M5 in Singapore, by Ipli Architects, is a sultry, watchtower-like housing development in a free-standing block clad in dark graphite. It is interrupted by tinted windows in black frames

The six largest architectural trends that emerge from the Diten Awards include huts, wooden slats and forts.

In the second year of the year, British magazine prizes have established themselves as one of the biggest rewards programs in the design and architecture world, with more than 4,500 entries from over 80 countries this year.

A selection of international architects, designers and academics selects the Diten Awards shortlist – to be announced later this month.

This year's long list also includes candy-colored restaurants, vacation homes that are surrounded by nature and a home that is made from cork waste. Here Femail reveal the biggest trends this year …

M5 in Singapore, by Ipli Architects, is a sultry, watchtower-like housing development in a free-standing block clad in dark graphite. It is interrupted by tinted windows in black frames

M5 in Singapore, by Ipli Architects, is a sultry, watchtower-like housing development in a free-standing block clad in dark graphite. It is interrupted by tinted windows in black frames

Designer Killing Matt Woods created Perfect Storm in Camperdown, Australia. He used stained gray paint to create a concrete bunker-like effect in a moody apartment

Designer Killing Matt Woods created Perfect Storm in Camperdown, Australia. He used stained gray paint to create a concrete bunker-like effect in a moody apartment

Designer Killing Matt Woods created Perfect Storm in Camperdown, Australia. He used stained gray paint to create a concrete bunker-like effect in a moody apartment

In Zurich, Gus Wüstemann designed affordable homes in a monolithic concrete block for the Baechi Foundation

In Zurich, Gus Wüstemann designed affordable homes in a monolithic concrete block for the Baechi Foundation

In Zurich, Gus Wüstemann designed affordable homes in a monolithic concrete block for the Baechi Foundation

forts

Homes that look like fortifications are a theme on the 2019 long list. M5 from Ipli Architects is a sultry, watchtower-like residential building in a free-standing block clad in dark graphite. It is interrupted by tinted windows in black frames.

In Zurich, Gus Wüstemann designed affordable homes in a monolithic concrete block, while in Sydney Killing Matt Woods used spotted gray paint to create a concrete bunker-like effect in a moody apartment.

Candy colored interiors

The Longlist Humble Pizza Cafe London, made by Child Studio, made the long list for the Diten Awards this year with its pink candy colored interiors

The Longlist Humble Pizza Cafe London, made by Child Studio, made the long list for the Diten Awards this year with its pink candy colored interiors

The Longlist Humble Pizza Cafe London, made by Child Studio, made the long list for the Diten Awards this year with its pink candy colored interiors

Interiors with a sweet-shop color palette are another big trend this year. A candy-colored green is used at Perry Rise (photo) in London and made by 2LG Studio

Interiors with a sweet-shop color palette are another big trend this year. A candy-colored green is used at Perry Rise (photo) in London and made by 2LG Studio

Interiors with a sweet-shop color palette are another big trend this year. A candy-colored green is used at Perry Rise (photo) in London and made by 2LG Studio

In New York, beauty brand Glossier (photo) and co-working club for women only The Wing had both decorated new workspaces in sugary tones

In New York, beauty brand Glossier (photo) and co-working club for women only The Wing had both decorated new workspaces in sugary tones

In New York, beauty brand Glossier (photo) and co-working club for women only The Wing had both decorated new workspaces in sugary tones

Interiors with a sweet-shop color palette are another big trend this year. Adam Nathaniel Furman designed an apartment in Tokyo in pastel rainbow colors, and in London 2LG Studio renovated a house in contrasting shades of candy pink and green.

Child Studio used cafes from the 1950s as inspiration for a retro-pink vegan pizzeria in London, while the beauty brand Glossier and the co-working club for women The New York in New York both had new work spaces in sugary hues.

Cork

Architects Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton went one step further and used it to make everything in the appropriately named Cork House in the south of England, including the floors, walls and roofs

Architects Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton went one step further and used it to make everything in the appropriately named Cork House in the south of England, including the floors, walls and roofs

Architects Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton went one step further and used it to make everything in the appropriately named Cork House in the south of England, including the floors, walls and roofs

The prefabricated cork blocks were made from cork forest waste for the Cork House in Windsor. (Pictured) the living room in the house - which has long been mentioned for prices

The prefabricated cork blocks were made from cork forest waste for the Cork House in Windsor. (Pictured) the living room in the house - which has long been mentioned for prices

The prefabricated cork blocks were made from cork forest waste for the Cork House in Windsor. (Pictured) the living room in the house – which has long been mentioned for prices

Corkscrew House in Berlin, made by Rundzwei Architekten - who used panels of cork waste from the wine industry to cover the facade of the house

Corkscrew House in Berlin, made by Rundzwei Architekten - who used panels of cork waste from the wine industry to cover the facade of the house

Corkscrew House in Berlin, made by Rundzwei Architekten – who used panels of cork waste from the wine industry to cover the facade of the house

Lightweight, highly insulating and refractory, cork is a versatile and renewable material that is harvested from the bark of cork oak.

In addition to traditional usage, cork is increasingly being used as a covering material by architects, including Rundzwei Architekten, who used panels of old cork from the wine industry to cover the facade of Corkscrew House in Berlin.

