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Top 100 Architecture Ideas in March

From Robot-Built Pavilions to Sensory Government Buildings

— March 13, 2016 — Eco
The top March 2016 architecture ideas speak to a number of progressions related to consumer expectations reflected in the realm of design.

A planned government building in Spain's Villanueva de la Serena region is set to offer a unique multi-sensory experience through its architecture. A true sign of how the relationship between individuals and institutions is evolving, the glowing structure was designed by Pancorbo Arquitectos and boasts LED-lit neon-hued hallways that challenge convention regarding what a government building looks like.

In order to entice travelers to consider visiting the real thing in person, the Art Institute of Chicago recently hosted an Airbnb contest that offered a one night stay in a room designed to be a spatially accurate replica of Van Gogh's 'Bedroom in Arles' paitning. The innovative campaign is a wonder of design and will have you doing a double take.
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Chaotic Music Studios
Chaotic Music Studios
Bureau V's 'National Sawdust' Project Boasts Abstract Wall Accents
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Eco-Friendly New York Apartments
Eco-Friendly New York Apartments
The 'Perch' Rental Building Will Meet Passive House Standards
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96
Modernist Tropical Inns
Modernist Tropical Inns
The Pat Inn Offers a Contemporary Minimalist Stay on a Secluded Island
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95
Conceptual Headquarter Campuses
Conceptual Headquarter Campuses
Trivago's New Jelly Bean Offices Offer an Open-Concept Style
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94
Magnificent Malaysian Developments
Magnificent Malaysian Developments
The Forest City Development Will Be Located On Man-Made Islands
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93
University Student Center Designs
University Student Center Designs
This University of Lapland Renovation is Color-Coordinated
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92
Modern Charity Housing
Modern Charity Housing
The Ronald McDonald House in Sankt Augistin Features a Contemporary Design
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91
Pooled Roof Stadiums
Pooled Roof Stadiums
Tokujin Yoshioka's Concept Design for Tokyo 2020 Olympics is a Large Ring
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90
Stark Urban Residences
Stark Urban Residences
The Lejeune Residence by Architecture Open Form Celebrates Minimalism
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89
Luminous Ribbon-Inspired Bridges
Luminous Ribbon-Inspired Bridges
The 'Ribbon of Light' Bridge Will Replace Aging Infrastructure
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88
Cushioned Sports Arenas
Cushioned Sports Arenas
Lamezia Terme's New Arena is Cushioned By Pillow-Like Elements
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87
Children's Architecture Building Blocks
Children's Architecture Building Blocks
The Little Architect Set is a Techicolor Toy Drafting Kit
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86
Mountainous Lookout Towers
Mountainous Lookout Towers
This Lookout Tower Offers Shelter to Hikers In the Hungarian Mountains
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85
Kinetic Commuter Light Installations
Kinetic Commuter Light Installations
The New York High Line Features a Light Sculpture Suspension
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84
Sleek Monochrome Residences
Sleek Monochrome Residences
This Singapore Apartment Boasts a Stark and Industrial Aesthetic
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83
Modern Greek Antiquity Libraries
Modern Greek Antiquity Libraries
Snøhetta's Philadelphia University Atheneum Offers a Plaza Design
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82
Sensory Government Buildings
Sensory Government Buildings
Villanueva de la Serena's Congress Center Boasts Immersive Elements
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81
Whitewashed Spanish Farmhouses
Whitewashed Spanish Farmhouses
This Revamped Farmhouse Features Whitewashed Stone and Glazed Tiles
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80
Waste-Avoiding Houses
Waste-Avoiding Houses
The ICEhouse is Constructed Largely From Reusable Materials
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79
Triple-Block Skyscrapers
Triple-Block Skyscrapers
The Nexus Building Will Feature Three Offset Blocks For Greater Stability
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78
Triangular Pedestrian Bridges
Triangular Pedestrian Bridges
These Bridges are Supported by a Pair of Hollow Pyramids
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77
Stark Russian Lofts
Stark Russian Lofts
Ira Frolova's Moscow Apartment Fuses Contemporary and Rustic Details
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76
Curvy Apartment Towers
Curvy Apartment Towers
The 'La Tour' Apartments Curve Around and Above a Historic Landmark
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75
Vista-Appreciating Homes
Vista-Appreciating Homes
The Floated House by KWA Architects is Based in Sri Lanka
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Contemporary Cedar Abodes
Contemporary Cedar Abodes
Mariusz Wrzeszcz Office's Latest Project Boasts Wood-Clad Details
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Twisting Residential Towers
Twisting Residential Towers
The Grove At Grand Bay Residences Feature Top-Notch Luxury Amenities
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Modular Frame Shelving
Modular Frame Shelving
Swenyo's Cubist Shelf Stores Decorative Objects and Plants
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Connected City Skywalks
Connected City Skywalks
These Walkways Allow Stockholm Residents to Walk from Roof to Roof
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70
Flood-Fighting Urban Concepts
