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85 Fascinating Facades

Architecture Exteriors, from Pixelated Buildings to Liquified Exteriors

— October 8, 2011 — Art & Design
When architects design an innovative building, they strive to make it truly remarkable both inside and out, which is evident in this collection of amazing architecture exteriors. Featuring incredible, fascinating facades that would capture your attention and mine, these bewildering buildings stand apart from the rest in that their exteriors defy tradition in both architecture and aesthetic.

What you will see in this collection of architecture exteriors will inspire you to consider all of the buildings you've ever seen or visited. Perhaps you have even been to some of the structures included here. Regardless, this collection, which is comprised of everything from reflective rainbow exteriors to cracked glassitecture, will ensure you never look at a building the same way again.
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Apartment Building Game Promos
Apartment Building Game Promos
The Scrabble Delire 'The Block Project' Ad is Odd
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Intensely Icy Institutions
Intensely Icy Institutions
Icelandic Institute of Natural History is an Epic Masterpiece
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83
Retro Gaming Wall Art
Retro Gaming Wall Art
8 Bit Invader Literally Takes Pixelated Art to New Heights
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82
Building Facade Games
Building Facade Games
The 3D Fanta Projection Captures Attention in Dubai
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81
Eye-Like Exteriors
Eye-Like Exteriors
The Tenniscalator by David Tajchman is a Serious Timber Structure
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80
Sharp Textural Facades
Sharp Textural Facades
Takeshi Hamada's House D Bridges Efficiency and Elegant Aesthetics
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79
Trippy Community Centers
Trippy Community Centers
The Jewish Community Center Mainz Features a Mesmerizing Facade
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78
Stunning Leaf Exteriors
Stunning Leaf Exteriors
Switzerland's La Tonnelle is a Modern Wine Tasting Bar
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77
Flowing Facade Structures
Flowing Facade Structures
The Wavescape Pavilion Mimics the Waves and Tides of the Ocean
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76
Oversized Hardcover Facades
Oversized Hardcover Facades
The Kansas City Library has Installed a Gigantic Bookshelf
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75
Massive Eco Exteriors
Massive Eco Exteriors
This Green Over Grey Wall is North America's Largest Living Wall
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74
Chessboard Exteriors
Chessboard Exteriors
A Stunning Black and White Building in Portugal
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73
Slashed Slanted Towers
Slashed Slanted Towers
The Amazing Design for the City by the Sea in Aarhus
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72
Landmark-Wrapped Facades
Landmark-Wrapped Facades
Louis Vuitton Eiffel Tower on 5th Avenue Brings Paris to the Big Apple
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71
Majestic Mountainous Structures
Majestic Mountainous Structures
The Harbin Cultural Island is Inspired by the Ice City Itself
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70
Fragile Facades
Fragile Facades
The Hierve Diseneria Hesiodo House is Made From Blown Glass Balls
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69
Lakeview Facades
Lakeview Facades
'Emerald Residences' Takes Cues from Georgia O'Keeffe's Art
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68
Metallic Ribbon Exteriors
Metallic Ribbon Exteriors
The Performance Center Alexanderhoehe Features a Unique Linkage Space
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67
Fenced-In Homes
Fenced-In Homes
The Bamboo House has a Natural Forest Facade
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66
Gridded Glass Structures
Gridded Glass Structures
The New XXX Building by BNB Archtects and B06 Architects
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65
Dripping Graffiti Facades
Dripping Graffiti Facades
Craig Costello Sprays the Museum of Image and Sound
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64
Odd Architectural Makeovers
Odd Architectural Makeovers
Jaroslaw Komuda Makes Mundane Buildings Marvelous
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63
Speckled Superstructures
Speckled Superstructures
The Polka-Dotted Lightmos Thonglor by Architectkidd
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62
Geometric Cut-Out Facades
Geometric Cut-Out Facades
The Aztec Serpent Office Breaks Architectural Boundaries
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61
Tree Silhouette Facades
