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51 Expansive Architectural Designs

From Huge Land-Sprawling Structures to Towering Theme Parks

— July 19, 2013 — Art & Design
When it comes to designing a brand new building, deciding to go big can often create a bold and visually striking overall appearance, and these expansive architectural designs are showcasing how large-scale structures can elicit that whimsical overall feeling.

Some architects may create buildings that are compact in size to accommodate the increasingly overpopulated areas of city centres, these expansive designs however, aren't afraid to showcase its overwhelmingly large and intrusive forms, creating an eye-catching and unique overall appearance. From futuristically winding concrete walkways to huge land-sprawling structures, these expansive architectural designs are utilizing form and impressively large frameworks to create stunningly picturesque structures.

If you appreciate the beauty that exists in larger-than-life structures, then these expansive architectural designs are just for you.
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Geeky Arenas
Geeky Arenas
The Wanangkura Stadium Has a Computer Generated Appearance
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Virtual Visual Galleries
Virtual Visual Galleries
The Adobe Museum of Digital Media Honors Talented Digital Work
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Huge Land-Sprawling Structures
Huge Land-Sprawling Structures
The New Century Global Centre is the Largest Building in the World
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Contemporary Clay Ranches
Contemporary Clay Ranches
The Mandeville Canyon by Whipple Russell Architects is Warm and Rustic
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Record-Breaking Balloon Sculptures
Record-Breaking Balloon Sculptures
Artist Christo Creates the Largest Indoor Sculpture in History
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45
Computer-Crafted Sculptures
Computer-Crafted Sculptures
Nick Ervink's Cross Media Creations are Modernizing Sculpting
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44
Crystallized Iceberg Superstructures
Crystallized Iceberg Superstructures
The Harbin Ice Hotel by LAVA is Beautiful and Enormous
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Eco-Friendly Festival Structures
Eco-Friendly Festival Structures
The Party Wall is a Monument to a Place, an Event and a Practice
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Arching Travel Architecture
Arching Travel Architecture
The Oslo Central Train Station Looks Like a Cathedral
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Sky-Scraping Mural Installments
Sky-Scraping Mural Installments
The Shepard Fairey 'Street Art 13' Display is Dauntingly Huge
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Honeycomb-Like Buildings
Honeycomb-Like Buildings
The Institute for Molecular Science by Lyons Architects is Dynamic
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Recreating Rain Reservoirs
Recreating Rain Reservoirs
Waterpleinen Public Parks Will Have Kids Singing For Rain
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Outdoor-Integrated Institutions
Outdoor-Integrated Institutions
The Culver City Middle School Introduces Interiors to the Exterior
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Death-Defying Sportsitecture (UPDATE)
Death-Defying Sportsitecture (UPDATE)
The Holmenkollen Ski Jump Has Finally Been Built
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Kaleidoscopic Geometrical Auditoriums
Kaleidoscopic Geometrical Auditoriums
Renzo Piano Building Workshop Gave an Auditorium a Makeover
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Winding Concrete Walkways
Winding Concrete Walkways
The Havoysund Tourist Route Encourages People to Slow Down
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Spiraling Pedestrian Paths
Spiraling Pedestrian Paths
The Arganzuela Footbridge Has a Sculptural Presence
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Stacked Cylindrical Structures
Stacked Cylindrical Structures
The Velo Towers by Asymptote are Comprised of Rotating Components
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Vibrantly-Hued Homes
Vibrantly-Hued Homes
The Group8 'Coral House' Plays with Color to Capture Your Attention
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Biblical Pavilions
Biblical Pavilions
Jan Vranovsky's Ark Pavilion Will House Two of Every Animal at the Prague Zoo
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Wound Wooden Walk-ins
Wound Wooden Walk-ins
EverRest by Simon Takasaki Makes a Mountain of a Mining Hole
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Slithering Slope Stations
Slithering Slope Stations
'Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus' by Aedas is Glorious
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Jagged Office Buildings
Jagged Office Buildings
The Jansen Campus by Davide Macullo Architects Has a Dark Regality
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Woven Willow Artwork
Woven Willow Artwork
Laura Bacon Creates Monumental Artworks by Weaving Branches Together
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Spaceship-Like Canopies
Spaceship-Like Canopies
The Golden Eye Tram Station by Zechner & Zechner Looks Futuristic
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Lotus-Inspired Skyscrapers
Lotus-Inspired Skyscrapers
‘City in the Sky’ by Megatropolis Resembles Blooming Flower
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Obtrusive Orb Museums
Obtrusive Orb Museums
The Ordos Museum by MAD Architects is a Spectacle On the Outside as Well
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Serrated Facade Structures
Serrated Facade Structures
The Navarra Biomedical Research Center Features Sharp Accents
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Towering Theme Parks
Towering Theme Parks
Ju-Hyun Kim's Awesome Design is More Than Just a Tall Tale
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Angular Sci-Fi Pavilions
Angular Sci-Fi Pavilions
Pormetxeta Square Features Futuristic Design Details
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Eternity Puzzle-Inspired Architecture
Eternity Puzzle-Inspired Architecture
The Perth Arena is Futuristically Faceted
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Upstream Urban Commutes
Upstream Urban Commutes
The Aqualis Pier Concept for Moscow River by Andrew Bedov
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Softly Sculptural Architecture
Softly Sculptural Architecture
A-cero Architect's House in Madrid Looks Like a Monument
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Revamped Shopping Centers
Revamped Shopping Centers
The Gerngross! is Revamped by LOVE Architecture & Urbanism
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Public Transit 2.0
Public Transit 2.0
Florence TAV Station
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Abstract Educational Buildings
Abstract Educational Buildings
The Nuno Montenegro School of Technology is Top of the Class
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Monolithic Museums
Monolithic Museums
Diller Scofidio and Renfro Design an Epic Veiled Structure
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Giant Outdoor Chandeliers
Giant Outdoor Chandeliers
The Opera Australia Chandelier by Brian Thompson is Spectacular
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Razor Thin Walls
Razor Thin Walls
The Galilee Office Building by Studio Bellecour Has a Unique Shape
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Wavy Social Architecture
Wavy Social Architecture
The Huge 'Glasshouse' is an Arts, Conference & Entertainment Centre
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Figure Eight Football Stadiums
Figure Eight Football Stadiums
Athletic Ripples Sportsplex Embodies an Infinite Form
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Cheese Grater Architecture
Cheese Grater Architecture
The Arching Rotterdam Market Hall by MVRDV
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Eco Construction Buffers
Eco Construction Buffers
The Symbiotic Green Wall Makes for an Eco-Friendly Barrier
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Concert Stage Homes
Concert Stage Homes
Live in the 'Open Air Stage Piberstein' and You'll Always Have Front Row Seats
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Eden-Esque Solar Gardens
Eden-Esque Solar Gardens
The Marina South Gardens Shelters With Solar Supertrees
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Curved Automobile Architecture
Curved Automobile Architecture
The Porsche Pavilion by HENN is a Smooth Masterpiece
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Dynamic Geometry Coffee Shops
Dynamic Geometry Coffee Shops
Arthouse Cafe by Joey Ho Applies 3D Triangle Accents
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Structure-Wrapped Interiors
Structure-Wrapped Interiors
In House Wing, Architecture and Furniture Design are Uniquely United
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Impressive Visionary Villas
Impressive Visionary Villas
The Belmont Dream Home Takes Architecture to New Heights
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Treetop Mansions
Treetop Mansions
This Huge Structure is the World's Tallest Tree House
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