Flood-Fighting Urban Concepts
The Next Tokyo Concept Includes a Hyperloop & a Mile-High Skyscraper
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69
Conceptual Superhero Homes
Conceptual Superhero Homes
Federico Babina Illustrates the Homes of Iconic Comic Book Heroes
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68
Rooftop Ski Slopes
Rooftop Ski Slopes
This Urban Ski Resort is Situated on Top of a Residential Apartment Building
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67
Crimson Geometric Facades
Crimson Geometric Facades
This Italian Home Features a Multifaceted Exterior in a Bright Red Hue
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66
Nautical Transit Murals
Nautical Transit Murals
Irma Boom's Latest Project Beautifies Amsterdam's Central Station
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65
Tiered Tropical Hotels
Tiered Tropical Hotels
This Greek Hotel is Located on the Shores of Mykonos
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64
Tropical Tea Bar Interiors
Tropical Tea Bar Interiors
The Odette Tea Room Boasts Wallpaper That is Clad with Banana Leaves
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63
Sustainable Garden Skyscrapers
Sustainable Garden Skyscrapers
Dubai's ICD Brookfield Place Skyscraper Will Offer Private Gardens
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Modern Grass-Growing Abodes
Modern Grass-Growing Abodes
This Green Residence is Designed to Promote Tranquility
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61
Robot-Fabricated Pavilions
Robot-Fabricated Pavilions
This Futuristic Canopy Will Be Constructed by Robots
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60
Concrete Low-Level Museums
Concrete Low-Level Museums
The 'Mocape' Museum Design Project Would be Erected in Shenzhen, China
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59
Rural Sci-Fi Abodes
Rural Sci-Fi Abodes
The Montebar Villa by JM Architecture Boasts Geometric Design Elements
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58
Tent-Shaped Alpine Restaurants
Tent-Shaped Alpine Restaurants
This Mountainside Restaurant Sits at the Top of a Swedish Ski Slope
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57
Typographic Urban Residences
Typographic Urban Residences
House M by Marc Koehler Architects References the Alphabet
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Quirky Luxury Homes
Quirky Luxury Homes
The MaHouse Quirky Home Features Child-Friendly Elements
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Solar Vineyard Chapels
Solar Vineyard Chapels
This Vinyard Design Project Explores the Alchemy of Wine and Architecture
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Distraction-Free Creative Residences
Distraction-Free Creative Residences
These California Cabins are Designed to Fight Writer's Block
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Transparent Hillside Cottages
Transparent Hillside Cottages
Desai Chia Architecture's LM Guest House Reveals Surrounding Views
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Glimmering Retail Shopping Centers
Glimmering Retail Shopping Centers
The Chongwenmen M-Cube Retail Complex will Open This Summer
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Accessible Hillside Homes
Accessible Hillside Homes
This Fully Accessible Home Was Deisgned for the Mobility Impaired
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50
Expansive Bouldering Facilities
Expansive Bouldering Facilities
The Austin Bouldering Project Offers Up To 300 Bouldering Routes
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Suburban Seaside Hotels
Suburban Seaside Hotels
This Indonesian Hotel is Situated Within a Busy Seaside Area
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Contemporary Rural Residences
Contemporary Rural Residences
This Adrian Zorzi Project Boasts Scenic Views of Surrounding Nature
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Flood-Proof Housing
Flood-Proof Housing
The 'Greenhouse That Grows Legs' is Designed to Prevent Water Damage
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Floating Forest Villages
Floating Forest Villages
A Parisian Parking Lot Will Soon be Transformed into Green Homes
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Toy-Friendly Houses
Toy-Friendly Houses
The Mills House is Designed to Keep Kids' Toys Out of Sight
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44
Greenhouse-Inspired Restaurants
Greenhouse-Inspired Restaurants
This Nordic Eatery Boasts an Open Concept Design Scheme
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Spectacular Spiral Skyscrapers
Spectacular Spiral Skyscrapers
Bjarke Ingels' New York Tower Design Features Spiral Architecture
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42
Prefabricated Cottage Renovations
Prefabricated Cottage Renovations
This Updated Country Home is Completed With Pre-Made Elements
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41
Detachable Kitchen Installations
Detachable Kitchen Installations
The Hub by Kraaijvanger Architecten Celebrates Convenience
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40
Contemporary Cabana Residences
Contemporary Cabana Residences
The Studio MK27 White House Project Celebrates Linear Details
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Geometric Canine Cottages
Geometric Canine Cottages
Bad Marlon's Model Dog House Offers a Contemporary Architectural Design
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Cozy Wood-Clad Apartments
Cozy Wood-Clad Apartments
This Portuguese Residence by Pitágoras Group Boasts Rustic Details
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Crushed Brick Building Facades
Crushed Brick Building Facades
This Concert Hall is Covered in Crushed Brickwork and Concrete
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Cozy Attic Apartments
Cozy Attic Apartments
Busy Bees Boligstyling Loft Renovation Blends Rustic and Modern Details
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Flatpack Housing Projects
