It’s articles like this one that make us want to become architects and change the world forever with our creativity, skills, and designs. The world is full to the brim with impressive architectural projects that go beyond pleasing just our eyes: when we see them, we genuinely feel like they energize our imagination and reinvigorate our spirit.

One popular subreddit, with over 1.3 million members, celebrates “beautiful impossibilities that we want to live in.” The photos of these architectural marvels are staggeringly gorgeous. This is the best that humankind has to offer. And it feels like it. Scroll down for the very best of architectural design, upvote the pics that resonated with you the most, and tell us what you loved the most and why, dear Pandas.

Here at Bored Panda, we are huge fans of architecture, design, and all things beautiful. When you’ve enjoyed this list to the fullest, be sure to take a peek at our earlier features about the subreddit right over here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

#1

The Water Reflection Of The Bridge

The Water Reflection Of The Bridge

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JoyfulZebra
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All that's missing is a kid fishing on top of the bridge :)

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Tis Beautiful Stone Bridge

Tis Beautiful Stone Bridge

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Rachknits
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Macclesfield Canal UK, according to the original post

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This Elegant Staircase That Leads Directly Into The Sea. Artatore, Croatia

This Elegant Staircase That Leads Directly Into The Sea. Artatore, Croatia

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Though we can’t mention the full name of the architecturally-inclined subreddit (internet censorship is the worst, believe us!), we can’t stress enough just how awesome the community really is.

It is chock-full of beauty, mind-bending ideas, and enough inspiration to get any and all artists out of any creative blocks that they might have. Seriously. If you’re having a bad day or feel that your imagination has run dry, just soak in all of the photos in this list. They’ll help. Oh, and if any of you Pandas are on the fence about studying architecture, this is the sign from the Universe that you were waiting for: do it!

#5

Using The Classical Technique Of Trompe-L'œil, A Modernist Bloc In Berlin, Germany Was Transformed To Become Less Dystopic

Using The Classical Technique Of Trompe-L'œil, A Modernist Bloc In Berlin, Germany Was Transformed To Become Less Dystopic

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#6

Oak Wood Imperial Staircase In Castel Savoia, A 19th Century Eclectic Style Villa Built For The Queen Consort Of The Kingdom Of Italy, Margherita Of Savoy As A Holiday Home In Valle D'aosta, Northwestern Italy

Oak Wood Imperial Staircase In Castel Savoia, A 19th Century Eclectic Style Villa Built For The Queen Consort Of The Kingdom Of Italy, Margherita Of Savoy As A Holiday Home In Valle D'aosta, Northwestern Italy

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The subreddit is absolutely massive and has a large following. It’s hard to not see the appeal of the community: everyone’s sharing beautiful photos of impressive buildings and places. It really sparks your innermost desire to pack a bag and travel somewhere new. Wanting to go on an adventure is a very human thing… building places worth visiting is the other side of that coin.

#7

Cottage Between Rocks, France

Cottage Between Rocks, France

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#8

Corner Bookstore Selling Vintage Books In Buxton, A Market Town In High Peak, Derbyshire, England

Corner Bookstore Selling Vintage Books In Buxton, A Market Town In High Peak, Derbyshire, England

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Marie re re
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Buxton, in Derbyshire, is absolutely beautiful. Been a couple of times. Derbyshire is beautiful.

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#9

Sığacık, İzmir, Turkey

Sığacık, İzmir, Turkey

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If you plan on being an active and friendly member of the subreddit’s community, then you’ve got to commit to following the group’s rules. They’ve actually got a massive and well-structured FAQ available for everyone to browse. It details, well, pretty much everything: from the photo submission guidelines to what types of images are better off being shared on other subreddits. All of the rules help the sub’s mods focus on their preferred niche.

#10

Azure Blue Pool At Hearst Castell, San Simeon, California

Azure Blue Pool At Hearst Castell, San Simeon, California

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#11

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac Towering Above Old Québec

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac Towering Above Old Québec

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Panda Kicki
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The perspective is stunning, looks like a bad photoshop :D

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#12

The Castle And Chapel On St Michael's Mount, A Tidal Island In Mount's Bay, Cornwall, England, Which Have Been The Home Of The St Aubyn Family Since Approximately 1650

The Castle And Chapel On St Michael's Mount, A Tidal Island In Mount's Bay, Cornwall, England, Which Have Been The Home Of The St Aubyn Family Since Approximately 1650

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Jihana
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, stunning! Imagine sitting at one of those bay windows during a storm, being all cozy with a warm tea in the hand and a fire in the fireplace.

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A lot of the buildings and locations featured in this article look amazing, that’s true. But how many of them would make for a good home? Sure, it’s fascinating to explore an ancient castle with a regal library, but consider the practical aspects of living there.

How much time would you spend dusting and cleaning everything? What would you do about heating? What’s the commute situation like if you’ve got to show up to your office half the workweek? (Though if you’ve bought yourself a castle, we assume that travel expenses and work, in general, aren’t much of an issue!)

