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Top 100 Architecture Ideas in June

From Repurposed Window Retreats to Minimalist Micro-Apartments

— July 2, 2016 — Art & Design
From repurposed window retreats to minimalist micro-apartments, the June 2016 architecture trends reveal that big and flashy designs and not always better. Indeed, consumers are increasingly choosing homes that prioritize functionality over pure aesthetics.

One of the most interesting characteristics of modern architecture is the use of recycled materials. Whether it is old window frames or entire shipping containers, there is no limit to the way architects can repurpose old materials. This shift is indicative of the growing focus on environmentalism, as well as the rise of minimalist designs.

In keeping with the demand for minimalism, the June 2016 architecture trends reveal an emphasis on sleek lines and clean aesthetics. This pattern is noticeable when it comes to homes, stores, restaurants and even office buildings, all of which have seen a shift away from flashy fixtures and a renewed emphasis on subtle details.
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Smoke-Free Apartments
Smoke-Free Apartments
The Alto Toronto Condo Offers Exclusively Non-Smoking Residences
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98
Landscape-Blending Abodes
Landscape-Blending Abodes
The Life House Cleverly Blends Into the Scenery With its Dark Exterior
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97
Mobile Writer Residences
Mobile Writer Residences
Matthew Butcher and His Team Engineer Temporary Factory Homes in England
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96
Affordable Art Atelier Initiatives
Affordable Art Atelier Initiatives
The Minnesota Street Project Offers Accessible San Fran Studios
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95
Artificial Island Developments
Artificial Island Developments
The Heart of Europe Islands Are Situated In Dubai's 'The World'
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94
Austrian Wine Taverns
Austrian Wine Taverns
March Gut Designs a Contemporary Bar in the Countryside
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93
Giant Floating Wind Farms
Giant Floating Wind Farms
Hywind Park in Scotland Will Boast Five Six-megawatt Turbines
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92
Semi-Transparent Stacked Universities
Semi-Transparent Stacked Universities
The University of China Opts for Asymmetrical Stacked Floors
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91
Urban Rice Paddy Eateries
Urban Rice Paddy Eateries
The Little Tokyo Sushi Restaurant Emulates the Landscape of Japan
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90
Revived Pool Facilities
Revived Pool Facilities
The Peckham Rye Lido Facility Will Include a Natural Pool
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89
Multifaceted Museum Roofs
Multifaceted Museum Roofs
This Museum Was Designed to Look Like the Interior of a Cave
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88
Breathtaking Treetop Walkways
Breathtaking Treetop Walkways
This Walkway Offers a Birds-Eye View Of Surrounding Landscapes
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87
Corrugated Rustic Eateries
Corrugated Rustic Eateries
The OX Restaurant in Helsinki Opts for a Design that Reflects the Menu
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86
Airy Zigzagging Studios
Airy Zigzagging Studios
Indigo Jungle Works Out of a Stylish Pavilion Thanks to Marc&Co
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85
Subtly Cantilevered Houses
Subtly Cantilevered Houses
The Single Family Home Jizerske Hory by Prodesi is Warm and Welcoming
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84
Floating Pedestrian Bridges
Floating Pedestrian Bridges
The Citizen Bridge Brings New Yorkers Closer to the Water
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83
Expanding Sophisticated Dorms
Expanding Sophisticated Dorms
The Macro Sea Dorms Treats Students as Adults with Stylish Living
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82
Mechanized Aluminum Artwork
Mechanized Aluminum Artwork
Apical Reform's Artwork is a Representation of Industrialization
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81
Volcanic Holiday Homes
Volcanic Holiday Homes
This Wilderness Abode is Constructed Using Stone From Jeju Island
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80
Skeletal Ski Resorts
Skeletal Ski Resorts
The RYRA Studio Ski Chalet Blends into the Landscape with a White Design
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79
Hidden Storage Stairs
Hidden Storage Stairs
Spotless Architecture Incorporates Drawers in the Steps of a Home
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78
Ecological Library Rooftops
Ecological Library Rooftops
Vancouver Central Library's Top Floor Will be a Green Space Community
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77
Contemporary Mexican Homes
Contemporary Mexican Homes
The 'La Casa En El Bosque' Home Mixes Modern and Natural Elements
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76
Posthumous Maritime Terminal
Posthumous Maritime Terminal
The Salerno Terminal Uses the Late Zaha Hadid's Design Language
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75
Cozy Reading Pavilions
Cozy Reading Pavilions
This Weekend Retreat Has an Attached Metal Reading Pavilion
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74
Rooftop Beer Gardens
Rooftop Beer Gardens
The Brooklyn Navy Yard is Set to Become a Culinary Hot Spot
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73
High-Tech Architecture Exhibitions
High-Tech Architecture Exhibitions
This Exhibit Explores the Future of Architecture and Technology
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72
Feline Landmark Abodes
Feline Landmark Abodes
The Pet Houses by Poopy Cat Replicate the Architecture of Famous Locations
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71
