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42 Extreme Exteriors

Unique Architectural Facades, from Fishnet to Cracked Glass

— November 23, 2009 — Art & Design
Architects today face tremendous pressure. Not only do they have to create functional spaces that merge fantastic architectural design, these concepts have to be applied to both the interior of the structure as well as the exterior (or facade). This is the reason why we’ve seen so many extreme exteriors—exteriors that are, in addition to being architecturally amazing, also artistically beautiful. Massive media facades, cobweb architecture, and lace-patterned concrete are just some of the extreme exteriors you’ll find in this cluster.
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Mosaic-Encrusted Architecture
Mosaic-Encrusted Architecture
Watts Towers in LA
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Phantasmagorical Building Facades
Phantasmagorical Building Facades
The Star Palace
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40
Camouflaging City Blocks
Camouflaging City Blocks
Blue Buildings by Florentijn Hofman Attract Tourists
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Puzzling Public Buildings
Puzzling Public Buildings
The Crossword Mural is Solved with Clues Hidden in the City
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38
Pixel Building
Pixel Building
Project Blinken Lights
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37
Masked Eco-Buildings
Masked Eco-Buildings
Elithis Tower is the World's First Energy Positive Workplace
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36
Animated Buildings
Animated Buildings
The Rundle Lantern Entertains With Moving Designs and Music
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35
Art Wrapped Architecture
Art Wrapped Architecture
'Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation' on Side of Hong Kong Museum
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34
Vinyl Record Cratechitecture
Vinyl Record Cratechitecture
Raphael Vinoly's Atlas Building Channels Retro Music
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33
Mediarchitecture
Mediarchitecture
Mediafacades Festival Berlin + Urabanscreens Melbourne 2008
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Branded Exterior Paint
Branded Exterior Paint
The Norway House Has a Burberry Paint Job
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31
Cheese Grater Architecture
Cheese Grater Architecture
The 'O House' by Philippe Stubbei is a Celebration of Circles
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30
Avian Architecture
Avian Architecture
Animal Wall by Gitta Gschwendtner Gets Mixed Reviews
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29
Latticed Architecture
Latticed Architecture
The Eco Triangle Garden House by Tham & Videgard Hansson
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'Scalable' Student Housing
'Scalable' Student Housing
Apartment Building With Rock-Wall Facade
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Glimmering Architecture
Glimmering Architecture
The Swarovski Store in Japan
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Bookish Buildings
Bookish Buildings
De Batavier is a Facade of Books in Lootstraat, Amsterdam
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25
Fishnet Structures
Fishnet Structures
The Mobile Performance Venue Wins at the World Architecture Festival
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24
Architectural Collages
Architectural Collages
Axis Mundi's Facade is a Confusing Wonder
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Massive Media Facades
Massive Media Facades
The Taipei Pop Music Center Will Feature Eco LED Technology
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22
Living Skin Building Facades
Living Skin Building Facades
The FLARE
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21
Window-Dripping Structures
Window-Dripping Structures
The Steckelhorn 11 Strives to Update Historic Hamburg Area
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20
Lace-Patterned Concrete
Lace-Patterned Concrete
The 'Nottingham Contemporary' is a Modernized Warehouse for Art
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19
Snakeskin Stadiums
Snakeskin Stadiums
Hyundai-Samsung Consortium Features Reptilian Architecture
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18
Braille-Inspired Buildings
Braille-Inspired Buildings
The Chrome Hotel Facade is Punctuated With Many Holes
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17
Colorful Architectural Facades
Colorful Architectural Facades
Apartment Buildings Get an Earth-Inspired Makeover
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16
Metal Mesh Architecture
Metal Mesh Architecture
Marcelo Alvarenga Creates Metallic Knit Storefront for Coven
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Glitter Ball-Inspired Buildings
Glitter Ball-Inspired Buildings
The Basque Health Department HQ
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14
Cheese Grater Architecture
Cheese Grater Architecture
The Arching Rotterdam Market Hall by MVRDV
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13
Food Inspired Architecture
Food Inspired Architecture
Cafe Shaped Like Toast
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12
Faux Pixelated Architecture
Faux Pixelated Architecture
The Bodegas Ysios Winery Has a Mario Land-Like Roof
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11
Beehive Architecture
Beehive Architecture
Honeycomb Housing Complex
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10
Grass Buildings
Grass Buildings
Kadawittfeldarchitektur Austrian Kindergarten Makes Education Green
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9
Cracked Glassitecture
Cracked Glassitecture
The South Korea Gimpo Art Hall by Gansam Partners
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8
Papercut Architecture
Papercut Architecture
Polish Pavilion at Expo 2010 Channels Cultural Tradition
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7
Extreme Halloween Exteriors
Extreme Halloween Exteriors
10 Pumpkin Houses
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6
Accordian Architecture
Accordian Architecture
The Condesa DF Hotel Has a Courtyard of Folding Facades
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5
Cobweb Architecture
Cobweb Architecture
The Villamoda Galleries Frame Hotel Weaves into the WAN Awards 2009
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4
3D Hairstyle Facades
3D Hairstyle Facades
The Hair Couture Salon Exterior Design by X Architekten
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3
Thunderstorm Architecture
Thunderstorm Architecture
Tornado-Like 'Helix' Building Blows Them Away in Abu Dhabi
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2
Honeycomb Architecture
Honeycomb Architecture
The Acme UN Memorial Building Metaphorically Unites Nations
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Psychedelic Home Exteriors
Psychedelic Home Exteriors
Graffiti Artists Channel Bad Acid Trips to Attack Scottish Castle
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