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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.
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Featured Examples

Multifaceted Magenta Structures
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
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
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
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
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
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
Modern Faceted Mausoleums
Modern Faceted Mausoleums
The Panteon Nube Looks like a Contemporary Ice Cave
At first glance, not many would guess that the Panteon Nube was actually a mausoleum. Bold and contemporary, it looks like some kind of an art museum or even an avant-garde residence. Of course, many churches,… MORE
Spiky Interactive Structures
Spiky Interactive Structures
Wendy by HWKN Improves its Environment Physically and Experientially
In architecture school, you're taught about how buildings create situations for various activities and experiences. Wendy by HWKN makes this point abundantly clear with its ability to breath life into… MORE

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