Glazed Urban Skyscrapers
Glazed Urban Skyscrapers
These Modern Skyscrapers Will Offer Residential, Hotel and Office Space
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70
Corrugated Public Toilets
Corrugated Public Toilets
Architects Made This Public Bathroom Surprisingly Sleek and Modern
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69
Modern Timber-Gated Homes
Modern Timber-Gated Homes
This Quirky House Mixes Vibrant Colors & Accents for a Unique Look
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68
Sea Urchin-Inspired Pavilions
Sea Urchin-Inspired Pavilions
Achim Menges Designed a Beautiful Pavilion Built by Robots
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67
Faceted Glass Skyscrapers
Faceted Glass Skyscrapers
Foster + Partners Will Design Crystalline Twin Skyscrapers in California
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66
Quake-Proof Buildings
Quake-Proof Buildings
This Newly Designed Japanese Infrastructure Uses Rods to Withstand Shaking
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65
Carbon-Fibre Pavilions
Carbon-Fibre Pavilions
The V&A Museum Courtyard is Constructed Using Robotic Weaving
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64
Kitschy Arthouse Theatres
Kitschy Arthouse Theatres
The Metrograph Indie Movie Theatre Opts for a Vintage Hollywood Decor
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63
Virtual Reality Museums
Virtual Reality Museums
The Tennessee State Museum Will Appeal to a New Generation with VR Tech
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62
Complimentary Vitamin Pop-Ups
Complimentary Vitamin Pop-Ups
The Fast Food Aid In Tokyo Provides Free Vitamins To Take-Out Diners
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61
Urban Planning Games
Urban Planning Games
The Block'hood Video Game Encourages Thinking About Sustainable Growth
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60
Elevated Beachside Hotels
Elevated Beachside Hotels
This Elevated Building is Built with Protection from Extreme Weather
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59
Geometric Balconies
Geometric Balconies
Casa Doble by Langarita-Navarro Boasts a Unique Extension Around It
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58
Sky-High Urban Slides
Sky-High Urban Slides
The ArcelorMittal Orbit Building Has Been Outfitted with a Tunnel Slide
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57
Towering Coastline Cabins
Towering Coastline Cabins
This Cabin Was Built to Take Advantage of the Surrounding Views
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56
Monumental Glass Residences
Monumental Glass Residences
This Modern Vacation House Boasts a Minimalist and Linear Design
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55
Luxury Lagoon Homes
Luxury Lagoon Homes
This Sustainable Lagoon House Implements Amazing Architecture
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54
Bird-Watching Pavilions
Bird-Watching Pavilions
This Pavilion Art Project is Part of a Bird Protection Initiative
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53
Fresh Botanical Offices
Fresh Botanical Offices
The Beijing-Based MAT Office Boasts a White and Blue Interior with Plants
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52
Relaxing Mexican Villas
Relaxing Mexican Villas
This Mexican Villa Mixes Modern Aesthetics with a Seaside Theme
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51
Contemporary Park Pavilions
Contemporary Park Pavilions
These Unique Structures Will Soon Be Fixtures in Hyde Park
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50
Parallel Construction Concepts
Parallel Construction Concepts
The Parallel Construction of This Home Gives It a Distinct Look
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49
Custom Configuration Playgrounds
Custom Configuration Playgrounds
The 'Undefined Playground' Can be Used for Different Ball Games
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48
Urban Surf Parks
Urban Surf Parks
The URBNSURF Wave Pool Offers Public Surfing With a Simulated Beach
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47
Immersive Jungle Lounges
Immersive Jungle Lounges
Rafael de Cárdenas Honors Miami's Luxe Culture with an Indulgent Pop-Up
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46
Coated Tar Chalets
Coated Tar Chalets
The Mork-Ulnes Ski Cabin Structure is Coated in Tar to Protect Against Snow
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45
Futuristic Car Wash Displays
Futuristic Car Wash Displays
This Car Wash Allows for Car Owners to View the Washing Process
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44
African Architectural Exhibits
African Architectural Exhibits
The Republic of Seychelles is Showcased in This Unique Exhibit
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43
Gravity-Defying Staircases
Gravity-Defying Staircases
Close to Bone Built a 12-Tonne Floating Staircase in Steel
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42
Modular Sustainable Homes
Modular Sustainable Homes
Finch Buildings Designs Homes Intended to Leave Zero Carbon Footprint
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41
Resourceful Eco Homes
Resourceful Eco Homes
SPS + ARCHITECTS Designed a Stunning Home Using Recycled Materials
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40
Swirling Cafe Designs
Swirling Cafe Designs
The LOT 1 Cafe & Restaurant's Architecture Resembles a "Coffee Swirl"
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39
Meshed Cloud Office Ceilings
Meshed Cloud Office Ceilings
This Lattice Structure by Paritzki & Liani Replicates the Sky
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38
Luxurious Desert Oases
Luxurious Desert Oases
The Aykon City Building Development in Dubai Will Offer Adventure
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37
Self-Supporting Living Pods
Self-Supporting Living Pods
The Harwyn Pod Cube is a Pre-Fab Living Space Offering Multiple Uses
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36
