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Top 60 Architecture Trends in February

From Futuristic Science Museums to Pooled Roof Stadiums

— February 27, 2016 — Eco
The top February 2016 architecture trends showcase a number of shifts that point to the future of design.

Part of Rio de Janeiro's Porta Maravilhosa urban redevelopment plan, the recently opened Museum of Tomorrow is a stunning architectural feat that juts out from a pier to hover above the Atlantic Ocean. Opened just in time for the 2016 Summer Olympics to be hosted by the city, the stunning structure is sure to be a fixture through the year and beyond.

Separately, the Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru recently installed an idyllic wedding pavilion that floats in the center of the ocean. The awe-inspiring venue is quite intimate with room for only 18 people, but the views are likely to make up for the lack of space.
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Cloud-Touching Walkways
Cloud-Touching Walkways
The Dolni Morava Skywalk is Both Educational and Entertaining
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Bridge-Dwelling Writer Contests
Bridge-Dwelling Writer Contests
Seattle's Fremont Bridge Will Be Home To a Writer For Three Months
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58
Secluded Water Pavilions
Secluded Water Pavilions
The AntiRoom II is a Floating Pavilion That is Only Reached by Swimming
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57
Versatile Humanitarian Shelters
Versatile Humanitarian Shelters
The 'Maggie' Shelter is Designed to Serve Multiple Purposes
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56
Submerged Concert Halls
Submerged Concert Halls
The Blaibach Auditorium Has a Granite Exterior that is Half Below Water
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55
Vertical Cable Cars
Vertical Cable Cars
The 'British Airways i360' Will Be the UK's Highest Observation Tower
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54
Monumental Ice Castles
Monumental Ice Castles
The Edmonton Ice Castle Uses Over 100,000 Tonnes of Ice
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53
Spiraled Oak Staircases
Spiraled Oak Staircases
This Curving Staircase Runs Throughout a Historic New York City Townhouse
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52
Gilded Building Balconies
Gilded Building Balconies
The UNStudio Skyscraper in Brussels Features a Luxe Golden Design
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51
3D-Printed Concrete Architecture
3D-Printed Concrete Architecture
The Fossilized Project Creates Decorative Designs for Buildings
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50
Origami-Themed Dessert Parlors
Origami-Themed Dessert Parlors
This Colorful Stone Fresh Frozen Yoghurt Cafe was Designed by TRIAD
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49
Pooled Roof Stadiums
Pooled Roof Stadiums
Tokujin Yoshioka's Concept Design for Tokyo 2020 Olympics is a Large Ring
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Double House Designs
Double House Designs
Bokarev Architects Creates Adjoining Homes Two Brothers
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47
Haunting Memorial Mausoleums
Haunting Memorial Mausoleums
The Mausoleum of Martyrdom of Polish Villages is Hauntingly Beautiful
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Opulent Brazilian Skyscrapers
Opulent Brazilian Skyscrapers
The Casa Atlantica High-Rise Will Tower Over the Copacabana Beach
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Kinetic Commuter Light Installations
Kinetic Commuter Light Installations
The New York High Line Features a Light Sculpture Suspension
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44
Resilient Earthquake-Proof Schools
Resilient Earthquake-Proof Schools
These Nepalese Schools are Built to Withstand Future Disasters
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Modern Greek Antiquity Libraries
Modern Greek Antiquity Libraries
Snøhetta's Philadelphia University Atheneum Offers a Plaza Design
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42
Squished Rustic Restaurants
Squished Rustic Restaurants
The Pink Moon Saloon was Built Between Two Existing Buildings
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Sustainable Tropical Resorts
Sustainable Tropical Resorts
This Cayman Islands Resort Respects its Fragile Natural Surroundings
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Coastal Mexican Retreats
Coastal Mexican Retreats
This Expansive Concrete Home Faces the South Pacific Ocean
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Colorful Cube-Shaped Homes
Colorful Cube-Shaped Homes
This Home Features a Turquoise Staircase Running Along the Exterior
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Connected City Skywalks
Connected City Skywalks
These Walkways Allow Stockholm Residents to Walk from Roof to Roof
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Elevated Ski Chalets
Elevated Ski Chalets
This Contemporary Ski Lodge is Raised Up Off of the Ground
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Floating Loft Inserts
Floating Loft Inserts
This Holiday Home Features a Hidden Loft Above the Main Living Area
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35
Simple Glass Homes
Simple Glass Homes
House at Mols Hills is a Countryside Abode with a Contemporary Twist
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34
Sustainable Garden Skyscrapers
Sustainable Garden Skyscrapers
Dubai's ICD Brookfield Place Skyscraper Will Offer Private Gardens
