaping the daily grind of city life is a common desire amongst urban consumers, which is something the ‘Casa Flotante’ dwelling aims to help support. Situated in Mexico City, the... MORE
Eco Hemp-Based Houses
Eco Hemp-Based Houses
The Solar-Powered 'Flat House' Offers Well-Appointed Living Spaces
The solar-powered ‘Flat House’ is the design work of London-based Practice Architecture and highlights the capabilities of eco-friendly architecture to set new standards in the industry.... MORE
All-Timber Neighborhoods
All-Timber Neighborhoods
Henning Larsen Developed a Wooden Sustainable Community Design
Henning Larsen, in collaboration with engineers and biologists at MOE, developed a sustainable community design called Fælledby that is entirely constructed from timber. The low-rise housing scheme... MORE
Corten Steel Landscape Accents
Corten Steel Landscape Accents
Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter Builds Structures That Offer Direction
A series of landscape accents that embrace a uniform material pop up in eastern France. The structures are the work of Oslo-based design studio Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter who utilized Corten steel to... MORE
play_circle_filled Mobility-Centric City Concepts
Mobility-Centric City Concepts
The Toyota Woven City in Japan Was Announced at CES 2020
At CES 2020, the Toyota Woven City was announced as a “living laboratory” that will be created at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, sharing a unique vision for a smart city of the future.... MORE
play_circle_filled Indonesian Earthquake-Resistant Housing
Indonesian Earthquake-Resistant Housing
Ramboll Creates a Housing Prototypes That are Eco and Safe
For cities like Lombok, Indonesia, earthquake-resistant housing is extremely important as they are in a zone where natural disasters happen frequently. Ramboll – a civil engineering company,... MORE
Secluded Icelandic Nature Reserves
Secluded Icelandic Nature Reserves
Studio Bua is Updating a Guesthouse on Iceland’s West Coast
A house that is being overhauled by Studio Bua is receiving a contemporary lift. Dubbed Guesthouse Nýp, it is predominantly used for a bed and breakfast. Of course, being situated in an Icelandic... MORE
play_circle_filled Apocalypse-Proof House Designs
Apocalypse-Proof House Designs
Modern House Follows-Up the Cybertruck with a Cyberhouse
Fans of Tesla’s exceptionally durable Cybertruck will definitely get a kick out of Russian design firm Modern House’s Cyberhouse. The architectural practice took notes from the aesthetic and... MORE
Two-Story Tiny Homes
Two-Story Tiny Homes
This Shipping Container Home Build Focuses on Outdoor Space
This shipping container home build is the work of Jaimie and Dave of That Tiny Life Love and is a well-designed example of how a tiny home can be thoughtfully created to maximize functionality. The... MORE
Off-Grid Electric Truck Bunkers
Off-Grid Electric Truck Bunkers
The 'Cybunker' by Lars Büro Offers Space for Living and Parking
The conceptual ‘Cybunker’ has been designed by Lars Büro as a futuristic off-the-grid housing and garage building that takes the recently unveiled Tesla Cybertruck into consideration... MORE
Live Advertisement-Inspired Cafes
Live Advertisement-Inspired Cafes
Office AIO Designs the Aesthetic for Basic Coffee in Beijing
Basic Coffee is an establishment, housed in a co-working space in Beijing’s Xian Yu Kou neighborhood. Designed by local studio Office AIO, the cafe exudes a lush aesthetic. The firm used... MORE
Thematically Appropriate Archery Structures
Thematically Appropriate Archery Structures
Boman Designs the Archery House in a Greenbelt Area
Archery House is a terracotta brick building in “the greenbelt area of Fontenay-aux-roses on the outskirts of Paris.” The structure is built by architectural studio Boman and it offers a... MORE
Spiraling Observation Towers
Spiraling Observation Towers
'The Tower of Spiral' by studio Doarchi Offers Expansive Views
‘The Tower of Spiral’ is an architectural creation from the studio Doarchi in Shenzhen, China that aims to provide unparalleled views of the surrounding nature to let curious explorers... MORE
Video Game-Referencing Apartment Blocks
Video Game-Referencing Apartment Blocks
Aoa Architects' Pixel Building Pays Homage to Minecraft
A pixel building is erected in Seoul, South Korea, and the facade is successful in capturing the attention of passers-by as it is made out of tiles and offers a nice juxtaposition between white and... MORE
3D-Printed Home Communities
3D-Printed Home Communities
New Story and ICON Have Announced a 3D-Printed Housing Community
A new 3D-printed housing community has been announced by the nonprofit group New Story in collaboration with ICON and Mexican social housing enterprise ÉCHALE. The community will see 50 homes... MORE