#13

One Of The Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) Residential Buildings In Milan

One Of The Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) Residential Buildings In Milan

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Mrs. EW
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There should be no reason why all our skyscrapers aren’t just like this, except having food growing plants.

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#14

Natural History Museum, London, England. Stunning Architecture!

Natural History Museum, London, England. Stunning Architecture!

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#15

Nuru Karim's Rain Water Catcher Highlights Water Conservation And Climate Change

Nuru Karim's Rain Water Catcher Highlights Water Conservation And Climate Change

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The long and short of it is that only you can tell if you’d love or loathe to live in a particular place. The most aesthetically pleasing buildings might be a pure headache to maintain. Similarly, a quirky historical home might steal your heart and make you want to settle down there.

A while back, Bored Panda spoke with Ariane Sherine, editor at ‘These Three Rooms,’ about buying and redecorating properties. She noted that if you see a house that you love, ignore what everyone else thinks and go for it—buy it. (Of course, after you get it checked out in terms of safety, etc.)

#16

Inside Of City Palace In Jaipur, India

Inside Of City Palace In Jaipur, India

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Panda Kicki
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Several Jaipur posts here. I hope the giant sundial will pop up somehwere, or the honeycomb building. But whatvI liked most was a dusty place called Lassi Walla, with the most amazing youghurt drinks served in clay cups you could keep, made a few meters from the lassi-mixing barrel.

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#17

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium

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Alexia
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Visited back in September. Breathtaking and totally worth it, but also overcrowded with tourists.

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#18

150 Meter Aluminum Sea Serpent Skeleton Sculpture From Saint Brevin, France

150 Meter Aluminum Sea Serpent Skeleton Sculpture From Saint Brevin, France

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Friday
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It’s a cool sculpture, but the sea would look better without it: It ruins the view, just my opinion.

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“A home which functions perfectly in terms of everything working correctly and has a beautiful design aesthetic is the dream,” the design expert told us earlier.

“Strip any hideous wallpaper, take up any awful carpet, and start over. I'm a fan of neutral decor with white or cream walls and oak flooring, but that's not everyone's thing,” the expert shared how you can start redecorating your new old home.

#19

Jal Mahal (Water Palace), Jaipur, India

Jal Mahal (Water Palace), Jaipur, India

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Panda Kicki
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, been there (well, saw it from a boat) it was amazing!

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#20

Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan

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ADHORTATOR
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

been there this year.... there is so much to see, fantastic site and great country

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#21

The Ask House, An 1890s Queen Anne-Style House Originally Built In 1890 On Dayton Avenue That Was Then Moved To Ashland Avenue In 1977, Saint Paul, Minnesota

The Ask House, An 1890s Queen Anne-Style House Originally Built In 1890 On Dayton Avenue That Was Then Moved To Ashland Avenue In 1977, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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“Create a mood board featuring decor you like. Choose four colors maximum per room, stick them on the board and see if they all go together. Everyone has their own unique sense of style; the important thing is that you love your home's interior. Don't worry about what anyone else thinks.”

#22

The Abbey, Mont St Michel, France

The Abbey, Mont St Michel, France

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#23

The Soft Glow Of Night, Dean Village, Edinburgh

The Soft Glow Of Night, Dean Village, Edinburgh

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#24

Azadi (Freedom) Tower, Tehran, Iran

Azadi (Freedom) Tower, Tehran, Iran

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Alas, many of our house-related dreams are limited by our wallets. Yours truly would love to have a literal castle. But all of the ones that I’ve got my eye out on are a wee bit out of my budget.

“If you're struggling to find somewhere within your budget, it may be worth looking at Help to Buy schemes if you're a first-time buyer, and shared ownership schemes if not. Alternatively, explore downsizing, or look in different locations,” Ariane told Bored Panda.

#25

The General Electric Building, New York City. Designed By Cross & Cross (1931)

The General Electric Building, New York City. Designed By Cross & Cross (1931)

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#26

The House That Fernando De Higueras Díaz Designed For Himself In Madrid. He Was A Famous Spanish Architect In The 1970s

The House That Fernando De Higueras Díaz Designed For Himself In Madrid. He Was A Famous Spanish Architect In The 1970s

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#27

The Fountain Room At Hammond Castle - Gloucester, Ma [oc][3331x4163]

The Fountain Room At Hammond Castle - Gloucester, Ma [oc][3331x4163]

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“The further you are from a city, the cheaper property usually is. Though any savings may be obliterated by the cost of commuting to work and traveling generally, so do factor that in,” she said that you have to look at the whole picture. When you see the broader context, you can start thinking about what compromises to make and where.

“Only you know what compromises you're willing to make, but it really is worth getting on the property ladder as early in life as possible. Though I appreciate that can often be extremely difficult.”

