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Top 100 Architecture Trends in 2015

From Contemporary Tree House Abodes to Modern Country Cabins

— January 24, 2016 — Art & Design
These 2015 architecture trends range from contemporary tree house abodes to shipping container campuses that promote sustainable design practices. In addition to its array of eco-conscious architecture examples, this list also focuses on experiential retail spaces.

These particular projects range from Art Deco supermarkets that feature opulent branding along with clothing shops that are accented with immersive sculptures or art installations. While these artistic elements can often be purely visual, they can also double as practical spacial elements -- either providing structural support or even acting as an interesting display unit.

Other favorites include upscale temporary homes like luxury tents or even backyard campers that are designed to resemble an urban condo space. These residential spaces are unexpected and are often adaptable for mobile use. Whether set-up amidst a scenic national park or in one's backyard, the compact spaces provide a home away from home for suburban dwellers.
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Harmonious Alabaster Abodes
Harmonious Alabaster Abodes
The White House Features a Fluid Interior Plan
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99
Modern Countryside Homes
Modern Countryside Homes
The Bolton Residence is Full of Bold Minimalist Details
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98
Four-Legged Homes
Four-Legged Homes
The Simple Home's Legs Can Be Folded and Unfolded
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97
Campsite Art Exhibits
Campsite Art Exhibits
'UrbanCampsiteAmsterdam' is Showcasing Modern Sculptures at its Campsite
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96
Inside-Out Homes
Inside-Out Homes
This Andrew Maynard Architects Design is Intentionally Incomplete
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95
Contemporary Japanese Homes
Contemporary Japanese Homes
Fumi Aso's Moon House Embraces Minimalist Design Details
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94
Hybrid-Living Lofts
Hybrid-Living Lofts
The Zoku Loft Caters to Both Work and Relaxation
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93
Feng Shui Homes
Feng Shui Homes
The Ssangdalri House is Arranged According to Chinese Philosophy
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92
Modern Box Residences
Modern Box Residences
Office of Architecture's Brooklyn Hut Project Celebrates Simplicity
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91
Contemporary Duplex Residences
Contemporary Duplex Residences
La SHED Architecture's Modern Montreal Home Fits a Family's Needs
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90
3D-Printed Mansions
3D-Printed Mansions
This House Created by Winsun Shows Off Design, 3D-Printed Materials
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89
Single-Room Apartments
Single-Room Apartments
This Brazilian Apartment Features an Open-Concept Layout
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88
Treehouse Office Pods
Treehouse Office Pods
Dymitr Malcew Created Sofa-Embedded Alcovesfor Relaxation Within Offices
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87
Off-Grid Vacation Homes
Off-Grid Vacation Homes
This Vacation Home in Hawaii Cost Only $23,000 to Build
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86
Personalized Backyard Pods
Personalized Backyard Pods
The 'Podzook' is a Sphere-Shaped Space Perfect for the Backyard
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85
Versatile Tiny Homes
Versatile Tiny Homes
The Half/Half Home's Interior Can Be Designed By Its Owner
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84
Rapidly 3D-Printed Homes
Rapidly 3D-Printed Homes
A Chinese Company Constructed Ten 3D-Printed Homes In Less Than 24 Hours
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83
Portable Sub-Zero Homes
Portable Sub-Zero Homes
Leaf House Version.3 is Designed to Withstand Sub-Zero Temperatures
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82
Extremely Split Houses
Extremely Split Houses
Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter Architects is Dramatically Divided
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81
Heroic Bat-Themed Homes
Heroic Bat-Themed Homes
This House is a Replicated Version of Batman’s Luxurious ‘Batcave’
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80
Spa-Themed Tech Offices
Spa-Themed Tech Offices
The Google Budapest Office is a Playful Nod to the City's Spas
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79
Whimsical Cliffside Homes
Whimsical Cliffside Homes
This Coastal Property Features a Curved Rooftop Design
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78
Casual Upscale Workplaces
Casual Upscale Workplaces
The New INC Architecture Design Nyc Office Was Designed by the Firm
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77
Vibrant Upscale Hostels
Vibrant Upscale Hostels
The Generator Paris Hostel Boasts Private Balconies and Hammocks
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76
Recycled Tire Art
Recycled Tire Art
This Artwork Shows Tires Dissapearing into Streets and Walls
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75
Floor-Stored Dining Rooms
Floor-Stored Dining Rooms
This Tiny House Stores The Dining Table in the Floor and Bed in the Roof
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74
Shipping Container Offices
Shipping Container Offices
Hechingen Studio Uses Stacked Shipping Crates to Capture Sunlight
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73
Minimalist California Mansions
Minimalist California Mansions
The Four Eyes House is Located in Coachella Valley, California
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72
Sustainable Solar Homes
Sustainable Solar Homes
The NexusHaus Relies on Solar Power to Meet Its Energy Needs
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71
