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Top 65 Architecture Ideas in February

From Futuristic Desert Cities to Twisted Grid Towers

— February 8, 2015 — Art & Design
This collection of February 2015 architecture ideas shows that many architects, designers and artists are indulging their imagination and creativity right now. There are a lot of concepts that range from fantastical to futuristic, which tee up a year or two of innovative structures that could push the boundary of architecture as people know it today.

From futuristic desert cities in Dubai that focus primarily on self-sustaining lifestyles to skyscrapers that are made out of precarious stacks of livable cubes, the February 2015 architecture ideas address a range of needs and wants around the world. Many of the concepts revolve around environmental initiatives while others hone in on the issue of large city populations. Although grand in scale, the February 2015 architecture ideas are also quite practical.
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Flatpack Bridges
Flatpack Bridges
The World's Longest Flatpack Arch Bridge Will Be Built In the U.K.
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Stacked Industrial Structures
Stacked Industrial Structures
The Sunray Woodcraft Construction Headquarters Boasts Linear Details
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Spiral Path Pavilions
Spiral Path Pavilions
Michael Jantzen Designs a Conceptual Art Structure for a Park
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Railway Platform Residences
Railway Platform Residences
Takanobu Kishimoto's Platform House is Built Around an Old Train Car
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Blushing Apartment Blocks
Blushing Apartment Blocks
The Redline Apartment Block Stands Out with Its Rosy Hue
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60
Icy Nordic Hotels
Icy Nordic Hotels
The 25th Iteration of Icehotel is Built Out Of Nearly 5,000 Tons of Ice
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59
Sky-High Gardens
Sky-High Gardens
The Sky Garden is London's Highest Public Garden
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Solar-Powered Sport Headquarters
Solar-Powered Sport Headquarters
The Ben Ainslie Racing HQ Will Utilize Photovoltaic Panels
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57
Ballooner Jungle Gyms
Ballooner Jungle Gyms
A Hot-Air Balloon Swing May Grace a Riverside Park in Queens, New York
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56
Sculptural Glass Dwellings
Sculptural Glass Dwellings
The Rebberg Dielsdorf House is Modeled After a Vine
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55
Campground-Inspired Residences
Campground-Inspired Residences
The House in Sang-an Includes Several Outdoor Features
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54
Modernist Pink Residences
Modernist Pink Residences
Pietri Architects' Latest Project Boasts an Unexpected Facade Shade
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53
Lovely Library Illustrations
Lovely Library Illustrations
Daniel Rotsztain's Sketches Celebrate Buildings That Unify Toronto
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Smartphone-Controlled Homes
Smartphone-Controlled Homes
El Refugio Inteligente is Energy-Efficient Via Smartphone Control
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51
Rock-Resembling Mountain Retreats
Rock-Resembling Mountain Retreats
This Compact Cabin is Concealed as a Hillside Boulder
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50
Sun-Dappled Suburban Homes
Sun-Dappled Suburban Homes
This Brisbane Home Features Apertures Within Its Facade
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Cramped Concrete Homes
Cramped Concrete Homes
House Vineyard Dieseldorf is Located in an Awkwardly Cramped Plot
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48
Volcanic Island Abodes
Volcanic Island Abodes
This Portuguese Architecture Firm Completed a Gorgeous Island Property
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Energy Positive Classrooms
Energy Positive Classrooms
This Classroom Design Produces More Energy Than It Requires to Use
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46
Jagged Glacial Architecture
Jagged Glacial Architecture
A Mountainous Concert Hall Features Acute Peaks of Transparent Glass
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45
Slatted Rooftop Cabins
Slatted Rooftop Cabins
The Detached Cabin is Intended For an Athens Rooftop
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44
Singapore Waterfront Houses
Singapore Waterfront Houses
Greg Shand Architects Designs a Curved Roof Abode
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Triangular Billboard Houses
Triangular Billboard Houses
The Framework of This Small House Design is Made from Billboard Ads
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Tree-Oriented Abodes
Tree-Oriented Abodes
Matt Fajkus Architecture Designed This Tree House in Texas
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Spectacularly Scenic Cabins
Spectacularly Scenic Cabins
The Villa Kerckebosch Mimics Its Surroundings With Astounding Clarity
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40
Smart Spanish Abodes
Smart Spanish Abodes
This Smart Home is Controlled Thrtough a Mobile App
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39
Arabian Architectural Projects
Arabian Architectural Projects
The Bee'ah Headquarters in Sharjah Will Be Fully Energy Efficient
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Futuristic Desert Cities
Futuristic Desert Cities
Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City is Designed for Self-Sufficient Communal Living
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Perforated Concrete Houses
Perforated Concrete Houses
Architect Gerado Ars' Nest House in Mexico is Decoratively Modern
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Towering Quartz Accommodations
