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58 Abstract Architectural Designs

From Abstract Expressive Facades to Origami-Esque Architecture

— July 19, 2013 — Art & Design
While balance and symmetry are often basic requirements when constructing a new building, these abstract architectural designs are illustrating that artistic designs and oddly angled shapes serves to make much more of an impact than ordinary rectangular structures.

The beauty of constructing a building that is artistic and abstract in design is that most people won't be able to initially recognize what the building is actually meant to look like. By designing buildings that feature such aspects as curved lines, sharp angles and an overall distorted look, architects are able to challenge ordinary people into taking a moment to analyze and appreciate the beauty that exists in these complex-looking structures.

From abstract angular institutions to soap bubble buildings, these creative architectural designs will certainly stand out with its use of artistic features.
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Meteorite Social Monuments
Meteorite Social Monuments
Phantom Limbs Symbolizes the Revolutionary Power of the People of Egypt
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Fabulous Fish Scale Additions
Fabulous Fish Scale Additions
Studio Extension Fuses Traditional Brick with Technicolor Tectonics
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Floating Information Phantoms
Floating Information Phantoms
Hydra Index Fills the Gap Between Physical and Virtual Knowledge
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NASA Rocket Retreats
NASA Rocket Retreats
The Gelderland Villa is an Eye-Popping Architectural Achievement
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Abstracted Corridor Architecture
Abstracted Corridor Architecture
Working Blue Appears to Comprise Vertically Oriented Hallways
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Abstract Architecture Posters
Abstract Architecture Posters
Vision Reality by Exergian Showcases Designs from Around the World
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Intricate Urban Skins
Intricate Urban Skins
The DeCanyon Project Aims to Bridge the Infrastructural Abyss of Cagliari
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Abstractly Amalgamated Architecture
Abstractly Amalgamated Architecture
Contemporary Vernacular Expresses a Modern Indigenous Style
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Illuminated Aquatic Exhibits
Illuminated Aquatic Exhibits
The Greenpeace Expo by De Organisatie Promotes Marine Reserves
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Geometric Architectural Captures
Geometric Architectural Captures
Reves D'Urbanisme by Mathieu Coquerelle Captures Patterns
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Illusory Illustrated Architecture
Illusory Illustrated Architecture
Productive Ambiguities Shapeshifts with Surface Effects
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Urban Boardwalk Auditoriums
Urban Boardwalk Auditoriums
The Highline Theater Engages with Several Levels of Public Circulation
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Overlapping Mast Piers
Overlapping Mast Piers
This America's Cup Pavilion Takes its Form From Lofty Yacht Sails
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Cyborg Snake-Like Cultural Centers
Cyborg Snake-Like Cultural Centers
The Jeongok Prehistory Museum is Oddly Futuristic
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Bavarian Brew Sculptures
Bavarian Brew Sculptures
The Becks Sapphire Installations Launches the Label's Latest Beer
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Prolific Parchment Installations
Prolific Parchment Installations
The Zhu Jinshi 'Boat' is a 12 Meter-Long Rice Paper Construction
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Abstract Abode Architecture
Abstract Abode Architecture
'Deconstructing The Houses' Features Twisted Homes
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Cellular Desert Cities
Cellular Desert Cities
The DUNElab Project Anticipates a Futuristic Societal Infrastructure
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Monochromatic Modular Architecture
Monochromatic Modular Architecture
The Joel Tjintjelaar Photography Explores Abstract Expression
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Architectural Oddity
Architectural Oddity
Was Antoni Gaudi a Nut or Genius?
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Abstractly Linked Architecture
Abstractly Linked Architecture
The CASIS Headquarters Embodies a Stylized Exterior and Circulation
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Comfy Tumbling Structures
Comfy Tumbling Structures
The 'White Elephant (Privately Soft)' Has a Soft Cowhide Interior
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Geometric Architecture Captures
Geometric Architecture Captures
The Nick Frank Mira Series is Modern and Breathtaking
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Extraterrestrial Megastructures
Extraterrestrial Megastructures
Levent Vertical Mass Negotiates Complex Programs in a Chaotic City
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Cell Wall Structures
Cell Wall Structures
'Contouring Climatic Porosity' is an Exercise in Architectural Biomimicry
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Lookout Design
Lookout Design
Award Winning Wooden Lookout in Norway
