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Top 100 Architecture Ideas in September

From to Prefab Guest Homes to Nomadic Living Concepts

— September 25, 2016 — Art & Design
The September 2016 architecture trends reveal that consumers are increasingly moving away from the idea of living in large, lavish spaces and instead prioritizing easily built homes that emphasize sustainability.

For consumers who are not willing to wait on lengthy construction periods, prefabricated structures offer the perfect alternative. Not only are these homes quick to assemble, but they are often more sustainable than traditional construction methods. As the September 2016 architecture ideas demonstrates, prefab construction is quickly becoming a popular option for everything from guest houses to full-fledged family dwellings.

Another way in which consumers are making eco-friendly design choices is in terms of space. This can refer to everything from compact urban dwellings to towable homes that can be moved on a moments notice. There are even nomadic living concepts that allow consumers to live nearly anywhere in the world.
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Cultural Pentathlon Arenas
Cultural Pentathlon Arenas
Rio Olympics Youth Arena Can Service Multiple Sports Simultaneously
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Reclaimed 18th Century Breweries
Reclaimed 18th Century Breweries
Cesis Beer Brewery Has Been Remade Into an Arts and Science Hub
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98
Earthquake-Resistant Academies
Earthquake-Resistant Academies
Studiohuerta Created an Anti-Seismic Building for Postgraduates
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97
Repurposed Libation Abodes
Repurposed Libation Abodes
The Ecovillage Findhorn Offers Sustainable Homes Made From Whisky Vats
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96
Refrigerator-Reenvisioning Houses
Refrigerator-Reenvisioning Houses
This Japanese Concept Envisions Outdoor Refrigerator Access
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95
Recycled Historical Material Museums
Recycled Historical Material Museums
Ningbo History Museum is Built with Debris from Old Villages
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94
Seaside Wooden Barns
Seaside Wooden Barns
The Studio Zung 'Atelier' Hamptons Home is a Contemporary Outbuilding
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93
Swarm-Constructed Fiber Structures
Swarm-Constructed Fiber Structures
These Mini Robots Work in Tandem to Build Webbed Structures
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92
Floating Kitchen Installations
Floating Kitchen Installations
This Art Installation is Built Upon Pots and Plates
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91
Hand-Bent Aluminum Rooves
Hand-Bent Aluminum Rooves
The 'Sayama Forest Chapel' is a Testament to Patience and Artisanship
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90
Razor-Sharp Building Designs
Razor-Sharp Building Designs
'Torre Reforma's' Facade Looks Like a Blade Slicing into the Sky
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89
Hawaiian Cupcake Parlors
Hawaiian Cupcake Parlors
Ohana Cupcakes Offers Consumers an Interactive and Delicious Experience
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88
Eco-Friendly Smart Bricks
Eco-Friendly Smart Bricks
The 'LIAR Project' is Creating Living Bricks That Generate Power
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87
Deconstructed Desert Housing
Deconstructed Desert Housing
Sanjay Puri Architects Developed LEGO-Like Housing Units
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86
Modular Facade Installations
Modular Facade Installations
This Stunning Installation Was Designed By Satellite Architects
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85
Unfinished Architecture Photos
Unfinished Architecture Photos
Anthony Saroufim Captures the Incomplete Tripoli International Fair
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84
Bending Geometric Installations
Bending Geometric Installations
The Hypargate is a Hyperbolic Paraboloid Made Entirely of Stone
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83
Sunshine-Bathed Villas
Sunshine-Bathed Villas
This Miami Villa Takes Full Advantage Of Tropical Weather Conditions
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82
Massive Technological Photography Studios
Massive Technological Photography Studios
'Alva Studios' New Facility is The Pinnacle for Pictures
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Dimly Lit Coworking Offices
Dimly Lit Coworking Offices
This Work Space Was Designed to Encourage Collaboration and Creativity
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80
Reinterpreted Nature-Themed Eateries
Reinterpreted Nature-Themed Eateries
This Korean Restaurant Fuses Asian and Western Cuisines
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Eco-Friendly Floating Homes
Eco-Friendly Floating Homes
The 'New Living On Water' Structure Combines Opulence and Efficiency
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360-Degree Suspension Bridges
360-Degree Suspension Bridges
The San Shan Bridge Concept Hovers Via a Spoke and Wheel Design
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Colorful Geometric Mosques
Colorful Geometric Mosques
The 'Australian Islamic Center' Comprises a Series of Triangular Rooms
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Spacious Traveler-Friendly Residences
Spacious Traveler-Friendly Residences
'Suite for ten' is Designed to Encourage Hosting Travelers
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75
Sloped Conservation Homes
Sloped Conservation Homes
The Cinco Casas Houses Limit Disruption To The Natural Landscape
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74
Hip Hop Museum Concepts
Hip Hop Museum Concepts
This Museum Will Focus on the Music Genre That Drives Pop Culture
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Tiled Pop-Up Kiosks
Tiled Pop-Up Kiosks
This Mobile Shop's Design is Inspired By Public Swimming Pools