Towering Quartz Accommodations
Amethyst Hotel is a Mountainous Manifestation of a Precious Stone
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35
Department Store Artist Residencies
Department Store Artist Residencies
'Room On a Roof' Sits Atop De Bijenkorf in Amsterdam
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34
Abandoned Hotel Photography
Abandoned Hotel Photography
Sabine Haubitz and Stefanie Zoche Capture Despondent Accommodations
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33
Tree Top Studios
Tree Top Studios
Max Pritchard Designed an Unusual Weekend Workspace
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32
Mixed-Use Residences
Mixed-Use Residences
The Harbour Road Sail Loft & Residences Combines Residential Living and Work
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31
Futuristic Conceptual Offices (UPDATE)
Futuristic Conceptual Offices (UPDATE)
Dutch Design Firm RAAAF Creates a Rocky Terrain to Work At
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30
Trippy Domestic Designs
Trippy Domestic Designs
This Unsettling Home Installation Asks Observers What It's Doing Wrong
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29
Boxy Brick Abodes
Boxy Brick Abodes
House 1014 Proves That Plain Masonry Building Can Be Truly Beautiful
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Stacked Cube Skyscrapers
Stacked Cube Skyscrapers
This Sustainable Skyscraper Houses a Flexible Mixed-Use Interior
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Modernist Seaside Residences
Modernist Seaside Residences
The Gumno House by Turato Architects is Located in Krk Croatia
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Storage-Stuffed Stairways
Storage-Stuffed Stairways
A Wooden Cabinet Staircase Makes the Most of a Tight Living Space
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25
Crisp Convex Residences
Crisp Convex Residences
The Balint House Features a Shapely Exterior
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Abstract African Abodes
Abstract African Abodes
This Peaceful Sanctuary Offers Gorgeous Views and Social Respite
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Beautified Bomb Shelters
Beautified Bomb Shelters
The Bunker Pavilion is a Reclaimed Refuge with Contemporary Comforts
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Harmonious Alabaster Abodes
Harmonious Alabaster Abodes
The White House Features a Fluid Interior Plan
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21
Eco-Friendly Highway Covers
Eco-Friendly Highway Covers
A German City Plans to Bury Its Autobahn Under a Green Park
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Twisted Grid Towers
Twisted Grid Towers
This Pixelated Office Building Parametrically Consumes Its Irregular Site
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Cubic Apartments
Cubic Apartments
Cubitat Can Transform Any Space Into A Fully Functional Apartment
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Californian Smart Estates
Californian Smart Estates
This Clifftop Home offers Beautiful Views of Laguna Beach
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Inside-Out Homes
Inside-Out Homes
This Andrew Maynard Architects Design is Intentionally Incomplete
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Urban Rooftop Bars
Urban Rooftop Bars
The Balmori Rooftop Bar Offers a Place of Respite and Relaxation in Mexico
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Contemporary Duplex Residences
Contemporary Duplex Residences
La SHED Architecture's Modern Montreal Home Fits a Family's Needs
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Single-Room Apartments
Single-Room Apartments
This Brazilian Apartment Features an Open-Concept Layout
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3D-Printed Mansions
3D-Printed Mansions
This House Created by Winsun Shows Off Design, 3D-Printed Materials
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Rapidly 3D-Printed Homes
Rapidly 3D-Printed Homes
A Chinese Company Constructed Ten 3D-Printed Homes In Less Than 24 Hours
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Portable Sub-Zero Homes
Portable Sub-Zero Homes
Leaf House Version.3 is Designed to Withstand Sub-Zero Temperatures
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Courtyard Kindergarten Schools
Courtyard Kindergarten Schools
The DS Nursery Offers Gorgeous Garden Views
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Hidden Speakeasy Bars
Hidden Speakeasy Bars
Flask is a Lounge Found Behind a Vintage Coke Vending Machine
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Cubic Apartment Complexes
Cubic Apartment Complexes
This Apartment in Brussels Features a Space-Conserving Cube
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Sustainable Forest Homes
Sustainable Forest Homes
Passive House Che is Located In a Romanian Forest
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6
Shipping Container Homes
Shipping Container Homes
Costa Rica's Casa Incubo by Maria Jose Trejos is Bright and Spacious
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Open Source Floating Homes
Open Source Floating Homes
The Floating House is Designed By Carl Turner Architects
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$100 Million Penthouses
$100 Million Penthouses
These Penthouse is Located in the One57 Tower in Midtown Manhattan
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Modern Forest Homes
Modern Forest Homes
Engel Architekten Designs a Stunning House that Blends Into Its Surroundings
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Shipping Container Abodes
Shipping Container Abodes
A Residence in Northern Ireland was Constructed with Unusual Materials
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Simplistic Fast Food Restaurants
Simplistic Fast Food Restaurants
The 'Simple' Restaurant Keeps Things Straight-Forward
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