Whether they are vast and expansive structures or small homes, 2016 architecture trends are as awe-inspiring as ever. Some of the more prominent themes that can be found in the realm of architecture this year are pavilions that interact with people and the environment simultaneously, and museums that are built to be as fascinating as the artifacts they hold.
One example of pavilions being used for functional, artistic and environmental purposes simultaneously is the spherical one designed by urban living specialists and architects. The pavilion functions as an outdoor greenhouse in which visitors can sit and relax, and makes a statement on the benefits that can be reaped with the fusion of eco-living and architecture in urban environments.
The Rose Museum in Beijing, China takes after its name in both function and in its appearance. In order to stand out, the exterior of the building is covered in perforated metal – with its perforations taking the form of roses. This building is just one example of many other museums that were designed to capture the attention of visitors before they even enter their doors.
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Top 100 Architecture Trends in 2016
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Mini Backyard Offices
Former Garage Bathhouses
Sustainable Residential Towers
Flood-Proof River Refuges
Modular Garden Pavilions