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Top 100 Architecture Trends in December

From Alabaster Swedish Homes to Quilted Aluminum Abodes

— December 9, 2014 — Eco
This collection of December 2014 architecture ideas is chock full of modern and minimalist structures that have many sharp features. As people look to the future whether it be for practical reasons or aesthetic purposes, it is easy to see why a focus on such clean and contemporary spaces becomes so apparent. Easy, convenient and pleasant, a person can't go wrong with such designs.

At the end of the day, many of these December 2014 architecture trends point to a direction that is about longevity and style, not simply what is in fashion. Although there area a few exceptions. In one case, a house boasts an entire aluminum exterior with a quilted pattern. Another space converts an old garage into a modern gallery while still maintaining its original roughness.
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Kaleidoscopic Transit Stations
Kaleidoscopic Transit Stations
New York City's Fulton Center Has a Kaleidoscopic Dome
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99
Local Architecture Apps
Local Architecture Apps
This Portland Design App from R/GA Highlights Gems in the Community
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98
Converted Garage Galleries
Converted Garage Galleries
The Blau Projects Gallery by ARKIZ is a Revamped Industrial Space
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97
Superimposed Rectangle Housing
Superimposed Rectangle Housing
StudioMET Architects' Texas Family Home Boasts an Industrial Look
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96
Quilted Aluminum Abodes
Quilted Aluminum Abodes
The Aluminum Cladding on this Japanese Home Makes it Unique and Space-Age
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95
Atypically Arched Abodes
Atypically Arched Abodes
The Vault House by Johnston Marklee Looks Like Chic Swiss Cheese
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94
Adaptable Community Buildings
Adaptable Community Buildings
Paris' Carreau du Temple's New Design is Modern and Flexible
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93
Imposing Concrete Abodes
Imposing Concrete Abodes
This Portuguese Residence is an Impenetrable Fortress
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92
Three-Tier Renovations
Three-Tier Renovations
This Modern Home Features a Space-Saving Interior Arrangement
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91
Insect-Proof Homes
Insect-Proof Homes
The Matchbox Is a Sustainable Tiny Home
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90
Revived Landmark Abodes
Revived Landmark Abodes
Additions to the Fitzroy House Update a Landmark Property for Modern Life
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89
Geometric Home Additions
Geometric Home Additions
This Home Addition Highlights the Difference Between the Old and New
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88
Intimate Timber Dwellings
Intimate Timber Dwellings
The Oak Pass Guest House is Spacious and Homey
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87
Power Station Roof Gardens
Power Station Roof Gardens
The Battersea Roof Gardens Will Overlook Battersea Power Station
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86
Frozen River Restaurants
Frozen River Restaurants
Winnipeg's Raw:almond Pop Up Restaurant is Situated on a Frozen River
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85
Boxy Cantilevered Residences
Boxy Cantilevered Residences
House on a Stream is a Modern Private Retreat in India
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84
Modernized Mosaic Abodes
Modernized Mosaic Abodes
This Barcelona Apartment Blends Together Vintage and Modern Elements
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83
Rugged Stone Dwellings
Rugged Stone Dwellings
This Luxurious Estate Features an Indoor-Outdoor Pool
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82
Undulating Train Stations
Undulating Train Stations
Vinge Train Station Will Blend In Seamlessly With the City of Vinge
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81
Food-Focused Terminal Redesigns
Food-Focused Terminal Redesigns
The United Airlines Terminal at Newark Airport is Getting a Reboot
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80
Composed Concrete Abodes
Composed Concrete Abodes
This Set of Houses Features Cool Concrete Inside and Out
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79
Hybrid Courtyard Dwellings
Hybrid Courtyard Dwellings
This Courtyard Home Features Three Gabled Roofs
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78
Rugged Terrain Houses
Rugged Terrain Houses
Shogo Aratani Architect & Associates Designs a Contemporary Home in Japan
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77
Upcycled Sign Canopies
Upcycled Sign Canopies
This Sculptural Shade Canopy is Made Out of Recycled Street Signage
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76
Inverted Metropolitan Lofts
Inverted Metropolitan Lofts
This New York Loft Received a Brightening Face Lift
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75
Open-Air Homes
Open-Air Homes
The Bottom Floor of this Brazilian Home is Open for Outdoor Dining & Recreation
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74
African Urban Planning
African Urban Planning
Koffi & Diabaté's Urban Planning Projects Offer Solutions
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73
Harmonious Downtown Abodes
Harmonious Downtown Abodes
The Laidley Street Residence Features a Wall-Length Cabinet
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72
Alabaster Swedish Residences
Alabaster Swedish Residences
This Palmgren House is Located Among Sweden's Snow-Filled Hills
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71
