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Top 100 Architecture Trends in September

From DNA-Inspired Structures to Wing-Shaped Roof Designs

— September 4, 2021 — Eco
As society strides forward with increasing concern about climate change, sustainable solutions and eco-conscious initiatives dominate. In architecture, designers favor sustainable energy sources, design practices, and material choices which ultimately please their clients and reduce their design's carbon footprint.

For example, Cameron Anderson Architects have completed an off-grid vacation rental in New South Wales, Australia. This triangular-shaped cabin is lined with solar panels along its roof and is oriented to the north to produce the best possible solar energy. While the materials were sourced by scavenging the plot of the land the home sits on.

Similarly, the design house Feldman Architecture uses salvaged cypress wood to build a relaxed Californian beachfront home. Clients desire sustainably made homes, and architects continue to deliver such requests successfully.
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Education-Focused Museums
Education-Focused Museums
The Reimagined Kids Museum of Glass 2.0 Encourages Independent Learning
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99
Inclusive Youth Theatre Centers
Inclusive Youth Theatre Centers
The National Youth Theatre Was Revamped by Studio DSDHA
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98
Dance-Focused Nightclubs
Dance-Focused Nightclubs
J.H Architecture Has Completed a Unique Nightclub Design in China
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97
Inventive Outdoor Art Installations
Inventive Outdoor Art Installations
John Margaritis and Dickies Debut an Art Installation in Texas
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96
Minimalist Monochromatic Tattoo Parlors
Minimalist Monochromatic Tattoo Parlors
Balbek Bureau Transformed 6:19 Studio Into a Sparse Space
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95
Weather-Conscious Designs
Weather-Conscious Designs
Unemori Architects Respond to Harsh Weather Conditions in New Project
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94
Subterranean Art Museums
Subterranean Art Museums
Snøhetta Expands the Ordrupgaard Art Museum Underground
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93
Light-Reflecting Structures
Light-Reflecting Structures
Snøhetta Offers a Unique Garden Experience in New Museum Design
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92
Community-Supporting Cultural Centers
Community-Supporting Cultural Centers
A Community Center in Paraguay Was Built for the Toba People
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91
Repurposed Red Mud Materials
Repurposed Red Mud Materials
ThusThat and Tonkin Liu Teamed Up to Reimagine Aluminum By-Product
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90
Minimalist Mosque Designs
Minimalist Mosque Designs
Dabbagh Architects' Mosque Design Boasts Serenity and Minimalism
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89
Eco-Led Reimagined Mail Facilities
Eco-Led Reimagined Mail Facilities
Tour & Taxis Was Renovated into a Sustainable Mixed-Use Space
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88
Distorted Architectural Designs
Distorted Architectural Designs
The Long-Awaited Munch Museum is Set to Open in Norway
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87
Artistic Beach Cleanup Initiatives
Artistic Beach Cleanup Initiatives
Designers & Volunteers Joined Forces to Create an Eco Sculpture
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86
Self-Supporting Designs
Self-Supporting Designs
Newly Elevated Walkway in Rome's Domus Aurea Leads to Spectacular Sights
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85
Anatomy-Inspired Research Centers
Anatomy-Inspired Research Centers
Foster + Partners' New Design Speaks to a 20th Century Drawing
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84
Cave-Like Exhibition Spaces
Cave-Like Exhibition Spaces
H&P Architects Used Repurposed Tiles to Construct the Ngoi Space
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83
Minimalist Brewery Headquarters
Minimalist Brewery Headquarters
Wondrous Brewing Company Launched its New Headquarters
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82
Floral-Painted Building Facades
Floral-Painted Building Facades
NeSpoon Created a Mural in Brittany with Lace Patterned Flowers
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81
Storytelling Museum Designs
Storytelling Museum Designs
A Children's Literature Museum Pays Homage to Writer Eiko Kadono
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80
Modern Transluscent Bookstores
