Gemitecture

Architecture with faceted, crystal-like exteriors
Implications - There's more to building design than simple and straightforward quadrilateral structures; architects are consistently trying to push the envelope when it comes to updating and augmenting a city's skyline to meet the aesthetic tastes of the modern consumer. Today, more buildings are taking on the shape of crystals, with multi-faceted glass sides that catch the light and give the entire building and surrounding area a luxurious and decidedly futuristic feel.
SCORE: 4.2
Warm Top 6 Examples: 61,530 Total Clicks Jun 11 - Mar 12
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Multifaceted Magenta Structures - The Parramatta Art Center is a Massive Pink Diamond
SCORE: 4.4
Hot 24,453 Clicks Pub: Jul 5, 11
Multifaceted Magenta Structures
The Parramatta Art Center is a Massive Pink Diamond
Abstract architecture such as this will inevitably get noticed, but the Parramatta Art Center takes one step further to really standing out. Planned for suburb of Sydney, Australia, the extraordinary glowing… [More]
Acute Crystalline Architecture - The PAEA by Stefan Ritter Exudes Authority in Austria
SCORE: 5.6
Hot 13,131 Clicks Pub: Sep 6, 11
Acute Crystalline Architecture
The PAEA by Stefan Ritter Exudes Authority in Austria
Any organization with a headquarters like this is sure to attract attention, but surprisingly, the Pan-African Energy Agency (PAEA) by Stefan Ritter has much more humble intentions than it appears. It's… [More]
Crystalline Stadiums - The Universiade Sports Center is Inspired by Traditional Chinese Gardens
SCORE: 3.9
Warm 7,041 Clicks Pub: Aug 18, 11
Crystalline Stadiums
The Universiade Sports Center is Inspired by Traditional Chinese Gardens
The prismatic nature of the Universiade Sports Center, which is located in Shenzhen, China, gives it an utterly unique look, unlike anything that the sports industry has seen before. It even rivals the… [More]
Modern Faceted Abodes - The Palms House Gives a Sense of Privacy via Its Metal Enclosure
SCORE: 2.9
Warm 5,919 Clicks Pub: Jul 21, 11
Modern Faceted Abodes
The Palms House Gives a Sense of Privacy via Its Metal Enclosure
The Palms House is one that is full of personality and is undeniably unique. A modern, faceted abode, it is unlike anything I have ever come across. The Palms House, designed by Daly Genik Architects,… [More]
Jagged Gem Architecture - The Octopus by Make Architects Looks Like a Giant Geometric Stone
SCORE: 3.2
Warm 5,616 Clicks Pub: Jun 4, 11
Jagged Gem Architecture
The Octopus by Make Architects Looks Like a Giant Geometric Stone
The Octopus by Make Architects is a proposed mixed-use building for the Chiswick area of London. Its jagged facade will house an LED advertising space, offices and a sky garden open to the public. The… [More]
Crystalline Shopping Centers - The Starhill Gallery by Sparch is Luxuriously Faceted
SCORE: 4.1
Warm 5,370 Clicks Pub: Mar 27, 12
Crystalline Shopping Centers
The Starhill Gallery by Sparch is Luxuriously Faceted
The Starhill Gallery building is a statement-making shopping center. In place of typical brick and mortar is a crystalline facade that is stunningly futuristic. Beautifully faceted, it was designed... [More]
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