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Top 100 Architecture Trends in 2009

— January 1, 2010 — Art & Design
In what might be one of our most breathtaking galleries, this list features the top 100 architecture trends in 2009. This countdown is awe-inspiring, to say the least.

Our architecture trend countdown is based on our traffic results to our architecture trend database, which now has more than 1,500 architecture trends.

If you are looking for professional trend research and patterns, check out Trend Hunter PRO our 2010 Trend Reports, or our FREE Video of the Top 20 Trends in 2010.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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In-Home Skateboading
In-Home Skateboading
The Ramp House is a Boarder's Dream
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99
Credit Crunch Construction
Credit Crunch Construction
Progress Halted on Worldwide Super-Structures
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98
Tacky Travel Destinations
Tacky Travel Destinations
Madonna Inn Shares Name, Age + Gaudy Style With the Material Girl
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97
Ridiculous Real Estate Photos - Rojkind Arquitectos' Creations are Beautiful
Ridiculous Real Estate Photos - Rojkind Arquitectos' Creations are Beautiful
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96
Walls Made of Phonebooks
Walls Made of Phonebooks
The 'ScrapHouse' Made of Salvaged Goods Is Surprisingly Stylish
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95
Ethereal Clothing Stores
Ethereal Clothing Stores
Alberta Ferretti's Flagship Los Angeles Location is Heavenly
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94
Photographic Interiors
Photographic Interiors
Joseph Dirand Captures The Idea Of Frame, Light And Contrast
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93
Complete Living Cubes
Complete Living Cubes
Jo Nagasaka Creates Paco, the Ultimate Space-Saving Home
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92
Mythological Homes
Mythological Homes
The Wooden 'Trojan House' Hides Deluxe Living Space
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91
Sustainable Eco Parks
Sustainable Eco Parks
Brazil Turns Landfill Into Sprawling Green Landscape
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90
Mega Stadium Transformations
Mega Stadium Transformations
The Green Point Stadium Wows Crowds in Style
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89
Candy-Colored Spas
Candy-Colored Spas
Rogner's Bad Blumau in Austria is Swank and Sweet
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88
Green Indian Skyscrapers
Green Indian Skyscrapers
Eco Architecture For More Sustainable Towers in Mumbai
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87
Water-Filtering Bridges
Water-Filtering Bridges
China's Miyi Tower Will Clean River Below, Foster Cultural Arts Above
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86
Futuristic Pod Lofts
Futuristic Pod Lofts
Ultra Modern Living Space in Los Angeles Has a Spa and Garden
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85
Swedish Sauna Homes
Swedish Sauna Homes
The Mill House by Wingardh Arkitektkontor
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84
Artchitectural Photography
Artchitectural Photography
Conceptual Art Projects By Scandinavian Duo Elmgreen & Dragset
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83
Self-Powered Tech Homes
Self-Powered Tech Homes
Microsoft Unveils the Futuristic New American Home (UPDATE)
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82
Oil Rig Resorts
Oil Rig Resorts
Sustainable Developments to Beautify Floating Gulf Coast Eyesores
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81
Iconic Museum Makeovers
Iconic Museum Makeovers
Plans Revealed for Upgrade of London's Tate Modern
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80
Surrealist Outdoor Architecture
Surrealist Outdoor Architecture
Edward James's Bizarre ‘Las Pozas' Secret Garden
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79
Otherworldly Architecture
Otherworldly Architecture
China's Dalian Int'l Conference Center Looks Like It's From Mars
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78
Black & White Boutique Hotels
Black & White Boutique Hotels
Habita Monterrey Delivers Affordable Luxury
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77
$32 Million Urban Chateaus
$32 Million Urban Chateaus
Landry Design's Massive Chicago Estate Exemplifies Class
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76
Body Art Architecture
Body Art Architecture
LucyandBart Combine Ballet & Design for Creative Beauty (UPDATE)
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75
Floating Staircases
Floating Staircases
Stairs are the Crown Jewel at 5th Ave. Tommy Hilfiger Store
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74
Seaside Angletecture
Seaside Angletecture
Unique, Revitalized Waterfront Café Design Lures Diners
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73
Flexible Architecture
Flexible Architecture
The Sliding House Transforms its Appearance and Living Spaces
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72
Iceberg Architecture
Iceberg Architecture
Dubai's 'Blue Crystal' World Blends Sustainability and High Class
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71
Matchbook Cities
Matchbook Cities
Illustrated Architectural Landmark Matchboxes
