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Top 75 Architecture Trends in July

From Slim Skyscraper Concepts to Updated Urban Edifices

— July 30, 2017 — Art & Design
There are countless factors that contribute to changes in architectural style over time, but the July 2017 architecture trends show that one of the biggest of those is continual improvements to computer modeling systems. In the past, lead architects and engineers were limited by what they had time to test by hand in model settings, whereas today architects can run thousands of concepts in a span of seconds, giving them far more freedom to experiment without risk.

'New(er) York' is a graphic example of that change. The project involved architects taking the forms of popular buildings in New York City and reimagining them with the benefit of modern technology and ideas. The result is buildings that look somewhat related to their progenitors, and yet they have far more aggressive and impressive shapes.
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Angular Archival Edifices
Angular Archival Edifices
Australia's National Archives Preservation Facility Has a Sharp Facade
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Updated Urban Edifices
Updated Urban Edifices
'New(er) York' Shows Renderings of Old Buildings in a New Light
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73
Waxed Brick Confessionals
Waxed Brick Confessionals
'The Confessional' Features a Church-Inspired Booth Made of Wax Bricks
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72
Architectural Public Restrooms
Architectural Public Restrooms
The Raw Steel and Concrete 'Lady Bird Loos' Will Patina Over Time
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71
Contrasting University Buildings
Contrasting University Buildings
The Central European University Clashes with Classic Architecture
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70
Health-Focused Tech Headquarters
Health-Focused Tech Headquarters
Google's Kings Cross Campus Will Promote Employee Health
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69
Rainy Tower Renderings
Rainy Tower Renderings
This Concept for 'The Boundary' Pictures a Gloomy Day to Set It Apart
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68
Architectural-Inspired App Remixes
Architectural-Inspired App Remixes
Brutalist Redesigns Gives Popular Apps a Brutalist Twist
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67
Historic Mexican Guest Houses
Historic Mexican Guest Houses
The Ignacia Guest House Offers a Luxurious Home-Like Environment
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66
Healthy Naturally Lit Homes
Healthy Naturally Lit Homes
Andrew Maynard Designed a Home With an Emphasis on Mental Health
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65
Stained Glass Home Skylights
Stained Glass Home Skylights
Loc House Features a Louvered Skylight With Tinted Panes
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64
Narrow Corrugated Townhouses
Narrow Corrugated Townhouses
PH Lavalleja is Slotted Into a Densely Packed Neighborhood
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63
Satirical Pink Lifeguard Stands
Satirical Pink Lifeguard Stands
'Waiting for Water' Addresses Climate Change With Humor
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62
Reflective Arrow-Shaped Galleries
Reflective Arrow-Shaped Galleries
Arrow Studio is a Whimsical and Structural Private Art Gallery
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61
Bamboo-Thatched Schoolhouses
Bamboo-Thatched Schoolhouses
The School of Alpha Omega Engages Children with Nature
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60
Simple Seaside Shacks
Simple Seaside Shacks
Viking Seaside Summer House is a Micro-Home on the French Coast
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59
Agoraphobic Travel Photography
Agoraphobic Travel Photography
Jacqui Kenny Sees the World Through Google Street View Shots
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58
Geometric Rooftop Editorials
Geometric Rooftop Editorials
Lisbon's MAAT Museum is Highlighted in Joel Filipe's Photo Series
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57
Celebrity-Sponsored Soccer Stadia
Celebrity-Sponsored Soccer Stadia
The Miami Beckham United Stadium is Funded by the British Star
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56
Traditional Japanese Coffee Shops
Traditional Japanese Coffee Shops
The Starbucks Coffee Kyoto Ninenzaka Yasaka Tea Parlor is Ornate
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55
Ski-In Treehouse Chalets
Ski-In Treehouse Chalets
Snow Bear Chalets Has Placed Accommodations Next to the Ski Hills