Flatpack Housing Projects
This Portable Home Design Can be Put Togther Simply Using a Screwdriver
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Suspended Steel Staircases
Suspended Steel Staircases
The Penthouse Features a Staircase Made from Criss-Crossing Steel Rods
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3D-Printed Concrete Architecture
3D-Printed Concrete Architecture
This Team is Revolutionizing 3D-Printed Buildings by Using Layers
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Modular Suspended Staircases
Modular Suspended Staircases
The Duplex Penthouse Offers Luxurious Loft Living with Minimal Stairs
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Stark Eyewear Galleries
Stark Eyewear Galleries
This Ace & Tate Boutique Transforms Sunglasses Displays into Art
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Prefabricated Parisian Apartments
Prefabricated Parisian Apartments
These Prefab Structures Help to Maximize Space in Paris
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Space-Saving Apartments
Space-Saving Apartments
'Apartment Refurbishment' Features a Studio Space Above the Kitchen
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Luxe Hillside Cabins
Luxe Hillside Cabins
This Mountain Home Mixes Rustic and Contemporary Design Details
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Celebrity-Designed Nightclubs
Celebrity-Designed Nightclubs
The Arts Club is a Conceptual Facility Created by Gwyneth Paltrow
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Off-Grid Mountain Shelters
Off-Grid Mountain Shelters
This Archaeus-Built Structure Sits In the Southern Carpathian Mountains
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Retro Restaurant Exteriors
Retro Restaurant Exteriors
This Taco Restaurant References 1950s Roadside Buildings and Signage
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Upwardly-Oriented Condos
Upwardly-Oriented Condos
The Domino Micro Loft Incorporates Upward Space for Comfy Living
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Contemporary Concrete Cottages
Contemporary Concrete Cottages
This Swiss Alps Home Blends Cozy and Industrial Details
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Iceberg-Inspired Residences
Iceberg-Inspired Residences
Sergey Makhno Architects' Winter House Boasts Angular Design Details
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Concrete Cliffside Houses
Concrete Cliffside Houses
The 'Aqua Casa' is a Luxury Retreat that Disappears into the Coastline
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Retro-Modern French Apartments
Retro-Modern French Apartments
This Parisian Residence Marries Vintage and Contemporary Themes
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Rotating Solar Homes
Rotating Solar Homes
This Shape-Shifting Home Follows the Sun Throughout the Day
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Cantilevered Concrete Homes
Cantilevered Concrete Homes
This Home Features Two Storeys That Overlap on an Unexpected Angle
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Flood-Resistant Amphibious Abodes
Flood-Resistant Amphibious Abodes
This Amphibious Home Floats on Britain's Thames River
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Cross-Hatched Restaurant Facades
Cross-Hatched Restaurant Facades
Orenchi Beyond's Exterior Boasts a Wood and Glass Construction
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Angular Woodland Architecture
Angular Woodland Architecture
Villa Schoorl by Studio Prototype Embraces Geometric Details
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Minimalist Zen Architecture
Minimalist Zen Architecture
The V House by Abraham Cota Paredes Arquitectos Promotes Simplicity
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Contemporary Woodland Homes
Contemporary Woodland Homes
This Swedish Country Home Boasts Solid Wool Paneling Throughout
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Luxurious Eco-Friendly Abodes
Luxurious Eco-Friendly Abodes
This West Hollywood Home Boasts a Number of Sustainable Features
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Pet-Focused Furniture
Pet-Focused Furniture
The 'Amolet' Pet Sofa is Designed to Give Owners and Pets a Place to Rest
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Affordable Rural Dwellings
Affordable Rural Dwellings
'Rural Studio' Created This Home Design That Can Be Built for $20,000
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Bold Geometric Buildings
Bold Geometric Buildings
The Espace Culturel de La Hague Building Features a Unique Angular Design
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Greenhouse-Inspired Hotels
Greenhouse-Inspired Hotels
The Ovolo Woolloomooloo Hotel Project by Hassell is Inspired by Nature
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Individual Community Cabins
Individual Community Cabins
The Micro Cluster Cottages are Separated Rooms Linked in Space
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Slopping Cliffside Homes
Slopping Cliffside Homes
This Home's Unique Design Protects Against Extreme Weather Conditions
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Shipping Container Student Homes
Shipping Container Student Homes
The CPH Shelter Home is Made From a Recycled Shipping Container
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Space-Saving Tiny Homes
Space-Saving Tiny Homes
The Vista Tiny Home's Layout Allows Occupants to Maximize Space
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Deceptive Restaurant Facades
Deceptive Restaurant Facades
This Thai Grocery Stall Hides an Upscale Hong Kong Restaurant
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Compact Sustainable Homes
Compact Sustainable Homes
'That House' In Melbourne Features Solar & Rainwater Collection Systems
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Mind-Stimulating Classroom Designs
Mind-Stimulating Classroom Designs
This Kindergarten Interior is Designed with Learning Zones
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