Sloping Arboreal Residences
Sloping Arboreal Residences
This Custom-Spec Residence is Built with Green Methods
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70
Environmentally Sensitive Abodes
Environmentally Sensitive Abodes
The Harbor House Takes the Delicate Site into Consideration
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69
Self-Designed Monochrome Studios
Self-Designed Monochrome Studios
Post- Cleverly Differentiates its Workspace Design with Paint
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68
Earthy Swedish Villas
Earthy Swedish Villas
This Woodland Villa Enhances the Quality of the Landscape
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67
Slim Alleyway Abodes
Slim Alleyway Abodes
This Family Home in an Alley is Small, But Surprisingly Spacious
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66
Futuristic Pier Parks
Futuristic Pier Parks
Thomas Heatherwick Designs a Floating Landscape Above the Hudson River
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65
Mountainside Guest Homes
Mountainside Guest Homes
This Home and Guest House Form a Visual Enclosure
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64
Natural Observatory Abodes
Natural Observatory Abodes
The Stratford Creek House Puts the Emphasis on the View
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63
Organic Urbanism Abodes
Organic Urbanism Abodes
This Country Residence Acommodates both the Natural and Urban Spheres
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62
Mountain Adventure Accommodations
Mountain Adventure Accommodations
Mountain Hostel by Atelier 8000 Boasts Gorgeous Winter Views
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61
Luxe Industrial Dwellings
Luxe Industrial Dwellings
This Modern Portuguese Residence Blends Industrial and Organic Details
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60
Energy-Saving Buildings
Energy-Saving Buildings
Indira Paryavaran Bhavan is India's First Net Zero Energy Building
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59
Floating Surf Parks
Floating Surf Parks
Melbourne May Get the World's First Artificial Floating Surf Park
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58
Streamlined Californian Residences
Streamlined Californian Residences
William Hefner's Trousdale Residence Embraces Minimalist Design
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57
Minimalist Swedish Spas
Minimalist Swedish Spas
The Yasuragi Spa is Offering 27 New Rooms
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56
Asymmetrical Garden Residences
Asymmetrical Garden Residences
631 Mansfield is a Modern Home with Indoor and Outdoor Green Spaces
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55
Modern Alpine Abodes
Modern Alpine Abodes
This Contemporary Alpine House Features a Peaceful Design Plan
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54
Luxe South African Houses
Luxe South African Houses
Cove 3 by SAOTA and Antoni Associates is All Glass, Wood and Concrete
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53
Luxurious Living Units
Luxurious Living Units
This Luxury Development Offers Homey Cedar Touches
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52
Eco-Friendly Towers
Eco-Friendly Towers
Studio Gang's New Building in Miami Will Seek LEED Gold Certification.
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51
Luxe Master Suite Decor
Luxe Master Suite Decor
This Master Suite Blends Window Views with User Privacy
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50
Timber-Framed Farmhouses
Timber-Framed Farmhouses
This Renovated Farmhouse Accommodates a Young Family
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49
Vibrant Home Renovations
Vibrant Home Renovations
This House Renovation Breathes New Life into a Tired 1960s Home
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48
Fluidly Spacious Showrooms
Fluidly Spacious Showrooms
The Obumex Outside Building Blurs the Indoor and Outdoor Spaces
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47
Watery Courtyard Residences
Watery Courtyard Residences
This Contemporary Estate Features a Water Court
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46
Eco-Friendly Watchtowers
Eco-Friendly Watchtowers
This WW2-Era Watchtower is Being Brought Back To Life
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45
Luxury Airplane Apartments
Luxury Airplane Apartments
KLM Converted An Aircraft Into a Luxury Apartment
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44
Elegant Arboreal Salons
Elegant Arboreal Salons
The Glass + Wood Building Accommodates a Salon and Office
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43
Unified Downtown Duplexes
Unified Downtown Duplexes
This Modern Renovation Focuses on Achieving Harmony
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42
Monochromatic Polish Apartments
Monochromatic Polish Apartments
This Contemporary Dwelling Design Hinges on Simplicity
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41
Organic Garden Abodes
Organic Garden Abodes
The Green Bean House Features a Spiraling Interior Design Plan
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40
Airy Open Townhouses
Airy Open Townhouses
This Modern Townhouse Maintains a Strong Connection to the Outdoors
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39
Miniscule Eco-Friendly Retreats
Miniscule Eco-Friendly Retreats
'The Tiny' is Built From 99% Recycled Materials
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38
Understated Beauty Shops
Understated Beauty Shops
This Cosmetic Shop Design Expresses Beauty in Raw Materials
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37
Conceptual Painterly Hotels
Conceptual Painterly Hotels
The William Hotel Features Several Intense Color Schemes
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36
Top-Heavy Glass Buildings
