The Top Architecture Designs from 2018


While yesterday’s throwback looked at transportation, or moving spaces, today’s annual throwback looks back at architectural spaces through 2018. This year’s seen a whole tonne of prefab living and especially a lot of out-of-city homes, to escape the hustle and the bustle of the city life.

Our prediction for 2019 is to see a lot more sustainable living, and probably a departure from cities themselves, as roads get better, and as transportation gets easier with flying cars and self-driving automobiles. We may just see the disintegration of the nuclear city as we know it, not to forget initial stages of what human’s first Mars colony may look like! 2018’s been pretty interesting, but 2019 should be an absolute treat!

The OPod Tube Housing is low-cost, stackable micro-homes manufactured from concrete pipes. These pipes would be slotted in between building gaps rather similar to a game of Tetris. These concrete pipes are of course that of water pipes, transformed into a gorgeous 9.29 square meter home.

The Panorama Glass Lounge is all glass. Instead of beautifying its interiors with trinkets and furniture, it uses the outside’s natural beauty to make the interiors feel complete.

The Svart hotel actually generates more energy than it consumes, making it a powerhouse for sustainable energy. The hotel generates its own electricity using solar panels and geothermal wells, making it 85 percent more energy efficient than traditional hotels.

Measuring at 9 feet wide, 12 feet high, and 16 feet across, the Mono Cabin is literally homely. I mean literally. Shaped like the icon for a home, this pre-fab cabin comes ready to live in, and can be carried and placed literally anywhere your heart desires.

The LAX 2.0 is built for planes with vertical take-off abilities, reducing the need for a landing strip, and therefore allowing the airport to assume a non-linear shape, in this case, circular.

The Nolla doesn’t use any fasteners to hold it in place, but rather, pieces together like a massive puzzle. The cabin can be transported and assembled without the need for heavy machinery, and it comes with adjustable pedestals, giving you the freedom to set the Nolla up on any sort of terrain.

The Trudo Vertical Forest in Eindhoven, Netherlands, comes with 125 housing units where each apartment will have a surface area of under 50 sq.m. and the exclusive benefit of 1 tree, 20 shrubs, and over 4 sq.m. of terrace space.

Designed to resemble the iconic temple of Athena, the Parthenon Seawall was created to harness tidal energy, turning water current into usable current.

Designed to tickle your childlike fancy, the Treetop Cabin models itself on the concept of a treehouse, and the stylings of a triangular prefab.

This cabin in the woods hides in plain sight, thanks to the use of one-way mirrors.

Don’t forget to check out YD’s top car designs from 2018.