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100 Artistically Intricate Structures

From Elaborate Laser-Cut Bridges to Intricate Grid Interiors

— October 1, 2013 — Art & Design
When it comes to designing a new building or piece of art, attention to detail can make all the difference, and these artistically intricate structures are offering up some spectacular examples of how architects are taking ordinary buildings to the next level.

In this modern age of contemporary design and digital technology, people are constantly expecting new and exciting things to capture their attention, and these beautifully intricate structures have wonderfully utilized artistic techniques to make a visual impact. From intertwined glass structures to geometric buildings and maze-like landscapes, these artistically intricate structures are showcasing that a little imagination can go a long way.

Sure to attract architectural enthusiasts with an eye for new and exciting designs, these beautifully intricate structures will definitely make a visual impact on anyone that passes by.
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Woven Rope House Hacks
Woven Rope House Hacks
XPIRAL Makes Over Homes to Give Them a 21st Century Design Edge
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Iceberg-Shaped Housing
Iceberg-Shaped Housing
The Isbjerget Apartment Complex is a Chilly Waterfront Addition
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98
Curvaceous Cultural Venues
Curvaceous Cultural Venues
The Changsha Meixihu International Centre Boasts a Futuristic Aesthetic
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97
Chic Chain-Link Decor
Chic Chain-Link Decor
Personeni Raffaele Scharer Architects are Taking Design Tips off the Streets
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96
Stark Seafaring Towers
Stark Seafaring Towers
The 'Step Tower' Imitates a Ship with Clean and Elegant Curves
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95
Intricate Polygon Abodes
Intricate Polygon Abodes
House Setagaya is a Minimal Industrial Styled Residence in Japan
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94
Intricate Ceiling Photography
Intricate Ceiling Photography
Richard Silver NYC Church Panoramas Let Us Appreciate its Interior
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93
Geometrically Piled Buildings
Geometrically Piled Buildings
Stack Solution by Studio Gang Architects is Structurally Shapely
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92
Intricate Viewing Towers
Intricate Viewing Towers
The Phoenix Observation Tower by Bjarke Ingels Group Dramatically Spirals
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91
Elaborate Laser-Cut Bridges
Elaborate Laser-Cut Bridges
The Pleated Perforated Bridge Manipulates Material to Span a River
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90
Water-Reflected Architecture
Water-Reflected Architecture
The National Archives of France Building Features Fluid Seperations
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89
Storytelling Paper Cityscapes
Storytelling Paper Cityscapes
Beatrice Coron's 'Papercuts' Collection Features Silhouettes
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88
Digital Dali-Esque Structures
Digital Dali-Esque Structures
Geocomb by Yuichiro Itayama Explores the Limits of Computer Modeling
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87
Haute Honeycomb Museums
Haute Honeycomb Museums
The Contemporary Arts Center Cordoba by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos is Chic
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86
Quilted Pavilion Designs
Quilted Pavilion Designs
The ARC River Culture Pavilion in South Korea was Designed by Asymptote
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85
Vine-Resembling Rest Stations
Vine-Resembling Rest Stations
This Design Takes an Extravagant Take on the Traditional Metal Arbor
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84
Brightly Curvy Walkways
Brightly Curvy Walkways
Hunker and Corso Create an Artistic Terrain
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83
Refurbished Church Manors
Refurbished Church Manors
God's Loft by LKSVDD Architects Boasts Cheeky Religious References
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82
Intricate 3D Printed Rooms
Intricate 3D Printed Rooms
‘Digital Grotesque’ is an Impressively Massive Sculpture
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81
Floating Squid Acid Absorbers
Floating Squid Acid Absorbers
The PH Conditioner Skyscraper Leaches Chemicals From the Atmosphere
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80
Coral-Like Subway Canopies
Coral-Like Subway Canopies
The Donostialdea Metro-Station Entrance by Snohetta is Sculptural
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79
Intricate Park Revivals
Intricate Park Revivals
West 8 Remodels Lincoln Park in Miami
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78
Glass-Domed Subway Stops
Glass-Domed Subway Stops
The New York Fulton Street Station Provides Commuters with Natural Light
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77
Futuristically Fragmented Structures
Futuristically Fragmented Structures