Modern Transluscent Bookstores
The Glade Bookstore Boasts Translucent Glass Shelves
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79
Concrete Family Compounds
Concrete Family Compounds
This Geometric Residence Seamlessly Blends into a Georgian Hillside
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78
Coat of Arms-Inspired Pavilions
Coat of Arms-Inspired Pavilions
Santiago Calatrava Revealed its Plans for the Qatar Pavilion
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77
DNA-Inspired Structures
DNA-Inspired Structures
Denmark's Latest 'Marsk Watchtower' Attracts Visitors to Its National Park
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76
Triangularly Sliced Concrete Homes
Triangularly Sliced Concrete Homes
Graux & Baeyens Designed the Sliced House N-DP in Belgium
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75
Holistically Designed Hospitals
Holistically Designed Hospitals
David Adjaye's New Hospital Design Favors Pronounced Green Spaces
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74
Revamped Country Homes
Revamped Country Homes
A 19th-Century Farmhouse is Transformed into a Contemporary Family Home
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73
Bushfire-Resistant Homes
Bushfire-Resistant Homes
Mt Coot-Tha House is Built to Withstand Extreme Conditions
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72
Revamped Urban Spaces
Revamped Urban Spaces
Diamond Schmitt Reimagines Toronto's Unused Ontario Place
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71
Vacation-Inspired Burger Joints
Vacation-Inspired Burger Joints
Studio Annettai Draws Inspiration from Beach Life in a New Project
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70
Insect-Friendly Houses
Insect-Friendly Houses
Kioyaki Takeda Architects Have Built a House That Houses All Life Forms
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69
Undulating Architectural Designs
Undulating Architectural Designs
Snøhetta Architects Have Reimagined the Famous Norwegian Bath
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68
Virtual Winery Tours
Virtual Winery Tours
VIK Vineyard Plans to Attract New Guests Through a Unique Virtual Tour
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67
Contemporary Housing Complexes
Contemporary Housing Complexes
A Newly Built Denver Housing Complex Responds to Modern Society
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66
Functionally Designed Homes
Functionally Designed Homes
This Boarding House in Indonesia Favors Vertical Circulation
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65
Temporary Healthcare Worker Housing
Temporary Healthcare Worker Housing
Revolution Architects Have Designed Recyclable Temporary Homes
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64
Wing-Shaped Roof Designs
Wing-Shaped Roof Designs
Bernardes Arquitetura Designed a Brazilian Villa with a Unique Roof
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63
Artistic Museum Guesthouses
Artistic Museum Guesthouses
Foundation CAB Offers Artist Residencies in its Guesthouse
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62
Ruin-Embracing Designs
Ruin-Embracing Designs
Atelier Xi Embraces Existing Ruins in a New Library Design
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61
Shellfish-Inspired Luxury Hotels
Shellfish-Inspired Luxury Hotels
The Nudibranch Hotel Blends into its Tropical Coastline
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60
Extended Shuttered Living Spaces
Extended Shuttered Living Spaces
Company Studio Completed Alaro House with Large Wooden Shutters
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59
Minimalist Public Restrooms
Minimalist Public Restrooms
Kashiwa Sato's 'Pure White Toilet' Boasts a Utilitarian Design
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58
Locally Focused House Designs
Locally Focused House Designs
Horomystudio Has Designed a Home That Embraces the Natural Terrain
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57
Vibrant Retail Designs
Vibrant Retail Designs
Frank Ocean's New Retail Store Boasts Bright Tones and Cartoon-Like Shapes
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56
Zero-Carbon Neighborhoods
Zero-Carbon Neighborhoods
Arney Fender Katsalidis Designed an Eco-Conscious Neighborhood in Rome
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55
Moss-Covered Pink Beauty Stores
Moss-Covered Pink Beauty Stores
Glossier Opened a Physical Store in Seattle With Pale Pink Accents
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54
Design-Conscious Dental Offices
Design-Conscious Dental Offices
JCPCDR Architecture Removes the Sterility from a Dental Office
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53
