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Top 100 Architecture Trends in April

From Living 3D-Printed Cabins to Floating Event Spaces

— April 28, 2018 — Art & Design
Noah's ark's texture was likely woody, as the legendary vessel was built entirely out of the material, and indeed texture and material are important parts of the April 2018 architecture trends. Modern designs are bolder and grander than they ever been thanks to developments in material strength and computer modeling, and the buildings here reflect those technological and creative advancements.

Many of the great modern architects made their name in designing houses before moving on to create their most famous buildings, and impressive house design is a tradition that continues with young architects today. From modular homes with views of the ocean to twin, symmetrical homes designed for two friendly neighboring families, architects are finding ways to reimagine the private spaces in which people spend the majority of their time.
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Draped Cathedral Designs
Draped Cathedral Designs
Adjaye Associates' Ghana National Cathedral has an Elegant Concrete Form
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99
Latticed Garden Homes
Latticed Garden Homes
Phong House Features a Modular Gardening Facade
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98
Dogleg Apartment Layouts
Dogleg Apartment Layouts
Loft 5.04 Features Oddly Angled Ceiling Struts to Compliments Its Layout
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97
Communal Wine-Making Facilities
Communal Wine-Making Facilities
The Day Wines Building Was Made for Communal Art and Wine-Making
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96
Archaeological Luxury Hotels
Archaeological Luxury Hotels
The Setai Hotel Underwent an Extensive Luxurious 12-Year Renovation
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95
Modern Boutique Apartment Complexes
Modern Boutique Apartment Complexes
Solidspace and AHMM's Weston Street is a Modern Living Space
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94
Landscape-Inspired Beach Houses
Landscape-Inspired Beach Houses
La Lucia by Arrcc is a Luxurious Beach House in South Africa
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93
Tree-Framing Courtyards
Tree-Framing Courtyards
'SHIMA', a Home by Keitaro Muto Architects, Cradles a Large Japanese Maple
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92
Mirrored School Complexes
Mirrored School Complexes
'The Almost Invisible School' Lives Up to Its Name
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91
Partially Buried Timber Homes
Partially Buried Timber Homes
'Höller House' Inhabits the Northernmost Hillside in a Small Town
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90
Art-Showcasing Flower Shops
Art-Showcasing Flower Shops
Tableau is a New Architectural Flower Shop in Copenhagen
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89
Partly Transparent Urban Shopping Centers
Partly Transparent Urban Shopping Centers
Lyon Part-dieu is Getting a Shiny Look by MVRDV
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88
Modern Curved Hotel Structures
Modern Curved Hotel Structures
The W Hotel in Shanghai is Luxurious with City Views in Each Room
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87
Kaleidoscopic Stained Glass Dividers
Kaleidoscopic Stained Glass Dividers
Surman Weston Created an Open Concept Office in a Church
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86
Converted Factory Apartments
Converted Factory Apartments
The Union Wharf Rooftop Dwelling is a Re-Imagined Old Conservatory
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85
Renovated Dome-Shaped Homes
Renovated Dome-Shaped Homes
Pavlina Williams Modernized Her Uniquely Shaped House in Palm Springs
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84
Energy-Positive Wooden Houses
Energy-Positive Wooden Houses
Studio KAW's Design Minimizes the Environmental Impact of a House
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83
Refurbished Modern Lofts
Refurbished Modern Lofts
The London Loft by StudioAVC Underwent a Large Extension and Redesign
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82
Aged Wood Homes
Aged Wood Homes
This Gabled House by Field Architecture Makes the Most of Napa Valley
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81
Modern Relaxing Retreats
Modern Relaxing Retreats
The Wilding Road Retreat Underwent a Large Luxurious Renovation
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80
Historic Italian-Inspired Hotels
Historic Italian-Inspired Hotels
The New Nomad Los Angeles Hotel Features a Neo-Classical Design
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79
Unintentional House Structures
Unintentional House Structures
The Purpose for This Structure by Arquitectura X is Still Undecided
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78
Elegant Clifftop Day Clubs
Elegant Clifftop Day Clubs
The Omnia Club in Bali is a High-End Social Spot with a Stunning Design
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77
Floating Event Spaces
Floating Event Spaces
Danish Studio Fokstrot Create an Artificial Wooden Island in Copenhagen
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76
Gym-Inspired Clothing Stores
Gym-Inspired Clothing Stores
Vancouver-Based Reigning Champ Opened a Minimalistic Store in LA
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75
Cycladic Holiday Homes
Cycladic Holiday Homes
The Hug House Offers Expansive Views of the Naoussa Bay
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74
Shingled Serene House Design
Shingled Serene House Design
AHL Architects Use Modern Elements and a Traditional Framework
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73
Petite Paris Apartments
Petite Paris Apartments
'Atelier_142' was the Former Home of a Successful Painter
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72
Versatile Open Offices
Versatile Open Offices
Sydness Architects' TrueX Office Boasts Space for Meetings and Happy Hours
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71
Abundant Window House Designs
