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Top 35 Architecture Trends in July

From Sculptural Spiral Benches to Nest-Inspired Coffee Shops

— July 17, 2021 — Art & Design
As innovative construction materials enter into the mainstream, some of the July 2021 architecture trends offer stunning examples of sustainable creation in action. Techniques like prefabrication and modular construction allow developers to save time and money while cutting carbon emissions.

The unTower, engineered by Toronto-based B+H Architects, has an adaptable design that consists of stacked modular rings. The skyscraper is meant to lead the move away from monolithic office buildings toward mixed-use developments that can perform a wide variety of functions.

The BROAD Group, a Chinese manufacturing company, launched a similar modular experiment with the construction of the Living Building. Using prefabricated modules, the company significantly reduced costs and construction time. The 10-story apartment complex was completed in under 29 hours, making it one of the shortest construction projects ever.
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Revamped Art Deco Buildings
Revamped Art Deco Buildings
Toshiko Mori Revitalizes Brooklyn’s Central Library
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Earthquake-Proof Community Centers
Earthquake-Proof Community Centers
Unemori Architects' Community Center is Built in Fukushima
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Restored Stock Exchange Buildings
Restored Stock Exchange Buildings
Tadao Ando Restores & Redesigns the Bourse De Commerce Building
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Rectangular Red Daycare Centers
Rectangular Red Daycare Centers
Birk Heilmeyer Und Frenzel Architekten Revamp an Air-Raid Shelter
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Straw-Like Pavilion Designs
Straw-Like Pavilion Designs
MIA Design Studio Created a Pavilion in Thủ Đức in Vietnam
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Irregularly Stacked Exhibition Spaces
Irregularly Stacked Exhibition Spaces
The Harbour Experience Center is Designed by the MVRDV Firm
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Flatpack A-Frame Cabin Kits
Flatpack A-Frame Cabin Kits
The Den DIY Cabin Kit Comes Ready to Be Assembled Anywhere
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Repurposed Air-Raid Shelter Daycares
Repurposed Air-Raid Shelter Daycares
Birk Heilmeyer and Frenzel Architekten's Daycare is Playful
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Rapidly Assembled Modular Apartments
Rapidly Assembled Modular Apartments
The BROAD Group Constructed the Living Building in 28 Hours
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Artistic Lantern-Inspired Installations
Artistic Lantern-Inspired Installations
Ma Yansong's Art Sculpture Installation is called 'Light'
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African Diasporic Pavilions
African Diasporic Pavilions
Ini Archibong' Pavilion of the African Diaspora is called The Sail
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Volcanic Ash-Built Coffee Shops
Volcanic Ash-Built Coffee Shops
The Blue Bottle Coffee Shop is Designed by Keiji Ashizawa
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Flexible Contemporary Office Spaces
Flexible Contemporary Office Spaces
dMFK Architects Transformed a Lab into a Workplace
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Lakeside Chinese Botanical Museums
Lakeside Chinese Botanical Museums
The Taiyuan Botanical Garden Boasts Domed Greenhouses by a Lake
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Aerially Connected Housing Blocks
Aerially Connected Housing Blocks
The ORCA Project Brings a Set of Nine High-Rise Towers Together
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Nostalgic Game Console Museums
Nostalgic Game Console Museums
The Nintendo Gallery Will Replace the Uji Ogura Plant in Kyoto
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Material Reuse-Exploring Pavilions
Material Reuse-Exploring Pavilions
Japan Stands Out at the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale
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Desert Planet-Inspired Skincare Stores
Desert Planet-Inspired Skincare Stores
Lialawlab Has Outdone Itself with the Design of Formoral
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Chinese Garden-Inspired Bookstores
Chinese Garden-Inspired Bookstores
Wutopia Lab Created a Garden-Inspired Bookstore in Shanghai
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Sustainably-Made Basketball Courts
Sustainably-Made Basketball Courts
The Shek Lei Grind Court is Constructed With 20,000 Used Shoes
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Innovative High-Rise Building Concepts
Innovative High-Rise Building Concepts
Nicolas Laisné’s One Open Tower Combines Various Functions
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Residential Secret Gardens
Residential Secret Gardens
CPDA Arquitectos Boasts a Lush Courtyard in a Newly Finished Project
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Collaborative Workplace Meeting Pods
Collaborative Workplace Meeting Pods
The Buildup Pods & Pavilions are Made to Facilitate Teamwork
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Nest-Inspired Coffee Shops
Nest-Inspired Coffee Shops
The September Cafe Has Nature-Inspired Woven Design Elements
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Luxuriously Elevated Condo Interiors
Luxuriously Elevated Condo Interiors
The One Delisle Condo Delivers Contemporary Interior Designs
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Tree-Inspired Solar-Powered Shopping Centers
Tree-Inspired Solar-Powered Shopping Centers
This Marketplace is Made with Biomimicry Technology
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Elongated Holiday Homes
Elongated Holiday Homes
Walker Warner Architects Designed a Property Named Hale Mau’u
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Swimming Pool-Inspired Interiors
Swimming Pool-Inspired Interiors
Italian Food Joint Bun Burgers Features a Swimming Pool Esthetic
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Sculptural Spiral Benches
Sculptural Spiral Benches
Paul Cocksedge Designed the Time Loop Installation in Hong Kong
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Relaxing Bungalow-Style Beach Resorts
Relaxing Bungalow-Style Beach Resorts
Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea Beach Resort Floats on the Water
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Secluded Off-Grid Artist Studios
Secluded Off-Grid Artist Studios
Jordan Ralph's Studio Drop is Sheathed in Seaweed-Shaded Larch
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Suspended Cockpit-Inspired Cabins
Suspended Cockpit-Inspired Cabins
Thilina Liyanage's Futuristic Ocean Cabins are Adventurous
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Greenery-Accented Retail Spaces
Greenery-Accented Retail Spaces
IKEA Copenhagen Employs Dorte Mandrup for a Green Rooftop Park
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Ecological Co-Housing Units
Ecological Co-Housing Units
The Qville is a Co-Housing Compound Boasting Near-Zero Energy
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Use-Neutral Skyscraper Concepts
Use-Neutral Skyscraper Concepts
The unTower is Designed to Adapt to Shifting Space Needs
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