Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 400,000 inspiring examples.
Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 750 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 200,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Books
Join 20,000,000+ people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling methods, best innovation books & keynote videos.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI
Learn how the Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
Overview
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Keynotes & Workshops
Empower your team with the insights and frameworks they need to innovate better and faster.
Custom Research
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Futurists
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
Internships
Grow your professional skillset in an award-winning workplace.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
World Summit
Learn why 97% of people rate it "the best innovation conference ever".
1-Day Innovation Events
Explore our 2019 tour dates and find the best city to inspire your team.
Custom Events
Bring Future Festival to your team or event with our custom programming.
Search our database of over 390,000 cutting edge ideas.
SAMPLE CONSUMER INSIGHTS - Subscribe to access 8,250 more

Toychitecture

Architects channel childhood games to create nostalgic edifices

Implications - We've seen a renewed interest in childhood nostalgia, and architecture is one of the many industries in which this theme has presented itself. By channeling the shapes and styles of popular toys, classroom tools and video game features, sentiment is evoked in both passersby and inhabitants of these artistic buildings.
4.9
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
9 Featured, 58 Examples:
1,564,223 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Apr 09 — Oct 09
Trending:
Warm
Consumer Insight Topics:

Featured Examples

Thunderstorm Architecture
Thunderstorm Architecture
Tornado-Like 'Helix' Building Blows Them Away in Abu Dhabi
The stereotypical tornado shape may be unknown to the deserts of Abu Dhabi, but the American firm that designed it, Leeser Architecture, certainly must have been inspired by the spring storms that only… MORE
Book Stack Architecture
Book Stack Architecture
Zaha Hadid Creates Offset Design for Edifici Campus in Barcelona
The design firm Zaha Hadid is known for their modern designs and when they took their design aesthetic to Barcelona and the Edifici Campus, that didn’t change. The design by Zaha Hadid for the Edifici… MORE
Modern Ziggurat Architecture
Modern Ziggurat Architecture
Tiago Viegas' Crea Building Challenge Channels Ancient Cultures
Tiago Viegas’ Crea Building Challenge design, with its terraced living rooftops and pyramidal shape, looks like a modern version of the ancient structures that graced Mesopotamia thousands of years ago.… MORE
Faux Pixelated Architecture
Faux Pixelated Architecture
The Bodegas Ysios Winery Has a Mario Land-Like Roof
Bodegas Ysios winery introduces faux pixelated architecture -- a building design that looks like it could have been based on a screenshot from an old school video game. Pixelated designs are more popular… MORE
Stacked Box Architecture
Stacked Box Architecture
Marcio Kogan Creates The T-Shaped Osler House
The Osler House is definitely not a typical home design. Usually fluid in their levels and shape, this home design by Marcio Kogan instead creates a visible divide between the levels, turning one 90 degrees… MORE
Playground-Inspired Architecture
Playground-Inspired Architecture
Salzburg's Lanserhofwiese is Colorfully Playful
The Lanserhofwiese (try saying that three times fast) in Salzburg by Wimmer Zaic Architects is a refreshing cure to high density urban housing. The building’s design is more playful than the playground… MORE
Alphabet Architecture
Alphabet Architecture
The ‘L Tower' in Toronto & Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
The L Tower in Toronto gets its name from its dramatic shape as it swoops down from 57 stories high and out to one side just like the letter. Illustrations and pictures of the L Tower in Toronto show… MORE
Solar Jigsaw Buildings
Solar Jigsaw Buildings
Aesthetics of the Vertical Village Could Potentially Cause Car Accidents
The Vertical Village is another notch in the architectural belt for Dubai. I can’t help but think that think Dubai is being run by hyper-intelligent extraterrestrials. With an awe-inspiring collection… MORE
Tetris Towers
Tetris Towers
'Kranhaus' Jazzes Up Germany's Rheinauhafen Harbor
The Tetris block-shaped towers in the gallery above are of the 'Kranhaus' project, a series of mixed-use buildings that will glam up Germany's Rheinauhafen Harbor. The outrageous design of the 'Kranhaus'… MORE