Abundant Window House Designs
FORMZERO's Building Boasts a Abstract Exterior with Natural Hits
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70
Ultra Sustainable Skyscrapers
Ultra Sustainable Skyscrapers
The Skyscraper Design by SOM Puts Sustainability to the Forefront
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69
Bright Musical Apartment Designs
Bright Musical Apartment Designs
atelier.twelve's 'Apartment 2606' Features Open, Resonant Space
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68
Rustic Bohemian Hotels
Rustic Bohemian Hotels
The Casa Cook is a One-of-a-Kind Grecian Resort
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67
Toronto-Based Modern Offices
Toronto-Based Modern Offices
The New Slack Space in Toronto Has a Revolutionary Office Design
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66
Rock-Clad Modern Houses
Rock-Clad Modern Houses
The Truckee Creek House Was Built into the Surrounding Rocky Landscape
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65
Luxury Linear House Designs
Luxury Linear House Designs
The Bora Headquarters is a Relaxed Home and Work Environment
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64
Compartmentalized Apartment Interiors
Compartmentalized Apartment Interiors
'Riviera Cabin' Features Elaborate Hidden Storage Space
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63
Luxe Celebrity-Designed Homes
Luxe Celebrity-Designed Homes
Musician and DJ Moby is Selling The Renovated Red Oak Manor
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62
Conference-Housing Plant Domes
Conference-Housing Plant Domes
Peter Veenstra Visualizes Plans for a Vegetation-Encompassing Dome
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61
Transformed Show-Cooking Kitchens
Transformed Show-Cooking Kitchens
3LHD Rebranded & Redesigned the ResoLution Signature Restaurant
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60
Respectful House Constructions
Respectful House Constructions
Faulkner Architects Build a Getaway Home with Boulders in Mind
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59
Luxury Classic Hotel Designs
Luxury Classic Hotel Designs
The Fontenay Hotel in Hamburg Features Historic Design Styles
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58
Modern Weathered Steel Guardhouses
Modern Weathered Steel Guardhouses
Steel Guardhouse by Studio AR&D Offers Security For Residents
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57
Symmetrically Quadrilateral Homes
Symmetrically Quadrilateral Homes
Olimpia Lira's 'Twin Houses' are Both Perfectly Even
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56
Climate-Combating Modern Homes
Climate-Combating Modern Homes
The D'entrecasteaux House Was Designed to Survive Tasmanian Weather
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55
Art Deco Home Makeovers
Art Deco Home Makeovers
The Hampstead Home in London Received a Thorough Renovation
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54
Sustainable Houseboat Designs
Sustainable Houseboat Designs
The Houseboat H Features a Fish Habitat In Its Underside Belly
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53
Modern Affordable Housing
Modern Affordable Housing
The Bill Sorro Community Offers Cost-Friendly Living Solutions
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52
Tree-Growing Roof Structures
Tree-Growing Roof Structures
Vo Trong Nghia Architects Created a Nature-Inspired Structure
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51
Redesigned Waterfront Townhouses
Redesigned Waterfront Townhouses
This 1900s Utrecht Townhouse Underwent a Large Renovation
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50
Decorative Garden Sheds
Decorative Garden Sheds
Kawahara Krause Architects Artfully Bridge the Gap on Property Boundary
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49
Sun-Inspired Restaurant Designs
Sun-Inspired Restaurant Designs
Omar's Place is a Modernly Designed Mediterranean Restaurant
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48
Stargazing Glass Pavilion Designs
Stargazing Glass Pavilion Designs
Ofis Arhitekti Installed an Astronomy Facility in Spain
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47
Artist-Designed Fashion Headquarters
Artist-Designed Fashion Headquarters
Calvin Klein's Paris HQ Features Art from Sterling Ruby
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46
Versatile Family Homes
Versatile Family Homes
Austigard Arkitektur's Home Interior Arrangement Allows for Many Activities
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45
Rocky Monolithic Modern Homes
Rocky Monolithic Modern Homes
The House on the Stone Was Built into the Side of a Large Boulder
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44
Re-Purposed Industrial Restaurants
Re-Purposed Industrial Restaurants
The Proxi Serves Up Delicious Meals in a Former Printing House
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43
Harmonious-Driven Thai Homes
Harmonious-Driven Thai Homes
Teerachai Leesuraplanon's Project is Informed by Feng Shui
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Exposed Concrete Pool Houses
Exposed Concrete Pool Houses
The Casa Elache Pool House has a Luxury Living and Eating Area
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41
Modern Wooden Barn Houses
Modern Wooden Barn Houses
The Wooden Swimming Barn Has a Luxurious Indoor Pool
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40
Hidden Artist Residencies
Hidden Artist Residencies
AB CHVOYA Blends a Residential Home in a Forest Area near St. Petersburg
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39
Ultra-Luxurious Modern Houses
Ultra-Luxurious Modern Houses
The Grey Estate is Luxury Mansion with a Fully Equipped Spa
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38
Parasitic House Extensions
Parasitic House Extensions
Malka Architecture Offers a Proposal for Energy Efficiency Improvement
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Shipping Container Backyard Bars
Shipping Container Backyard Bars
The Honomobar is a Small Bar That Can Be Built in Four Weeks
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Mirrored Facade Cabins
