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Top 100 Architecture Trends in September

From Mood-Inspired Apartments to LED-Wrapped Stadiums

— September 30, 2015 — Eco
The top September 2015 architecture trends highlight a variety of innovations that carry industry-spanning implications for the future.

As architectural design continues to converge with modern understandings regarding health and well-being, designers are incorporating design-based solutions to chronic unhappiness. An example of this can be found in the Tyche Apartment, a Barcelona holiday home that was designed entirely around promoting feelings of well-being.

Additionally, continually rising urban populations have resulted in the transformation of almost any spare space for retail spaces. This can be seen at El Papagayo Restaurant, a charming eatery in Córdoba, Argentina that is inspired by the alleyway restaurants of Hong Kong.

The top September 2015 architecture trends showcase a host of structural design innovations that range from generally awe-inspiring work to sustainability focused modernizations.
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Monumental Aquatic Facilities
Monumental Aquatic Facilities
Toronto's Regent Park Aquatic Centre Boasts Dramatic Ceiling Accents
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Pyramid-Inspired Skyscrapers
Pyramid-Inspired Skyscrapers
This 26 Storey Pyramid Tower Mimics a Modernized Egyptian Structure
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98
Kinetic-Skin Stadiums
Kinetic-Skin Stadiums
The New San Diego Chargers Stadium Features a Unique Kinetic Skin
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97
Volcanic Water Pumps
Volcanic Water Pumps
This Basalt Rock Pump Produces Fresh Water in South Korea
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96
LED-Wrapped Stadiums
LED-Wrapped Stadiums
The Allianz Arena Stadium Now Features a 300,000 LED Facade
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95
Protective Curving Canopies
Protective Curving Canopies
Zaha Hadid Erected a Sheltering Canopy for New York's High Line
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94
LEGO-Inspired Theaters
LEGO-Inspired Theaters
These Students Used LEGO Bricks to Redesign an Old Baroque Theater
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93
Sculptural Waterfront Skyscrapers
Sculptural Waterfront Skyscrapers
This Arquitectonica Tower is Built to Look Like Rippling Water
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92
Translucent Floating Huts
Translucent Floating Huts
This Cabin Sits on the Surface of Water and Features Missing Panels
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91
Luxurious 3D-Printed Villas
Luxurious 3D-Printed Villas
This Chinese Villa Was Assembled Entirely from 3D-Printed Pieces
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Eclectic Yorkshire Hotels
Eclectic Yorkshire Hotels
The Hotel Indigo York in Walmgate Features Hand-Carved Room Numbers
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89
Reinvented Pop-Up Parks
Reinvented Pop-Up Parks
This L.A. Park Turns Unused Space into a Social Gathering Spot
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88
Concave Asian Architecture
Concave Asian Architecture
This Building Puts a Modern Spin on Traditional Korean Homes
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87
Familial Church Conversions
Familial Church Conversions
This Chicago Church Has Been Transformed into a Family Home
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86
Fireworks-Focused Homes
Fireworks-Focused Homes
The 'Fireworks Villa' is Designed with Watching Fireworks in Mind
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85
Thicket-Mimicking Pavillions
Thicket-Mimicking Pavillions
The 'Thicket Pavilion Study 2.0' is a Semi-Clear Steel Rod Structure
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84
Interactive Stadium Facades
Interactive Stadium Facades
This New Football Stadium Will Have an Outdoor Kinetic Screen
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83
Converted Office Apartments
Converted Office Apartments
This Architect Took an Office Space and Turned It into a Modern Home
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82
Yarn Art Instillations
Yarn Art Instillations
This Vibrantly Colored 3D Art Project Represents Music in a Physical Form
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Book-Filled Staircases
Book-Filled Staircases
This Narrow Staircase Doubles as a Functional Bookshelf
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80
Tiny Historic Hotels
Tiny Historic Hotels
The Bay C Boutique Hotel in Turkey Has a Total of 17 Rooms
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79
Imaginative Bookstore Ceilings
Imaginative Bookstore Ceilings
The Carobna Suma Bookstore Boasts a Dynamic Ceiling Design
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78
Upscale Courtyard House Hotels
Upscale Courtyard House Hotels
The Temple House Hotel is a Luxury Hotel in Chengdu
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77
Shaded Minimalist Home Designs
Shaded Minimalist Home Designs
'The D74 Project' is an Entirely Black and White Residence
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Floating Skyscraper Photography
Floating Skyscraper Photography
Peter Tsai's Photos Showcase Chicago's Skyline Up Among the Clouds
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Shape-Shifting Abodes
Shape-Shifting Abodes
This Zero-Energy House Adapts to Changing Weather Conditions
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Embedded Block Houses
Embedded Block Houses
The 'Y1' Block Home is a Modern Stacked House Embedded into Its Surroundings
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Converted Bank Vault Hotels
Converted Bank Vault Hotels
This Contemporary Hotel is Built Inside a Former KAS Bank
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Cat-Accommodating Lofts
Cat-Accommodating Lofts
This Loft Created by HAO Designs was Made Specifically for Cats