Related Trend Reports & Custom Market Research

Related Examples

Egg Cup Architecture
Egg Cup Architecture
Check Out the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City by Lar & Fernando Romero
Grass-Powered Buildings
Grass-Powered Buildings
Puzzle-Piece Grass Could Be the Future of Eco Architecture
Famous Architecture Overnighters
Famous Architecture Overnighters
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater Home Opens Its Doors to Guests
Shuttered Volcano Architecture
Shuttered Volcano Architecture
The Taichung Convention Center Ecorupts in Taiwan
Laced-Up Architecture
Laced-Up Architecture
See the Athletic Aesthetics of the Administrative Adidas 'Laces' Building
Traditional Technique Architecture
Traditional Technique Architecture
Modern Buildings Created Using Old Tactics
Rusty Club Refurbishing
Rusty Club Refurbishing
Bar Guru Bar Gets a Bronze Revival by KLab Architecture
Floating Archaeological Architecture
Floating Archaeological Architecture
The Sky Disk Artifact Gives the Nebra Ark Its Inspiration
Modern Artchitecture
Modern Artchitecture
The Casa Zafra in Spain Merges Art and Architecture
Grasscape Schoolhouses
Grasscape Schoolhouses
OFF Architecture's Eco-Friendly Jean Moulin Hides in the Hills
Cowboy Boot Architecture
Cowboy Boot Architecture
Studio Pei Zhu Stomps Out the Competition With 'Skybond' Tower
Volcano-Shaped Architecture
Volcano-Shaped Architecture
Renzo Piano Defies Nature With the 'Vulcano Buono'
Psychedelic Architecture
Psychedelic Architecture
Ulrych's Magic Mushroom House is Form Without Function
Towering Toy Houses
Towering Toy Houses
James May Builds Real Life LEGO Architecture in the UK
Avian Architecture
Avian Architecture
Animal Wall by Gitta Gschwendtner Gets Mixed Reviews
Waffle Architecture
Waffle Architecture
House 1 & House 2 by TAKA Looks Like Breakfasty Goodness
Latticed Architecture
Latticed Architecture
The Eco Triangle Garden House by Tham & Videgard Hansson
Modernist Faux Victorian Architecture
Modernist Faux Victorian Architecture
The Perforated House by Kavellaris Urban Design
Open Atrium Architecture
Open Atrium Architecture
Paul de Ruiter's Villa Room Makes the Most of Natural Light
Literature Tribute Architecture
Literature Tribute Architecture
Knut Hamsun Center Pays Homage to the Norwegian Writer
Pixelated Graffiti
Pixelated Graffiti
Pedro Biz Creates Oversized Paper Square Wall Art
74 Sinuous Architecture Designs
74 Sinuous Architecture Designs
From Undulating Offices to Curvaceous Skyscrapers
Fanned Architecture
Fanned Architecture
Brendan Smithers' ‘Memory' Sculpture for Afrika Burn Art Festival
3D Triangle Architecture
3D Triangle Architecture
DIY Reykjavik Pavilion by Shift Architects Questions Iceland's Futu
Giant Courtyard Architecture
Giant Courtyard Architecture
Zaha Hadid's Chaoyangmen Beijing SOHO III Project
26 Zaha Hadid Innovations
26 Zaha Hadid Innovations
From Desert Skyscrapers to Space Age Fashion
Pixelated Box Heavens
Pixelated Box Heavens
Cardboard Cloud Installation by Fantastic Norway Reaches for the Stars
Desert Skyscraper Hotels
Desert Skyscraper Hotels
The Stone Towers in Cairo, Egypt by Zaha Hadid Are a Cool Oasis
Flowing River Architecture
Flowing River Architecture
Cairo Expo City by Zaha Hadid Was Inspired by Egypt's Nile
play_circle_filled Droplet Architecture
Droplet Architecture
Hi-Tech Resort Design Especially for Humid Coastlines
Rollercoaster Architecture
Rollercoaster Architecture
The Escalator in the Umeda Sky Building Looks Like a Space RIde
Flaked Light Architecture
Flaked Light Architecture
Hongbo Lu Proposes Flying Color Building for Dubai
Futuristic Greenchitecture
Futuristic Greenchitecture
Burnham Eco Pavilions by Zaha Hadid and UNStudio
35 Pixelated Designs
35 Pixelated Designs
From Pixelated Luggage to Pixel Furniture, Geek up Your Life
16 Pieces of Futuristic Architecture
16 Pieces of Futuristic Architecture
Lacy Bazaarchitecture
Lacy Bazaarchitecture
Rak Jebel Al Jais Resort is Wedged Into the Dubai Mountains
Pixelated Furniture
Pixelated Furniture
‘Prophets and Penitents' Exhibit Reveres Passion for Chair Design
Stacked Crate Skyscrapers
Stacked Crate Skyscrapers
The Lotto Turm in Stuttgart is Made of 55 Shipping Containers
Cactus-Shaped Architecture
Cactus-Shaped Architecture
Green Cactus Building Sheds Sustainable Spikes in Qatar
Architecture-Inspired Phones
Architecture-Inspired Phones
The SBNP-N90 Looks like the Burj Al Arab in Dubai
Giant J-Shaped Architecture
Giant J-Shaped Architecture
Green 'City-Park' Tower Spreads On and Over the Hudson
14 Futuristic Architecture Designs
14 Futuristic Architecture Designs
Photoshop-Inspired Furniture
Photoshop-Inspired Furniture
Pixel Stretched 'Lathe' Chairs by Sebastian Brajkovic
Otherworldly Architecture
Otherworldly Architecture
China's Dalian Int'l Conference Center Looks Like It's From Mars
play_circle_filled Spiral Wine Cellars
Spiral Wine Cellars
Trap Doors That Lead to a Bounty of Vino Are Perfect for Small Spaces
DIY Nerdy Decor
DIY Nerdy Decor
Turn Your Shelf Into a Pixelated Parade of Computer Icons
27 Inspiring Spiral Designs
27 Inspiring Spiral Designs
Next Gen Leaning Architecture
Next Gen Leaning Architecture
The 'Capital Gate' in Abu Dhabi
play_circle_filled Race Car Architecture
Race Car Architecture
Michael Schumacher World Champion Tower in Abu Dhbai
Spiral DNA Staircases
Spiral DNA Staircases
Garvan Medical Institute Helix Stairs
9 Zaha Hadid Designs + Guggenheim Hermitage Museum
9 Zaha Hadid Designs + Guggenheim Hermitage Museum
Pixel Furniture II
Pixel Furniture II
Pixel Sofa
Furniture for Nerds
Furniture for Nerds
The Pixel Couch
Futuristic Spanish Architecture
Futuristic Spanish Architecture
Zaha Hadid's Campus de la Justicia
play_circle_filled Transient Art Pavilion
Transient Art Pavilion
Zaha Hadid's Chanel Design
MGM Mirage Abu Dhabi
MGM Mirage Abu Dhabi
$3B Luxury Resort by 2012
Green Abu Dhabi Development
Green Abu Dhabi Development
Resembles Stonehenge
Pixelated Jewelry
Pixelated Jewelry
Mike and Maaike Recreate Famous Jewels on Leather