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33 Innovative Canopy Designs

From Technicolor Floral Canopies to Origami Playground Canopies

— August 12, 2015 — Autos
These beautiful canopy designs bring a uniquely artistic twist to traditional canopies. Each of these creative designs has a special feature or function that adds a great deal of interest to the functioning piece of art.

The upcycled umbrella canopy is truly a majestic display of art and architecture. With vibrant colors this outdoor canopy provides shade for guests, an eye-pleasing structure and an eco-friendly archway.

The whimsical balloon roof at the Hotel de Griffy courtyard is suspended above the heads of guests in a fantastical way. The bright pink balloons are punctured with light to cascade a soft hue of magically pink tones throughout the entire courtyard. Each of these canopy designs presents an aesthetically pleasing view while contributing either technologically or environmentally to those who pass below.
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Smart Misting Installations
Smart Misting Installations
The Personal Cloud Sprays People Walking Below it With a Cooling Mist
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Colorful Rooftop Exhibits
Colorful Rooftop Exhibits
Daniel Buren Has Transformed a Rooftop Into a Mirrored Paradise
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Air-Filled Bus Canopies
Air-Filled Bus Canopies
Vehovar & Jauslin Collaborate with FormTL to Build a Floating Structure
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Canopied Community Stadiums
Canopied Community Stadiums
Grimshaw Architects Plans a Sports Center in Qatar
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Geometrically Roofed Pavilions
Geometrically Roofed Pavilions
The Festival Hall by Ackermann + Raff Boasts Angular Design Accents
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Suspended Writing Studios
Suspended Writing Studios
Blank Studio Designs a Hideaway for Artists
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Desert-Resembling Canopies
Desert-Resembling Canopies
Thomas Heatherwick Creates the Al Fayah Park in Abu Dhabi
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Upcycled Sign Canopies
Upcycled Sign Canopies
This Sculptural Shade Canopy is Made Out of Recycled Street Signage
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Latticed Roof Railway Stations
Latticed Roof Railway Stations
The Canary Wharf Station was Updated by Foster + Partners
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Futuristic Party Vans
Futuristic Party Vans
Nissan's Part e-Van Can Make You Drinks and Spin Music For You to Party To
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Technicolor Floral Canopies
Technicolor Floral Canopies
SOFTlab Creates a Botanical Flower Installation for Galeria Melissa
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Giant Tarp-Like Canopies
Giant Tarp-Like Canopies
The Fukita Pavilion by Ryue Nishizawa Looks Deceptively Small
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Carbon Fiber Petal Pavilions
Carbon Fiber Petal Pavilions
This Pavillion Features a Paper-Thin Canopy, Speakers & LED Lights
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Umbrella-Inspired Houses
Umbrella-Inspired Houses
This Flat Roof is Designed to Protect the Entire Hose from the Summer Sun
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Balloon-Roofed Courtyards
Balloon-Roofed Courtyards
This Courtyard in France is Filled with Pink Balloons That Act as a Roof
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Tree-Inspired Solar Panels
Tree-Inspired Solar Panels
Nature by Samuel Wilkinson Uses African Trees for Motivation
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Arboreal Outdoor Furnishings
Arboreal Outdoor Furnishings
Trees by Talenia Phua Gajardo Bring Refuge to the Urban Jungle
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Aquatic Shopping Malls
Aquatic Shopping Malls
This China Retail Center Will Feature an Aquarium and Entertainment Space
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3D Printer-Infused Architecture
3D Printer-Infused Architecture
British Architect Priestman Infuses Architecture with Technology
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Cavernous Hand-Carved Chapels
Cavernous Hand-Carved Chapels
This Quaint Hiroshima Chapel by Nikken Space Design was Handmade
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Disney-Inspired Ice Getaways
Disney-Inspired Ice Getaways
This Hotel de Glace Suite is a Tribute to Disney’s Film Frozen
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Decorative Camping Collections
Decorative Camping Collections
Poppytalk for Target's Glamping Line Features Feminine Flourishes
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Easy Canopy Crafts
Easy Canopy Crafts
This DIY Canopy Bed From Kate Albrecht Requires Very Low Skill Levels
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Outdoor Kaleidoscope Art
Outdoor Kaleidoscope Art
This Outdoor Mirror Canopy Creates a Playful Light and Shadow Display
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Romantic Play Canopies
Romantic Play Canopies
The Antique Floral Play Canopy is an Enchanting Hide-Away
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Upcycled Umbrella Art
Upcycled Umbrella Art
Izaskun Chinchilla Designed This Colorful Umbrella Canopy in NYC
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Bio-Digital City Structures
Bio-Digital City Structures
Urban Algae Canopy by ecoLogicStudio Cleans Air in Metropolises
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Compact Unbreakable Umbrellas
Compact Unbreakable Umbrellas
This Umbrella Design Keeps You Dry No Matter How Strong the Winds
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Circular Ceiling Beds
Circular Ceiling Beds
The Island-Inspired Hammock Like Floating Bed is Ideal for Summer Relaxation
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Airy Arboreal-Inspired Abodes
Airy Arboreal-Inspired Abodes
The Leaf House Embraces Nature and Offers Plenty of Space
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Air Purifying Architecture
Air Purifying Architecture
Orproject's Air Quality Architecture Concept Helps People Breathe Easy
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Origami Playground Canopies
Origami Playground Canopies
This Brightly Colored Thin Metal Canopy Protects a Playground in Spain
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