Architects Matthew Barnett Howland, Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton went one step further and used it to make everything in the appropriately named Cork House in southern England, including the floors, walls and roofs. The prefabricated cork blocks were made from cork forestry waste.

Cabins

Trailer is an inexpensive, mobile micro-home made from discarded materials by Invisible Studio, currently living in the forest in Bath

Trailer is an inexpensive, mobile micro-home made from discarded materials by Invisible Studio, currently living in the forest in Bath

Trailer is an inexpensive, mobile micro-home made from discarded materials by Invisible Studio, currently living in the forest in Bath

Kleinhaus in Eichstätt, Germany by Clemens Hoyer and Sophie Kotter is a hut made of spruce and clay built into a hill in Germany

Kleinhaus in Eichstätt, Germany by Clemens Hoyer and Sophie Kotter is a hut made of spruce and clay built into a hill in Germany

Kleinhaus in Eichstätt, Germany by Clemens Hoyer and Sophie Kotter is a hut made of spruce and clay built into a hill in Germany

Friluftssykehuset is a country retreat in Oslo, Norway by Snøhetta - it was built to improve the experience of recovering hospital patients

Friluftssykehuset is a country retreat in Oslo, Norway by Snøhetta - it was built to improve the experience of recovering hospital patients

Friluftssykehuset is a country retreat in Oslo, Norway by Snøhetta – it was built to improve the experience of recovering hospital patients

Remote huts in wild landscapes are another trend on the Long List of Diten Awards 2019. Snøhetta designed a few huts in Norway to improve the experience of recovering hospital patients.

Trailer is an inexpensive, portable micro home made from discarded materials by Invisible Studio, currently living in the forest in Bath, while Kleinhaus is a hut made of spruce and clay built in a hillside in Germany.

Nature

Ibuku built a Riverbend House in Bali, a holiday residence that lies above a river like a bamboo nest. You can sleep under a curved copper roof surrounded by lush greenery

Ibuku built a Riverbend House in Bali, a holiday residence that lies above a river like a bamboo nest. You can sleep under a curved copper roof surrounded by lush greenery

Ibuku built a Riverbend House in Bali, a holiday residence that lies above a river like a bamboo nest. You can sleep under a curved copper roof surrounded by lush greenery

Planted facades are a way to introduce nature. Planter Box House (photo) in Kuala Lumpur, made by Formzero, has a series of concrete boxes covered with plants

Planted facades are a way to introduce nature. Planter Box House (photo) in Kuala Lumpur, made by Formzero, has a series of concrete boxes covered with plants

Planted facades are a way to introduce nature. Planter Box House (photo) in Kuala Lumpur, made by Formzero, has a series of concrete boxes covered with plants

Europe & # 39; s first underwater restaurant Lindesnes in Norway, created by Snøhetta, is located under the North Sea

Europe & # 39; s first underwater restaurant Lindesnes in Norway, created by Snøhetta, is located under the North Sea

Europe & # 39; s first underwater restaurant Lindesnes in Norway, created by Snøhetta, is located under the North Sea

Buildings that embrace the natural world, or fully immerse it in it, are another emerging trend.

Planted facades are a way to introduce nature, from a house with vines in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia to a home in Kuala Lumpar of Formzero, a series of concrete boxes covered with plants.

In Bali, Ibuku built a Riverbend House, a holiday residence that is like a bamboo test above a river, MAD built a tunnel in Japan full of art that represents the five elements of nature and in Norway's first underwater restaurant, by Snøhetta plunges, below the North Sea.

Wooden facades with slats

Austin Maynard architects used thick pieces of wood to create a cylindrical building with a beach-shack atmosphere called St Andrews Beach House, located on the Mornington Peninsula Australia

Austin Maynard architects used thick pieces of wood to create a cylindrical building with a beach-shack atmosphere called St Andrews Beach House, located on the Mornington Peninsula Australia

Austin Maynard architects used thick pieces of wood to create a cylindrical building with a beach-shack atmosphere called St Andrews Beach House, located on the Mornington Peninsula Australia

GG-Loop used slender cedar slats to surround a series of flats in Amsterdam, called Freebooter, each carefully bent to control the light level that enters the glass walls behind

GG-Loop used slender cedar slats to surround a series of flats in Amsterdam, called Freebooter, each carefully bent to control the light level that enters the glass walls behind

GG-Loop used slender cedar slats to surround a series of flats in Amsterdam, called Freebooter, each carefully bent to control the light level that enters the glass walls behind

Puffin in Kutchan, Japan is designed by SAAD sitting in the mountains and using local cedar wood to cover the outside

Puffin in Kutchan, Japan is designed by SAAD sitting in the mountains and using local cedar wood to cover the outside

Puffin in Kutchan, Japan is designed by SAAD sitting in the mountains and using local cedar wood to cover the outside

Whether it was for houses on the beach or in the mountains, slatted facades are large this year.

GG-Loop used slender cedar slats to surround a series of homes in Amsterdam, each carefully bent to control the light level that penetrates the glass walls behind it. In Hokkaido, SAAD used cedar wood locally to cover a residential complex.

In Victoria, Australia, Kennedy Nolan used a kind of wood that turns gray as it ages to hide a house in the dunes, while Austin Maynard Architects used thick pieces of wood to create a cylindrical building with an atmosphere of beach huts.

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