30 Examples Of Cool And Unique Architecture, As Shared On This Online Community
We all have some innate feeling that we could design a perfect space if given the time and resources. Generally, this is not the case and we should really leave it to the experts. Fortunately, the internet allows us to really see what world-class architects are doing and designing.
The “Amazing Architecture” group is devoted to finding and sharing the best examples of concepts and real, existing builds from around the world. So if you have plans to do some major renovations or need some inspiration, scroll through and be sure to upvote your favorites and comment your own design ideas.
Bedroom Skylight Idea: Room Full Of Stars By Amin Moazzen
Casa Lorena, A Small Oasis In The Center Of Merida, Mexico By Workshop Diseño Y Construcción
Almaty Cafe And Restaurant By M.serhat Sezgin, Zebrano Furniture And Mkg
The majority of these images are just concepts, created in some software and edited and beautified to look more like a real image and not just a CAD drawing. This isn’t just for the pleasure of our eyes, although we do appreciate it, it’s to help sell the design. While many architects do simply make things for themselves, the ultimate goal is to get a client to buy the design.
This doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some wonderful interior and room concepts, since a pleasing design is still a pleasing design. Some might decry the use of computer imagery, but architects have been using computers since the 70s, probably saving hundreds of hours in the process. Of course, this also means that from time to time they end up creating something that will give engineers and builders a headache, but that’s just part of the process.
Fallingwater House, Pennsylvania, By Frank Lloyd Wright, 1935.
After its completion, Time called Fallingwater Wright's "most beautiful job" and it is listed among Smithsonian's "Life List of 28 Places to See Before You Die".
Silence And Contemplation Design And Visualization By Luís Fernando
While these are just static images, the future of viewing designs might even allow us to walk through them and evaluate them. With technology like VR, you could probably “demo” a few designs for a room or business before settling on one. Technology is in the works to integrate a variety of tests, from heating, cooling, and even wind resistance. This is important, as the wrong material in a particularly hot or cold region will create all sorts of problems.
Green Castle Eco-House In Harlem, New York City By Luis De Garrido
Old Mountain House In Ankara, Turkey By M.serhat Sezgin And Zebrano Furniture
Ludwig Godefroy's Casa To In Punta Zicatela, Oaxaca, Mexico Photographed By Levi Wells
More contemporary designs, which most of these would fit into, see a building not as a separate entity, but as a part of a larger city ecosystem. This isn't completely new, as many older cities even have ordinances making sure that buildings maintain the style of the area if they are in more historical districts. Modern architects also consider how the building will influence the urban landscape, traffic, and ecology of the area.
Thousand Oaks Residence In Berkeley, California By Sogno Design Group. Photography: Michele Lee Willson
Tagh Pelleh Office Building In Tehran, Iran By Hossein Kalantari And Amirhossein Rezaei
Casa Katana In Crete, Greece By Konstantinos Stathopoulos / Krak. Architects
While 20th-century architects focused largely on form, with slogans like “a rationally designed structure may not necessarily be beautiful but no building can be beautiful that does not have a rationally designed structure,” written by American architect Louis Sullivan, it’s clear that many modern people prefer some degree of beauty. "The elimination of ornament" was seen as cutting edge, but now people still obsess over older forms of architecture, from art deco to art nouveau and even classical construction.
Redemption Hall Design And Visualization By Amin Moazzen
Vertebral Designs Erasto House In Lomas De Chapultepec, Mexico City
Amazing Organic House In Moscow Designed By Niko Architect
On the one hand, travel has never been more accessible, and internet access more ubiquitous, on the other hand, this has in some circles created a mish-mash of styles that many feel remove the uniqueness of a place's style. Even in this list, readers can find interior designs from different continents with very visible similarities. However, it’s important to not overestimate how common these designs are, as most buildings still tend to incorporate local designs and materials.
Renovation Of Mill And Conversion Into Housing By Stempel & Tesar Architekti
Mediterranean Terrace Visualization By Arquitectos Fayjos
Luxury Wellness Hotel Acro Suites Fuses A Sense Of Place, Design And Serenity
Instead of committing to one specific style, as we see with the internationalists and modernists, many architects experiment, which often leads to them being “placed” in the post-modern school. This is just a fancy way of saying they blend ideas, and styles and are generally less formal than their contemporary counterparts. Famous examples include the Ally Detroit Center in, you guessed it, Detroit and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Amazing Bathroom With Skylight Designed And Visualized By Maximiliano Carbonell
Villa 87, Hyderabad, India Designed By Karan Desai
Ga On Jai House In Bundang-Gu, South Korea By Iroje Khm Architects
Calm Street Cafe In Doha, Qatar By M.serhat Sezgin And Zebrano Furniture
Black House In Santa Clara, New York Designed By Milad Eshtiyaghi Studio
A School In The Deserts Of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
Kengo Kuma’s Water Cherry Villa On The Japanese Coast
Huolpoch House In Mérida, Mexico By Workshop Diseño Y Construcción
Note: this post originally had 42 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.