Tree Silhouette Facades
Tattoo House by Maynard Architects Provides Foliage Shade
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60
Activism-Inspiring Architecture
Activism-Inspiring Architecture
The Debowa Housing Estate Sparks a Dialogue on Social Assistance
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59
Cave-Inspired Wineries
Cave-Inspired Wineries
Flora Springs in Napa
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58
Curvy Canopied Stations
Curvy Canopied Stations
The Liege-Guillemins Station is a Building Without Facades
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57
Dancing Building Facades
Dancing Building Facades
Kiefer Technic Showroom Regulates Room Temperature
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56
Fanciful Filigree Architecture
Fanciful Filigree Architecture
Anisotropia Busan Opera House is Inspired by a Piano Piece
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55
Couture Scaffolding
Couture Scaffolding
The Massive Lady Dior Bag Covers the 57th Street Store Beautifully
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54
Bubbling White Towers
Bubbling White Towers
DRA&U Architects' Wine Museum has a Strategic System of Capillaries
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53
Pixelated Exterior Walls
Pixelated Exterior Walls
Berlin House Uses Green Shingles to Achieve a Digitalized Effect
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52
Rubber-Covered Abodes
Rubber-Covered Abodes
The Just K House Keeps it Simple With its Interior & Exterior
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51
Ribbed Arenas
Ribbed Arenas
Upi-2m'S Award-Winning Arena Zagreb in Croatia
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50
Color-Changing Stadiums
Color-Changing Stadiums
The Slovenia Sports Park Stozice is a Weather-Sensitive Structure
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49
Jagged Gem Architecture
Jagged Gem Architecture
The Octopus by Make Architects Looks Like a Giant Geometric Stone
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48
Futuristic Glass Facades
Futuristic Glass Facades
This Washington DC Bike Transit Center is a Bold Step for Eco Design
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47
Nouveau Rust Architecture
Nouveau Rust Architecture
A Modern Casino, Museum and Restaurant by Malcotti Roussey Architects
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46
Alluring Chameleon Abodes
Alluring Chameleon Abodes
The ‘Codina' House's Exterior Can Shift Shades
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45
Pop Art-Wrapped Hotels
Pop Art-Wrapped Hotels
Hotel Arc del Teatre Has a Vibrant Facade that Projects a Distinct Image
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44
Wavy Cafeteria Facades
Wavy Cafeteria Facades
The Mensa Leonberg is a Shared Canteen Between Two Schools
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43
Green Wall Abodes
Green Wall Abodes
This Living Structure by Samyn and Partners is Literally Covered in Plant Life
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42
Glimmering Architecture
Glimmering Architecture
The Swarovski Store in Japan
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41
Eyelet Architecture
Eyelet Architecture
The Cut-Out Facade of the New Mikimoto Building in Tokyo
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40
Warped Hexagon Facades
Warped Hexagon Facades
Exterior of the Pushkinsky Cinema Features an Open Air Lattice Pattern
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39
Shape-Changing Towers
Shape-Changing Towers
Frank Gehry's Wrinkled Beekman Tower has a Dynamic Exterior
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38
Dual Personality Buildings
Dual Personality Buildings
The UNStudio Galleria Cheonan Lets Loose At Night
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37
Epic Pixelated Buildings
Epic Pixelated Buildings
The Frog Queen Headquarters in a Low Resolution Design
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36
Metal Nest Exteriors
Metal Nest Exteriors
The Manny Building is Covered in Aluminum Bars
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35
Transparent Geo Facades
Transparent Geo Facades
The KNN Media Center Represents the Streaming Nature of Broadcasting
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34
Architectural Collages
Architectural Collages
Axis Mundi's Facade is a Confusing Wonder
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33
Copper-Covered Architecture
Copper-Covered Architecture
The Meinel Optical Sciences Building is an Abstraction of a Darkroom
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32
Quilted Concrete Exteriors
Quilted Concrete Exteriors
The Unique 3.1 Phillip Lim Flagship Store in Korea
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31
Massive Media Facades
Massive Media Facades
The Taipei Pop Music Center Will Feature Eco LED Technology
