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Top 100 Architecture Trends in November

From Connected Rooftop Gardens to Glass Greenhouse Barns

— November 28, 2015 — Art & Design
The top November 2015 architecture trends speak to the future of structural design and its influence on other areas of design culture.

Recently, Swiss fashion brand Akris debuted a collection at Paris Fashion Week entirely inspired by architect Sou Fujimoto's portfolio of buildings. The architectural collection made use of materials that reflect those used in Fujimoto's designs and speaks to the interconnected relationship between fashion and architecture.

Separately, the Newington Green residence in North London is a narrow infill home that measures only 16-feet-wide. The tiny home boasts a timber frame and speaks to the need to make use of even the most unconventional spaces in increasingly full urban landscapes.

The top November 2015 architecture trends showcase the influence of architectural innovations on related industries while also speaking to the re-positioning of unused space in densely packed urban centers.
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Flower-Mimicking Offices
Flower-Mimicking Offices
This Office Building is Designed to Resemble a Four-Petaled Flower
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98
Colorful Metal Car Parks
Colorful Metal Car Parks
This Hospital Parking Garage is Surrounded by Vibrant Metal Slats
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97
Triangular Villas
Triangular Villas
Leo Qbarsdebo's Design is Made Out of Old Puzzle Factory Pieces
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96
Zigzagged Luxury Abodes
Zigzagged Luxury Abodes
This Lakeside Home is Built in Between Two Steep Inclines
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95
Cinematic Floor Plans
Cinematic Floor Plans
This Illustrations Shows the Layouts of Various Popular TV and Movie Homes
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94
Slanted Attic Homes
Slanted Attic Homes
This Tilted House Includes Social & Private Spaces with Spiraling Staircases
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93
Panoramic Glass Pavillions
Panoramic Glass Pavillions
This Lakeside Home Features Two Glass Facades
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92
Building Block Architecture Books
Building Block Architecture Books
The LEGO Architect by Tom Alphin Features Miniaturized Creations
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91
Chimney Lounging Spaces
Chimney Lounging Spaces
This Modern Wooden House Has an Enlarged Chimney Space for Hangouts
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90
Classroom-Converted Apartments
Classroom-Converted Apartments
The School Ons Dorp Was Recently Transformed into Hip Housing Units
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89
Multipurpose Residential Wineries
Multipurpose Residential Wineries
This California Winery Includes Luxury Residences
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88
Antique Apartment Renovations
Antique Apartment Renovations
Antiq-BR's Latest Project Marries Old and New Design Details
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87
Refurbished Foliage Offices
Refurbished Foliage Offices
This Old House was Transformed Into a Plant-Consumed Office Building
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86
Historical Technicolor Pools
Historical Technicolor Pools
This Colorful Swimming Pool is Located on the Site of an Old Hospital
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85
Minimalist Wooden Forts
Minimalist Wooden Forts
These Stylish Play Houses Feature a Modern Geometric Aesthetic
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84
Cascading Glass Houses
Cascading Glass Houses
These Vancouver Homes Simultaneously Face the City Skyline and Lush Forest
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83
Luxury Plane Memberships
Luxury Plane Memberships
This Luxurious Residence is Giving Homeowners Time on a Private Jet
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82
Stylish Underground Wine Bars
Stylish Underground Wine Bars
The Riddling Widow Brings a Gothic Edge to a Sophisticated Concept
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81
Asymmetrical Stone Homes
Asymmetrical Stone Homes
The DS House Opts for an Unconventional Individual Design Method
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80
Solar-Powered Luxury Hotels
Solar-Powered Luxury Hotels
The Finolhu Villas Are Located On An Exclusive Island In the Maldives
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79
Recycled Tire Homes
Recycled Tire Homes
This Sustainable Home is Made from Reused Tires and Glass Bottles
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78
Seaside Holiday Huts
Seaside Holiday Huts
These Vacation Huts are Built on an Island in Northern Norway
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77
Breathing Office Buildings
Breathing Office Buildings
This Office Tower Effortlessly Moves Air Without the Use of Energy
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76
Stylish Structural Beams
Stylish Structural Beams
This Unique Design Incorporates the Apartment's Structural Roof
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75
Mountainous Green Apartments
Mountainous Green Apartments
These Apartments Blend In Seamlessly With a National Park
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74
Movie Director Museums
Movie Director Museums
The George Lucas Museum Will Boast Screening Rooms a Rotating Restaurant
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73
Opulent Library Photography
Opulent Library Photography
This Photographer Captures Libraries and Their Book-Covered Beauty
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72
Relaxing Garden Getaways
Relaxing Garden Getaways
This Backyard Hideaway Was Designed to Get Away from the Busy City
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71
Bamboo Cane Pavilions
Bamboo Cane Pavilions