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Space-Maximizing Homeless Shelters
Space-Maximizing Homeless Shelters
These Temporary Pods Turn Unused Wall Space into Homes
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70
Eucalyptus-Enclosed Houses
Eucalyptus-Enclosed Houses
This Housing Complex was Built for Doctors and Nurses in Rwanda
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Urbanized Spa Cabins
Urbanized Spa Cabins
The Urban Therme is an Outdoor Spa Cabin with a View of Chicago's Skyline
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Undulating Carbon Pavilions
Undulating Carbon Pavilions
This Organic Carbon Fiber Structure Disregards Conventional Framework
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Kite-Inspired Roofing
Kite-Inspired Roofing
This Conceptual Kite-Covered Museum will Present a Visual Rooftop Display
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Bird-Shaped Tree Houses
Bird-Shaped Tree Houses
This Wooden Pavilion Provides a View of an Active Japenese Volcano
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Space-Conserving Apartments
Space-Conserving Apartments
This Designer Created an Apartment That Makes the Most of Its Space
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Fung Shui Beach Houses
Fung Shui Beach Houses
This $53 Million Malibu Home by Ed Niles Features a Barbecue Tower
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Public Porch Pavilions
Public Porch Pavilions
These Colorful Porches Create a Social Gathering Space for VIVA Vancouver
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Life-Sized Jewelry Boxes
Life-Sized Jewelry Boxes
This Large Jewelry Box is a Collapsible Armoire That Displays Accessories
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Exposed Pillar Shelves
Exposed Pillar Shelves
This Retail Store Uses Bright Yellow Pillars and Wooden Shelving Displays
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60
Cement-Paneled Abodes
Cement-Paneled Abodes
This Farmhouse-Inspired Structure Makes for the Perfect Family Home
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Cubical Garden Structures
Cubical Garden Structures
This Massive Garden Tower Features Alternating Botanical Balconies
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Colorful Clothespin Sculptures
Colorful Clothespin Sculptures
Martin Huberman's Tornado Sunrise Sculpture Uses 68,000 Clothespins
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Reclaimed Wood Homes
Reclaimed Wood Homes
This Dwell Development Home Features Green Technology and Renewables
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56
Armored Art Studios
Armored Art Studios
The Metal Exterior of This Rural Cabin Conceals a Full Pine Wood Interior
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Wind-Powered Bridges
Wind-Powered Bridges
This Bridge Will Soon Be Able to Generate Renewable Energy
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Carefully Contrasted Apartments
Carefully Contrasted Apartments
This Black and White Apartment Will Appeal Minimalist Design Fans
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Temporary Shipping Crate Desks
Temporary Shipping Crate Desks
This Temporary Office Space in Tokyo Uses Unconventional Designs
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Creature-Shaped Cabins
Creature-Shaped Cabins
This Cabin on Stilts Was Built to Look Like a Woodland Creature
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Restored Retro Homes
Restored Retro Homes
Renovations Changed This Victorian Townhouse into a Modern, Minimalistic Home
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Replica Fantasy Cities
Replica Fantasy Cities
The 'Realise Minas Tirith' Project Aims to Replicate the Lord of the Rings
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Bustling Traditional Establishments
Bustling Traditional Establishments
This Tokyo Restaurant Marries Tradition with Effortless Style
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Twofold Sustainable Homes
Twofold Sustainable Homes
The Mo Ventus Sustainable House is Equipped with Moving Walls
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Cafe-Inspired Noodle Restaurants
Cafe-Inspired Noodle Restaurants
This Taipei Restaurant Features Decor Inspired by the West
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Umbrella-Inspired Houses
Umbrella-Inspired Houses
This Flat Roof is Designed to Protect the Entire Hose from the Summer Sun
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Romantic Pondside Estates
Romantic Pondside Estates
This Charming Home Overlooks a Pond in Hammond, Louisiana
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Mood-Inspired Apartments
Mood-Inspired Apartments
The Decor of This Aparment Projects Happiness Through Design
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Mini Cocktail Bars
Mini Cocktail Bars
This Super Slim Bar Consumes 183 Square Feet & Contains 15 Seats
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Firefly-Mimicking Light Displays
Firefly-Mimicking Light Displays
This Artwork by Neon Golden Embodies the Essence of Fireflies
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Minimalist Living Spaces
Minimalist Living Spaces
CaSa's 'White Room' Project Embodies The Power of Simplicity
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Chaotic Wood Installations
Chaotic Wood Installations
'New Horizon' Boasts Layers of Overlapping Plywood Elements
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Grassy Meeting Rooms
Grassy Meeting Rooms
Plenus Inc.'s Workplace Design Brings the Outdoors in with Natural Materials
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Structural Steel Homes
Structural Steel Homes
Bangkok's 'Tinman' House is Inspired by the Heartless Character's Innards
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Dizzying Aerial Walkways
Dizzying Aerial Walkways
This Transparent Cliff Walkway is Asia's Largest Glass Viewing Platform
