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Top 50 Architecture Ideas in April

From Nature-Submerged Homes to Solar-Powered Floating Houses

— April 27, 2019 — Art & Design
Whether its a home that's submerged in the forest or a house that runs on the power of the sun, the April 2019 architecture trends reveal that nature is becoming part of home design—instead of something to work around.

On the one hand, architects seem to be working with different natural elements and incorporating them into their designs. For instance, a recent Chilean home design by Aguilo + Pedraza Arquitectos featured a fully glazed facade and was elevated above a sloping hill with stilts to accommodate the natural landscape.

On the other hand, the April 2019 reveal new ways that architects have been harnessing nature to make homes more sustainable. For instance, Waterloft and Naturecruiser are a pair of solar-powered homes by the Dutch company +31Architects, which actually float on water for maximum sun exposure.
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Heat Absorption-Reducing Paints
Heat Absorption-Reducing Paints
UNStudio's Innovative Paint Can Help Dealing with Climate Change
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Chinese Botanic Art Centres
Chinese Botanic Art Centres
Interval Architects Use Red Brick Cladding to Commemorate This Design
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Playable Interactive Art
Playable Interactive Art
Visualize the Thinking Process with ‘Crystallisation of Thought’
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Victorian Back-to-Back Housing
Victorian Back-to-Back Housing
Peter Barber Architects Taps Agreeable Aesthetic for a Lengthy Site
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Sustainable Shoreline Extensions
Sustainable Shoreline Extensions
New York City Attempts to Extend Lower Manhattan Shoreline
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Neuron Cell-Inspired Education Centers
Neuron Cell-Inspired Education Centers
Will Alsop's 'Neuron Pod' Derives Inspiration from Science
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Forest-Friendly Concrete Amphitheaters
Forest-Friendly Concrete Amphitheaters
1+1>2 Architects' Theater in Vietnam is Community-Centric
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Hexagonal Building Raincoat Prototypes
Hexagonal Building Raincoat Prototypes
Sidewalk Labs Showcases Protective Layers for a Smart City
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Gabled French Kindergartens
Gabled French Kindergartens
Tracks Architects Creates a Generous & Brightly Lit Space for Students
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Colourful Migration-Themed Installations
Colourful Migration-Themed Installations
Winter Stations Features Sculptures Along Lake Ontario
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Blocky Urban Skyscrapers
Blocky Urban Skyscrapers
These Skyscrapers Allow For Wide Views and Ample Aesthetic Appeal
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Design-Friendly Multipurpose Venues
Design-Friendly Multipurpose Venues
Brand Bureau & Modus Studio Arrange The Holler in Arkansas
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Digitally Built Houses
Digitally Built Houses
The DFAB HOUSE Was Built with the Aid of 3D Printers and Robotics
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Suspended Timber Cabins
Suspended Timber Cabins
This Elegant Cabin Hovers Above the Snow in the Swiss Countryside
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All-White Pixelated Villa Designs
All-White Pixelated Villa Designs
Nomo Studio Embrace Extreme Minimalism with Villa Catwalk
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Reflective Infinity Bookstores
Reflective Infinity Bookstores
This Dynamic Bookstore Design Appears to Go on Forever
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Spacious Rustic Ski Resorts
Spacious Rustic Ski Resorts
Carney Logan Burke Architects' Caldera House Design is Quite Welcoming
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Cozy Contemporary Attic Apartments
Cozy Contemporary Attic Apartments
Azab Makes This Flat Functional Through Space-Saving Furniture
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Stunning Architectural Drone Photography
Stunning Architectural Drone Photography
This 'Barcelona from Above' Series Explores Symmetry
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Organized Two-Storey Apartments
Organized Two-Storey Apartments
Light and Air Architecture Designs a Contemporary Dwelling in NY
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Elegantly Designed Italian Museums
Elegantly Designed Italian Museums
Snøhetta's Structure is Situated on a Mountain Top
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Accommodating Charred Teak Cabins
Accommodating Charred Teak Cabins
Atelier Riri Contributes to the Architecture of Kiyakabin
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Industrial Pared-Back Apartments