Hillside Athlete Rehabilitation Resorts
Hillside Athlete Rehabilitation Resorts
The Mykonos Wellness Resort is Built for Athletes
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52
Modern Southern-Style Hotels
Modern Southern-Style Hotels
The Thompson Savannah Hotel by Hyatt Hotels Just Opened in Georgia
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51
Floating Recording Studios
Floating Recording Studios
The Floating Music Hub in Cape Verde is Open to the Public
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50
Green Marbled Restaurant Experiences
Green Marbled Restaurant Experiences
The Elgin Cafe Boasts an Emerald Green Marble Interior
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49
Experiential Auto Clubs
Experiential Auto Clubs
Lynk & Co’s Antwerp Club is a Leisurely Setting for Socializing
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48
Authentic Store Designs
Authentic Store Designs
Burberry's Elevated Flagship Store Stays True to the Brand's Aesthetic
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47
Playful Geometric Homes
Playful Geometric Homes
A Family Home in Mumbai Favors a Curvilinear and Playful Aesthetic
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46
Contrasting Concrete-Roofed Houses
Contrasting Concrete-Roofed Houses
The IH Residence Features a Giant Concrete Roof
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45
Treehouse-Inspired Lakehomes
Treehouse-Inspired Lakehomes
Carlos Zwick's New Lakehouse Draws Inspiration from Mies van der Rohe
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44
Zen-Inspired Building Renovations
Zen-Inspired Building Renovations
Working Holiday Studio Renovated its Quarters into the Zen Den
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43
Boomerang-Shaped Canyon Houses
Boomerang-Shaped Canyon Houses
Revel Architecture Designed an Angular Home in Austin, Texas
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42
Minimal Carefully Oriented Homes
Minimal Carefully Oriented Homes
A Mexican Seafront Compound Boasts Views of the Sunrise & Sunset
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41
Adaptable Holiday Homes
Adaptable Holiday Homes
A Danish Holiday Residence is Designed with Multifunctionality in Mind
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40
Scandinavian-Inspired Luxury Hotels
Scandinavian-Inspired Luxury Hotels
Hightail House is a Luxury Boutique Hotel in California
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39
Swimming Pool-Themed Jewelry Stores
Swimming Pool-Themed Jewelry Stores
The Gavello Jewelry Store is Decorated with Blue Tiles
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38
Thoughtfully Designed Homes
Thoughtfully Designed Homes
Fox Johnston Creates a Beautiful Residence Despite Design Challenges
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37
Off-Grid Solar-Powered Cabins
Off-Grid Solar-Powered Cabins
Canton House is Made from Locally Sourced Timber
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36
Mythology Inspired Homes
Mythology Inspired Homes
This Home by MISHA Architects Pays Homage to the Story of Hiranyakashipu
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35
Innovative Carbon Concrete Buildings
Innovative Carbon Concrete Buildings
German Researchers Develop the First Carbon Concrete Building
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34
Earthy Restaurant Designs
Earthy Restaurant Designs
Studio Wok Draws Inspiration from the Local Landscape for New Restaurant
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33
Robust Concrete Family Homes
Robust Concrete Family Homes
The Owners of the Concrete House Collaborated with RAW Architecture
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32
Curvilinear Architectural Designs
Curvilinear Architectural Designs
AND-RÉ Atelier Has Completed Its Award-Winning Public Structure
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31
Creative Street Art Interventions
Creative Street Art Interventions
A Dynamic Artistic Collaboration Redefines a Korean Waterfront
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30
Monochrome Restaurant Designs
Monochrome Restaurant Designs
Renesa Architecture Design Studio Creates an Emerald Dining Oasis
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29
Curvilinear Bookshelves
Curvilinear Bookshelves
Mudd Architects Has Completed a Writer's Cabin with a Unique Bookshelf
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28
User-Friendly Design Software
User-Friendly Design Software
'Design With Frank' Software Makes Architecture Accessible to All
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Salvaged Wood Beach Houses