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54
Sculptural Retail Spaces
Sculptural Retail Spaces
Apple's New Store in Singapore Pays Homage to Orchard Road's Ecology
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53
Revitalized Industrial Workshops
Revitalized Industrial Workshops
The New Studio for Tolila + Gilliland is a Stripped-Down Attic
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52
Pastel Furniture Sets
Pastel Furniture Sets
Designer Jonas Wagell Adds More Minimalism to His Collection for The Bay
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51
Folded Museum Facades
Folded Museum Facades
The New US Olympic Museum Has Just Broken Ground
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50
Pallet-Covered Homes
Pallet-Covered Homes
Denver Pallet House is Covered in Wooden Shipping Props
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49
Cantilevered Road-Spanning Buildings
Cantilevered Road-Spanning Buildings
sporaarchitects' Port Building Has an Aggressive Design
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48
Iridescent Apartment Balconies
Iridescent Apartment Balconies
Fulton A5 A1 Features Balcony Railings With Shifting Colors
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47
Conceptual Water-Powered Buildings
Conceptual Water-Powered Buildings
This Structure Would Be Powered by the Thames River's Movements
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46
Naturally Ventilated Homes
Naturally Ventilated Homes
The Minaret House in India Revives an Old Tradition to Meet Technology
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45
Cut Out Community Centers
Cut Out Community Centers
The Grandola Meeting Center Features Sculptural Cut Out Recesses
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44
Twisting Pavement Courtyards
Twisting Pavement Courtyards
'Twisting Courtyard' Merges Interior and Exterior Spaces
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43
Cantilevered Corten-Clad Constructs
Cantilevered Corten-Clad Constructs
Casa N Features Three Cantilevered Volumes
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42
Spiralling Treetop Walkways
Spiralling Treetop Walkways
This Spiraling Observation Tower Offers 360-Degree Views
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41
Traveling Bookstore Concepts
Traveling Bookstore Concepts
La Librairie Itinérante is a Small, Roving Shop in France
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40
Transparent Room Partitions
Transparent Room Partitions
Camp Design Renovated a Japanese Home to Emphasize Transparency
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39
Elevated Crane Treehouses
Elevated Crane Treehouses
Home Improvement Company B&Q Set Up a Sustainable Treehouse
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38
Floating Ferry Terminals
Floating Ferry Terminals
Vincent Callebaut's Ferry Terminal Design Was Inspired by a Manta Ray
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37
Circular Park Benches
Circular Park Benches
The 'Oui' Park Bench in Denmark Levitates Above the Ground
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36
Glowing Transparent Greenhouses
Glowing Transparent Greenhouses
'Less House' in Ho Chi Minh City is a Luminous Structure
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35
Modernist Castle Houses
Modernist Castle Houses
'Castelldefels' Features Parapets Made of Metal Screens
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34
Retro-Styled Boutique Hotels
Retro-Styled Boutique Hotels
London's Henrietta Hotel Epitomizes 1970's Glamor
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33
Luxurious Art-Focused Hotels
Luxurious Art-Focused Hotels
The Park Hyatt Bangkok is Attached to a Luxury Shopping Mall
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32
Meditative Silent Rooms
Meditative Silent Rooms
'The Silent Room' is an All-Pink Noise-Free Pop-Up House in Beirut
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31
Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Homes
Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Homes
d+k House References Architects Like Wright and Van Der Rohe
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30
Homogeneous Brick Homes
Homogeneous Brick Homes
Jan Proska's Home Design Features Red Brick Heavily
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29
Stacked Residential Pods
Stacked Residential Pods
OFIS Architects' 'Living Unit' is a Conceptual Housing Structure
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28
Lake-Facing Homes
Lake-Facing Homes
The Boetger Residence Has an Optimal View of the Nearby Lake
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27
Multi-Functional Public Plazas
