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Top 75 Architecture Ideas in May

From Modern Mediterranean Mansions to Small-Batch Supermarkets

— May 31, 2015 — Art & Design
This collection of top May 2015 architecture ideas center around bringing artistic elements into spaces. By putting a creative spin on interiors for both private and public structures, designers and architects continue to push boundaries and challenge traditional mindsets. This is especially seen in the public sector.

The top May 2015 architecture ideas span into grocery stores and green houses in addition to the more expected residences, workspaces and restaurants. By changing consumers' in-store experiences, companies are effectively shifting their attitudes in an attempt to compete with other businesses as well as online shops. Playful yet sophisticated, the designs featured in this collection will inspire many to ditch the ordinary for something much more extraordinary.
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Sustainable Multiuse Centers
Sustainable Multiuse Centers
The Arnhem Rozet is a Stunning Multipurpose Community Space
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Wooden High-Rise Buildings
Wooden High-Rise Buildings
These Swedish Apartment Blocks Will Be Constructed From Wood
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Designer College Rebrands
Designer College Rebrands
Parsons New School for Design Has a New Look Thanks to Pentagram
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72
Sustainable Sand Shelters
Sustainable Sand Shelters
The Flohara Desert City Concept is Envisioned For the Sahara Desert
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71
Skii Resort Skyscrapers
Skii Resort Skyscrapers
Morphosis Architects Designed a Mirrored Hotel Tower
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70
Emerald Paneled Facades
Emerald Paneled Facades
This Restaurant by JYA-Architects Boasts an Exterior of Green Tiles
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69
Shuttered Makerspace Ateliers
Shuttered Makerspace Ateliers
This Model-Making Workshop is Designed to Encourage Air Flow
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68
Illuminated Architecture Exhibits
Illuminated Architecture Exhibits
This Photo-Sculpture Exhibition by James Nizam Considers Memory
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67
Layered Rectangular Architecture
Layered Rectangular Architecture
The Villa Criss-Cross Envelope by OFIS Embraces Simplicity
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66
Portable Irish Pubs
Portable Irish Pubs
The Shebeen is a Nifty Pub On Wheels
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65
Tree Trunk Houses
Tree Trunk Houses
These Whitewashed Abodes are Whimsical, Sculptural and Reaching for the Sky
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64
Mediterranean Yogurt Shops
Mediterranean Yogurt Shops
Go Greek's Beverly Hills Yogurt Store Boasts a Flavorful Interior
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Renovated Retro Drive-Thrus
Renovated Retro Drive-Thrus
A Hollywood Starbucks Location Takes Over a 1930s Gas Station
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62
Abstract Arts Centers
Abstract Arts Centers
This Concept for a Cirque du Soleil Theater is as Dynamic as the Show Within
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61
Temporary Mirrored Courtyards
Temporary Mirrored Courtyards
This Year's Mindcraft Exhibition Features an Epic Courtyard Floor
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60
Playful Gradient Facades
Playful Gradient Facades
This Secondary School by Architect Philippe Gazeau is Ultramodern
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59
Street Artist Residencies
Street Artist Residencies
Artist Fra.Biancoshock Has Created an Installation from Scaffolding
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58
Steel Awning Facades
Steel Awning Facades
The New Miu Miu Tokyo Flagship Store is Understated and Box-Like
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57
Contemporary Scientific Offices
Contemporary Scientific Offices
This Casual Moscow Office is Stylish in a Monochrome Color Scheme
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56
Graphic Architectural Prints
Graphic Architectural Prints
These Minimalist Posters Detail the Facades of Tel Aviv Buildings
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55
Color-Coded Workplaces
Color-Coded Workplaces
The New Apostrophy's Office is a Corporate Crash Course for New Hires
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54
Art Gallery Headquarters
Art Gallery Headquarters
Facebook's MPK 20 was Designed by Frank Gehry
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53
Dance-Inspired Sculptures
Dance-Inspired Sculptures
The Soundwave by Penda is a Vibrant Steel Installation in China
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52
Nordic Timber Pavilions
Nordic Timber Pavilions
This Mesmerizing Rosenborg Castle Installation
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51
Timber Bungalow Additions
Timber Bungalow Additions
This California Bungalow Boasts an Ultramodern Expansion
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50
Sustainable Saharan Cities
Sustainable Saharan Cities
The City Sand Tower Concept is Envisioned For the Sahara Desert
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49
Tangled Steel Facades
Tangled Steel Facades
The Open Courts Sports Complex is a Community Enrichment Project
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48
Boutique Student Housing
Boutique Student Housing
This London Student Residence is Designed Like a Members-Only Club
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47
Veil-Inspired Chapels
Veil-Inspired Chapels
This Japanese Chapel is a Heavenly Spiritual Space
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46
Concert-Ready Workplaces
Concert-Ready Workplaces
This Stylish Music Production Office Features a Leather DJ Booth
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45
Dizzying Design Pavilions
Dizzying Design Pavilions
Artist Wolfgang Buttress Designed the UK Pavilion at the World Expo 2015
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44
Gold Nugget Architecture
Gold Nugget Architecture
This Futuristic Building Boasts a Facade of Gold Cladding
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43
Antiquated Restaurant Interiors
Antiquated Restaurant Interiors
This Ghent Restaurant Boasts an Understated Yet Worldly Decor
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42
Energy-Saving Facades
Energy-Saving Facades
This Smart Facade Blocks Light When Exposed to Strong Sunlight
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41
Curved Illuminated Buildings
Curved Illuminated Buildings
The International Youth Culture Centre Building Glows With LED Lights
