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Top 55 Architecture Trends In October

From Seed-Shaped Hotel Cabins to Unconventional Housing

— October 16, 2021 — Art & Design
The October 2021 architecture innovations feature cutting-edge designs, from seed-shaped hotel cabins to unconventional housing developments. This collection of projects showcases the creative capabilities of our leading architects, designers, and builders.

One noteworthy project is rightfully dubbed The Seeds cabin pods designed by ZJJZ Architects. Located in the forests of Jiangxi, China, the pods reflect the nature surrounding them with a series of naturalistic structures. The pods aim to promote tranquility and peace. Another unconventional architectural design is Mask Architect's Madre Natura, inspired by Constantino Nivola's infamous La Madre sculpture.

Both examples highlight how architectural projects increasingly seek to mimic non-structural objects to create atypical designs. The industry continues to push the boundaries of the conventional.
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Glazed Rounded Art Buildings
Glazed Rounded Art Buildings
Machado Silvetti Architects Redesigned the Denver Art Museum
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Multisensorial Glass Observatories
Multisensorial Glass Observatories
NYC's Summit One Vanderbilt is Soon to Open to the Public
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53
Patterned Music Buildings
Patterned Music Buildings
Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli Completed a Patterned Concrete Music School
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52
Unpolished Rural Villas
Unpolished Rural Villas
Villa Icaria Enjoys Sweeping Views of Spain's Tagus River
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51
Community-Fostering Mixed-Use Developments
Community-Fostering Mixed-Use Developments
OMA's New Morden Wharf Development Receives Approval
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50
Serene Golf Clubhouses
Serene Golf Clubhouses
Wood Marsh's New Design Invites Golfers to Enjoy the Coastal Landscape
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49
Vernacular-Embracing Ski Chalets
Vernacular-Embracing Ski Chalets
Peter Pichler Architecture Designed Five Austrian Ski Chalets
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48
Historically Rich Travel Accommodations
Historically Rich Travel Accommodations
Yoav Messer's New Hotel is Rich in History and Nightlife
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47
Cantilevered Residential Building
Cantilevered Residential Building
ODA's New Residential Tower Design Increases Size as It Ascends
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46
Respectful Architectural Refurbishments
Respectful Architectural Refurbishments
The Upgraded Denver Art Museum Reopens to the Public
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45
Sawmill-Transformed Gabled Houses
Sawmill-Transformed Gabled Houses
This Contemporary House in the Sawmill Dates to the 18th Century
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44
Thought-Provoking Tourist Centers
Thought-Provoking Tourist Centers
This Visitor's Center Sparks Conversation About Climate Change
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43
Curvilinear Desk Designs
Curvilinear Desk Designs
Charlotte Perriand Has Reimagined the 'Petit Bureau En Forme Libre' Desk
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42
Refurbished Ancient Convents
Refurbished Ancient Convents
Amelia Tavella Designs a Copper Extension for a Corsican Convent
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Creativity-Focused Workspace Clusters
Creativity-Focused Workspace Clusters
The Design District Opened on London's Greenwich Peninsula
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40
Transportable Hexagonal Concert Arenas
Transportable Hexagonal Concert Arenas
Stufish Designed a Temporary Venue for ABBA's Reunion
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39
Blank Canvas Gallery Hotels
Blank Canvas Gallery Hotels
The Quirk Hotel is a Open Canvas for Local Artists to fill With Art
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38
Underground Cave-Themed Car Shoes
Underground Cave-Themed Car Shoes
Studio Unism Revealed the KDW Subterranean Car Showroom
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37
Nature-Focused Medical Offices
Nature-Focused Medical Offices
A Psychologist's Office in Uruguay Favors an Indoor-Outdoor Feel
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36
Monochromatic Loft Extensions
Monochromatic Loft Extensions
A Loft Extension in East London Boasts Pale Pink Everything
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35
Earth-Toned Vacation Homes
Earth-Toned Vacation Homes
RED Arquitectos Embraces Local Mythology in New House Design
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34
Egg-Shaped Cultural Centers
Egg-Shaped Cultural Centers
MAD Architects Unveiled Its New Proposal That Will Transform Hollywood
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33
Vegetative Tropical Getaways
Vegetative Tropical Getaways
VOID Designed a Stack of Concrete Units on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast
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32
Romantic Hotel Designs
Romantic Hotel Designs
Roman and Williams Refurbish a Police Station into a Stunning London Hotel
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31