Penda's Rising Canes Structure Has a Modular-Friendly Construction
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70
Removable Sectional Homes
Removable Sectional Homes
Design Firm 'Starpilots' Created an Adaptable Three-Piece Home
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69
Modern Home Chapels
Modern Home Chapels
This Historic Stone Chapel Exterior Contains a Contemporary Home Interior
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68
Angled Japanese Abodes
Angled Japanese Abodes
This Home Features a Zigzagging Roof That Prevents Snow from Building Up
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67
Foliage Forest Offices
Foliage Forest Offices
This Office Space Venue in an Old Factory is Filled with Green Trees
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66
Contemporary Slender Homes
Contemporary Slender Homes
The Silverlight House Offers Space in the Dense City of London
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65
Triangular Adult Treehouses
Triangular Adult Treehouses
This Little Sloped-Wall Villa Is Made Out of Recycled Materials
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64
Hanging Concrete Homes
Hanging Concrete Homes
This Modernist Condo Has a Dynamic Layout and Open Concept
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63
Modernized Jungle Retreats
Modernized Jungle Retreats
This Secluded Tropical Vacation Home Boasts High-End Modern Features
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62
Angular Luxury Cottages
Angular Luxury Cottages
The Clear Lake House Provides Uninhibited Views of Forest and Water
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61
Narrow Infill Homes
Narrow Infill Homes
This Slim London Home Was Built into the Space Between Two Existing Residences
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60
London Infinity Pools
London Infinity Pools
The Battersea Power Station Development Will Feature a Pool-Topping Hotel
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59
Geometric Color-Blocked Pavilions
Geometric Color-Blocked Pavilions
This Unusual Building Offers an Unexpected Spatial Experience
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58
Modernized Victorian Homes
Modernized Victorian Homes
This Reclaimed Modern Home Used to Be Two Semi-Detached Units
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57
Architect-Honoring Luxury Cars
Architect-Honoring Luxury Cars
The Renault Coupe Corbusier Pays Tribute to a Famous Designer
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56
Connected Rooftop Gardens
Connected Rooftop Gardens
This Elevated Garden Spans the Gaps Between Skyscrapers
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55
Cutlery-Adorned Cafes
Cutlery-Adorned Cafes
'Coffee Jobs' Uses Cutlery and Kitchen Tools as Wall Decoration
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54
Sloping Lakefront Chalets
Sloping Lakefront Chalets
This Modern Cottage Follows the Slope of the Landscape It Rests Upon
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53
Noodle-Covered Interiors
Noodle-Covered Interiors
This Restaurant's Decor is a Tribute to China's Iconic Street Food
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52
Wall-Free Office Spaces
Wall-Free Office Spaces
The Newest 'Homeploish' Offices Resemble a Labratory of Interior Design
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51
Multipurpose Wall Furnishings
Multipurpose Wall Furnishings
This Compact Apartment Maximizes Space with One Multi-Use Wall
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50
Mobile Wall Homes
Mobile Wall Homes
Casa Stella's Moving Wall Reveals An Additional Guest Room
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49
Modernized Stone Architecture
Modernized Stone Architecture
This Ancient Tibetan Tourist Center is Equipped with WiFi
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48
Zombie-Proof Cabins
Zombie-Proof Cabins
The Zombie Fortification Cabin Concept Keeps the Undead Out
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47
Geometric Mountain Retreats
Geometric Mountain Retreats
This Hillside Hideaway Perfectly Blends into the Japanese Landscape
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46
High-End Basement Bars
High-End Basement Bars
The Xaman Bar Serves Elegant Cocktails in an Eerie Mexico Building
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45
Portable Flat-Pack Homes
Portable Flat-Pack Homes
This Experimental Building Can Be Moved Anywhere in the World
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44
Wood-Paneled Forest Homes
Wood-Paneled Forest Homes
This Modern Forest House Uses Surrounding Materials for Its Construction
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43
Hidden Staircase Designs
Hidden Staircase Designs
This London Loft Has a Staircase That Blends in with the Bookshelves
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42
Modular Storage Walls
Modular Storage Walls
This Home Features Walls That Double as Moveable Wall Storage
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41
Cartoonishly Stacked Houses
Cartoonishly Stacked Houses
Michael Kovac Designs an Eye-Catching Home in Santa Monica
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40
Secluded Luxury Hotels
Secluded Luxury Hotels
The 'VIVOOD Landscape Hotel' Has Rooms Spread Out Across the Land
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39
Hybrid Home Offices
Hybrid Home Offices
This House is Designed for a Couple with Kids Who Work from Home
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38
Architecture-Inspired Fashion
Architecture-Inspired Fashion
Paris Fashion Week 2015 Displayed Garments Based on Famous Buildings
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37
Apothecary-Themed Bars
Apothecary-Themed Bars
'Sundry and Vice' Features Ancient Artifacts Displayed Throughout the Space
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36
Spiked Oblong Pavilions
Spiked Oblong Pavilions
This Round Pavilion Was an Entryway into a Brazilian Art Exhibition