Industrial Pared-Back Apartments
Daniel Zamarbide & Leopold Banchini Boast Unique Design Features
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Nature-Submerged Chilean Homes
Nature-Submerged Chilean Homes
Aguilo + Pedraza Arquitectos Optimize a Design for the Outdoors
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Sustainable Net-Zero Buildings
Sustainable Net-Zero Buildings
Serie Architects & Multiply Architects Produce a Design Prototype
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Modern Integrated Apartment Spaces
Modern Integrated Apartment Spaces
Arquitetura Nacional Sets This Staircase as a Centerpiece
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Detailed Surreal Architecture Illustrations
Detailed Surreal Architecture Illustrations
Tishk Barzanji Produces Tragedy-Exploring Visuals
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Mountain-Inspired Concrete Houses
Mountain-Inspired Concrete Houses
Steyn Studio' Sierra House Has an Interesting Modern Aesthetic
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Immersive Creative Design Exhibits
Immersive Creative Design Exhibits
Snarkitecture Opens the Doors to Its Snark Park in New York
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Toronto-Based Traditional Housing Alternatives
Toronto-Based Traditional Housing Alternatives
Batay-Csorba Architects Addresses Population Growth
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Bubble Architecture Books
Bubble Architecture Books
Phaidon's 'Bubbletecture' Showcases Bubble-Friendly Designs
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Cyclist-Friendly Wooden Chapels
Cyclist-Friendly Wooden Chapels
John Pawson's Structure is Located on a Cycle Path in the Forest
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Landscape-Extending Organic Designs
Landscape-Extending Organic Designs
Cloud 9 Boasts a Stunning Mediterranean Architecture Design
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Mobile Off-Grid Homes
Mobile Off-Grid Homes
Beatrice Bonzanigo's Concept Design Spans Over a Total of 27 Square Meters
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Solar-Powered Floating Homes
Solar-Powered Floating Homes
These Water-Dwelling Motorhomes are Eco-Friendly and Luxurious
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Unique Eclectic Hotel Experiences
Unique Eclectic Hotel Experiences
balbek bureau's Bursa Hotel Mixes a Few Artistic Approaches
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Whimsically Accented Rooftop Apartments
Whimsically Accented Rooftop Apartments
Vine Architecture Studio's Yellow Staircase is Striking
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Chic Berlin Dental Offices
Chic Berlin Dental Offices
Studio Karhard Recalls the Aesthetics of a Night Club for This Project
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Pet-Friendly Modern Apartments
Pet-Friendly Modern Apartments
Sim-Plex Design Studio Boasts a Unique & Divided Shared Flat Design
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Clean Energy Community Concepts
Clean Energy Community Concepts
IKEA's Space10 Builds an Eco-Friendly Miniature Village Prototype
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Roof-Based Modular Villages
Roof-Based Modular Villages
Sigurd Larsen's Design Boasts the Use of Existing Apartment Buildings
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Architecture-Accenting Fashion Shoots
Architecture-Accenting Fashion Shoots
This Kinfolk Magazine Editorial Spotlights Richard England
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Contemporary Three-Step Houses
Contemporary Three-Step Houses
This Residence by CHA:COL is Located on a Steep Plot in Los Angeles
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Highly Sustainable Compact Homes
Highly Sustainable Compact Homes
Estúdio 41 Builds an Adorable, Eco-Conscious House in Brazil
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Contemporary Neon Houses
Contemporary Neon Houses
Miguel ÁNgel Aragones' Design is a Completely Immersive Experience
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Pointy Mountain Treehouses
Pointy Mountain Treehouses
Peter Pichler Architecture's Design Entertains Modern Sensibilities
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Modular Floating Prefabricated Homes
Modular Floating Prefabricated Homes
Kodasema's Floating Residence is Quite Convenience-Focused
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Ultra-Affordable Printed Houses
Ultra-Affordable Printed Houses
New Story is Creating Low-Cost Dwellings in Latin America
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Incredibly Minimalist Rectangular Houses
Incredibly Minimalist Rectangular Houses
SAA Arquitectura + Territorio's Design Uses Angled Stilts
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Incredibly Contemporary Country Homes
Incredibly Contemporary Country Homes
Slade Architecture's Design Boasts Overlapping Volumes
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