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Top 80 Architecture Ideas in April

From Interactive Moat Stadiums to Pop-Up Paper Eateries

— April 23, 2016 — Art & Design
The top April 2016 architecture ideas highlight various shifts in the field and its relation to consumer purchasing decisions.

BIG Design group, led by starchitect Bjarke Ingels, recently unveiled their ambitious plan for a new Washington DC NFL stadium that would include an interactive moat. The impressive plan falls in line with BIG's view to create multifaceted structures with unexpected uses that come to redefine the relationship between citizens and public space.

Separately, Universal Studios has announced the construction of a full-scale replica of the fabled Wonka Chocolate factory to become a dedicated attraction within the Orlando theme park. The interactive experience will bring to life Roald Dahl's imaginative story world as visualized in the Johnny Depp-starring version in 2005.
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Crowdsourced City Guidebooks
Crowdsourced City Guidebooks
The Connectors Society Created a Toolkit to Reclaim Your City
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Sunken Urban Parks
Sunken Urban Parks
The New York Horizon Concept Features a Deep-Set Expanse In Central Park
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Pixelated Thai Skyscrapers
Pixelated Thai Skyscrapers
The MahaNakhon Skyscraper Features a Unique Ribboned Shape
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Transit Hub Photo Essays
Transit Hub Photo Essays
Fast Company's Celine Grouard Captures NYC's Controversial Addition
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Rural Woodland Markets
Rural Woodland Markets
This Japanese Market Promotes Local Food Production and Consumption
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Contemporary Lightbox Homes
Contemporary Lightbox Homes
This Japanese Residence Boasts an Illuminated Facade
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Illuminating Technicolor Abodes
Illuminating Technicolor Abodes
The Mood Modular Ring House Features Colorful LED Lights that Glow
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Bread-Shaped Buildings
Bread-Shaped Buildings
This Austrian Building is Shaped Like a Loaf Of Bread
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Illustrative Architectural Movements
Illustrative Architectural Movements
Federico Babina Depicts Design Eras With Building Drawings
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Looping Luxury Towers
Looping Luxury Towers
The Infinity Tower's Unique Shape is Eyecatching As Well As Functional
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Architectural LEGO Exhibits
Architectural LEGO Exhibits
'The Art of Architecture' Exhibit Features Landmarks Made Out of LEGO
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Sustainable Silicon Valley Offices
Sustainable Silicon Valley Offices
The New Google HQ Design Aims for LEED Certification
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Eco-Friendly Teardrop Trailers
Eco-Friendly Teardrop Trailers
This Trailer Relies On An 800-Watt Solar Array For Its Energy Needs
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Pixelated Residential Buildings
Pixelated Residential Buildings
The King Street West Building Will Revitalize Toronto Architecture
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Secluded Terrace Homes
Secluded Terrace Homes
The Kuwait House by AGi Architects Offer Four Private Patios for Guests
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Interactive Moat Stadiums
Interactive Moat Stadiums
The Washington Redskins Arena Will Offer Kayaking and Surfing for Fans
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Two-Sided Butcheries
Two-Sided Butcheries
The Vers Passage Accomedates Customer Traffic from a Curved Counter Display
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Clay-Roofed Houses
Clay-Roofed Houses
Malaysia's Clay Roof House Minimizes Solar Gain From Harsh Sunlight
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Skyline-Dominating Buildings
Skyline-Dominating Buildings
Hertsmere House Will Be the Tallest Residential Building in Europe
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Cinematic Chocolate Factory Eateries
Cinematic Chocolate Factory Eateries
Universal Studios is Opening a Willy Wonka-Themed Restaurant
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Wall-Opening Homes
Wall-Opening Homes
The Singapore House Offers Layered Open Spaces for a Big Family
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Perforated Observation Towers
Perforated Observation Towers
'The Salling Tower' Draws Inspiration from the Portholes of Ships
