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Top 40 Architecture Innovations in August

From Sustainable Cork Houses to Futuristic Concert Halls

— September 2, 2019 — Art & Design
The top August 2019 architecture designs offer an exploration of repurposed spaces, temporary structures and even future-proof building concepts. To make the most of abundant and sustainable materials, architects are exploring the use of materials like cork and even single-use water bottles to form hurricane-proof structures.

Shipping containers remain a popular shell for living and commercial spaces alike and East London will soon be home to the world's tallest shipping container building once the construction of the 118 VR has been completed.

Moving away from conventional rectilinear forms, designers are turning to the natural world for inspiration to create eye-catching designs that reference everything from clouds and icebergs to stingrays to form organically inspired modern structures centered on sharing art and entertainment experiences.
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E-Commerce Office Towers
E-Commerce Office Towers
A New Amazon Skyscraper Wll Come to a Seattle Suburb
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Illusory Entertainment Bars
Illusory Entertainment Bars
Unlocked's Board Game Bar Includes Its Own Escape Room
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38
Extended Museum Sculpture Gardens
Extended Museum Sculpture Gardens
The NOMA Extension by Reed Hilderbrand is Wholesome and Artistic
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37
Sculptural Dancer-Friendly Pillars
Sculptural Dancer-Friendly Pillars
Concrete Choreography is a Stunning Project by ETH Zurich
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36
People-Centric National Football Stadiums
People-Centric National Football Stadiums
Tabanlioglu Architects Focuses on the Use of Space
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35
Repurposed Adaptable University Buildings
Repurposed Adaptable University Buildings
Grimshaw Overhauls a Herman Miller Factory from the 70s
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34
Waste-Powered Thermal Baths
Waste-Powered Thermal Baths
June Tong Proposes an Thermal and Eco-Friendly Bath for the Arctic
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Record-Breaking Shipping Container Offices
Record-Breaking Shipping Container Offices
The 118 VR Building will Feature a Sustainable Design
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Stingray-Inspired Cafe Kiosks
Stingray-Inspired Cafe Kiosks
Mizzi Studio Embellishes Hyde Park with a Place to Grab a Coffee
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Repurposed Historic Post Offices
Repurposed Historic Post Offices
OMA New York is Creating a New Entertainment Space in Houston
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Futuristic Concert Hall Designs
Futuristic Concert Hall Designs
Steven Holl's Zinc-Clad Building is a Future-Forward Addition
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Elevated Chilean Retreat Homes
Elevated Chilean Retreat Homes
Guillermo Acuña Outfits This House with Sizable Wooden Entry Stairs
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Temporary Worship Space Proposals
Temporary Worship Space Proposals
Gensler Pushes for a Temporary Pavilion Alongside Notre-Dame
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Eco Hurricane-Proof Houses
Eco Hurricane-Proof Houses
JD Composites Created a Home Made from 600,000 Plastic Bottles
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Incredibly Tiny Rooftop Buildings
Incredibly Tiny Rooftop Buildings
El Sindicato Arquitectura's Casa Parásito is Ultra-Compact
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Sustainable Cork Houses
Sustainable Cork Houses
This Cork House Project is on the Shortlist for the 2019 Stirling Prize
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Seaweed-Based Prefab Panels
Seaweed-Based Prefab Panels
Kathryn Larsen is Interesting in Utilizing Seaweed for Construction
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23
Politically-Charged Architectural Proposals
Politically-Charged Architectural Proposals
Vilius Vizgaudis Debuts a Sustainable Utopian Concept
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Future-Proof Building Complexes
Future-Proof Building Complexes
Perkins and Will is Designing the European Commission Office
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Iceberg-Inspired Opera Buildings
Iceberg-Inspired Opera Buildings
Henning Larsen Designs a Waterfront Performance Venue in China
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Ivy-Covered In-Garden Studios
Ivy-Covered In-Garden Studios
Matt Gibson's Writer's Shed is Compact, Sweet, Functional & Tranquil
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Cockpit-Themed Hotel Rooms
Cockpit-Themed Hotel Rooms
Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu's 'Superior Cockpit Room' is a Cockpit Replica
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Apartment-Inspired Hotel Designs
Apartment-Inspired Hotel Designs
Studio Tamat and Sabina Guidotti Curate a Boutique Hotel in Rome
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Multi-Generational Housing Designs
Multi-Generational Housing Designs
Marshall Homes' FlexHouz is Spacious and Strategically Divided
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Sustainable Bamboo Meditation Temples
Sustainable Bamboo Meditation Temples
The Luum Temple Offers a Tranquil Space for Mindfulness
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Ethereally Bubbly Pavilion Sculptures
Ethereally Bubbly Pavilion Sculptures
The Very Many's 'Pillar of Dreams' Looks Like Clouds
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Accessible Multi-Generational Households
Accessible Multi-Generational Households
AZL Architects Designs a House That is Not Age-Specific
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Minimalist Sloped Concrete Residences
Minimalist Sloped Concrete Residences
Yalin Architectural Design Uses Materials in Their Entirety
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Whimsical Kid-Friendly Cafes
Whimsical Kid-Friendly Cafes
The Fairyland Premium Kids Cafe Has a Carousel, Ball Pit & Slide
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11
Rapper-Backed Housing Projects
Rapper-Backed Housing Projects
Kanye West's Yeezy Home Project is Focused on Social Good
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10
Playfully Colorful Kindergarten Designs
Playfully Colorful Kindergarten Designs
Kientruc O Designs a Dynamic Facade for a Kindergarden
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9
Naturalistic European Observation Towers
Naturalistic European Observation Towers
The 'Ascension' Concept Observation Tower is Organic
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Sculptural Seaside Residences
Sculptural Seaside Residences
The 'On the Rocks' House by David Tajchman Has a Wave-Like Design
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Versatile Fiberglass Sheds
Versatile Fiberglass Sheds
Richard John Andrew's Practice Will Operate from a Garden Shed
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6
Illusory Brick House Facades
Illusory Brick House Facades
For This Bold Project, Brooks + Scarpa and Studio Dwell Collaborate
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Dreamy Architectural Explorations
Dreamy Architectural Explorations
Peter Tarka Embraces Pastel Colors, Geometry and Surrealism
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4
Removable Roof Tiny Homes
Removable Roof Tiny Homes
The 'Tiny House Franck' by Optinid Has a Sliding Sunroof
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3
Low-Cost Furniture Designs
Low-Cost Furniture Designs
Esrawe Studio's Project is Intended to Improve Living Conditions
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2
Compact High-Tech Prefab Offices
Compact High-Tech Prefab Offices
The PLACES Studio Cube 'OFFICE' Features Solar Glass and More
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Shipping Container Micro Homes
Shipping Container Micro Homes
Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects Has Permission to Build in the UK
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