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Top 30 Eco Architecture Trends in 2020

From Green Residential Towers to All-Timber Neighborhoods

— January 17, 2021 — Eco
These 2020 eco architecture trends range from green residential towers to all-timber neighborhoods.

When it comes to the year's most notable residential design projects, standouts include the Tiny Housing Co 'Natura' home and the 'Tiny Tetra House.' While Natura is a sustainable, open concept home housing a king-sized bed, functional kitchen, fireplace and upper mezzanine, the Tiny Tetra House is a "prefabricated tiny home designed by Stilt Studios as a new take on conventional architecture that aims to create a living space with recycled materials."

Other 2020 eco architecture innovations to note include the Converse City-Forests campaign. The campaign consists of pollution-absorbing building murals that are designed to "attract and convert airborne pollutants into harmless nitrate" in an attempt to plant more trees in areas where they wouldn't normally grow. In addition to featuring a new patented paint formula, the murals have air cleaning capabilities that match that of 1400+ trees.

For more eco architecture trends in the year ahead, check out Trend Hunter's 2021 Trend Report.
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Indonesian Earthquake-Resistant Housing
Indonesian Earthquake-Resistant Housing
Ramboll Creates a Housing Prototypes That are Eco and Safe
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Expandable Modular Charging Stations
Expandable Modular Charging Stations
The E.ON Ultra-Fast Charging Station is Future-Focused
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Circular Biodegradable Waste Conversions
Circular Biodegradable Waste Conversions
The Team at Genecis Creates High Performance Bioplastics
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Reusable Taphouse Architecture
Reusable Taphouse Architecture
The Pakhuset Braunstein Taphouse Can be Moved in the Future
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Pollution-Absorbing Murals
Pollution-Absorbing Murals
Converse Unveiled Murals That Absorb as Much Pollution as 1,470 Trees
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Forested Track-Topped Schools
Forested Track-Topped Schools
The Conceptual 'Forest School' Helps Purify the City Air
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Carbon-Neutral University Buildings
Carbon-Neutral University Buildings
The Center for Computing and Data Sciences is Fossil Fuel-Free
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All-Timber Neighborhoods
All-Timber Neighborhoods
Henning Larsen Developed a Wooden Sustainable Community Design
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Self-Powered Pre-Configured Homes
Self-Powered Pre-Configured Homes
Dvele Announced That All Home Will Be Completely Self-Powered
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21
Plant-Covered Offices
Plant-Covered Offices
Snøhetta Envisions ASI Reisen Headquarters with Contemporary Sensibilities
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Recycled Annual Pavilions
Recycled Annual Pavilions
The 2020 Serpentine Pavilions Will Be Designed by Counterspace
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Lush Greenery Residential Towers
Lush Greenery Residential Towers
The Conceptual 'Rainbow Tree' Building Reduces Carbon Footprints
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Ethereal Eco-Conscious Oceanic Hotels
Ethereal Eco-Conscious Oceanic Hotels
The Anthénea Floating Hotel Suite Offers Luxury Amenities
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Sustainable Pre-Configured Homes
Sustainable Pre-Configured Homes
Dvele's Luxury Pre-Fabricated Homes Focus on Your Well-Being
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Intricate 3D-Printed Sand Installations
Intricate 3D-Printed Sand Installations
Precht and Mamou-Mani Architects Collaborate on Sandwaves
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Eco Solar-Powered Tiny Homes
Eco Solar-Powered Tiny Homes
The GoSun Dream Tiny House will be Available in 2021
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Sustainable Pre-Fabricated Homes
Sustainable Pre-Fabricated Homes
Dvele's Modern Designs Can Be Customized to Suit Individual Needs
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Oasis-Like Urban Rejuvenation Projects
Oasis-Like Urban Rejuvenation Projects
MVRDV's Tainan Spring is Built in a Vacant Shopping Centre
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Sustainable Self-Sufficient Neighborhoods
Sustainable Self-Sufficient Neighborhoods
This City Design Addresses Climate Change & Pandemics
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Contemporary Greenery-Covered Homes
Contemporary Greenery-Covered Homes
The Conceptual 'Black Villa' Boasts a Bountiful Green Roof
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3D-Printed Floating Houses
3D-Printed Floating Houses
Scoolpt's Prvok Home is Eco-Friendly and 3D-Printed on a Pontoon
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Eco Hemp-Based Houses
Eco Hemp-Based Houses
The Solar-Powered 'Flat House' Offers Well-Appointed Living Spaces
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Spiraling Greenery-Topped Homes
Spiraling Greenery-Topped Homes
The 'Spiral Garden' House Has a Nature-Conscious Design
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Recycled Material Tiny Homes
Recycled Material Tiny Homes
The 'Tiny Tetra House' is Made with Recycled Tetra Cartons
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Waste-to-Energy Plant Parks
Waste-to-Energy Plant Parks
The 'CopenHill' will Help Copenhagen in its Bid to Go Carbon-Neutral
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Sustainable Construction Tiny Homes
Sustainable Construction Tiny Homes
The Tiny Housing Co 'Natura' Has Eco-Friendly Materials
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Sustainable Urban Prefab Homes
Sustainable Urban Prefab Homes
The Conceptual 'Shifting Nests' Have a Segmetned Design
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Solar-Powered Tiny Homes
Solar-Powered Tiny Homes
This Off-Grid Shipping Container Home Has a Self-Sustaining Design
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Shipping Container Vacation Homes
Shipping Container Vacation Homes
The 'Amagansett Modular' by MB Architecture is Budget-Friendly
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Mini Eco-Conscious Cabins
Mini Eco-Conscious Cabins
The Karg Cabins Offer Off-Grid Accommodations in a Stylish Way
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