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Top 100 Architecture Trends in February

From Panoramic Birding Huts to Super-Tall Office Towers

— February 25, 2018 — Art & Design
One could argue that the winter months are when architecture is most important, which would make the February 2018 architecture trends all the more compelling. Especially in the more northern cities in the world, February can be a brutal month that forces people indoors — as such, architecture centered around the well-being of people is of the utmost utility during the frigid month.

It should hardly be surprising that the February 2018 architecture trends feature plenty of chalets, cottages, and holiday homes that give people a respite from the weather. For those who lean toward taking advantage of all the snow and ice by engaging in winter sports, cabins like the one designed by I-kanda are perfect mountain escapes. On the other hand, a poolside patio like Delgada 1 is a more fitting option for those who'd rather escape winter altogether.
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Solar-Powered A-Frames
Solar-Powered A-Frames
'M.A.Di' is a Solar-Powered Structure That Can Be Built in Hours
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99
Abstractly Organized Abodes
Abstractly Organized Abodes
Azpilicueta Arquitectura y Paisaje's Design Stems from Its Environs
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98
Inverted Home Pairs
Inverted Home Pairs
Endorfine Office's Home Design is Flipped for Two Different Volumes
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97
Breezy Golf Headquarters
Breezy Golf Headquarters
The New PGA Tour HQ was Designed by Foster + Partners
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96
Elegant Public Service Stations
Elegant Public Service Stations
'River View Service Station' Shows the Value in Public Buildings
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95
Dike-Illuminating Artwork
Dike-Illuminating Artwork
These Sustainable Art Installations Highlight Iconic Architecture
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94
Bent Community Buildings
Bent Community Buildings
The Ecouflant Village Center is a Redesign of a Historic Building
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93
Personal Boutique Hotel Offerings
Personal Boutique Hotel Offerings
The Standard's Stowaway Program is Encouraging Longer Visits
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92
Artfully Shaded Apartments
Artfully Shaded Apartments
'Golestan Apartment' Uses Angles to Interplay Light and Shadow
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91
Community-Centric Parking Garage Renovations
Community-Centric Parking Garage Renovations
Peckham Levels is Giving Back to the Community
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90
Bamboo Shoot-Inspired Skyscrapers
Bamboo Shoot-Inspired Skyscrapers
Taipei's Newest Skyscraper Will Be Shaped After Green Bamboo
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89
Super-Tall Financial Towers
Super-Tall Financial Towers
The Ping An Finance Center is the Fourth-Tallest Building in the World
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88
Classical Office Concepts
Classical Office Concepts
Atelier Ventura Trindade's Office is Inspired by Ancient Architecture
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87
Monolithic Ski Lodges
Monolithic Ski Lodges
'Stage of Forest' is a Mysterious Mountaintop Lookout
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86
Calming Care Homes
Calming Care Homes
'Casa Verde' is a Mental Health Facility in an Idyllic Location
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85
Contemporary Magazine Libraries
Contemporary Magazine Libraries
Beijing's Spring Whispers Book Club is a Relaxing Magazine Library
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84
Hidden Creative Space Tours
Hidden Creative Space Tours
Toronto Design Offsite's TO DO Tour Will Explore Geary Avenue
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83
Broad Lakeside Abodes
Broad Lakeside Abodes
Ramella Arquitetura Covered Marcon House with Concrete and Brick
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82
Cubic White Abodes
Cubic White Abodes
Shuhei Goto Architects' Project Stands Out from Neighboring Houses
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81
Elusive Reflective Office Buildings
Elusive Reflective Office Buildings
MVRDV's Design for 'The Milestone' Features "Crystal Rock"
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80
Massive Art Museums
Massive Art Museums
The Guardian Art Center is Nestled Among Beijing's Hutongs
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79
Off-Kilter Office Buildings
Off-Kilter Office Buildings
'HULIC & New Shibuya' Features Skewed Glass Levels
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78
Elongated Building Designs
Elongated Building Designs
'Altruistic House' Looks to Maximize Space on a Narrow Street
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77
Multi-Material School Designs
Multi-Material School Designs
Studio Air Putih's Design Features Steel, Brick, and Concrete
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76
Nature-Infused Smart Cities
Nature-Infused Smart Cities
The Panasonic City Project is Being Developed Outside of Denver
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75
Contemporary Classic Hotels
Contemporary Classic Hotels
The Nobis Hotel Copenhagen Blends Iconic Design with Modern Flair
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74
Life-Celebrating Pavilions
Life-Celebrating Pavilions
Ettore Sottsass is Remembered at This French Architecture Festival
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73
Urban Conservation Parks
Urban Conservation Parks
This Sustainable Architecture Project Harmonizes Design and Nature
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72
Skyward Home Designs
Skyward Home Designs
'Where Eagles Dare' is a Vacation Home Inspired by Avian Flight
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71
