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Top 100 Architecture Trends in October

From Single-Room Hotels to Cozy Timber Hideaways

— October 12, 2015 — Eco
The top October 2015 Architecture trends include a variety of design trends that highlight shifting consumer values in a number of regards. From eco-friendly architecture to elaborate facades that combine aesthetics and sustainability, there are plenty of architecture innovation that point to emerging patterns of opportunity.

Tavaru Restaurant and Bar is a multi-floored structure that appears more like a decorative tower from afar. Located on a private island resort in the Maldives, the tower offers stunning views from each level while boasting an upscale menu.

Hyper-portable pre-modeled homes are important in terms of crisis relief and affordable housings. An innovative solution designed by UK interior design firm Bert & May Group in collaboration with architecture and design studio Box 9 Design, the 'Teeny Box' is affordable and built with sustainability-focused feautres.

The top October 2015 Architecture trends showcase many examples of designs that feature the convergence of ideals regarding sustainability and affordability.
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Activity
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Secluded Floating Offices
Secluded Floating Offices
The 'Black Box' is a Private Office That Hovers Over Los Angeles
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98
Panoramic Church Photographs
Panoramic Church Photographs
These Photographs of Churches Were Shot in a Vertical Panoramic View
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97
Stick-Inspired Skyscrapers
Stick-Inspired Skyscrapers
The Goldin Finance 117 Tower Resembles a Walking Stick
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96
Disney-Themed Cities
Disney-Themed Cities
Aladdin's Magical Lamp Will Soon Be Converted into a Building
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95
Romantic Catalan Eateries
Romantic Catalan Eateries
This Nagoya Restaurant is Inspired by the Culture of Northeastern Spain
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94
Sustainable Fabric Structures
Sustainable Fabric Structures
This Industrial Building Boasts a Lightweight Fabric Cover
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93
Farmhouse Art Galleries
Farmhouse Art Galleries
This Old Farmhouse Has a Traditional Stone Wall Exterior
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92
Boomerang-Shaped Pools
Boomerang-Shaped Pools
This Refurbished Enclosed Pool Revives an Outdated 1970s Design
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91
Remote Alpine Shelters
Remote Alpine Shelters
This Mountain Cabin Shelters Climbers from Harsh Wintery Conditions
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90
Architecturally Asymmetrical Villas
Architecturally Asymmetrical Villas
The Fairyland Complex Uses Curved Walls to Inspire Harmony
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89
Victorian Home Extensions
Victorian Home Extensions
These Two Victorian Homes Have Been Connected into One Open Living Space
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88
Micro-Neigborhood Projects
Micro-Neigborhood Projects
The 'Blackbirds' Project Embraces Urban Living with Co-Housing
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87
3D-Printed Martian Shelters
3D-Printed Martian Shelters
This Mars Shelter Would Be Built By Semi-Autonomous Robots
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86
Towering Tropical Eateries
Towering Tropical Eateries
Tavaru is a Restaurant and Bar Located on a Maldives Private Island
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85
Tiled Grass Buildings
Tiled Grass Buildings
Belgium's City Hall Features Panels Made with Greenwall Squares
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84
Undulated Skyscraper Designs
Undulated Skyscraper Designs
This Building is Inspired by a Specific Type of Crystal Formation
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83
Cozy Timber Hideaways
Cozy Timber Hideaways
This Set of Twin Cabins is Small and Enclosed to Ensure Privacy
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82
Sea Captain Hotels
Sea Captain Hotels
This All-White Converted Hotel Was a 19th Century Sea Captain's Home
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81
Customized Apartment Layouts
Customized Apartment Layouts
This Co-Housing Project Enables Owners to Design Their Flat's Layout
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80
Contemporary Concrete Abodes
Contemporary Concrete Abodes
Felipe Hess and Renata Pedrosa Design a Simple Apartment in Sao Paulo
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79
Transparent Concert Halls
Transparent Concert Halls
This Conceptual Music Theater Would Provide 360 Degree Panoramic Views
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78
Drought-Defying Shelters
Drought-Defying Shelters
These Unique Homes are Made from Translucent Salt Blocks
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77
Cinema-Inspired Hideaways
Cinema-Inspired Hideaways
The 'Box on a Rock' Home has Windows That Resemble a Movie Screen
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76
Private Minimalist Abodes
Private Minimalist Abodes
The 'TV House' is a Wood-Cladded Hidden Hideaway
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75
Floating Sky Pools
Floating Sky Pools
The Embassy Gardens SkyPool Will Appear to Float Ten Storeys Above Ground
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74
Shattered Mirror Floors
Shattered Mirror Floors
This Glittering Textured Mirror Floor is Made of Pieces of Broken Glass
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73
Bamboo-Made Skyscrapers
Bamboo-Made Skyscrapers
This Trio of Sustainable Towers Will Be Connected By Bridges
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72
Remodeled Factory Restaurants
Remodeled Factory Restaurants
This Eatery and Meeting Space Used to Exclusively Produce Sausages