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Spectral Acropolis Architecture
Spectral Acropolis Architecture
The Taipei Museum of Art Has Monumental Mural for a Facade
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Spellbinding Metallic Installations
Spellbinding Metallic Installations
The Zaha Hadid 'Arum' Installation Explores Ethereal Structure
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Bubbling Basilica Architecture
Bubbling Basilica Architecture
The Church of Reformation Dissolves Stricter Concepts of Ritual
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Geometric Ceiling Installations
Geometric Ceiling Installations
The 'If Dogs Run Free' Bar Features Sculptural Design Details
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Abstract Architectural Portraits
Abstract Architectural Portraits
Brian Parillo Shows a Different Side of L.A.
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Abstract Architecture Art
Abstract Architecture Art
Mattia Mognetti's Photography Distorts and Manipulates Buildings
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Minimalist Architecture Photography
Minimalist Architecture Photography
Nonspace by Emily Grundon is Serene and Meditative
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Futuristic Spanish Architecture
Futuristic Spanish Architecture
Zaha Hadid's Campus de la Justicia
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Buoyant Balloon Architecture
Buoyant Balloon Architecture
Enveloping Space Embodies a New Structural Language of Levitation
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Rain Harvesting Architecture
Rain Harvesting Architecture
The Eco-Friendly Canada Pavilion for the 2010 Expo
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Abstract Expressionist Architecture
Abstract Expressionist Architecture
Wintergarden Shopping Center Facade Resembles a Pollock Piece
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Abstract Industrial Hotels
Abstract Industrial Hotels
The Hotel Viura By Designhouses is a Cubist Dream
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Transforming Insectile Architecture
Transforming Insectile Architecture
Ichneumonid Faces Structural Infestations of Parasitic Forms
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Abstract Expressive Facades
Abstract Expressive Facades
Granular Spa Haus' Sculptural Cladding is Indicative of its Interior
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Human-Integrated Cityscape Illustrations
Human-Integrated Cityscape Illustrations
Tomek Setowski Depicts Metropolises Embedded into People
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Creased Architectural Wharfs
Creased Architectural Wharfs
The Structural Geometry Pier Unfolds into a Dramatic Bayside Building
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Cranial Concert Venues
Cranial Concert Venues
The Celeton Excessive Music Hall Embodies the Sensory Experience of Sound
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Abstract Artchitecture
Abstract Artchitecture
'18 Septemberplein' by Massimilia Fuksas is a Giant Two-Part Masterpiece
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Pixelating Public Architecture
Pixelating Public Architecture
CASIS Headquarters Embodies an Alien Style to Suit its Function
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Transparent Honeycomb Structures
Transparent Honeycomb Structures
Honey Scape by X-REF Embraces Geometric Elements
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Abstract Angular Institutions
Abstract Angular Institutions
This Creative Media Center Points to Inspired Education
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Porous Coral Sculptures
Porous Coral Sculptures
NonLin/Lin Pavilion Experiments with the Illusion of Space
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Electrified Urban Installations
Electrified Urban Installations
Artic Mass-Painting Inspires the Mind to Think Spatially
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Abstract Architecture Pavilions
Abstract Architecture Pavilions
The Art Folly Cubrick by Chanjoong Kim is Bold and Interactive
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Curvy Bizarchitecture
Curvy Bizarchitecture
The Mad Archirects Design for Fake Hills Project is Unique
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Scaly Serpentine Architecture
Scaly Serpentine Architecture
The Parabol Maribor Gallery Ties in a Diverse Public Program
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Art Gallery Homes
Art Gallery Homes
The Kona Residence by Belzberg Architects has a 3D Opening Piece
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Structure-Wrapped Interiors
Structure-Wrapped Interiors
In House Wing, Architecture and Furniture Design are Uniquely United
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Soap Bubble Buildings
Soap Bubble Buildings
The Emergent Busan Opera House Plays with Space and Transparency
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Origami-Esque Architecture
Origami-Esque Architecture
The DMAA Festival Hall Compositionally Mimics Magnified Paper Craft
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Suspended Nature Hideouts
Suspended Nature Hideouts
The Cocoon was Created for Nature Lovers to Leisurely Lounge In
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Inverted Octopus Architecture
Inverted Octopus Architecture
Elk Grove by Zaha Hadid Spreads its Tentacles into the Community
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