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Serpent-Shaped Skyscrapers
Serpent-Shaped Skyscrapers
The Asian Cobra Tower is Designed By Vasily Klyukin
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Hyperboloid Vertical Farms
Hyperboloid Vertical Farms
The Skyfarm Offers a Space-Saving Solution to Food Farming
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Towering Timber Buildings
Towering Timber Buildings
The Canopia Timber Towers Are Proposed For Bordeaux
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Green-Roofed Retail Centers
Green-Roofed Retail Centers
The Part-Dieu Commercial Retail Center will Focus on Biophilic Design
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Open-Sharing Offices
Open-Sharing Offices
LinkedIn Australia Open-Concept Layout Benefits Information Sharing
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Simulated Iceberg Installations
Simulated Iceberg Installations
This National Building Museum Exhibit Will Explore Icebergs
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Eco-Friendly Tech Hubs
Eco-Friendly Tech Hubs
The Google Campus Redesign Involves Integration with the Local Biosphere
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Upscale Modular Burger Bars
Upscale Modular Burger Bars
The New York City Uncle Sam's Burgers Opts for a Sophisticated Look
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Idyllic Underwater Restaurants
Idyllic Underwater Restaurants
The Maldives Will Boast the World's Biggest Underwater Restaurant
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Urban Factory Cafes
Urban Factory Cafes
The Mango Tree Eatery Offers a Utilitarian and Open-Concept Dining Experience
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Translucent All-Season Homes
Translucent All-Season Homes
This Home Includes Separate Winter and Summer Lodgings
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Origami-Inspired Home Extensions
Origami-Inspired Home Extensions
The 'G3 House' Draws Inspiration from the Art of Origami
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Seafaring Lakeport Restaurants
Seafaring Lakeport Restaurants
This Romanshorn Restaurant Boasts an Interior Inspired by Ships
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Minimalist Portuguese Homes
Minimalist Portuguese Homes
The Casa Dos Claros is Full of Simple Geometric Details
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Projecting Home Facades
Projecting Home Facades
This Modern Hollywood Home Features an Outdoor Wall for Screening Films
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Luxurious Barn Homes
Luxurious Barn Homes
The Ancient Party Barn is a Luxury Home Created From a Humble Barn
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Curved Timber-Wrapped Towers
Curved Timber-Wrapped Towers
This Civic Center Will Feature a Wooden Screen Around the Exterior
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Contemporary Hot Spring Resorts
Contemporary Hot Spring Resorts
This Shima Resort is a Part of the Aman Hospitality Chain
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Secluded Glass Cabins
Secluded Glass Cabins
The Starlight Room Provides Guests with a 360-Degree View of the Mountains
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Connected Illuminating Sustainable Tables
Connected Illuminating Sustainable Tables
The 'Cap' Coffee Table is Crafted from Cardboard
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Compact Condo Buildings
Compact Condo Buildings
The Ivy Lofts' Micro Condo Units Allow For Affordable Urban Living
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Straw Hat-Inspired Ceilings
Straw Hat-Inspired Ceilings
This Japanese Community Center Features an Intricate Lattice Ceiling
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Slanted Garden Roofs
Slanted Garden Roofs
OYO Architects Creates a Modern Green Belgium House
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Grassy Home Interiors
Grassy Home Interiors
This Sloped Green Flooring is Designed to Resemble a Grassy Hillside
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Affordable Shipping Container Apartments
Affordable Shipping Container Apartments
This Texas Development Features Seven Eco-Friendly Units
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Color-Coordinated Sushi Bars
Color-Coordinated Sushi Bars
This Sushi Restaurant is Inspired by the Colors of Sushi Rolls
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Colorful Fast Food Interiors
Colorful Fast Food Interiors
This French McDonald's is Decorated with Colourful Light Boxes
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Contemporary Brazilian Mansions
Contemporary Brazilian Mansions
Seferin Arquitetura's Latest Project Boasts Modern Design Details