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70
Museum-Quality Retail Spaces
Museum-Quality Retail Spaces
Buenos Aires Ayres Department Store Rules
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69
Rooftop Yards
Rooftop Yards
The OUTrial House is a Gorgeous Green Cube
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68
Rotating Rooms
Rotating Rooms
Hanse Colani's Rotor House Fits 4 Rooms Into 1
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67
Ambient Houses
Ambient Houses
Kouichi Kimura's Couple & Dog-Friendly Minimalistic Oasis
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66
Accordion Houses
Accordion Houses
The Wooden 'Dragspelhuset' Cabin Expands For a Finer Lake View
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65
Recycled Aircraft Suites
Recycled Aircraft Suites
Costa Verde Hotel's Boeing 727 Airframe Room
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64
Hippie Hemp Homes
Hippie Hemp Homes
Cannabis Construction Combats Climate Change
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63
Tidal Wave Architecture
Tidal Wave Architecture
Tsunami Museum is Covered in Water Walls, Filled With History
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62
Living Rooftops
Living Rooftops
Green Roof Designs Bring Sustainability to Architecture
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61
Latticed Public Architecture
Latticed Public Architecture
Redesigned Queens Museum of Art Boasts Web-Like Structure
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60
Grain Storage Homes
Grain Storage Homes
Gigaplex's Monte-Silo
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59
Floating Swedish Hotels
Floating Swedish Hotels
The Salt & Sill is Sweden's First
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58
Tea Houses on Stilts
Tea Houses on Stilts
Terunobu Fujimori Designs The Takasugi-an in Japan
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57
Futuristic Nightclub Facelifts
Futuristic Nightclub Facelifts
Home House Bar's Ultra-Modern Renovation by Zaha Hadid
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56
Papercut Architecture
Papercut Architecture
Polish Pavilion at Expo 2010 Channels Cultural Tradition
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55
Sand Dune Architecture
Sand Dune Architecture
UAE Pavilion Will Shimmer, Morph and Change Color
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54
Portable Vacation Homes
Portable Vacation Homes
The ‘Blue-Me' Pad Takes Your Home Feel On Holiday
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53
Alice In Wonderland Interiors
Alice In Wonderland Interiors
Mondrian South Beach Hotel Looks Like A Fantasy Land
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52
Abandoned Building Photography
Abandoned Building Photography
Visually Brilliant Derelict Power Plants Captured on Camera
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51
Futuristic Greenchitecture
Futuristic Greenchitecture
Burnham Eco Pavilions by Zaha Hadid and UNStudio
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50
Flowering Architecture
Flowering Architecture
Budding Eco Building Breathes Life Into Chilean City With Green Wall
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49
Lace-Pattern Architecture
Lace-Pattern Architecture
The XTEN 'Sapphire Gallery' Accommodates Fairy Tale Art
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48
Tropical Starchitecture
Tropical Starchitecture
Celebrity Architects Create Private Paradise in Dellis Cay
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47
Green Manufactured Housing
Green Manufactured Housing
I-Home Boasts Bevy of Eco-Friendly Features, $100K Price Tag
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46
Busted Glass Buildings
Busted Glass Buildings
Bangkok's MahaNakhon Tower by OMA Appears to be Crumbling
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45
Chic Sheds
Chic Sheds
Minimalist Kentucky Shed Transformed Into Stunning Home Office
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44
Loft-Style Houseboats
Loft-Style Houseboats
The SchwimmHausBoot Could Be The Future of Urban Living (UPDATE)
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43
LED Latticed Nightclubs
LED Latticed Nightclubs
Club NOX is a Study in Beats and Badass Brazilian Basket-Weaving
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42
Invisible Treehouses
Invisible Treehouses
Tree-Top Hotel Covered in Mirrors Is As Green As It Is Cool
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41
Floating Residences
Floating Residences
A River Runs Through the 'Hindi House' by John Pardey Architects
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40
Cliffside Architecture
Cliffside Architecture
Peru's Lefevre House Lives on the Edge of Desert & Ocean
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39
Otherworldly Places of Worship
Otherworldly Places of Worship
Incredible Religious Architecture Inspires Piety
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38
Shell-Like Home Expansions
Shell-Like Home Expansions
Adam Kalkin's 'Bunny Lane' is a Cottage Inside a House
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37
Dramatic Rooftop Pools
Dramatic Rooftop Pools
Universe Beach House Centers On Swimming & Spectacular Views
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36
24-Hour Home Construction
24-Hour Home Construction
‘Cottage in a Day' Makes Fast Housing for Everyone
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35
