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Top 40 Architecture Trends in October

From Serene Coastal Yoga Studios to Pet-Centric Tiny Homes

— October 27, 2018 — Eco
The October 2018 architecture trends highlight the industry's focus on modular dwellings, prefabricated homes, and eco-friendly material use. One of the most exuberant examples of this is Grimshaw's 'The Peak.' This architectural development is both affordable and sustainable. Its prefabricated structure is made to specifically address the housing crisis and youth homelessness. In the Netherlands, Overtreders W and The Food Line Up look into life in 2050 through a zero-waste barn restaurant. In New York, on the other hand, local firm SHoP Architects are building the world's skinniest tower. At 43 feet width, the supertall structure is envisioned to reach 1,421 feet in height.

It is evident that the October 2018 architecture trends present a good mix of sustainability-focused initiatives, proactive developments in the crisis sector and entertaining record-breaking structures.
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All-in-One Robotic Manufacturing Units
All-in-One Robotic Manufacturing Units
Odico Designs an Easy-to-Operate Unit That is Also Mobile
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Extra Pointy Metal Roofs
Extra Pointy Metal Roofs
The Princeton Transit Hall Sports an Angular Roof by Studio Rick Joy
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38
Robust Industrial-Style Gallery Spaces
Robust Industrial-Style Gallery Spaces
Assemble Converts a Public Swimming Pool into a Big Gallery
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37
Vibrant Community Reading Rooms
Vibrant Community Reading Rooms
This Reading Room Was Built and Designed by Sher Maker
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36
Sculptural Warehouse-Style Art Schools
Sculptural Warehouse-Style Art Schools
Franklin Azzi Architecture Works on an Art School in France
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35
Eco-Friendly Bright Orange Homes
Eco-Friendly Bright Orange Homes
Chris Moore's Living Abode References Passivhaus Standards
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34
Forested Airport Terminal Buildings
Forested Airport Terminal Buildings
The Bangkok Airport's New Terminal Has a Lush Indoor Forest
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33
Red-Accented Retro-Themed Diners
Red-Accented Retro-Themed Diners
Sella Concept Creates a Laid-Back Atmosphere for Piraña
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32
Rotating Colorful Beach Huts
Rotating Colorful Beach Huts
Jak Studio Creates a Striped Structure That Can Follow the Sun
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31
Converted Factory Skateparks
Converted Factory Skateparks
EFFEKT Turned a Former Windmill Factory Into a Youth Activity Center
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30
Colorful Divided Spanish Apartments
Colorful Divided Spanish Apartments
Escolano + Steegmann Produces a Light-Filled & Nuanced Design
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29
Ultra-Skinny Tall Towers
Ultra-Skinny Tall Towers
The New York Tower by SHoP Architects is Envisioned to Be 1,421 Feet Tall
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28
Towering Timber Housing Complexes
Towering Timber Housing Complexes
Anders Berensson Architects Proposes Timber Towers in Sweden
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27
Roof-Retracting Tiny Homes
Roof-Retracting Tiny Homes
This Towable Home's Roof Can Be Slid Open to Unveil the Sky
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European Coffee Chain Expansions
European Coffee Chain Expansions
Starbucks Milan Marks the Companies' Push into the Italian Market
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Color-Changing Workspaces
Color-Changing Workspaces
This Modern Worspace Design Plays with Forms of Light, Shadow and Color
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Record-Breaking Russian Skyscrapers
Record-Breaking Russian Skyscrapers
This Gigantic Skyscraper Will Be Europe's Tallest Building
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Multifunctional Golden Cubic Buildings
Multifunctional Golden Cubic Buildings
Stefano Boeri Architetti Designs a Geometry-Inspired Facade
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Low-Slung All-Black Homes
Low-Slung All-Black Homes
Deborah Berke Partners Designs an Elongated Contemporary House
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21
Ergonomically Correct Architecture Tools
Ergonomically Correct Architecture Tools
Sean Riley's Design Will Alleviate Strains on the Hand
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20
Reflective Art Studio Extensions
Reflective Art Studio Extensions
Chen + Suchart Studio Create a Glazed Extension for a Modern Home
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Garden-Connected Office Extensions
Garden-Connected Office Extensions
Frank Gehry Designs Facebook's Headquarters in Silicon Valley
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Chocolate-Made Rental Cottages
Chocolate-Made Rental Cottages
The 'Home Sweet Home' Cottage is Made from 1.5 Tons of Chocolate
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Contemporary Fishing Cabins
Contemporary Fishing Cabins
This Cottage Was Designed with Inspiration from Old Anglers' Shacks
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Impressively Stacked Home Designs
Impressively Stacked Home Designs
This House by FreelandBuck Proves to Be Exceptionally Crafted
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15
Modular Open-Plan Offices
Modular Open-Plan Offices
Work & Co’s Open-Concept Office Space Was Created as a Gathering Place
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14
Bright Pastel Apartment Interiors
Bright Pastel Apartment Interiors
HAO Design's 'Starburst House' Boasts a Contemporary Aesthetic
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13
Serene Coastal Yoga Studios
Serene Coastal Yoga Studios
The 'Warrior One' Yoga Studio Design Creates a Rich Sensory Experience
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12
Pet-Centric Tiny Homes
Pet-Centric Tiny Homes
This Energy-Efficient Tiny Home Welcomes Both Human and Animal Occupants
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Design-Friendly Dog Houses
Design-Friendly Dog Houses
The Doggy Dreamhouse is Ideal for Both Dogs and Humans
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10
Commercial 3D-Printed Housing Projects
Commercial 3D-Printed Housing Projects
'Project Milestone' Will Be Available Through Vesteda
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9
Contemporary Slated Home Designs
Contemporary Slated Home Designs
Framestudio Creates the Opportunity for an At-Home Spa Day
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8
French Contemporary Rustic Hotels
French Contemporary Rustic Hotels
Be-poles' Design is Strongly Informed by Agriculture Traditions
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7
Vegetative Residential Tower Designs
Vegetative Residential Tower Designs
Safdie Architects' Building Boasts a "Hillside of Terraces"
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Elongated Seaside Vacation Homes
Elongated Seaside Vacation Homes
Ström Architects Designs a Glazed House for a Family of Five
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5
Tiny Home-Inspired Apartments
Tiny Home-Inspired Apartments
This Apartment by tsai design is Just 35-Square-Meters in Size
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4
Prefabricated Flatpack Homes
Prefabricated Flatpack Homes
This Eco-Friendly Brazilian Home Was Assembled In Less Than One Month
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3
Zero-Waste Restaurant Barns
Zero-Waste Restaurant Barns
Overtreders W Borrows Construction Materials for This Structure
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2
Rooftop Deck Tiny Homes
Rooftop Deck Tiny Homes
This Tiny House from TAD Homes Maximizes Outdoor Space
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Housing Crisis-Addressing Compact Units
Housing Crisis-Addressing Compact Units
Grimshaw's Prefab Homes are Affordable Housing Solutions
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