Salvaged Wood Beach Houses
Feldman Architecture Designed 'The Surf House' with Reclaimed Wood
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26
Museum-Like Hotel Rooms
Museum-Like Hotel Rooms
DDAA Has Designed a Hotel Room That Doubles as an Art Exhibit
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25
Timeless Bathroom Accessories
Timeless Bathroom Accessories
Brizo Launched a Bath Collection Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright
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24
Work-From-Home Architectural Designs
Work-From-Home Architectural Designs
Tokyo's Grace House is Ideal for Home Office Spaces
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23
Picturesque Family Oasis
Picturesque Family Oasis
This New Family Home in Brazil Enjoys Panoramic Views of the Mountains
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22
Modular Home Design Companies
Modular Home Design Companies
Bjarke Ingels Launched Nabr to Reimagine the Housing Market
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21
Contrasting Modern Country Homes
Contrasting Modern Country Homes
The Ballantrae Country House Features Full-Height Windows
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20
Plywood Designed Mobile Homes
Plywood Designed Mobile Homes
This Dodo Van Was Transformed into a House-On-Wheels Using Plywood
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19
Limited-Edition Teardrop Trailers
Limited-Edition Teardrop Trailers
The Black Bean Upgrades Traditional Trailer Features For Comfort
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18
Immersive Art-Focused Retail Stores
Immersive Art-Focused Retail Stores
ECCO Has Launched One-Of-A-Kind Flagship Store in Shanghai
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17
Climate-Conscious Designs
Climate-Conscious Designs
Estudio ALA Embraces the Todos Santos Vernacular in a New Hotel Design
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16
Modern Floodproof Residences
Modern Floodproof Residences
Dom Architect Studio Has Built a Multi-Layered Oasis in Vietnam
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15
Prefabricated Floating Saunas
Prefabricated Floating Saunas
The Löyly Sauna Brings Microarchitecture to the Seaside
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14
Off-Grid Vacation Rentals
Off-Grid Vacation Rentals
Cameron Anderson Architects Have Designed an Off-Grid Cabin Design
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13
Comfort-Focused Minimalist Homes
Comfort-Focused Minimalist Homes
The Armadale House was Created by Conrad Architects & Mim Design
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12
Eye-Catching Retail Spaces
Eye-Catching Retail Spaces
Studio Animal Transforms a Retail Space into a Life-Size Rainbow
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11
DIY Van Camper Kits
DIY Van Camper Kits
VanLab Created a High-Quality Flatpack DIY Van Conversion Kit
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10
Forested Bookish Cabins
Forested Bookish Cabins
The Bookworm Cabin Was Designed to Immerse Guests into the Woods
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9
Post-Pandemic Work Spaces
Post-Pandemic Work Spaces
Google's 'Camp Charleston' is an Outdoor COVID-Safe Work Environment
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8
Sensational Kitchen Designs
Sensational Kitchen Designs
Stefano Boeri's 'Oasi' Kitchen Symbolizes Growth and Community
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7
Symmetrically Chic Treehouse Homes
Symmetrically Chic Treehouse Homes
The KOJA Treehouse Helps Inhabitants Connect with Nature
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6
Loft-Linking Tiny Homes
Loft-Linking Tiny Homes
This Elegant Tiny Home Enables Easy Movement Between Its Rooms
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5
Intimate Treehoouse Designs
Intimate Treehoouse Designs
Stilt Studios Has Created an Oasis in a Balinese Village
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4
Capacious Trailer Tiny Homes
Capacious Trailer Tiny Homes
The 'Denali XL Bunkhouse' Can Comfortably Sleep Six People
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3
Concrete Family Compounds
Concrete Family Compounds
Andramatin Firm Has Designed a Functional Family Compound
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2
Scandinavian-Inspired Tiny Greenhouse Homes
Scandinavian-Inspired Tiny Greenhouse Homes
The Elsa Tiny Home Features Earth-Toned Elements
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Elevated Backyard Sheds
Elevated Backyard Sheds
Best Practice Architects Transformed a Static Shed into a Functional Space
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