Slate-and-Copper-Clad Houses
Slate-and-Copper-Clad Houses
Invisible Studio Created a Home to Appear Hewn From its Landscape
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30
Modular Scaled-Down Nuclear Plants
Modular Scaled-Down Nuclear Plants
Instance BV Designed a Range of Small Nuclear Power Plants
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29
Thai Culture Preservation Restaurants
Thai Culture Preservation Restaurants
Boonserm Premthada Preserved Ayutthaya Culinary Traditions
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28
Utopic Administrative Offices
Utopic Administrative Offices
do-M's Wonderland-Like Office Design is Inspired by the Four Seasons
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27
Earthquake-Resistant Timber Walls
Earthquake-Resistant Timber Walls
Kozo Keikaku Kunkyusho's Seismic Wall Uses a Checkered Pattern
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26
Overhanging Rock-Supported Houses
Overhanging Rock-Supported Houses
The Fig House Hangs Overtop a Pile of Natural Stones
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25
Off-Grid Hiking Havens
Off-Grid Hiking Havens
Sher Maker Embraces Local Tradition to Create an Off-Grid Cabin in Thailand
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24
Minimalist Children's Play Structures
Minimalist Children's Play Structures
AndrénFogelström's Spherical Structures Redefine Playgrounds
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Teahouse-Inspired Remote Retreats
Teahouse-Inspired Remote Retreats
SPAN Architects Designed a the Astor Residence on Coastal Maine
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22
Steam-Bent Timber Tunnels
Steam-Bent Timber Tunnels
Woods Bagot Created a Sculptural Timber Pathway in a Showroom Space
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21
Mosaic-Like Steel Screens
Mosaic-Like Steel Screens
A Boathouse in Austin is Completed by Striking Perforated Screens
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20
Grass-Covered Loft Teahouses
Grass-Covered Loft Teahouses
Terunobu Fujimori Designed the Grassy Goan Teahouse in Tokyo
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19
Ethereal Spa Designs
Ethereal Spa Designs
Bureau Architects Use a Pastel Color Palette to Transform a Genevan Spa
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18
Well-Informed Housing Projects
Well-Informed Housing Projects
MVRDV Acknowledges the Importance of Green Spaces in New Design
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Restored 19th-Century Townhouses
Restored 19th-Century Townhouses
Meirav Galan Revamped a Crumbling Townhouse into a Family Oasis
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Luxurious Subterranean Villas
Luxurious Subterranean Villas
Eleni Lagkari Designs a Lavish Vacation Villa in Greece
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15
Unconventional Housing Developments
Unconventional Housing Developments
Mask Architects Redefine Living in New Project Development
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14
Memorable Dining Experiences
Memorable Dining Experiences
Le Pavilion Blends Landscape Architecture with Culinary Excellence
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13
Luxurious Modernist Ecological Villas
Luxurious Modernist Ecological Villas
Can Cocotero Villa is Located in an Ecological Community
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12
Abstract A-Frame Cabins
Abstract A-Frame Cabins
The Pisqal Boasts a Contemporary A-Frame Design on a Cubic Structure
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11
Futuristic Moon Village Designs
Futuristic Moon Village Designs
A Village on the Moon Could Normalize Interplanetary Travel
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10
Seed-Shaped Hotel Cabins
Seed-Shaped Hotel Cabins
'The Seeds' Cabin Pods are Designed for the Tree Wow Hotel
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9
Hospital-Converted Penthouses
Hospital-Converted Penthouses
Sky House is a Bali-Inspired Unit in a Former Miami Hospital
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8
Movement-Based Mixed-Reality Installations
Movement-Based Mixed-Reality Installations
Medusa by Sou Fujimoto is a Dynamic Virtual Structure
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7
Custom-Designed Modular Kitchens
Custom-Designed Modular Kitchens
Doimo Cucine's All-ArounD Line Responds to Each Client's Needs
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6
Unconventional Bakery Designs
Unconventional Bakery Designs
The Aera Cafe in Berlin Invites Customers into a Monochrome Space
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5
Futuristic Desert City Concepts
Futuristic Desert City Concepts
Bjarke Ingels Designs the Telosa City for Western United States
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4
Modular Home Designs
Modular Home Designs
BJ Segal Redefines Architecture by Rejecting Bespoke Designs
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3
Family-Oriented Mobile Dwellings
Family-Oriented Mobile Dwellings
Norske Mikrohus's New Tiny Home Can Endure Extreme Weather
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2
Conic Bamboo Eco-Tourism Cabins
Conic Bamboo Eco-Tourism Cabins
The Cocoon Villas Tourist Destination is Located in Mexico
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AI-Enabled Tiny Homes
AI-Enabled Tiny Homes
The Nestron Cube Two XD Comes in Two Models
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