Multi-Functional Public Plazas
'Cofufun' Near Kyoto is a Piece of Community-Serving Architecture
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26
Partially Submerged Homes
Partially Submerged Homes
House JRv2's Rooms are Embedded Into a Berm
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25
Plant-Covered Hotels
Plant-Covered Hotels
This Former Hospital Was Converted Into a Hotel Covered in Plants and Trees
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24
Wood-Made Office Campuses
Wood-Made Office Campuses
The 'Nanterre Arboretum' Will Be the World's Largest Solid Wood Project
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23
Patio-Connected Kitchen Concepts
Patio-Connected Kitchen Concepts
Benn + Penna Architecture's Renovation Brings the Outdoors In
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22
Slim Skyscraper Concepts
Slim Skyscraper Concepts
'262 Fifth Avenue' is New York's Newest Slimmest Skyscraper
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21
Public Medicinal Greenhouses
Public Medicinal Greenhouses
'Breathing Bubble' is a Transparent Greenhouse for Medicinal Plants
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20
Stilted Swedish Shacks
Stilted Swedish Shacks
This Bergaliv Landscape Hotel Building Peers Over Forest Treetops
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19
Eco-Focused Urban Bike Paths
Eco-Focused Urban Bike Paths
The Radbahn Berlin Would Be Berlin's First Covered Bike Path
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18
Couture Dry Cleaner Activations
Couture Dry Cleaner Activations
The Vetements 'Dry Cleaning' Popup Displays Dirty Clothing as Art
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17
Bubbled Performance Spaces
Bubbled Performance Spaces
'Loud Shadows' is a Joint Artistic Space with a Unique Layout
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16
Hybrid Green Wall Architecture
Hybrid Green Wall Architecture
MF+ Arquitetos' 'Casa MCNY' Blurs Indoor and Outdoor Space Barriers
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15
Wooden Skyscraper Concepts
Wooden Skyscraper Concepts
The Wooden 'Native Skyscraper' Was Inspired by Africa’s Baobab Trees
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14
Wooden Skyscraper Concepts
Wooden Skyscraper Concepts
This High-Rise Project Explores the Use of Wood in Modern Architecture
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13
Shipping Container Taco Shops
Shipping Container Taco Shops
Taco Bell Has Opened Its First Permanent Shipping Container Outpost
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12
Lavish All-White Abodes
Lavish All-White Abodes
Casa Pinto is a Modern Beach House with a Stark Exterior Facade
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11
Ramping Rooftop Gardens
Ramping Rooftop Gardens
Bam! Arquitectura Designed a Buenos Aires Home with a Multi-Level Garden
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10
Minimalist Modern Chalets
Minimalist Modern Chalets
Studio Razavi Rethinks the Classic Chalet While Sticking to Strict Rules
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9
Portable Sunglasses Boutiques
Portable Sunglasses Boutiques
The Grove’s Ray Ban Popup Resembles a Revamped Shipping Container
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8
Modular Pre-Fab Shelters
Modular Pre-Fab Shelters
The SmartDome is a Pre-fab Shelter That's Both Modular and Mobile
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7
Outdoor Multi-Age Playgrounds
Outdoor Multi-Age Playgrounds
BAM's Indigo Playgrounds are Designed for Children of Varying Ages
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6
Industrial Streetwear Popups
Industrial Streetwear Popups
The Heron Preston KM20 Popup Resembles a Construction Site
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5
Sustainable High-End Grocers
Sustainable High-End Grocers
Fukushimaya Supermarket Was Made from ZAM Pipes and Wine Crates
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4
Mobile Shipping Container Boutiques
Mobile Shipping Container Boutiques
The Garnet Hill Shop is Housed in an Old Shipping Container
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3
Flexible Room Furniture
Flexible Room Furniture
Ori Smart Systems is a Robotic Modular Room Designed for Small Spaces
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2
Urban Fitness Brand Popups
Urban Fitness Brand Popups
The Nike + Run Club Shanghai Popup is Interactive and Futuristic
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1
Two-Story Shipping Container Cafes
Two-Story Shipping Container Cafes
The Spout Coffee Company is Made Up of Two Shipping Containers
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