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35
Urban Co-Living Spaces
Urban Co-Living Spaces
The 'Common' Start-Up Opens Its First Communal Home in High-Priced NYC
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34
Shipping Container Villages
Shipping Container Villages
The ‘kontenerART' is a Village of Shipping Containers Made for Artists
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Endless Dizzying Rooms
Endless Dizzying Rooms
Yayoi Kusama's Newest 'Infinity Room' Surrounds Viewers with Dazzling Dots
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32
Waterfall Tower Developments
Waterfall Tower Developments
'Marina One' Will Have a Tiered Garden Atrium with a Giant Waterfall
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31
Pop-Up Retail Cubes
Pop-Up Retail Cubes
The Pop Up Box Helps Create Shopping Spaces in Public Areas
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30
Observation Tower Homes
Observation Tower Homes
This Bulgarian Home Provides a Panoramic View of the Surrounding Area
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Cozy Cantilevered Cabins
Cozy Cantilevered Cabins
These Manshausen Cabins Hang Over the Edge of the Water
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28
Sustainable Housing Prototypes
Sustainable Housing Prototypes
This Modular House Design Can Be Made for Only $8,000
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Traditional Affordable Housing Prototypes
Traditional Affordable Housing Prototypes
This Low-Income Home is Made from Loc Concrete and Wood
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Green-Roofed Wooden Houses
Green-Roofed Wooden Houses
This Energy-Efficient Home Was Built Using Traditional Techniques
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25
Modular Micro Condos
Modular Micro Condos
These Micro Apartments are Part of NYC's Effort to Create Affordable Housing
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24
Mosaic Mexican Walls
Mosaic Mexican Walls
This Mexico House was Decorated with Inspiration from a Mosaic Decal
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Glass Greenhouse Barns
Glass Greenhouse Barns
This Swedish Barn is Designed After a Sustainable Housing Concept
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Prefabricated Floating Houses
Prefabricated Floating Houses
These Custom Homes Can Be Shipped to Almost Anywhere in the World
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Modernized Barn Residences
Modernized Barn Residences
Aamodt Plumb Architects Offered a Modern Update to This Barn House
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20
Efficiently Compact Cabins
Efficiently Compact Cabins
This Cozy One-Bedroom Cabin Features Foldable Storage Solutions
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Airy Luxury Abodes
Airy Luxury Abodes
This Hawaiian Mansion Takes Advantage of Sea Breezes and Natural Ventilation
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18
Compact Kiosk Designs
Compact Kiosk Designs
These Multipurpose Kiosks are Inspired by Both Art and Architecture
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Sustainable Outdoor Shelters
Sustainable Outdoor Shelters
This Cabin is Made from Local Materials and Green Technology
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Co-Working Office Cafes
Co-Working Office Cafes
'Paper Hub' is a Co-Working Office That Works Out of a Bitcoin Only Cafe
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15
Modern Outdoor Kiosks
Modern Outdoor Kiosks
These Re-Imagined Hotdog Stands Will Be Permanent Fixtures in Chicago
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14
Angular Abstract Homes
Angular Abstract Homes
The 'Kloof Road' House is Framed with Black Sculptural Steel Forms
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13
Abandoned Castle Photography
Abandoned Castle Photography
This Photo Series Documents the Beauty of Old Castles
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12
Ultra-Modern Fast Food Eateries
Ultra-Modern Fast Food Eateries
This McDonald's Location Has a Golden Facade & a Spiral Staircase
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11
Nomadic Water Shelters
Nomadic Water Shelters
This Portable Floating Shelter Can Easily Be Towed with a Bicycle
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10
Botanical Living Buildings
Botanical Living Buildings
This Design System Has Buildings Intertwined with Trees and Plants
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9
Treehouse Office Pods
Treehouse Office Pods
Dymitr Malcew Created Sofa-Embedded Alcovesfor Relaxation Within Offices
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8
Wood-Cladded Tree Homes
Wood-Cladded Tree Homes
This Small Wooden House Doubles as a Studio for Its Owner
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7
Contemporary Mountain Cabins
Contemporary Mountain Cabins
This Wyoming Home Blends Natural Scenery With Modern Design Details
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6
Wooden Trailer Homes
Wooden Trailer Homes
This Fully Functional Trailer Home Was Built by a Nomadic Couple
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5
Glass-Paneled Microhomes
Glass-Paneled Microhomes
This Contemporary Cottage Features a Stone Facade and Glass Walls
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4
Tiny Prefab Homes
Tiny Prefab Homes
The Big Box Homes Are Highly Sustainable and Eminently Affordable
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3
Contemporary Treehouse Homes
Contemporary Treehouse Homes
This Rural Getaway is Cantilevered Over a Steel and Concrete Base
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2
Eco-Friendly Underground Mansions
Eco-Friendly Underground Mansions
This Luxe Underground Dwelling Minimizes the Use of Green Space
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Sociable Children's Bookstores
Sociable Children's Bookstores
Columbia's 9 3/4 Cafe Bookstore Encourages Play Inside Comfy Nooks
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