Mirrored Facade Cabins
The Disappear Retreat Vanishes into Any Landscape
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Refreshing Modern Cafe Designs
Refreshing Modern Cafe Designs
The Pinkie Cafe Mixes Rose Gold Colors into the Design Scheme
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Seating-Accented Portable Offices
Seating-Accented Portable Offices
The 'Mountain On The Moon' Office is Charming and Interactive
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Modular Modern Youth Hostels
Modular Modern Youth Hostels
The Laval Youth Hostel Features Unique Visual Architecture
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Rectangular Compact Houses
Rectangular Compact Houses
Espacio 18 & Cueto Arquitectura Collaborated on a Site in Mexico
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Embedded Concrete Homes
Embedded Concrete Homes
'Villa Boscana' is Built Into the Side of a Steep Rock Face
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Modern Forest Cottages
Modern Forest Cottages
The Muraste Cottage by KUU Architects is Traditional Yet Contemporary
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Gritty Industrial Offices
Gritty Industrial Offices
Woods Bagot Used Raw Concrete on This Continental Bank Building
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Hidden Modern Lofts
Hidden Modern Lofts
'Buitenhuis' Features a Loft Tucked Just Beneath the Home's Roof
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Living 3D-Printed Cabins
Living 3D-Printed Cabins
This Cabin Was Made Using 4,500 Living Plant Tiles
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Luxurious Modern Retirement Communities
Luxurious Modern Retirement Communities
Bamo Completed the Luxe Sun City Kobe Residence in Japan
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Multi-Generation House Designs
Multi-Generation House Designs
The Re-Gen House by EKAR Was Made to House Each Generation
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Contemporary Nature-Inspired Homes
Contemporary Nature-Inspired Homes
MNIM Designed the Eco Modern Ravine Residence in Iowa
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Wooden Contemporary Dog Houses
Wooden Contemporary Dog Houses
Design Studio PDW Offers a Mid-Century Approach to Dog Abodes
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Ski Town Treehouse Cabins
Ski Town Treehouse Cabins
The Montana Treehouse Retreat Sits Atop Two Trees Deep in the Forest
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Sustainable Off-Grid Hawaiian Homes
Sustainable Off-Grid Hawaiian Homes
Lifeedited Create a Energy and Water-Positive Design in Maui
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Color-Rich Co-Working Spaces
Color-Rich Co-Working Spaces
Chiara De Rege Decorated The Wing with Pastel Hues & Modern Details
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Low-Profile Architectural Homes
Low-Profile Architectural Homes
This Low-Lying Residence Seamlessly Integrates Itself in Nature
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Modular Ocean View Homes
Modular Ocean View Homes
The Ocean Eye House by Studio Saxe Blends Into the Costa Rican Landscape
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Horticultural High-Rise Towers
Horticultural High-Rise Towers
This Mixed-Use Tower Would Produce Fruits and Vegetables
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Greenhouse-Integrated Tiny Homes
Greenhouse-Integrated Tiny Homes
The 'Alto' House Has a Large Window to Let Natural Light in
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Cerebral Co-Working Spaces
Cerebral Co-Working Spaces
The Brain Embassy in Warsaw Takes Inspiration from the Human Brain
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Stunning Beachside Homes
Stunning Beachside Homes
The Ghat House in Chile Features Amazing Design in a Breathtaking Space
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Raw Concrete Jungle Homes
Raw Concrete Jungle Homes
The JJO House Immerses Residents into the Brazilian Forest
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12
Modular Building Systems
Modular Building Systems
Matt Lucraft Addresses London's Housing Crisis in Concept Design
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11
Reimagined Retail Spaces
Reimagined Retail Spaces
Retail Design Collective Transform Loft into Hub for Community Engagement
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10
Extremely Compact Multifunctional Flats
Extremely Compact Multifunctional Flats
Studio Bazi Designed Practical Storage for a Moscow Flat
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Skinny House Structures
Skinny House Structures
Ana Rocha Architecture Built a Home That is Four Meters Wide
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8
Futuristic Beauty Showrooms
Futuristic Beauty Showrooms
The Mußler Beauty by Notino Concept Caters to the Consumer of Tomorrow
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Shipping Container Classrooms
Shipping Container Classrooms
Mb Architecture Created a Shipping Container Structure for a College
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Concrete Hillside Houses
Concrete Hillside Houses
Paz Arquitectura Used Concrete and Glass for a Geometric House Design
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All-White Modern Farmhouses
All-White Modern Farmhouses
Arbib Hughey Design Utilized a Farm Structure for Modern Dwelling
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4
Classic American Diner Redesigns
Classic American Diner Redesigns
The Overeasy Diner in Singapore Underwent an Extensive Renovation
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3
Modern Authentic Holiday Homes
Modern Authentic Holiday Homes
The Restio River House by SAOTA Sits on the Banks of Buffels River
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2
U-Shaped Contemporary Homes
U-Shaped Contemporary Homes
The Jardins House Mixes Landscape into Luxurious Design
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Overtly Minimalist Houses
Overtly Minimalist Houses
MB Architecture Built a Two-Storey Residence in the Hamptons
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