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Top 45 Architecture Trends in May

From White Cliff Houses to Gothic Concrete Flooring

— May 28, 2017 — Art & Design
Architecture not only literally shapes the environment, but it has a massive impact on the health of the environment for decades to come, and the May 2017 architecture trends show that architects and designers are well aware of that impact. Many architects, both from gigantic firms and from boutique studios, have created building concepts that positively benefit the environment as much as possible, and the creativity shown in that quest is impressive.

Air quality is a serious issue in many urban centers around the world. 'MINI LIVING - Breathe' is a home concept that has been assembled in a back alley of Milan. Its walls are made out of a fabric that filters the air, keeping the interior of the home fresh and removing smog and contaminants from its surroundings simply by standing in the city.
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Modernly Juxtaposed Church Additions
Modernly Juxtaposed Church Additions
Design Engine Architects Updated Winton Chapel
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Crescent Garden Housing
Crescent Garden Housing
Architects of Invention's Housing is Based on an Ancient Garden
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Floating Library Staircases
Floating Library Staircases
The University of Birmingham's Library is by Associated Architect
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Stylistically Hybridized Buildings
Stylistically Hybridized Buildings
Crown 515 Merges Traditional Gestures with Aggressive Modernity
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40
Acoustical Academy Architecture
Acoustical Academy Architecture
Frank Gehry has Designed the Krakow Academy of Music's New Complex
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39
Loudspeaker Podcasting Cubes
Loudspeaker Podcasting Cubes
Based in London, This Fully Equipped Podcast Studio is Tiny Yet Bold
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Wintry Shale-Covered Homes
Wintry Shale-Covered Homes
'E20 Private Residence' Has a Consistent Coloring Throughout
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Puzzling Orange Mixed-Use Buildings
Puzzling Orange Mixed-Use Buildings
'Die Macherei' is a New Mixed-Use Business District in Munich
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36
Electric Car Charging Towers
Electric Car Charging Towers
Ennead Architects' Car Charging Tower Could Replace Gas Stations
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35
Clover-like Modern Lawns
Clover-like Modern Lawns
Casa de Magalhaes is a Public Facility in Portugal
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Genetically Inspired Science Centers
Genetically Inspired Science Centers
Copenhagen's Experimentarium was Refurbished by CEBRA
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Latticed Tulip Garden Pavilions
Latticed Tulip Garden Pavilions
Keukenhof has a New Pavilion Designed by Mecanoo
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Modernized Rustic Event Spaces
Modernized Rustic Event Spaces
150 Symes Road is a Heritage Incinerator Turned Wedding Venue
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Perched Larch-Clad Homes
Perched Larch-Clad Homes
Haus am Sturcherwald is on Stilts on a Steep Hillside
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Biologically Blending Bungalows
Biologically Blending Bungalows
Klopf Architecture Designed the Sacramento Modern Residence
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Path-Ringed Homes
Path-Ringed Homes
House in Mukainada is Encircled by a Small Path
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Whimsical Cloud-Topped Houses
Whimsical Cloud-Topped Houses
Matthew Mazzotta's 'Cloud House' Harvests Rainwater
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Intricate Terracotta Facades
Intricate Terracotta Facades
'Apartment in Binh Thanh' Features a Detailed Red Exterior
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Streamlined Solar Roof Panels
Streamlined Solar Roof Panels
The New Tesla Roof Solar Panels Fit onto Your Home's Existing Roof
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25
Refugee Camp Production Centers
Refugee Camp Production Centers
IKEA Will Soon Be Offering Employment Opportunities for Refugees
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24
Dipped Shingle Designs
Dipped Shingle Designs
Austin Maynard Architects Designed a House with a Unique Shingle Pattern
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Zinc-Clad Barn Houses
Zinc-Clad Barn Houses
Antonin Ziegler's 'The Barn' is Covered in Untreated Zinc Siding
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Slatted Wooden Art Museums
Slatted Wooden Art Museums
The Odunpazari Modern Art Museum Will Be Covered in Timber Logs
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Modern Architect Documentaries
Modern Architect Documentaries
The BIG TIME Documentary Follows a Day in the Life of Bjarke Ingels
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In-Office Champagne Buttons
In-Office Champagne Buttons
London's 40 Beak Street Will Be Built to Offer Champagne on Demand
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Complex Common Condos
Complex Common Condos
'Around the Corner Grain' Features an Irregular Room Layout
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Refracted Apartment Balconies
Refracted Apartment Balconies
Ishatvam 9's Balcony Looks Like an Underwater Distortion
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Chimney-Like Skylights
Chimney-Like Skylights
'Chimney House' Features a Single, Long Skylight Down Its Center
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Concrete Pool Pavilions
Concrete Pool Pavilions
KRDS Designed the Sohanak Swimming Pool for a Private Tehran Garden
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Alternately Angled Apartment Balconies
Alternately Angled Apartment Balconies
AVA Building Features an Angular Facade
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14
Monolithic Corrugated Homes
Monolithic Corrugated Homes
TakaTina's Tokyo Home is Covered in a Pitch Black Corrugated Facade
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13
Prison-Topping Brick Homes
Prison-Topping Brick Homes
'Hidden House' in London was Designed by Flat C/Architecture
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12
Portable Garden Offices
Portable Garden Offices
Nic Howett's At-Home Workspace Combines Aesthetics and Function
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11
White Cliff Houses
White Cliff Houses
Ness Point House Sits Atop the Famous White Cliffs of Dover
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10
Typhoon-Resistant Timber Houses
Typhoon-Resistant Timber Houses
ISSHO Architects' Okinawa House Has a Reinforced Timber Frame
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9
Urban Architectural Map Downloads
Urban Architectural Map Downloads
Mapacad Offers CAD Files of Hundreds of Cities
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Modernist Off-Grid Residences
Modernist Off-Grid Residences
'Tropik Works' is the First Fully Off-Grid Home in Costa Rica
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Urban Fabric Houses
Urban Fabric Houses
'MINI LIVING - Breathe' is a Small-Scale, Low-Impact City Dwelling
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Gothic Concrete Flooring
Gothic Concrete Flooring
ETH Zurich's Concrete Floor Slabs are Inspired by Catalonian Vaults
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5
Photovoltaic Skating Rinks
Photovoltaic Skating Rinks
This Concept Uses Ice Skating to Generate Electricity
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4
Merged Greenhouse Cottages
Merged Greenhouse Cottages
Maas Architecten's 'Modern Countryside Villa' Features a Split Design
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3
Stacked Cubic Tree Houses
Stacked Cubic Tree Houses
The Qiyun Mountain Tree House Offers Panoramic Views
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2
Architectural Sledding Paths
Architectural Sledding Paths
A Sledding Path will Loop Around the Roof of the Beijing Civic Center
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Cylindrical Tree Houses
Cylindrical Tree Houses
Malan Vorster's Paarman Treehouse Gives Panoramic Forest Views
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