Ingenious Play Areas
Ingenious Play Areas
CplusC Architectural Workshop Creates a Futuristic Space for Children
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70
Tiny Debt-Free Homes
Tiny Debt-Free Homes
Joel Weber Builds a 145 Square Feet House to Save on Room and Board
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69
Efficient Apartment Accommodations
Efficient Apartment Accommodations
This Small Apartment Design is Intended for Traveling Renters
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68
Wooden Trailer Homes
Wooden Trailer Homes
This Fully Functional Trailer Home Was Built by a Nomadic Couple
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67
Playful Tiny Homes
Playful Tiny Homes
The Toybox Tiny Home
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66
Nature Embedded Architecutre
Nature Embedded Architecutre
The Nahahum Balance Associates Architects Home is Set in Nature
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65
Affordable Tiny Homes
Affordable Tiny Homes
This Well-Designed Tiny Home is Located In Vancouver
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64
Solar Panel Windows
Solar Panel Windows
This Innovation Turns Solar Cell Technology Completely Transparent
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63
Cubic Apartment Complexes
Cubic Apartment Complexes
This Apartment in Brussels Features a Space-Conserving Cube
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62
Mobile Vacation Homes
Mobile Vacation Homes
Hristina Hristova's Mini Vacation Home is a Small House on Wheels
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61
Public Art Structures
Public Art Structures
The Vaulted Willow is a Colorful Permanent Installation in an Edmonton Park
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60
Sustainable Forest Homes
Sustainable Forest Homes
Passive House Che is Located In a Romanian Forest
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59
Outdoor Home Entertainment Options
Outdoor Home Entertainment Options
Roger Christ Creates a Projector Wall on a Residential Rooftop
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58
Inexpensive Customizable Cabins
Inexpensive Customizable Cabins
This A-Frame Cabin Enables Consumers to Build It as They Please
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57
Art Gallery Eateries
Art Gallery Eateries
'Art House Moscow' is Equal Parts Gallery and Locally Sourced Restuarant
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56
Self-Sufficient Trailer Homes
Self-Sufficient Trailer Homes
The Wohnwagon Trailer Home Can Fend For Itself
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55
Converted Tiny Homes
Converted Tiny Homes
This Tiny Home is Actually a Converted Storehouse
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54
Prefab Floating Houses
Prefab Floating Houses
This Innovative Floating Home in Seattle Sits on Lake Union
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53
Low-Energy Bohemian Abodes
Low-Energy Bohemian Abodes
This Uniquely Shaped Wooden Bohemian House is Compact and Cozy
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52
Industrial Summer Homes
Industrial Summer Homes
This Interconnected Beach House Mixes Minimalism and Industrial Designs
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51
Shipping Container Homes
Shipping Container Homes
Costa Rica's Casa Incubo by Maria Jose Trejos is Bright and Spacious
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50
Handmade Scandinavian Homes
Handmade Scandinavian Homes
This Handcrafted Country Home Blends Perfectly Into Its Surroundings
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49
Creative Contemporary Abodes
Creative Contemporary Abodes
This Home in Santa Monica Features Lots of Creative Space
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48
Glass-Paneled Microhomes
Glass-Paneled Microhomes
This Contemporary Cottage Features a Stone Facade and Glass Walls
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47
Converted Warehouse Homes
Converted Warehouse Homes
Architect Richard Smith Turns an Industrial Space into a DIY Home
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46
Village-Inspired Homes
Village-Inspired Homes
The Tower House by Andrew Maynard Architects is a Throwback to Village Life
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45
Naturally Formed Lodges
Naturally Formed Lodges
The V Lodge Features a Topographic Form
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44
Urban Development Pop-Ups
Urban Development Pop-Ups
The Okomeya Rice Shop is Aiming to Revitalize This Shopping Street
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43
Open Source Floating Homes
Open Source Floating Homes
The Floating House is Designed By Carl Turner Architects
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42
Transparent Mountainside Pods
Transparent Mountainside Pods
These Peruvian Hotel Pods are Attached to the Side of a Rocky Cliff
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41
Floating Residential Pods
Floating Residential Pods
The WaterNest 100 is a Circular Pod-Like Residence
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40
Flat-Pack Disaster Shelters
Flat-Pack Disaster Shelters
The Temporary Compact Structure Houses Displaced People in Emergencies
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39
Weatherproof Modular Housing
Weatherproof Modular Housing
Cubicco Created This Resilient Dwellings Designed for Well-Being
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38
Remote All-Year Cabins
Remote All-Year Cabins
The V-Lodge by Reiulf Ramstad Architecture is Suitable for a Big Family
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37
Monochromatic Eatery Interiors
Monochromatic Eatery Interiors
The Eat Rice & Noodle Restaurant Uses One Color for Decoration
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36
Solar-Powered Micro Homes
Solar-Powered Micro Homes
The New 'Ecocapsule' Homes Make It Easy to Live Off the Grid
