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Top 35 Architecture Trends in February

From Waterfront Social Housing to Massive Urban Solar Farms

— February 26, 2023 — Art & Design
Featuring self-healing concrete and ocean-cleaning island cities, the February 2023 architecture round-up certainly showcases some important developments that contribute to sustainable living—or maybe even regenerative design. Estudio Focaccia Prieto, for one, conceptualized a series of self-sustaining island cities in the middle of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The idea is that the settlements will draw on ocean debris to power themselves and champion a renewable system from within. EYRC and Mighty Buildings are also continuing to explore more sustainable and cost-effective ways of building, involving 3D-printing technology, with the Mighty Quatro project.

The February 2023 architecture round-up also spotlights an important resource that lists plastic-free materials alongside important information about their properties. This resource has been launched as a subscription service for professionals and it is simply called PlasticFree.
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Custom Office Soundscape Systems
Custom Office Soundscape Systems
The PinDrop System Helps AKRF Make Acoustic Decisions
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Winding Elevated Park Walkways
Winding Elevated Park Walkways
SUO Designs the Yashima Mountaintop Park
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Landscape Painting-Informed Renovations
Landscape Painting-Informed Renovations
ZMMA Updates the Home of Artist Thomas Gainsborough
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Modern Water Tower Apartments
Modern Water Tower Apartments
Zecc Architecten Creates a Series of Elevated Apartments
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Biodiversity-Supporting Homes
Biodiversity-Supporting Homes
Miguel Mesa del Castillo Collaborates on a Climate-Friendly Home
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30
Light-Maximizing Animal Shelters
Light-Maximizing Animal Shelters
Garrison Architects Builds the Staten Island Animal Rescue Center
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Magnetized Fusion Power Plants
Magnetized Fusion Power Plants
Al_A Designs a "World's First" in Oxfordshire, UK
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Sustainably Built Canopied Buildings
Sustainably Built Canopied Buildings
Kevin Daly Architecture Designs a Foundation's Headquarters
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Sincere Public Toilet Designs
Sincere Public Toilet Designs
Marc Newson Designs a Toilet with a Copper Roof in Shibuya
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Waterfront Social Housing
Waterfront Social Housing
Studioninedots Designed Stepped Buildings in Amsterdam,
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Expansive Motorcycle Amphitheaters
Expansive Motorcycle Amphitheaters
Heatherwick Studio is Designing a Park for Harley-Davidson
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Sustainable Mass-Timber Offices
Sustainable Mass-Timber Offices
Waugh Thistleton Architects Debuts the Black & White Building
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Restored 1970s Boats
Restored 1970s Boats
GAAA Restores a 1970s Chilean Boat with a Contemporary Feel
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Accessible Campus Designs
Accessible Campus Designs
Stride Treglown Worked with Deaf Academy Staff on an Accessible Design
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Angular Modern Lake Houses
Angular Modern Lake Houses
MU Architecture and JS Bourdages Architecture Collaborate
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Homely Office Spaces
Homely Office Spaces
Johan Sundberg Arkitektur Emphasizes Material Juxtaposition in This Design
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Massive Urban Solar Farms
Massive Urban Solar Farms
Carlo Ratti Associati Works on an Impressive Bid for the World Expo 2030
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Sphere-Shaped Skyscrapers
Sphere-Shaped Skyscrapers
The 'Skyscraper City of Tiankeng' Has Different Microclimate Spheres
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Breathtaking Library Designs
Breathtaking Library Designs
MVRDV Showcases Its Plan for a Massive Wuhan Library
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Self-Healing Concrete
Self-Healing Concrete
MIT and Harvard are Inspired by Ancient Roman Concrete
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Modern Melbourne Home Renovations
Modern Melbourne Home Renovations
Timmins+Whyte Design This Home with Roof Folds
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Communism-Inspired Cultural Centers
Communism-Inspired Cultural Centers
Aurelien Chen Updates a Former Miners’ Canteen in Handan
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Caterpillar-Shaped Apartment Buildings
Caterpillar-Shaped Apartment Buildings
Undecorated Developed an Eye-Catching Metal Building
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Multi-Generational Houses
Multi-Generational Houses
AUN Design Studio Designs the Reflection House in Bangkok, Thailand
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Curved Concrete Hotels
Curved Concrete Hotels
Atelier d’More Transforms a Two-storey Building into a Contemporary Hotel
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Human Sexuality Museums
Human Sexuality Museums
Snøhetta Designs the Museum of Sex, Featuring Galleries, a Bar, & More
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Ocean-Cleaning Island Cities
Ocean-Cleaning Island Cities
Estudio Focaccia Prieto Conceptualizes Self-Sustaining Island Cities
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DIY Backyard Office Kits
DIY Backyard Office Kits
Coexist Build’s DIY Traveler Series Kit Addresses Modern Problems
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Plastic-Free Material Databases
Plastic-Free Material Databases
A Plastic Planet Launches the PlasticFree Subscription Service
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Greenery-Sheathed Architecture Offices
Greenery-Sheathed Architecture Offices
This Building Will House the Offices Of 'VTN Architects'
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3D-Printed House Neighborhoods
3D-Printed House Neighborhoods
EYRC and Mighty Buildings Develop the Suburbs of the Future
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Airy Estonian Holiday Homes
Airy Estonian Holiday Homes
Hanna Karits Used Natural Materials in This Holiday Home
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Contemporary Woodland Retreats
Contemporary Woodland Retreats
Michael Kendrick Architects Creates an Immersive & Idyllic Retreat
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Flexible Hemp Insulation Panels
Flexible Hemp Insulation Panels
The Coexist Hemp Blanket is Safe and Natural
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Balcony-Topped Tiny Houses
Balcony-Topped Tiny Houses
This Spacious Tiny Home Boasts a Guest Bedroom and a Cozy Balcony
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