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Open-Air Luxury Villas
Open-Air Luxury Villas
This Maldives Resort Offers Villas With Retractable Roofs
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71
Gridded Green Buildings
Gridded Green Buildings
The 'Cubitt House' Pavilion Will be Covered in a Grid of Mirrors and Flora
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70
Multipurpose High-End Restaurants
Multipurpose High-End Restaurants
'Potato Head' Serves Unparalleled Indonesian Food and Much More
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Renovated Light-Bathed Lofts
Renovated Light-Bathed Lofts
This New York Loft's Walls Were Bashed Down to Make It Better Lit
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68
Mirrored Garden Facades
Mirrored Garden Facades
'52 Kubik' Reflects the Show Garden for the Plant Nursery Office Inside
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67
Compactly Tranquil Homes
Compactly Tranquil Homes
The Maison T Home Offers Peaceful Seclusion in the Heart Of Hanoi
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66
Fruit-Shaped Treehouses
Fruit-Shaped Treehouses
This Treehouse is Shaped Like an Apple & Features a Periscope for Spying
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65
Converted Ambulance Stations
Converted Ambulance Stations
This Old Station Was Turned into a Rustic but Modern Living Space
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Martian Desert Colonies
Martian Desert Colonies
Prototypes for the 3D-Printed Mars Colony Will Be Tested in the Mojave
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Thematic Underwater Office Designs
Thematic Underwater Office Designs
This Office Has Features That Give It an Under the Sea Theme
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Community-Focused Residences
Community-Focused Residences
The Rental Space Tower Prioritizes Shared Spaces Over Private Ones
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Garden-Topped Homes
Garden-Topped Homes
This Four-Story Residence Features a Concealed Rooftop Garden
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Japanese Home Share Headquarters
Japanese Home Share Headquarters
A New Airbnb Office Was Put Up in Tokyo as the Service Expands
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Communal Housing Centers
Communal Housing Centers
Airbnb's 'Samara' is Launching Housing and a Community Center in Japan
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Abstract Beach Saunas
Abstract Beach Saunas
This Futuristic Wooden Sauna Gives Patrons Views of the Ocean
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Nomadic Living Concepts
Nomadic Living Concepts
The Grand Third Living Room Concept Eschews Traditional Housing
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Personalized Mansion Resorts
Personalized Mansion Resorts
This Mansion Resort Offers Many Services for a Single Group
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Heart-Inspired Art Installations
Heart-Inspired Art Installations
This Prismatic Art Piece is a Reflection of Love and the Heart
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54
Symbolically Circular Tables
Symbolically Circular Tables
The Earth Table Was Designed In Remembrance Of the Twin Towers
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Webbed Building Materials
Webbed Building Materials
'Growing Systems' Uses 3D Printing to Build Unique Structures
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52
Transparent Cliffside Walkways
Transparent Cliffside Walkways
China's Coiling Dragon Cliff Skywalk Offers Terrifying Views
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51
Integrated Landscape Hotels
Integrated Landscape Hotels
This Hotel Was Built with Nature Rather Than Destroying It
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Storage-Centric Tiny Homes
Storage-Centric Tiny Homes
The Music Box Home Squeezes Ample Storage Space In a Limited Area
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Lavish Residential Towers
Lavish Residential Towers
This Prestigious Apartment Complex Offers a Stunning NYC View
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Bohemian Spanish Hotels
Bohemian Spanish Hotels
La Granja Ibiza is a Departure from the Island's Club Culture
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Anatomically Inspired Buildings
Anatomically Inspired Buildings
The 'Xinhee Design Center' Will be Built with "Skin" and "Bones"
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Strong Bendable Concrete
Strong Bendable Concrete
ConFlexPave is a New Material from Nanyang Technological University
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Interior Courtyard Homes
Interior Courtyard Homes
The Bercy Chen Studio Modern Family Home Has Layered Structure Layout
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Miniature Wall-Divided Homes
Miniature Wall-Divided Homes
These Wall Dividers Create the Illusion of Separate Rooms
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Plant-Covered Cafes
Plant-Covered Cafes
This Cafe is Placed in a Mall That Was Converted from an Industrial Building
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Elevated Mountain Retreats
Elevated Mountain Retreats
This Retreat Offers Spectacular Views From 9,000 Feet Above Sea Level
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Quirky Kindergarten Buildings
Quirky Kindergarten Buildings
This Japanese Kindergarten Building Features an Attached Slide
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Augmented Reality Architecture
Augmented Reality Architecture
Greg Lynn Utilizes VR Software to Design Layouts Prior to Building
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Reclusive Wooden Shelters
Reclusive Wooden Shelters
The 'Cottage in Woods' Offers An Inspiring Space For Artistic Thought
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Secluded Camping Shelters
Secluded Camping Shelters
These Sleeping Shelters are Located Near Joshua Tree National Park
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Geometrical Origami Decor
Geometrical Origami Decor