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33
Buoyant River Homes
Buoyant River Homes
Baca Architects Puts Together a House With a Dock Foundation to Avoid Floods
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Modern Rustic Homes
Modern Rustic Homes
The Kyodo House in Japan Uses Strikingly Slanted Wood Slats
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Floating Wedding Pavilions
Floating Wedding Pavilions
The Four Seasons Maldives Offers an Exotic Overwater Marriage Chapel
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Boxy Aluminum Homes
Boxy Aluminum Homes
This Home is Surrouned by a Natural Aluminum Casing
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29
Condensed Multi-Level Homes
Condensed Multi-Level Homes
This Modern Brick Home is Split into Nearly a Dozen Different Levels
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Ring-Shaped Bridges
Ring-Shaped Bridges
This Unique Road Bridge Stenches Across a Lagoon in Uruguay
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Circular Hospital Additions
Circular Hospital Additions
These Ring-Shaped Extensions Give This Hospital a Contemporary Upgrade
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26
Free-Standing Wine Cellars
Free-Standing Wine Cellars
The Sommi Offers an Antiquated Wine Room that Can be Added to Any Home
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25
Odd Lot Housing Programs
Odd Lot Housing Programs
This Experiment Turns Under-Developed Areas Into Entry-Level Homes
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Satellite-Tracking Pavilions
Satellite-Tracking Pavilions
The Orbit Pavilion Structure Uses Satellite Tracking Data From NASA
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23
Cleverly Draped Architecture
Cleverly Draped Architecture
DUS Architects' EU Building Boasts Covered Built-In Outdoor Seating
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22
Contemporary Department Store Makeovers
Contemporary Department Store Makeovers
The KaDeWe Department Store is Set to Receive An Upgrade
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21
Architecture-Inspired Tables
Architecture-Inspired Tables
The Kanban Industrial Side Table Takes Inspiration from Hong Kong
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20
Shoe-Shaped Churches
Shoe-Shaped Churches
This Taiwanese Church is Shaped Like a High Heeled Shoe
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19
Domed Station Tents
Domed Station Tents
The Mountain Hardwear Mobile Home Sleeps 20 People at Once
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Camping-Inspired Retail Designs
Camping-Inspired Retail Designs
This Stone Fresh Location in Shanghai Mimics Outdoor Fun
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Futuristic Science Museums
Futuristic Science Museums
The Museum of Tomorrow Has Opened in Rio De Janeiro
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Architecture Firm Design Showrooms
Architecture Firm Design Showrooms
The Mexico City Showroom Features EZEQUIELFARCA Past Projects
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Rustic Tiny Homes
Rustic Tiny Homes
The Esk'et Tiny Home Pays Tribute to Aboriginal Traditions
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14
Floating Floor Homes
Floating Floor Homes
Each Floor of This Unique Open Concept Japanese Home is Accessed Via Ladders
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13
Converted Mill Workspaces
Converted Mill Workspaces
This Multi-Use Workspace is Housed Inside a Former Mill
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12
Short-Term Seasonal Housing
Short-Term Seasonal Housing
The Great Wall of Western Australia Offers Eco-Centric Homes
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11
Organic Supermarket Interiors
Organic Supermarket Interiors
'The Green Atrium' Embodies the Kind of Lifestyle It Promotes
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10
Vibrant Norwegian Homes
Vibrant Norwegian Homes
This Cozy Cabin Boasts a Vibrant Red Exterior
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9
Playground-Inspired Living Rooms
Playground-Inspired Living Rooms
Ki Design Studio Incorporates a Slide in a Modern Home Design
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8
Modular Mobile Homes
Modular Mobile Homes
The Alpod's Aluminum Structure Makes it Lightweight and Eco-Friendly
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7
Contemporary Teahouse Bars
Contemporary Teahouse Bars
The Rabbit Hole Offers a Stylish Cocktail-Inspired Eatery Concept
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6
Framed Concrete Holiday Homes
Framed Concrete Holiday Homes
This Home Features Board-Marked Concrete Walls and Wood Detailing
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5
Low-Maintenance Weekend Homes
Low-Maintenance Weekend Homes
This Home is Made from Pre-Rusted Steel for Low-Maintenance
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4
Sloped Stone Cabins
Sloped Stone Cabins
The Casa VI Home Honors the Alps Landscape with a Rustic Exterior Design
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3
Individual Community Cabins
Individual Community Cabins
The Micro Cluster Cottages are Separated Rooms Linked in Space
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2
Boutique Boxing Gyms
Boutique Boxing Gyms
'Shadowbox' in New York City Boasts a Rustic and Upscale Aesthetic
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1
Meticulous Micro Apartments
Meticulous Micro Apartments
The AirBn'P Micro Apartment Squeezes a Lot Into Very Little Space
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