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71
Custom Icon Illustrations
Custom Icon Illustrations
These Le Duo Posters Make Emoji-Like Icons from Cultural Symbols
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70
Wooden Slatted Restaurants
Wooden Slatted Restaurants
The Interior of This Noodle Bar Follows the Pattern of a Wooden Crate
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69
Flood-Preventing Streets
Flood-Preventing Streets
This Porous Concrete Pavement Can Absorb Up to 880 Gallons of Water
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68
Eco-Friendly Vertical Gardens
Eco-Friendly Vertical Gardens
The Rain Garden Doesn't Use Any Electric Power
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67
3D-Printed Hotel Suites
3D-Printed Hotel Suites
This Commerical Building Was Designed Using 3D Printing Technology
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66
Cycle-In Offices
Cycle-In Offices
Studio RHE Designed This Building with Bike Ramps for Cycling Straight into Work
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65
Removable Sectional Homes
Removable Sectional Homes
Design Firm 'Starpilots' Created an Adaptable Three-Piece Home
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64
Scrap Wood Sculptures
Scrap Wood Sculptures
This Abandoned Building Has Been Decorated with Re-Purposed Wood
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63
High-Ceiling Micro Apartments
High-Ceiling Micro Apartments
These Ukrainian Apartment Takes Full Advantage of Vertical Space
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62
Heart-Stopping Glass Bridges (UPDATE)
Heart-Stopping Glass Bridges (UPDATE)
This Glass Walkway is Suspended 600 Feet in the Air
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61
Lean River-Like Buildings
Lean River-Like Buildings
This Fluid Structure Connects Two Buildings on the Grace Farms Reserve
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60
Floating Housing Units
Floating Housing Units
These Amphibious Abodes Aim to Solve the Housing Crisis in London
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59
Cat-Shaped School Buildings
Cat-Shaped School Buildings
This Kindergarten Schoolhouse Resembles an Architechual Feline
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58
Parisian Floor Photography
Parisian Floor Photography
This Photographer Takes Photos of Striking Floor Designs
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57
Affordable Student Dwellings
Affordable Student Dwellings
Campus Hong Kong Uses Tetris-Inspired Planning to House Students
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56
Triple-Decker Floating Farms
Triple-Decker Floating Farms
This Smart Floating Farm Could Address Severe Food Issues
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55
Seasonal Subterranean Shelters
Seasonal Subterranean Shelters
This Rammed-Earth Wall Provides Housing for Temporary Workers
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54
Transparent Outdoor Domes
Transparent Outdoor Domes
The 'Oasis' Dome Can Protect You from Inclement Weather
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53
Land-Salvaging Homes
Land-Salvaging Homes
This Off-Grid Home Was Built From Reused Industrial Materials Via Boat
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52
Serene Subterranean Bookstores
Serene Subterranean Bookstores
This Bookstore is Designed to Take Customers on a Cosmic Journey
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51
Sculptural Stair Railings
Sculptural Stair Railings
This White Banister Resembles a Lace Doily Cascading Down the Stairs
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50
Lavish Pop-Up Boutiques
Lavish Pop-Up Boutiques
Chanel Opens a New Temporary Store in Rome
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49
Rustic Open Concept Offices
Rustic Open Concept Offices
This Brick and Wood Office is a Collaborative Work Environment
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48
Origami-Engineered Structures
Origami-Engineered Structures
The Zippered Tube Design Doubles the Magnitude of Strength of Paper
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47
Portable Doomsday Shelters
Portable Doomsday Shelters
This Tiny Victorian Home is Ideal for Doomsday Preppers
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46
Floor-Stored Beds
Floor-Stored Beds
This Handy Storage System Allows a Child’s Room to Transform from Play to Rest
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45
Melting Chocolate Ceilings
Melting Chocolate Ceilings
This Unique Chocolate Shop Feature a Candy-Coated Interior
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44
Affordable Modular Housing
Affordable Modular Housing
Dublin is Looking to Use Modular Housing For the Homeless
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43
Charming Miniature Chapels
Charming Miniature Chapels
This Tiny Church is Inspired by Traditional Byzantine Architecture
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42
Logger-Honoring Pubs
Logger-Honoring Pubs
The Timber Gastro Pub is Made of All Wood to Honor the Logging Community
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41
Galactic Beachfront Houses
Galactic Beachfront Houses
'The Edge' by Charles Wright is a Home That Fuses Nature and Modernity
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40
Abandoned Building Photography
Abandoned Building Photography
These Images Highlight the Eerie Beauty in Deserted Spaces
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39
Spatially Slender Homes
Spatially Slender Homes
This Inner City Home Features a Slim Three-Meter-Wide Design
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38
Single-Room Design Hotels
Single-Room Design Hotels
The Droog Bedroom is Surprisingly the Only Room at the Droog Hotel
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37
Sustainable Converted Dwellings
Sustainable Converted Dwellings
This Converted House Features Eco-Friendly Design Elements
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36
Practical Social Housing Solutions
