From Retractable Restaurant Extensions to Wooden Domes

 - Sep 29, 2017
September 2017 architecture trends reveal everything from unique building extensions to innovations in eco-friendly design.

An example of the former is the retractable restaurant designed by the Turkish architecture company Libart. The retractable extension looks almost like a greenhouse, with a glass and steel structure that is almost completely unobstructed, allowing those inside to view their external surroundings. The retractable extension is particularly useful in the winter months, when visitors would like a patio experience without feeling cold.

Eco-friendly designs can be seen transforming architecture in a variety of different areas, with one of those being the Dome of Visions. This eco-friendly domed greenhouse is made from wood and glass, and is the largest of its kind. Its design functions as a more sustainable alternative to how most greenhouse structures are designed.