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35
$100 Million Penthouses
$100 Million Penthouses
These Penthouse is Located in the One57 Tower in Midtown Manhattan
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34
Panoramic Minimalist Houses
Panoramic Minimalist Houses
This House is Designed to Provide Absolutely Breathtaking Views
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33
Space-Saving Homes
Space-Saving Homes
The Yo! Home Apartments Combine Multiple Rooms Into One
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32
Contemporary Treehouse Homes
Contemporary Treehouse Homes
This Rural Getaway is Cantilevered Over a Steel and Concrete Base
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31
Compact Glass Cabins
Compact Glass Cabins
Modular Glass House Offers Broad Landscape Views from Every Transparent Face
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30
Recycled Concrete Homes
Recycled Concrete Homes
This Australia Architect Used Recycled Materials to Create an Eco Dwelling
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29
Tiny Off-Grid Cabins
Tiny Off-Grid Cabins
This Secluded Cabin Comes Equipped with Everything You Need to Get Away
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28
Modernist Country Cabins
Modernist Country Cabins
Tomek Michalski Contemporary Cottage is Customized and Cozy
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27
Eco-Friendly Underground Mansions
Eco-Friendly Underground Mansions
This Luxe Underground Dwelling Minimizes the Use of Green Space
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26
Compact Eco Homes
Compact Eco Homes
This Small House Features a Carbon Footprint of 100 Square-Meters
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25
Minimalist Greek Retreats
Minimalist Greek Retreats
Villa Melana Blends Rustic and Modern in a Beautifully Minimalist Way
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24
Subterranean Cliff Houses
Subterranean Cliff Houses
Open Platform for Architecture's Casa Brutale is a Striking Glass Home
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23
Portable Box Homes
Portable Box Homes
The 'Teeny Box' is a Prefabricated Space Made from Reclaimed Materials
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22
Sustainable Cabin Residences
Sustainable Cabin Residences
Lang Architecture's Hudson Woods Home is Eco-Friendly and Elegant
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21
Sliding Wall Apartments
Sliding Wall Apartments
The 5:1 Apartment Uses a Motorized Wall to Switch Between Spaces
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20
Modern Forest Homes
Modern Forest Homes
Engel Architekten Designs a Stunning House that Blends Into Its Surroundings
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19
Whimsical Fairytale Cabins
Whimsical Fairytale Cabins
This Distorted Cabin is Reminiscent of Classic Storybook Homes
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18
Contemporary Dutch Cottages
Contemporary Dutch Cottages
Zecc Architects Designs a Countryside Cabin Using Shuttered Walls
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17
Cafe-Inspired Tech Offices
Cafe-Inspired Tech Offices
This San Francisco Office Takes Its Design Cues from Coffee Shops
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16
Shipping Container Abodes
Shipping Container Abodes
A Residence in Northern Ireland was Constructed with Unusual Materials
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15
Contemporary Rustic Homes
Contemporary Rustic Homes
This Secluded Wildnerness Home Features Touches of Modern Design
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14
Modern Seafood Restaurants
Modern Seafood Restaurants
This Fish and Chip Shop Boasts a Pristine Visual Branding Identity
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13
Retail Farmer's Markets
Retail Farmer's Markets
Ferme En Ville is a Local Food Market That Recalls a Marketplace Aesthetic
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12
Tropical Modern Residences
Tropical Modern Residences
The Brillhart House is a Majestic Hand-Built Home is Downtown Miami
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11
Art Deco Supermarkets
Art Deco Supermarkets
E.Leclerc’s Bordeaux Grocery Store Design Takes Style Cues from the 30s
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10
Cozy Backyard Bunkies
Cozy Backyard Bunkies
The Collingwood Shepherd Hut Offers Comfy Permit-Free Overflow Accommodation
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9
Mini DIY Homes
Mini DIY Homes
This Tiny, Portable House is Delivered to You and Ready for Assembly
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8
Shipping Container Campuses
Shipping Container Campuses
Pop Brixton Aims to Bring A Sense of Community to the District
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7
Community Hub Supermarkets
Community Hub Supermarkets
This Award-Winning Whole Foods Austin Location is a Retail Playground
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6
Cozy Underground Bunkers
Cozy Underground Bunkers
This Nuclear Fallout Survival Shelter Sits 20 Feet Underground
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5
Hybrid Coffee Bars
Hybrid Coffee Bars
All That is Solid's Cafe Interior Design Suits a Range of Needs
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4
Minimalist Juxtaposed Cafes
Minimalist Juxtaposed Cafes
This Coffee Shop Combines Timber & Concrete for a Raw Interior Design
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3
Small-Batch Supermarkets
Small-Batch Supermarkets
This Grocery Store Boasts a Herb Wall and a Soda Fountain
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2
Simplistic Fast Food Restaurants
Simplistic Fast Food Restaurants
The 'Simple' Restaurant Keeps Things Straight-Forward
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1
Portable Prefabricated Rooms
Portable Prefabricated Rooms
Expand Your Home Space with Inoutside's Prefabricated Buildings
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