Practical Social Housing Solutions
These Prefab Homes Provide Affordable Temporary Housing
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35
Wall-Free Homes
Wall-Free Homes
This Wooden House Combines Art and Abstract Room Shapes
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34
Industrial Loft Homes
Industrial Loft Homes
Naruse-Inokuma Architects' Split House Blends Rustic and Modern Elements
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33
Shipping Container Music Venues
Shipping Container Music Venues
These Architects Built a Music Venue from Old Shipping Containers
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32
Sound-Amplifying Meditation Pods
Sound-Amplifying Meditation Pods
These Structures Turn the Sounds of the Forest Into Ambient Music
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31
Minimalist Flagship Boutiques
Minimalist Flagship Boutiques
Hussein Chalayan Opens His First Retail Space in London
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30
Shape-Shifting Pavilions
Shape-Shifting Pavilions
This Mirrored Cube Transforms into a Geometric Structure
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29
Abandoned Aqueduct Photography
Abandoned Aqueduct Photography
This Photo Series Documents India's Forgotten Water Stepwells
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28
Semi-Permanent Inflatable Arcitecture
Semi-Permanent Inflatable Arcitecture
This Company Uses Inflatable Cells to Create New Structures
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27
Pre-Fabricated Farm Homes
Pre-Fabricated Farm Homes
This Contemporary Estate Stands Out in its Rural Farm Setting
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26
Balcony Skylight Hybrids
Balcony Skylight Hybrids
This Skylight Easily Turns Into a Balcony in Just a Few Seconds
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25
Luxury Car-Themed Houses
Luxury Car-Themed Houses
This $10 Million Home Mimicks the Sleek Elegance of a Luxury Bugatti Car
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24
Weekend-Getaway Trailers
Weekend-Getaway Trailers
The Drifter Trailer Has All the Fundamental Features You Need
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23
Intimate Patio Lounges
Intimate Patio Lounges
This Downtown Lounge is an Urban Oasis with a Moody Atmosphere
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22
Two-Storey Compact Cabins
Two-Storey Compact Cabins
This Rustically Modern Treehouse was Designed to Aid Writers Block
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21
Modular Prefab Homes
Modular Prefab Homes
Skilpod's Energy Positive Homes Are Ideal For Singles and Seniors
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20
Deconstructed Minimalist Houses
Deconstructed Minimalist Houses
This Renovated Home Uses Minimalist Design for Spatial Efficiency
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19
3D-Printed Clay Homes
3D-Printed Clay Homes
The 'Big Delta' Can Build a 3D-Printed House Quickly for Disaster Relief
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18
Electric Car-Powered Homes
Electric Car-Powered Homes
This 3D-Printed House and Electric Car Have a Symbiotic Relationship
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17
Modular Concrete Homes
Modular Concrete Homes
This Modern House by Pitsou Kedem Offers Warmth to a Square Shape Design
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16
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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15
Portable Tiny Offices
Portable Tiny Offices
This Tiny Office Makes Liberal Use of Reclaimed Materials
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14
Treehouse Office Pods
Treehouse Office Pods
Dymitr Malcew Created Sofa-Embedded Alcovesfor Relaxation Within Offices
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13
Heroic Bat-Themed Homes
Heroic Bat-Themed Homes
This House is a Replicated Version of Batman’s Luxurious ‘Batcave’
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12
Charming Micro-Apartments
Charming Micro-Apartments
This Small Apartment Features an Efficient Design in 200 Square Feet
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11
Camouflaged Hunting Cabins
Camouflaged Hunting Cabins
This Miniature Hunting Lodge is Integrated into the Natural Landscape
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10
Adult-Oriented Treehouses
Adult-Oriented Treehouses
This Luxury Treehouse Features Both a Whiskey and Martini Bar
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9
Low-Energy Bohemian Abodes
Low-Energy Bohemian Abodes
This Uniquely Shaped Wooden Bohemian House is Compact and Cozy
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8
Handmade Scandinavian Homes
Handmade Scandinavian Homes
This Handcrafted Country Home Blends Perfectly Into Its Surroundings
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7
Monochromatic Eatery Interiors
Monochromatic Eatery Interiors
The Eat Rice & Noodle Restaurant Uses One Color for Decoration
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6
Tiny Off-Grid Cabins
Tiny Off-Grid Cabins
This Secluded Cabin Comes Equipped with Everything You Need to Get Away
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5
Compact Eco Homes
Compact Eco Homes
This Small House Features a Carbon Footprint of 100 Square-Meters
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4
Moveable Concrete Houses
Moveable Concrete Houses
This House on the Coast Can Be Moved to Adapt to the Changing Environment
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3
Portable Box Homes
Portable Box Homes
The 'Teeny Box' is a Prefabricated Space Made from Reclaimed Materials
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2
Contemporary Rustic Homes
Contemporary Rustic Homes
This Secluded Wildnerness Home Features Touches of Modern Design
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1
Cozy Underground Bunkers
Cozy Underground Bunkers
This Nuclear Fallout Survival Shelter Sits 20 Feet Underground
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