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40
Contemporary Cabin Interiors
Contemporary Cabin Interiors
This Modern Family Home is Designed by Elisabeth Heier
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39
Prismatic Music Offices
Prismatic Music Offices
The Sony Madrid Offices Are a Rainbow-Colored Creative Haven
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38
Gabled Timber Cottages
Gabled Timber Cottages
This Timber House in Rural Germany Boasts Custom Copper Fittings
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37
Modernized Factory Offices
Modernized Factory Offices
This Converted Factory Office in Wisconsin Dates Back to the 1940s
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36
Pop Art Pharmacies
Pop Art Pharmacies
This Greek Pharmacy Design is Playful and Vibrant
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35
Geometrical Public Playgrounds
Geometrical Public Playgrounds
This Metal-Clad Playground Structure Boasts a Built-In Trampoline
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34
Retrofitted Hotel Lobbies
Retrofitted Hotel Lobbies
The Old Mill Hotel Belgrade Sits Within a Newly Transformed Building
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33
Contemporary Farmhouse Renovations
Contemporary Farmhouse Renovations
Gert Wingårdh's Remodeled Country Home is Rustically Modern
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32
Sloped Japanese Homes
Sloped Japanese Homes
Roote's Inclined Family Residence Boasts Angular Design Details
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31
Sustainable Timber Playgrounds
Sustainable Timber Playgrounds
These Eco-Friendly Rocking Chair Animals are Playful & Attractive
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30
Ultramodern Dental Clinics
Ultramodern Dental Clinics
This Japanese Dental Clinic Boasts a State-of-the-Art Minimal Design
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29
Submerged Luxury Homes
Submerged Luxury Homes
Dubai's Floating Seahorse Homes Offer Views of Underwater Marine Life
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28
Ultramodern Elementary Classrooms
Ultramodern Elementary Classrooms
The LHM Kindergarten Project in Tokyo is Vibrant and Playful
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27
Vivid Kaleidoscopic Workplaces
Vivid Kaleidoscopic Workplaces
The Candy Crush Offices in Stockholm Are a Colorful Cartoon Kingdom
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26
Medieval Church Cafes
Medieval Church Cafes
This Amsterdam Cafe is Located Within the City's Oldest Building
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25
Modernized Brand Headquarters
Modernized Brand Headquarters
Nestle's New Milan Offices Gives Employees Lots of Working Options
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24
Vibrant Statement Staircases
Vibrant Statement Staircases
This Statement Staircase Illuminates a Private Home in Peru
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23
Antiquated Alleyway Bars
Antiquated Alleyway Bars
This Shanghai Punch Bar Resembles an Old World Establishment
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Shipping Container Restaurants
Shipping Container Restaurants
The Smoky Park Supper Club is Built From 19 Shipping Containers
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Dew-Harvesting Greenhouses
Dew-Harvesting Greenhouses
Roots Up Designs a Plant House that Waters Itself
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20
Gallery-Inspired Boutiques
Gallery-Inspired Boutiques
The Shoe Gallery in Lithuania is Laid Out Like an Art Show
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Off-Grid Vacation Homes
Off-Grid Vacation Homes
This Vacation Home in Hawaii Cost Only $23,000 to Build
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Graffiti-Covered Interiors
Graffiti-Covered Interiors
This Chic Hotel Restaurant Features a Doodle-Covered Interior
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Modern Mediterranean Mansions
Modern Mediterranean Mansions
The Sardinera House by Ramon Esteve Estudio is Luxuriously Minimal
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Insulated Tents
Insulated Tents
The Thermo Tent is the World's First Fully Insulated Tent
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Sleek Scandinavian Apartments
Sleek Scandinavian Apartments
This Stockholm Residence Celebrates Organic Materials
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14
Minimalist California Mansions
Minimalist California Mansions
The Four Eyes House is Located in Coachella Valley, California
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Vibrant Upscale Hostels
Vibrant Upscale Hostels
The Generator Paris Hostel Boasts Private Balconies and Hammocks
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12
Shipping Container Offices
Shipping Container Offices
Hechingen Studio Uses Stacked Shipping Crates to Capture Sunlight
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11
Home Kitchen Cafes
Home Kitchen Cafes
The Homey Little Man Cafe Sits Inside a Former Post Office Building
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10
Sustainable Solar Homes
Sustainable Solar Homes
The NexusHaus Relies on Solar Power to Meet Its Energy Needs
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9
Affordable Tiny Homes
Affordable Tiny Homes
This Well-Designed Tiny Home is Located In Vancouver
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Cultural Institution Cafes
Cultural Institution Cafes
Pennethorne’s Cafe and Bar is the Latest Eatery at Somerset House
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Modernist Country Cabins
Modernist Country Cabins
Tomek Michalski Contemporary Cottage is Customized and Cozy
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Theatrical Grocery Markets
Theatrical Grocery Markets
Woolworths Food Embraces a Design That Shows Behind the Scenes Action
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Cafe-Inspired Tech Offices
Cafe-Inspired Tech Offices
This San Francisco Office Takes Its Design Cues from Coffee Shops
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4
Sliding Wall Apartments
Sliding Wall Apartments
The 5:1 Apartment Uses a Motorized Wall to Switch Between Spaces
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3
Modern Seafood Restaurants
Modern Seafood Restaurants
This Fish and Chip Shop Boasts a Pristine Visual Branding Identity
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2
Community Hub Supermarkets
Community Hub Supermarkets
This Award-Winning Whole Foods Austin Location is a Retail Playground
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Small-Batch Supermarkets
Small-Batch Supermarkets
This Grocery Store Boasts a Herb Wall and a Soda Fountain
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