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Geometric Mirrors
Geometric Mirrors
These Wall Mirrors were Created Using Different Abstract Shapes
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Hybrid Yurt-Cabins
Hybrid Yurt-Cabins
The Freedom Yurt-Cabins
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Shipping Container Offices
Shipping Container Offices
'The Kennel' Provides Offices for Startups That Lack Space
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Rubble-Based Emergency Shelters
Rubble-Based Emergency Shelters
These Modular Shelters are Made from Brick Rubble
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Cajun Restaurant Interiors
Cajun Restaurant Interiors
This Cajun Restaurant in Hong Kong is Inspired by a Fishing Boat
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Sustainable Renovated Homes
Sustainable Renovated Homes
This House from the 1930s Gets Redone and Brought to the Modern Age
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Micro Dwelling Festivals
Micro Dwelling Festivals
Small Homes are Celebrated at Canada's Tiny House Festival
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Rain-Mimicking Building Facades
Rain-Mimicking Building Facades
This Japanese Structure is Inspired by the Beauty of Rainwater
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Bespoke Dog Pens
Bespoke Dog Pens
This Artist Works with Designers to Provide Consumers with Elegant Dog Cages
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Low-Cost Refugee Camps
Low-Cost Refugee Camps
These Flat-Pack Homes Provide a Long-Term Solution for Housing Refugees
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Bohemian Summer Homes
Bohemian Summer Homes
This Summer Home Treads Between Embracing Luxury and Nature
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Shipping Container Skyscrapers
Shipping Container Skyscrapers
These Skyscrapers Make Shipping Container Architecture Stylish
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Multi-Sensory Hotel Designs
Multi-Sensory Hotel Designs
This New Mexico City Hotel is an Amalgamation of Several Concepts
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Charming Industrial Lofts
Charming Industrial Lofts
Denis Krasikov's Prague Loft Features Modern IKEA Furniture
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Privacy-Centric Homes
Privacy-Centric Homes
This Luxurious Summer Home Provides Seclusion and a Gorgeous Design
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Japanese-Style Minimalist Houses
Japanese-Style Minimalist Houses
This Home Features a Simple, Efficient and Elegant Use of Space
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Homey Office Spaces
Homey Office Spaces
This Small Loft Office was Decorated to Mimic a Cozy Living Room
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Overflowing Foliage Offices
Overflowing Foliage Offices
The ‘easyCredit’ Office Building has a Unique Design for Each Level
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Chic Alleyway Restaurants
Chic Alleyway Restaurants
El Papagayo is a Stunning Eatery Tucked Away in Córdoba, Argentina
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Submerged Mountain Museums
Submerged Mountain Museums
This Massive Concrete Structure is Partially Embedded in a Mountainside
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Campsite Art Exhibits
Campsite Art Exhibits
'UrbanCampsiteAmsterdam' is Showcasing Modern Sculptures at its Campsite
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Compact Eco Apartments
Compact Eco Apartments
This Melbourne Residence Marries Rustic and Contemporary Details
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Neon Sign Art Exhibitions
Neon Sign Art Exhibitions
This Rome Exhibition Features Showcases the Work of Maurizio Nannucci
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Transparent Chapel Architecture
Transparent Chapel Architecture
This Modern Chapel is Designed With Minimalism in Mind
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Personalized Backyard Pods
Personalized Backyard Pods
The 'Podzook' is a Sphere-Shaped Space Perfect for the Backyard
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Versatile Tiny Homes
Versatile Tiny Homes
The Half/Half Home's Interior Can Be Designed By Its Owner
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Car-Top Camping Tents
Car-Top Camping Tents
The IKamper Hardtop One Tent Lets You Camp On Your Car
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Natural Mountainside Homes
Natural Mountainside Homes
This Sustainable Resource Home Blends with Natural Surroundings
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Interactive Art Structures
Interactive Art Structures
The 'Super Structure' Exhibit is a Gateway to Arts and Culture
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Elevated Sustainable Homes
Elevated Sustainable Homes
This Elevated Eco House is a Practical Space That Reduces Waste
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Industrial Summer Homes
Industrial Summer Homes
This Interconnected Beach House Mixes Minimalism and Industrial Designs
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Flexible Connecting Furniture
Flexible Connecting Furniture
TECADI's MoMo Modular Multi-Use Furniture Adapts to Any Space
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Converted Warehouse Homes
Converted Warehouse Homes
Architect Richard Smith Turns an Industrial Space into a DIY Home
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Recycled Concrete Homes
Recycled Concrete Homes
This Australia Architect Used Recycled Materials to Create an Eco Dwelling
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Whimsical Fairytale Cabins
Whimsical Fairytale Cabins
This Distorted Cabin is Reminiscent of Classic Storybook Homes
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Mini DIY Homes
Mini DIY Homes
This Tiny, Portable House is Delivered to You and Ready for Assembly
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