Hotels on Stilts
Hotels on Stilts
Angsana's InOcean Villas are Island-Free Vacations in the Maldives
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34
Underground Offices
Underground Offices
Selgas Cano Architecture's Subterranean Work Space
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33
Green Dream Homes
Green Dream Homes
Modern British Architecture Makes the Perfect Eco Family Home
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32
Trucked in Houses
Trucked in Houses
Prefab Architecture Makes a Recession Comeback
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31
Droplet Architecture
Droplet Architecture
Hi-Tech Resort Design Especially for Humid Coastlines
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30
Tremendous Treehouses
Tremendous Treehouses
Baumraum Designs Leave You Amazed at Potential Tree Abodes
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29
Open Wall Modernism
Open Wall Modernism
LA Architects Incorporate Outdoors Into Luxury Living Space
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28
Thunderstorm Architecture
Thunderstorm Architecture
Tornado-Like 'Helix' Building Blows Them Away in Abu Dhabi
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27
Retro Hollywood Salons
Retro Hollywood Salons
Vintage Glam 'Pimps & Pinups' Hair Salon in NYC
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26
Oceanfront Eco Homes
Oceanfront Eco Homes
Awesome Auzzi Residence Overlooks Popular Byron Bay
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25
Stunning Sustainable Homes
Stunning Sustainable Homes
Super-Stylish Eco-Architecture Casa de los Pinos
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24
Illusory Modern Architecture
Illusory Modern Architecture
House by Kouichi Kimura Architects is a Study in Depth
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23
Vintage Furniture Transformations
Vintage Furniture Transformations
Reupholstering Reuses Chairs and Sofas Destined for Destruction
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22
Small-Space Architecture
Small-Space Architecture
The Angular and Super-Compact '63.02 House' in Japan
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21
Architectural Corpses
Architectural Corpses
‘Stages of Decay' by Julia Solis Captures Abandoned Theaters
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20
Futuristic Houseboats
Futuristic Houseboats
Espin Erikstad's 'Loup de Mer' is a Floating Duplex
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19
Real Life Hobbit Havens
Real Life Hobbit Havens
The Habitable Polyhedron is a Family Retreat Playhouse
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18
Ultra Luxury Apartments
Ultra Luxury Apartments
W Residences & Hotel Spreads Opulence in Manhattan Skies
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17
Feral Homes
Feral Homes
Abandoned Houses in Detroit Become Feral Beasts in Summer
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16
Greenhouse Homes
Greenhouse Homes
Hiroshi Iguchi's 'Camouflage House' is in Sync With Nature
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15
Clear-Walled Infinity Pools
Clear-Walled Infinity Pools
Indoor Cantilevered Lap Pool Extends Into the Forest
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14
Eco Luxe Trailers
Eco Luxe Trailers
The Clayton i-House Features Gas Station Architecture, Luxury Qualities
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13
More Teeny Tiny Houses
More Teeny Tiny Houses
Tumbleweed Homes Make Mini Homes Next Big Thing
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12
Eco Transformer Architecture
Eco Transformer Architecture
'Bird Island' Prefab Homes For Waterfronts in Kuala Lumpur
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11
Underground Mansions
Underground Mansions
Britain Plans to Build a Ritzy Subterranean Home
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10
Jungle Architecture
Jungle Architecture
The Lofted Forest Home by Rover Harvey Oshatz Inspired by Music
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9
Portable Apartments
Portable Apartments
The buBbLe Prototype Gives Nomads a Temporary Place to Stay
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8
Sustainable Houseboats
Sustainable Houseboats
MetroShip Revamps Living On Water With Prefab Boats
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7
Beach Cabin Compounds
Beach Cabin Compounds
Tiny House Zoning Challenge Pays Off in Washington State
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6
Tree Mansions
Tree Mansions
The Gigantic Treehouse is More like a Dream Come True
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5
Cube-Shaped Architecture
Cube-Shaped Architecture
Taipei Performing Arts Center is a Building for Blockheads
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4
Glass-Walled Homes
Glass-Walled Homes
Hollywood Hills Estate Maximizes Stunning Skyline Views
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3
Hobbit-Style Architecture
Hobbit-Style Architecture
Low Impact Woodland Homes Built With Surrounding Nature
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2
Shipping Container Hotels
Shipping Container Hotels
$20 Rooms at 41 Berangan Hotel for Credit Crunch Travel
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1
Shipping Container Cafes
Shipping Container Cafes
Montreal Muvbox Restaurant Serves Lobster & Pizza
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