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Top 30 Architecture Trends in May

From Floating Cabins to Open Concept Rooftops

— June 3, 2020 — Art & Design
This list of May 2020 architecture trends is a breath of fresh air, offering a break from the chaotic world to showcase some of the most high-end, eco-friendly, and tech-fueled advances in the industry.

At the top of this list is the' Lilypad' floating cabin, which appeals to one's senses in both its gorgeous design and its remote location. Located in Palm Beach, this cabin on the water is 100% solar powered and available to rent on Airbnb, which also boasts its luxury amenities, like a concierge service. Meanwhile, Shaded Rooftop House by BCHO Architects breaths new life to open concept living, with an airy and comfortable space that features an open roof and transparent panels.
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Orange-Accented Radio Stations
Orange-Accented Radio Stations
Forma Aesthetically Updates the Yale University Radio Station
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Eye-Captivating Arched Shelters
Eye-Captivating Arched Shelters
Unparelld'arquitectes' Emergency Scenery Catalyzes Activity
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Translucent Tennis Pavilions
Translucent Tennis Pavilions
Lemoal Lemoal Architectes Builds a Half-Timbered Pavilion
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Overflowing Mortar Brick Homes
Overflowing Mortar Brick Homes
This Brick House Design by Peter Besley Has a Textural Finish
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Stacked Airplane Fuselage Towers
Stacked Airplane Fuselage Towers
The '737 Max Tower' Provides a Structurally Sound Living Space
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Biology-Themed Retail Spaces
Biology-Themed Retail Spaces
Basalt Architects' Bioeffect Reykjavik Store Boasts Geometric Accents
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Kid-Friendly Architecture Challenges
Kid-Friendly Architecture Challenges
Foster + Partners Created a Series of Building Activities
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Futuristic Birthing Chairs
Futuristic Birthing Chairs
Ultima Thule is Designed to Make a Sanctuary-Like Experience for Labor
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Social Distancing Parks
Social Distancing Parks
Precht's Maze-Like Outdoor Park Uses Tall Hedges to Encourage Separation
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Modular WFH Systems
Modular WFH Systems
The AD-APT Modular System Changes Apartments for Play, Work & Cooking
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Rosy Cat-Friendly Houses
Rosy Cat-Friendly Houses
Cats' Pink House is Full of Structures for Cats to Climb & Explore
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Sustainable Pre-Fabricated Homes
Sustainable Pre-Fabricated Homes
Dvele's Modern Designs Can Be Customized to Suit Individual Needs
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Grand Piano-Inspired Yachts
Grand Piano-Inspired Yachts
Icona Design Presented Fibonacci Concerto, a Unique Concept Project
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Interceptive Faux Stair Designs
Interceptive Faux Stair Designs
The Stairway House is a Multi-Generational Home Designed by Nendo
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Storage-Enhanced Apartments
Storage-Enhanced Apartments
Adrià Escolano and David Steegmann Build a Stylish Storage Spaces
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Virtual Art Festivals
Virtual Art Festivals
Burning Man 2020 is Going Completely Digital with Virtual Black Rock City
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Self-Isolation-Friendly Micro-Apartments
Self-Isolation-Friendly Micro-Apartments
Francesca Perani Reimagines the Urban Cabin in Bergamo
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Recycled Plastic Bottle Pavilions
Recycled Plastic Bottle Pavilions
Daydreamers Design Reimagines the Chinese Burning Tower
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Shifting Facade-Finished Abodes
Shifting Facade-Finished Abodes
The Barra Cres House Allows in Customized Levels of Sunlight
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Open-Air Rooftop Homes
Open-Air Rooftop Homes
The Shaded Rooftop House by BCHO Architects is Airy
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Ribboning Concrete Concept Houses
Ribboning Concrete Concept Houses
The Conceptual DESI House Privates a Private Oasis
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Zero-Waste Restaurants
Zero-Waste Restaurants
The Silo Restaurant in East London Features a Sustainable Menu and Interior
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Cozy Customizable Cabin Designs
Cozy Customizable Cabin Designs
The 'Cabin One' is Achieved with Raw Renewable Materials
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Modern Trefoil-Shaped Houses
Modern Trefoil-Shaped Houses
Eldridge London Creates a Dramatically Shaped House in Coombre Park
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Expandable Roof Tiny Homes
Expandable Roof Tiny Homes
This Wilderwise Tiny House Extends Up for Maximum Headroom
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Speedy Setup Tiny Homes
Speedy Setup Tiny Homes
The Boxabl 'Casita' Prefab Tiny Home Can be Set Up in Just One Hour
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Open-Concept Coffee Shops
Open-Concept Coffee Shops
This % Arabica Coffee Shop Design in Shanghai is Airy and Stylish
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Family-Friendly Tiny Homes
Family-Friendly Tiny Homes
The Minimaliste 'Charme' Tiny House is Durable and Well-Designed
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Tranquil Floating Rental Cabins
Tranquil Floating Rental Cabins
The 'Lilypad' Floating Cabin Has a 100% Solar-Powered Design
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Japanese Philosophy Flooring
Japanese Philosophy Flooring
This Wood Flooring is Finished to Create an Artistic Aesthetic
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