Tree House Exhibitions
Tree House Exhibitions
Woven Pods at the Melbourne Zoo Offer an Immersive Experience
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35
Repurposed Window Retreats
Repurposed Window Retreats
This Rustic Cabin Has a Mosaic Exterior Made from Recycle Windows
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34
Modular Sushi Fusion Eateries
Modular Sushi Fusion Eateries
CasaMaki Sushi Merges Japanese Cuisine With Italian Design
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33
Greek Summer House
Greek Summer House
Maison Kamari by Re-act Architects Re-Interprets Cycladic Architecture
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32
Upcycled Airplane Pods
Upcycled Airplane Pods
DappR Aviation's Eco-Friendly Pods are Made from Recycled Airplanes
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31
Cliffside Container Abodes
Cliffside Container Abodes
Specht Architects Home is Integrated into the Natural Limestone Ridge
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30
Space-Saving Narrow Homes
Space-Saving Narrow Homes
This Japanese House Narrowly Fits Between Two Traditional Homes
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29
Eccentric Box Houses
Eccentric Box Houses
This Box House Has Huge Windows That Show Amazing Panoramic Views
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28
Urban Eco Abodes
Urban Eco Abodes
Dubbeldam Architecture + Design's Skygarden House
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27
Liveable Cardboard Abodes
Liveable Cardboard Abodes
The Wikkelhouse is a Sustainable House Made From Recycled Paper
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26
Region-Specific Office Spaces
Region-Specific Office Spaces
Rent-Lodging Company Airbnb Utilizes Adaptable Office Spaces
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25
Off-Grid Stone Residences
Off-Grid Stone Residences
This Off-Grid House Is Made From a Volcanic Rock Material
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24
Dorm-Inspired Dwellings
Dorm-Inspired Dwellings
The Collective Old Oak London Residence will Provide a Co-Living Option
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23
Educational Micro Cabins
Educational Micro Cabins
The Outward Bound Colorado Chalets Feature a Small-Scale Container Shape
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22
Floating Luxury Homes
Floating Luxury Homes
The Signature Edition Floating Seahorse Home Features Three Levels
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Artistic Plastic Igloos
Artistic Plastic Igloos
The PolyShell is an Igloo Constructed Out of Recycled Plastic
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20
Charitable Micro-Homes
Charitable Micro-Homes
TaskRabbit's New Campaign Puts a Time Limit on the Construction of a Home
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19
Curvaceous Tiny Homes
Curvaceous Tiny Homes
The Curved 260 Micro Home Brings Elegance to Tiny Living
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18
Sunken Kitchen Designs
Sunken Kitchen Designs
MAMM DESIGN Renovates an Amsterdam Apartment with Rare Floor Plan
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17
Garden-Topped Houses
Garden-Topped Houses
This Concept House Features a Rooftop Vegetable Garden and Solar Heating
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16
Market-Inspired Food Halls
Market-Inspired Food Halls
eMart's 'Grocerant' is Styled Like a Vibrant Outdoor Marketplace
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15
Eco-Friendly Mountain Chalets
Eco-Friendly Mountain Chalets
This French Chalet Was Designed with Sustainable Features
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14
Minimalist Micro-Apartments
Minimalist Micro-Apartments
This Firm Created a Minimalist Studio Apartment with Very Little Space
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13
Tiny Functional Homes
Tiny Functional Homes
Artist Jeff Smith's Design is The Smallest House in the World
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12
Modern Red Brick Homes
Modern Red Brick Homes
This Red Brick Home Mixes Classic Architecture with a Modern Interior
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11
Adaptive Tiny Houses
Adaptive Tiny Houses
This New Tiny House Comes In Different Sizes For Different Needs
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10
Tiny House Villages
Tiny House Villages
This Village Lets You Experience Temporary Small Living
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9
Origami-Inspired Houses
Origami-Inspired Houses
This Indonesian Origami House is Surrounded by the Jungles of Bali
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8
Next-Gen Sustainable Buildings
Next-Gen Sustainable Buildings
This Sustainable Building Design Sets a New Standard for the Future
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7
Modern Cubic Houses
Modern Cubic Houses
The CUBO House Looks Like a Modern Bunker
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6
Playful Networking Offices
Playful Networking Offices
Omaha's LinkedIn Headquarters Supports Creativity and Exchange of Ideas
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5
Towable Tiny Homes
Towable Tiny Homes
This Off-Grid Home Was Built For Less Than $30,000
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4
Redesigned Industrial Lofts
Redesigned Industrial Lofts
This Amsterdam Apartment Embraces Industrial Elements
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3
Efficient Energy Homes
Efficient Energy Homes
Studio 804's New York Street Passive House is Ecological for the Future
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2
Pop-Up Shipping Container Malls
Pop-Up Shipping Container Malls
The Common Ground Mall is Made Up of Multiple Shipping Containers
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1
Minimalist Urban Cabins
Minimalist Urban Cabins
This Cabin Scraps Fairy Tales for a More Modern Look
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