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30
Living Skin Building Facades
Living Skin Building Facades
The FLARE
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29
Texturized Modern Castles
Texturized Modern Castles
The Kanayama Community Center by Kengo Kuma
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28
Awesomely Angular Apartments
Awesomely Angular Apartments
A.L.X. Architects Created Sorte Apartments in Tokyo, Japan
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27
Reflective Rainbow Buildings
Reflective Rainbow Buildings
L'Ecole Professionelle in Viege by Bonnard Woeffray Architectes
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26
Lace-Patterned Concrete
Lace-Patterned Concrete
The 'Nottingham Contemporary' is a Modernized Warehouse for Art
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25
Inverted Pyramid Architecture
Inverted Pyramid Architecture
The Phenomenal GMP Architects Design for the Hanoi Museum
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24
Outdoor Book Rooms
Outdoor Book Rooms
The 24 Hour Library and Community Space in Magdeburg, Germany
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23
Braille-Inspired Buildings
Braille-Inspired Buildings
The Chrome Hotel Facade is Punctuated With Many Holes
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22
Colorful Architectural Facades
Colorful Architectural Facades
Apartment Buildings Get an Earth-Inspired Makeover
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Disco-Like Architecture
Disco-Like Architecture
The Energy Cube Structure Features a High-Powered Solar Facade
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Upside Down Architecture
Upside Down Architecture
This Stunning City of Westminster College Campus Turns Design on Its Head
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19
Mismatched Cubic Architecture
Mismatched Cubic Architecture
The Apartment in Katayama Features a Motley Sectional Design
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Youthful Financial Buildings
Youthful Financial Buildings
Sugamo Shinkin Bank is a Marvelous Display of Childlike Imagination
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17
Self-Sustaining Cubitecture
Self-Sustaining Cubitecture
Matrix Gateway Complex is an Astounding Innovative Green Structure
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Braille-Wrapped Buildings
Braille-Wrapped Buildings
The Placebo Pharmacy by KLab Caters to All Health Needs
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Reflective Ribbon Architecture
Reflective Ribbon Architecture
The PRISM by Marcelo Spina is Translucent at Night
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14
Fragmented Glass Facades
Fragmented Glass Facades
The Cluj-Napoca Art Center Breaks Down the Architectural Norm
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13
Efficient Living Spaces
Efficient Living Spaces
Germany's IKAROS Solar Decathlon House
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12
Latticed Libraries
Latticed Libraries
University of Helsinki City Campus Library by Anttinen Oiva Architects is Swank
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11
Precast Concrete Homes
Precast Concrete Homes
Frank Lloyd Wright Creates Interesting Textile Abodes
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10
Liquified Exteriors
Liquified Exteriors
The H2O Building by Axis Mundi Architects Imitates Rippling Water
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9
Cloud-Shaped Cabins
Cloud-Shaped Cabins
Le Nuage Urban Refuge Brings Heaven Down to Earth
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Eclectic Contemporary Facades
Eclectic Contemporary Facades
The Art Wall's Interior Will House Diverse Activities as Well
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7
Capturing Dilapidated Buildings
Capturing Dilapidated Buildings
‘100 Abandoned Houses Project' by Kevin Bauman
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6
Psychedelic Kiddie Schools
Psychedelic Kiddie Schools
The 'Els Colors Kindergarten' in Spain Juxtaposes Cool Colors
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Cracked Glassitecture
Cracked Glassitecture
The South Korea Gimpo Art Hall by Gansam Partners
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4
Accordian Architecture
Accordian Architecture
The Condesa DF Hotel Has a Courtyard of Folding Facades
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3
Lace-Pattern Architecture
Lace-Pattern Architecture
The XTEN 'Sapphire Gallery' Accommodates Fairy Tale Art
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2
Faceted Cut-Out Architecture
Faceted Cut-Out Architecture
The Cool Facade of the Oporto Vodafone Building in Porto
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Tree-Lined Apartments
Tree-Lined Apartments
Tour Vegetale de Nantes Has an Organic Shape and Purpose
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