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Top 50 Architecture Trends in September

From Retractable Restaurant Extensions to Wooden Domes

— September 29, 2017 — Eco
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.
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Underpass Workstations
Underpass Workstations
This Underpass Studio Workspace is a Result of an Urban Space Shortage
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Wind-Channeling Public Squares
Wind-Channeling Public Squares
The Etobicoke Civic Centre Uses a Clever Design to Keep Sheltered
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48
Industrial Crane Hotels
Industrial Crane Hotels
'The Krane' is a Luxury Private Retreat on the Copenhagen Waterfront
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47
Broad-Spanning River Developments
Broad-Spanning River Developments
Morphogenesis' 'A River in Need' Will Rehabilitate the Ganges
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46
Anime Architecture Exhibitions
Anime Architecture Exhibitions
This Art Exhibit Highlights Buildings in Fictional Anime Worlds
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45
Cute Yellow Brick Houses
Cute Yellow Brick Houses
Atelier Vens Vanbelle Built a Quaint Yet Modern Family Home in Belgium
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44
Converted Backyard Painting Studios
Converted Backyard Painting Studios
Open Kaart Renovated an Unsightly Barn Into a Creative Space
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Sap-Covered Tropical Homes
Sap-Covered Tropical Homes
David Cervera's Mexican Holiday Home is Finished with Natural Tree Sap
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Critical Hidden Apartments
Critical Hidden Apartments
PUP Architects' 'Guerrilla Habitation' Criticizes the Housing Market
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Color Facade Additions
Color Facade Additions
UNStudio's Refinished Urban Block Makes Use of Color and Pattern
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40
Unfixed Wooden Staircases
Unfixed Wooden Staircases
Rafael Iglesia's Cantilevered Staircase is Held in Place by Pressure
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Concealed Blue Studios
Concealed Blue Studios
Fala Atelier's Flat Design Hides Features Behind Blue Shutters
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Vibrant Color-Coded Universities
Vibrant Color-Coded Universities
Jussieu University Has Painted Each Floor a Different Pastel
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Vibrantly Colored Illusory Interiors
Vibrantly Colored Illusory Interiors
Ana House's Rooms are Divided by Color and Odd Shapes
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Rocky Modern Homes
Rocky Modern Homes
Rocksplit House is Clad in Rough Hewn Stones
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35
Boutique Hilltop Hotels
Boutique Hilltop Hotels
This Jingshan Hotel is Inspired by Zen Temples
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Floating Prefab Cabins
Floating Prefab Cabins
The DD16 Floating Cabin Features the Essentials for Comfortable Living
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33
Interactive Paddling Pool Structures
Interactive Paddling Pool Structures
Amsterdam's Ooster Park Receives a Water-Spraying Structure
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Massive Circular Windows
Massive Circular Windows
The Cirqua Apartments Feature Porthole-Like Windows
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Tree-Entwined Pool Pavilions
Tree-Entwined Pool Pavilions
La Grange Pavilion Navigates Gnarled Trees
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30
Flowing Grassy Rooftops
Flowing Grassy Rooftops
The Tsing Tao Visitor Center Blends Into the Hilly Environment
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Mini Village Homes
Mini Village Homes
Kauhale Kai Consists of Several Pavilions Linked by Gardens
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Geometrically Abstract Art Galleries
Geometrically Abstract Art Galleries
The Shandong Art Gallery's Facade Has Oblong Cut-Outs
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Immersive Marble Installations
Immersive Marble Installations
This COS & Snarkitecture Exhibit Features Thousands of Marbles
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Soaring Pedestrian Suspension Bridges
Soaring Pedestrian Suspension Bridges
The Charles Kuonen Bridge is the Longest of Its Kind
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Heart-Shaped Private Islands
Heart-Shaped Private Islands
'Petra Island' was Designed by Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
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Vibrant Sock Design Offices
Vibrant Sock Design Offices
The Happy Socks Headquarters in Stockholm is Conducive to Creativity
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Suspended Pop-Up Work Spaces
Suspended Pop-Up Work Spaces
This Secret Work Space Hangs from a Concrete Bridge
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Architecturally Inspired Jewelry
Architecturally Inspired Jewelry
'My Concrete City' Pays Homage to Beirut's Rich Urban Landscape
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Playful Early Learning Centers
Playful Early Learning Centers
The East Sydney Early Learning Center has an Adventurous Layout
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Mobile Self-Powered Bridges
Mobile Self-Powered Bridges
This Energy-Efficient Bridge Can Be Transformed to Sail Around a River
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Stark Windowless Facades
Stark Windowless Facades
This Seaside House Blocks the View of the Ocean With Concrete Walls
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Luxurious Adult-Only Hotels
Luxurious Adult-Only Hotels
The 'Grand Hotel Portals Nous' Loans Its Guests a BMW for Their Stay
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Energy-Harnessing Glass Blocks
Energy-Harnessing Glass Blocks
These Solar Glass Blocks Aim to Naturally Illuminate Buildings
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Snail-Inspired Retreats
Snail-Inspired Retreats
This Spanish Outdoor Oasis Has a Natural Pool and Two Wild Rivers
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Black Tudor-Style Cottages
Black Tudor-Style Cottages
Salsten is a Somber Take on the Classic Architectural Style
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Novel Cafe Staircases
Novel Cafe Staircases
Daodao Coffee's Staircase Extends Directly from a Bookshelf
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Fireproof Home Extensions
Fireproof Home Extensions
The 'X-Space' Window Offers Inhabitants a Safe Bubble in an Emergency
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Polygonal Skyscraper Facades
Polygonal Skyscraper Facades
Poly International Plaza has a Complex, Geometrical Facade
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LED-Illuminated Suspension Bridges
LED-Illuminated Suspension Bridges
LED Lights Help China's 'Binhe Yellow River Bridge' Shine
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Architecturally Focused Home Rentals
Architecturally Focused Home Rentals
'Plans Matter' is a Rental Platform for Architecture Lovers
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Modular Eco Activation Kiosks
Modular Eco Activation Kiosks
The 'Cubox' Pop-Up Kiosks Have a Customizable Interior
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Brutalist Architecture Photography
Brutalist Architecture Photography
Jeroen Peters' Latest Project Highlights Unique Modern Design
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Retractable Restaurant Extensions
Retractable Restaurant Extensions
This Retractable Wall System Accommodates More Dining Guests
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Mini Car Brand Homes
Mini Car Brand Homes
The Tesla Tiny House Can be Towed by the Brand's Vehicles
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Woodsy Tented Houses
Woodsy Tented Houses
Chris Tate's Tent House is a Personal Retreat in the New Zealand Forests
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Modular Floating Cabins
Modular Floating Cabins
The DD16 Floating Cabin Blends Modern Design with Functionality
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Curvaceous Wooden Domes
Curvaceous Wooden Domes
The 'Dome of Visions' Explores Wood as an Eco-Friendly Alternative
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Themed Adult-Only Hotels
Themed Adult-Only Hotels
'Grand Portals Nous' Features Five Uniquely Themed Rooms
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Moveable Prefab Dwellings
Moveable Prefab Dwellings
The Koda Moveable Home Can be Shifted to a New Location
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