Camouflaged Apartment Complexes
Camouflaged Apartment Complexes
Zanderroth Architekten's Design Seamlessly Merges with the Area
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70
Floating Water-Based Food Stands
Floating Water-Based Food Stands
The Aqua Pod Will Be the World's First Floating Kitchen
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69
Women-Only Social Clubs
Women-Only Social Clubs
'The Wing' is a Space for Women to Work and Collaborate in Brooklyn
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68
Wavy Naturalistic Roofs
Wavy Naturalistic Roofs
Springingstream Guesthouse's Roof is Inspired by the Surrounding Mountains
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67
Architectural Lighting Systems
Architectural Lighting Systems
Zumtobel Created a Lighting System with Marte.Marte Architects
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66
Constructivist-Inspired Towers
Constructivist-Inspired Towers
The MVRDV Building 'Silhouette' is a Modern Multi-Use Tower Block
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65
Stark Kindergarten Designs
Stark Kindergarten Designs
Wujiachang Kindergarten Features Offers Choices and Contigencies
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64
Airy Victorian Renovations
Airy Victorian Renovations
'Elfort Road House' Makes a Victorian Home Bright and Welcoming
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63
Geometrical Energy Buildings
Geometrical Energy Buildings
The Vantaa Energy Headquaters Features a Glass Pyramid
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62
Modernist Mosque Designs
Modernist Mosque Designs
The Marmara University Mosque is a Dazzling, Airy Space
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61
Repurposed Mill Hostels
Repurposed Mill Hostels
Vector Studio Creatively Repurposed an Old Sugar Cane Mill in China
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60
Modern Zinc Extensions
Modern Zinc Extensions
'Port Melbourne House' is a Heritage Property with a Modern Renovation
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59
Rustic Forest Platforms
Rustic Forest Platforms
'ACES Treehouse' Serves as a Viewpoint for Flora and Fauna
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58
Flood-Proof Parking Structures
Flood-Proof Parking Structures
The 'Pop-up' Structure Withstands Flooding by Floating Above it
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57
Arched Apartment Designs
Arched Apartment Designs
Raad Studio Combined Two TriBeCa Lofts Using Old Arches
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56
Isolated Forest Bunkers
Isolated Forest Bunkers
This Home in South Korea Highlights the Surrounding Environment
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55
Interactive Storytelling Igloos
Interactive Storytelling Igloos
Aberrant Architecture Teaches Children About Design
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54
Panoramic Birdwatching Landscapes
Panoramic Birdwatching Landscapes
Herdla Tower is a Modern Wooden Birdwatching Destination
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53
Community-Fostering Workspaces
Community-Fostering Workspaces
Studio IQL's IntegriChain Office Encourages Creative Collaboration
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52
Maximized House Designs
Maximized House Designs
'House for L' Pushes the Boundaries of Its Lot to Accommodate a Family
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51
Solar-Heated Igloos
Solar-Heated Igloos
Montreal's Igloofest Featured Temporary Winter Home 'Celcius'
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50
Eco-Friendly Terraced Offices
Eco-Friendly Terraced Offices
The 'Googleplex' is an Environmentally Friendly Office Complex
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49
Curved Cabin Concepts
Curved Cabin Concepts
'Rode House' is Arranged in a 180-Degree Semicircle
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48
Sustainable Student Housing
Sustainable Student Housing
Pomona College's New Housing is LEED Platinum Certified
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47
Barn-Inspired Homes
Barn-Inspired Homes
'The Wairarapa Haybarn' References Its Rural Locale
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46
Ambitious Office Building Additions
Ambitious Office Building Additions
This 42 Storey Building Addition Consists of Layered Glass
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45
Modern Outdoor Offices
Modern Outdoor Offices
Ultra Architects' Office Design Features Ample Outdoor Space
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44
Glass-Enforced Brutalist Architecture
Glass-Enforced Brutalist Architecture
Ottawa's Arts Center Favors Glass Over Concrete
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Fast Sustainable Houses
Fast Sustainable Houses
This Bamboo Frame for Social Housing Can Be Made in One Week
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Atmosphere-Inspired Installations
Atmosphere-Inspired Installations
Chris Cheung Visualizes Carbon Dioxide in a Mesmerizing Way
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Brutalist Poolside Pergolas
Brutalist Poolside Pergolas
'Delgada 1' Features a Stately Concrete Pergola
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40
Tree-Covered Canopy Towers
Tree-Covered Canopy Towers
Sou Fujimoto's Mixed-Use Canopy Building is Coming to Nice, France
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39
Design-Driven Pharmacies
Design-Driven Pharmacies
Waterfrom Shapes Pharmaceuticals into a Modern Experience
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Ivy-Covered Office Spaces
Ivy-Covered Office Spaces
'The Modern Village Office' is Filled with Greenery
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Juxtaposed Cliffside Homes
Juxtaposed Cliffside Homes
'Klein House' Pushes Up Against a Natural Rock Face
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Treed Social Housing Projects
Treed Social Housing Projects
'Trudo Vertical Forest' Has Been Approved in Eindhoven, Holland