Top-Heavy Glass Buildings
This Luxury New York Residence is Designed by ODA
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35
Mounted Timber Abodes
Mounted Timber Abodes
The House in Miyake Features a Unique Arrangement
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34
Blackened Timber Retreats
Blackened Timber Retreats
This Single-Story Holiday Home Features Three Separate Volumes
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33
Compact Holiday Homes
Compact Holiday Homes
The Holiday House Makes the Most of a Small Space
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32
Sleek Contemporary Renovations
Sleek Contemporary Renovations
This Special Home Features an Off-Lane Carport
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31
Contemporary Timber Cottages
Contemporary Timber Cottages
This Wooden Chalet Takes a Cue from Agricultural Architecture
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30
Unexpectedly Contemporary Homes
Unexpectedly Contemporary Homes
The Lady Peel House by RZLBD Pays Tribute to Beatrice Lillie
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29
Sports Pitch-Inspired Offices
Sports Pitch-Inspired Offices
Onefootball's Athletic HQ Design Features a Fake Grass Running Track
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28
Skate Ramp Residences
Skate Ramp Residences
The House in Byoubugaura Features a Sweeping Floor
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27
Translucent Corrugated Structures
Translucent Corrugated Structures
The Timber Framework of the Light Shed is Still Visible
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26
Mirrored Forested Cabins
Mirrored Forested Cabins
The Mont-Tremblant National Park Discovery Center Blends In
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25
Former Church Offices
Former Church Offices
This Converted Office Space Used to be a Church
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24
White Scandinavian Apartments
White Scandinavian Apartments
This Kiev Apartment Features a Layout Free From Clutter
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23
Scenic Cubic Homes
Scenic Cubic Homes
The Redaction House Optimizes for the View
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22
Portable Hurricane Shelters
Portable Hurricane Shelters
The Hush2 Shelter Can Withstand Violent Hurricanes
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21
Landscape-Oriented Mansions
Landscape-Oriented Mansions
This Three-Storey Concrete Home Features a Moat-Like Entrance
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20
Boxy Contemporary Villas
Boxy Contemporary Villas
Kiseleff 16 BY DOOI Studio is Full of Warmth and Art
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19
Solar-Powered Abodes
Solar-Powered Abodes
The Contemporary Family Residence Features an Eco Design
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18
Music-Themed Industrial Offices
Music-Themed Industrial Offices
Berlin's Soundcloud Office is Both Cozy and Collaborative
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17
Concealed Garden Abodes
Concealed Garden Abodes
This Modern Japanese Home Boasts a Hidden Rooftop Garden
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16
Minimalist Beach Houses
Minimalist Beach Houses
Juan Carlos Doblado Designs a Striking White Home in Peru
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15
Nordic Korean Cafes
Nordic Korean Cafes
This Eclectic Cafe in South Korea Exudes a Colorful Personality
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14
Modular Small-Scale Residences
Modular Small-Scale Residences
SsD Architecture's Songpa Micro-Housing Accommodates Life Changes
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13
Leaning Cabin Residences
Leaning Cabin Residences
Uhlik Architekti's Compact Vacation Home is Supported by a Standing Rock
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12
Contemporary Forest Residences
Contemporary Forest Residences
Chile's CBI House Blends Modern Design with Natural Topography
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11
Customizable Teepee Cabins
Customizable Teepee Cabins
The Nook by Antony Gibbon is Convert into a Raft
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10
Composed Courtyard Villas
Composed Courtyard Villas
The Center Court Villa Features a Series of Courtyards
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9
Magnificent Mountainside Mansions
Magnificent Mountainside Mansions
The Lakecrest Residence Offers Spectacular Views
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8
Tree House Abodes
Tree House Abodes
This London House Blends Into Its Environment
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7
Contemporary Prefab Housing
Contemporary Prefab Housing
The Mini House by Jonas Wagell and Sommarnojen is a Tiny Getaway
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6
Industrial Indoor Gardens
Industrial Indoor Gardens
This Artist's Studio Doubles as a Practical Greenhouse Space
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5
Luxurious Seaside Wonderlands
Luxurious Seaside Wonderlands
This Gorgeous Seaside Property Takes Advantage of the Views
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4
Effortless Free-Flowing Homes
Effortless Free-Flowing Homes
This 1960s Residence Has Been Completely Revamped
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3
Charming Contemporary Bungalows
Charming Contemporary Bungalows
This 1984 House Features a Beautiful New Renovation
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2
Off-Grid Tiny Homes
Off-Grid Tiny Homes
The POD-Indawo is Designed For Life in South Africa
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1
Versatile Prefab Cabins
Versatile Prefab Cabins
2by4 Architects' Prefab Homes Can Function On and Off The Grid
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