#28

Dining / Kitchen / Bedroom / Study In Tiny Home [1000 X 1335] Byron Bay, Australia

Dining / Kitchen / Bedroom / Study In Tiny Home [1000 X 1335] Byron Bay, Australia

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#29

Beautiful Spiral Staircase In Bojnice, Slovakia

Beautiful Spiral Staircase In Bojnice, Slovakia

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#30

Temple Of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus In Barcelona Spain. For Sure One Of My Favorite Buildings, Also Known As Tibidabo Church

Temple Of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus In Barcelona Spain. For Sure One Of My Favorite Buildings, Also Known As Tibidabo Church

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#31

Architect Sami Angawi House In Jeddah

Architect Sami Angawi House In Jeddah

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#32

The Tilework Of Esfahan, Iran

The Tilework Of Esfahan, Iran

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#34

German Restaurant Repurposed Giant Wine Barrels To "Eating Pods"

German Restaurant Repurposed Giant Wine Barrels To "Eating Pods"

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#35

Traditional Uyghur Architecture, Kashgar

Traditional Uyghur Architecture, Kashgar

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#36

The Schwerin Castle Surrounded By Water

The Schwerin Castle Surrounded By Water

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#37

The Basilica Cistern (Istanbul, Turkey) [oc]

The Basilica Cistern (Istanbul, Turkey) [oc]

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Marion Connolly
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if that is the cistern from Dan Browns Book 'Inferno"?

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#38

A Tudor-Style House In Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A Tudor-Style House In Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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#39

Statue Of A Eagle Demi God Jatayu Situated In The Sate Of Kerala, India

Statue Of A Eagle Demi God Jatayu Situated In The Sate Of Kerala, India

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Solid Pileo
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Statue of Jatayu in his death throes, after confronting the Demon King of Lanka Ravan.... From the Hindu epic Ramayana.

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#40

This Beautiful "Wooden Cave" In Trikala, Greece

This Beautiful "Wooden Cave" In Trikala, Greece

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Mar
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i thought it was a really cool sauna first

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#41

The World's Oldest Underground Station, Baker Street, London, 159 Years Apart. It Is One Of The Original Stations Of The Metropolitan Railway, The World's First Underground Railway, Which Opened On 10 January 1863

The World's Oldest Underground Station, Baker Street, London, 159 Years Apart. It Is One Of The Original Stations Of The Metropolitan Railway, The World's First Underground Railway, Which Opened On 10 January 1863

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Gabriela Cink
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

People are painted so much smaller. Probably they were..

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#42

Built Roughly 1942 Years Ago The Colosseum At Regio III Isis Et Serapis Is An Architectural Icon Amongst Architectural Icons In The City Of Rome

Built Roughly 1942 Years Ago The Colosseum At Regio III Isis Et Serapis Is An Architectural Icon Amongst Architectural Icons In The City Of Rome

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#43

Arnavutköy, Istanbul

Arnavutköy, Istanbul

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#44

Heidelberg Castle Towering Over Heidelberg, Originally Built In The 13th Century And Expanded, Then Left As A Ruin During The 18th Century After Multiple Destructions, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Heidelberg Castle Towering Over Heidelberg, Originally Built In The 13th Century And Expanded, Then Left As A Ruin During The 18th Century After Multiple Destructions, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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#45

Il Castel Del Monte, A Very Unusual, Totally Symmetrical Octagonal Castle Built During The 1240s By King Frederick II In Andria, Southern Italy

Il Castel Del Monte, A Very Unusual, Totally Symmetrical Octagonal Castle Built During The 1240s By King Frederick II In Andria, Southern Italy

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indiecognition
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's a time machine in the courtyard...or at least there is in the mobile game I'm currently playing (House of DaVinci III).

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#46

Cathedral Of Santa Maria Del Fiore - Florence, Italy

Cathedral Of Santa Maria Del Fiore - Florence, Italy

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#47

Ornate Architecture Of Buildings And Balconies In Valletta, Malta

Ornate Architecture Of Buildings And Balconies In Valletta, Malta

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#48

Villa Elisa In Posillipo

Villa Elisa In Posillipo

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#49

Manasija Monastery, A Serbian Orthodox Monastery Established In Early 15th Century Which Is Surrounded By Massive Fortifications That Consists Of 11 Towers Linked With Huge Walls, Despotovac, Pomoravlje District, Central Serbia

Manasija Monastery, A Serbian Orthodox Monastery Established In Early 15th Century Which Is Surrounded By Massive Fortifications That Consists Of 11 Towers Linked With Huge Walls, Despotovac, Pomoravlje District, Central Serbia

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#50

Rock-Cut Cave Temples At Badami, Karnataka, India. Chalukya Dynasty, 6ᵗʰ Century Ce. [2592x1944]

Rock-Cut Cave Temples At Badami, Karnataka, India. Chalukya Dynasty, 6ᵗʰ Century Ce. [2592x1944]

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Tofu
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Too scary for me! Lol

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