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Grass-Encapsulated Multi-Level Homes
Grass-Encapsulated Multi-Level Homes
This Californian Home is Encompassed by a Grassy Landscape
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Terrace-Topped Tiny Homes
Terrace-Topped Tiny Homes
This Towable Tiny Home Offers Terrace Access For Sunlight Exposure
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Fluid Kindergarten Classrooms
Fluid Kindergarten Classrooms
IBUKU's Kindergarten Design Addresses the Young Students' Needs
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Custom-Built LEGO Homes
Custom-Built LEGO Homes
The 'Little Brick Lane' Etsy Shop Builds LEGO Houses to Spec
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Triplicate Kindergarten Designs
Triplicate Kindergarten Designs
Sanhuan Kindergarten is Arranged in Three Interwoven Rings
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Glacier-Inspired Kitchen Islands
Glacier-Inspired Kitchen Islands
Snarkitecture Sculpts Furniture from Natural Formations
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Recycled Park Proposals
Recycled Park Proposals
This Netherlands-Based Proposal Aims to Offer a Solution to Plastic Waste
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Modern Holiday Houses
Modern Holiday Houses
Herbert Hussmann Created Two Modern Vacation Homes Outside of Berlin
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Towable Tiny Homes
Towable Tiny Homes
The 'Wanderlust' Home Features Wooden Accents and a Shed-Inspired Design
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Earthquake-Resistant Cafes
Earthquake-Resistant Cafes
The Coeda House is a Gorgeous Cafe Built to Stylishly Stop Earthquakes
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Cinematic Cafe Designs
Cinematic Cafe Designs
This Wes Anderson-Inspired Cafe Perfectly Captures the Filmmakers Aesthetic
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Environmental Disaster Shelters
Environmental Disaster Shelters
this Ecological residence buries itself during hurricane winds
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Gabled Charcoal Lakeside Cottages
Gabled Charcoal Lakeside Cottages
Hola Design's Structure Stands Out in the Natural Landscape
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Salvaged Lakeside Cottages
Salvaged Lakeside Cottages
'Casa Pollo' is Made from Recycled Wood and Metal
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Chromatic Home Concepts
Chromatic Home Concepts
'Yellow Door House' is Punctuated by Pops of Color
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Naturally Decorated Japanese Restaurants
Naturally Decorated Japanese Restaurants
This yakinku Restaurant in Tokyo Has a Cave-Like Interior
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Contemporary Capsule Hotels
Contemporary Capsule Hotels
Schemata Architects Redesigned a Tokyo Capsule Hotel
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Holistic Boutique Hotels
Holistic Boutique Hotels
Casa Cook Kos Hotel Aims to Turn Tourism Into a Connection with History
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Yugoslavian Concrete Architecture Designs
Yugoslavian Concrete Architecture Designs
MoMA Explores International Designs with Its Exhibition
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Brutalist Architecture Wallpapers
Brutalist Architecture Wallpapers
Murals Wallpaper Celebrates Raw Beauty with a Concrete Effect
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Contemplative Wellness Retreats
Contemplative Wellness Retreats
'Wellness Plesnik' is an Offshoot of a Boutique Hotel in Slovenia
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14
Conceptual Floating Communities
Conceptual Floating Communities
The Proposed 'Floating Offshore Community' is Set in Hong Kong
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13
Upcycled Sports Centers
Upcycled Sports Centers
The Halsskov Water Sports Center Uses Upcycled Goods to Create Fun Spaces
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12
Boxy White Homes
Boxy White Homes
'House FMB' Has an Angular Exterior and a Curvy Interior
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11
Hidden Modern Cottages
Hidden Modern Cottages
West Tytherly Cottage's Classic Front Hides a Contemporary Renovation
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Industrial Department Store Hubs
Industrial Department Store Hubs
Makro SA's Warehouse Space Marries Aesthetics with Function
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9
Birdnest Treehouse Designs
Birdnest Treehouse Designs
The ORIGIN Tree House Has a Heated Spa and Chilling Area
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8
Concrete Canvas Designs
Concrete Canvas Designs
Designer Neal Aronowitz Designs with a Ground-Breaking New Material
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Mountain-Side Modern Cabins
Mountain-Side Modern Cabins
I-kanda Created a New Cabin on a Rock in the White Mountains
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Indoor Architectural Playgrounds
Indoor Architectural Playgrounds
Spencer Luckey's Gender Neutral Playground is Mushroom-Inspired
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5
Norwegian Artist Hubs
Norwegian Artist Hubs
This Northern Norway Work-Space is Built to Spark Artistic Work
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4
Urban Jungle Homes
Urban Jungle Homes
'Jungalow House' is a Fitting Abode for an Agriculturalist
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3
Modernized Camping Shelters
Modernized Camping Shelters
Olson Kundig Architects Created Comfy and Secure Bunkers for Camping
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2
Contemporary Cabin Concepts
Contemporary Cabin Concepts
'MG Retreat' is a Modern Take on a Rustic Forest Cabin
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Micro Housing-Relief Initiatives
Micro Housing-Relief Initiatives
These Hong Kong Micro Apartments are in Concrete Pipes
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