'Wood-Skin' can Fold into Limitless 3D Tiling Designs
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Angular Cabin Facades
Angular Cabin Facades
The Castlecrag House by Greenbox Architecture Embodies Modernism
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Twisted Urban Farms
Twisted Urban Farms
The 'Hybrid Farm Apartment Building' Concept Maximizes Sunlight Access in NYC
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Rugged Concrete Homes
Rugged Concrete Homes
The 'Mipubu House' Has a Brutalist and Utilitarian Design
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3D-Printed Straw Shelters
3D-Printed Straw Shelters
This New Shelter is Made Of Straw and Clay and Features 135 Layers
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Luxurious Mountainside Ranches
Luxurious Mountainside Ranches
This Ranch Combines Luxury with Natural Elements
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Golden Mall Installations
Golden Mall Installations
Hong Kong's K11 Features Inflatable 'Golden Bubbles' Across the Mall
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Lightweight Towable Homes
Lightweight Towable Homes
The Escapade Home is Designed to Offer Easily Transportable Digs
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Recycled Garden Sheds
Recycled Garden Sheds
The West Wing Structure Won the Annual 'Shed Of the Year' Prize
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Eclectic Technology Offices
Eclectic Technology Offices
This Office Design Features a Multitude of Unusual Features
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Elevated Rotating Homes
Elevated Rotating Homes
This Rotating Houses Move Horizontally to Provide All-Encompassing Views
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Slatted Home Facades
Slatted Home Facades
A Wooden Wall Protects the Privacy of This Portuguese Home
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Indulgent Tiny Homes
Indulgent Tiny Homes
The Sheriff Tiny Home is Equipped With a Balcony and Walk-In Closet
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Minimalist Youth Hostels
Minimalist Youth Hostels
This Space Was Designed to Accommodate Passing Travelers
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Social Public Restrooms
Social Public Restrooms
Rohan Chavan's 'The Light Box Restroom for Women' is a Safe Space
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Wood-Walled Ocean Villas
Wood-Walled Ocean Villas
The Ocean Eye House's Walls Can Be Folded to Fuse Rooms Together
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Curvaceous Futuristic Homes
Curvaceous Futuristic Homes
The 'Elastica' Residence is Made with a Fluid Design
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Modern Wooden Home Exteriors
Modern Wooden Home Exteriors
This Modern Home is in the Middle of a Wine Region in Australia
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Miniature Man Cave Homes
Miniature Man Cave Homes
The Man Cave Tiny Home is Designed For Having a Good Time
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Barn-Inspired Ocean Houses
Barn-Inspired Ocean Houses
This Home's Gabled Roofs are Inspired By Local Rural Architecture
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Simulated Rainforest Hotels
Simulated Rainforest Hotels
Rosemont Hotel and Residences Will Offer Artificial Forests to Explore
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Artistic Maze Lofts
Artistic Maze Lofts
This Quirky Loft Apartment Features Secret Nooks and Long Tunnels
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Cost-Cutting Contemporary Homes
Cost-Cutting Contemporary Homes
This Sydney Home is Both Modern and Budget-Conscious
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Accessible Prefab Houses
Accessible Prefab Houses
FabCab's Houses are Accessible Without Looking Too Sterile
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Translucent Metallic Pavilions
Translucent Metallic Pavilions
The Cloud Pavilion is a Shimmering Glass and Metal Structure
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Expansive Family Dwellings
Expansive Family Dwellings
This Large Family Home is Designed to Accommodate Familial Additions
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Lightweight Camping Trailers
Lightweight Camping Trailers
The WoollyBear is Designed For Functional Wilderness Exploration
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North Korean Architecture Photography
North Korean Architecture Photography
Raphael Olivier's Series Depicts the Mysterious Country
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Nature-Embracing Homes
Nature-Embracing Homes
This Ukrainian Home Integrates Green Surroundings Into Its Aesthetic
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Canyon Edge Villas
Canyon Edge Villas
Atelier Walker Designed a California Villa Situated Among Stunning Scenery
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Floating Modern Homes
Floating Modern Homes
This Contemporary Home Was Designed for Lovers of Boating
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Vertical Indoor Gardens
Vertical Indoor Gardens
This European Home Uses Bamboo to Bring a Sense of Forestry To the Abode
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Sustainable Prefabricated Homes
Sustainable Prefabricated Homes
This Low-Energy House Was Brought Over to Its Clients with a Crane
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Longterm Cocoon Tents
Longterm Cocoon Tents
The Autonomous Tent Cocoon Offers a Liveable Mobile Space for the Wilderness
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Lightweight Rooftop Tents
Lightweight Rooftop Tents
The Baja Series Tents Promise Year-Round Comfort
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Rustic Outdoor Coffee Shops
Rustic Outdoor Coffee Shops
This Coffee Shop is Simultaneously Inside and Outside
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Prefabricated Guest Homes
Prefabricated Guest Homes
This Tiny Guest House Has All the Basic Amenities of Most Houses
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