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Post-Disaster Igloo Housing
Post-Disaster Igloo Housing
La Matriz Provides a Portable Temporary Shelter for Stranded Consumers
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Secluded Seaside Homes
Secluded Seaside Homes
Patterson Associates Designs a Luxury House for the Tasteful Hermit
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Cavernous Cliffside Abodes
Cavernous Cliffside Abodes
The 'House on the Cliff' Home Features a Curved Roof Made of Zinc
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Rejuvenated Urban Greenways
Rejuvenated Urban Greenways
Vancouver's Arbutus Greenway Project Will Feature Bike Lanes and Paths
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Homeless Shelter Buses
Homeless Shelter Buses
The Sleepbus Houses Sleeping Pods That Can Shelter the Homeless At Night
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Farmhouse-Inspired Cafes
Farmhouse-Inspired Cafes
This New Starbucks Location in Bangkok is Modern Yet Rustically Inspired
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Terrifying Glass Slides
Terrifying Glass Slides
The Skyslide Hovers 1,000 Feet Above Los Angeles
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Modernist Zen Residences
Modernist Zen Residences
InForm's 'House in Elwood' Project Boasts Sleek and Simple Design Details
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Towable Tiny Homes
Towable Tiny Homes
The Life Pod Can Easily Be Transported Around By Car
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Wall-Integrated Cafe Seating
Wall-Integrated Cafe Seating
The Walls of This Cafe Fold Up to Create Outdoor Tables
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Communal Camping Tents
Communal Camping Tents
The Crazy X Tent Makes Camping More Sociable Than Ever
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Tiered Tiny Homes
Tiered Tiny Homes
These Tiny Homes Can Be Tailored Towards Different Levels of Builder Skill-Sets
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Twisted Terrace Skyscrappers
Twisted Terrace Skyscrappers
This Waterfront Building Offers Added Green Space in Urban Toronto
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Utility Residence Blocks
Utility Residence Blocks
The Hub Kitchen and Bathroom Unit Can be Used to Create a Livable Space
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70s-Inspired Ski Chalets
70s-Inspired Ski Chalets
This A-Frame Chalet is Resigned to Resemble Neighboring 1970s Cabins
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Modern Garden Retreats
Modern Garden Retreats
This Contemporary Backyard Studio Provides Solitude in an Urban Metropolis
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Student-Friendly Micro-Apartments
Student-Friendly Micro-Apartments
These Mini Studios Provide an Alternative to Student Housing
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Camouflaged Contemporary Homes
Camouflaged Contemporary Homes
This Modern Cottage is Concealed by a Traditional French Exterior
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Deceptive Pre-Fab Homes
Deceptive Pre-Fab Homes
This Tiny Farmhouse Sits on a Near-Invisible Base
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Cantilevered Cocktail Bars
Cantilevered Cocktail Bars
The Bire Bitroir Offers Unparalleled Views with its Cliffside Location
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Multilevel Kindergarten Classrooms
Multilevel Kindergarten Classrooms
This Classroom Features Play Spaces That Span Different Levels
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Comfortable Glamping Yurts
Comfortable Glamping Yurts
WeatherPort Yurts are Perfect for Idyllic Outdoor Adventures
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Pop-Up Paper Eateries
Pop-Up Paper Eateries
This Pop Up Food and Drink Venue in Sydney Uses Cardboard Tubes for Design
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Humble Eco Homes
Humble Eco Homes
The Husaro House is a Swedish Abode Found in the Archipelago of Stockholm
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Comprehensive Modern Homes
Comprehensive Modern Homes
The Los Angeles House is Typical of the LA Lifestyle
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Eco-Friendly Glamping Cabins
Eco-Friendly Glamping Cabins
These Triangular Cabins are Designed for Luxury Camping Trips
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Minimalist Gothic Cottages
Minimalist Gothic Cottages
Villa Boreale is a Modern Take on a Classic Wood Cabin
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Prefabricated Eco-Homes
Prefabricated Eco-Homes
Deltec Offers Affordable Houses Made from Sustainable Materials
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