The Paloma by TETRARC Concert Hall is Sci-Fi Inspired
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76
Intricate Urban Skins
Intricate Urban Skins
The DeCanyon Project Aims to Bridge the Infrastructural Abyss of Cagliari
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75
Maze-Like Flagship Stores
Maze-Like Flagship Stores
The Coach Flagship Store in Tokyo was Reinvented by OMA Firm
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74
Geometric Architectural Captures
Geometric Architectural Captures
Reves D'Urbanisme by Mathieu Coquerelle Captures Patterns
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73
Crystallized Angle Abodes
Crystallized Angle Abodes
The Under the Moonlight House Displays Complex Geometries
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72
Patterned Storefront Displays
Patterned Storefront Displays
The New Tokyo Coach Store Showcases Shelves in an Artistic Manner
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71
Skyscraper Vortex Photography
Skyscraper Vortex Photography
Vertical Horizon by Romain Jacquet-Lagreze Captures Hong Kong Sights
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70
Angular Peek-a-Boo Pavilions
Angular Peek-a-Boo Pavilions
The Arteixo Tourism Office is Modern and Eco-Friendly in Design
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69
Sustainable Ceramic Forests
Sustainable Ceramic Forests
The Solar-Powered Spanish Pavilion is a Truly Remarkable Structure
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68
Toranj-Inspired Furniture
Toranj-Inspired Furniture
Tthe Flux Table Features Geometrical Designs with an Iranian Twist
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67
Abstract Wave-Inspired Architecture
Abstract Wave-Inspired Architecture
The Hyundai Pavilion by Unsangdong Architects Mimics Motion
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66
Intertwined Glass Structures
Intertwined Glass Structures
Birmingham's Zellig Sculpture Features Intricate Steel Tubes
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65
Floating Orb Archiecuture
Floating Orb Archiecuture
The National Art Museum by MAD Architects Design is Otherworldly
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64
Complex Urban Jungle Gyms
Complex Urban Jungle Gyms
The Empty Pavillion by McLain Clutter is a Confusing and Beautiful
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63
Architecturally Odd Art Installations
Architecturally Odd Art Installations
Alex Schweder's Performance Architecture Plays With Space
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62
Book-Encasing Pyramids (UPDATE)
Book-Encasing Pyramids (UPDATE)
The Book Mountain by MVRDV is a Librarian Marvel
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61
Basketball Net Sculptures
Basketball Net Sculptures
Head Architecture Wins Thematic Design for 2009 East Asian Games Venue
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60
Cellular Desert Cities
Cellular Desert Cities
The DUNElab Project Anticipates a Futuristic Societal Infrastructure
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59
Scattered Geometry Structure
Scattered Geometry Structure
This Architecture Piece by Michael Jantzen Boasts a Conceptual Design
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58
Sawtoothed Skyline Architecture
Sawtoothed Skyline Architecture
(RE)Configured-Assemblage Rebuilds the City with Recycled Metal
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57
Monochromatic Modular Architecture
Monochromatic Modular Architecture
The Joel Tjintjelaar Photography Explores Abstract Expression
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56
Mod Mythological Strutures
Mod Mythological Strutures
The Torres De Hercules is a Building to Be Reckoned With
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55
Meticulous Seat Structures
Meticulous Seat Structures
The Screenplay Bench by Oyler Wu Collaborative is Complex
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54
Woven Willow Artwork
Woven Willow Artwork
Laura Bacon Creates Monumental Artworks by Weaving Branches Together
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53
Artistic Fast Food Joints
Artistic Fast Food Joints
The McDonald's in Batumi, Georgia is a Feat of Fast Food Architecture
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52
Abstractly Linked Architecture
Abstractly Linked Architecture
The CASIS Headquarters Embodies a Stylized Exterior and Circulation
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51
Obtrusive Orb Museums
Obtrusive Orb Museums
The Ordos Museum by MAD Architects is a Spectacle On the Outside as Well
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50
Rhythmic Geometry Landscapes
Rhythmic Geometry Landscapes
The New Barrio de la Música Park Boasts Impressive Aerial Views
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49
Latticed Rotundas
Latticed Rotundas
David Trubridge Presents the Dream Space Dome, a Quiet Place to Relax in Nature
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48
Toy-Inspired Overpasses
Toy-Inspired Overpasses
The Slinky Springs Bridge is Colorful and Fun
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47
Spectacular Steel Staircases
Spectacular Steel Staircases
This Montreal Home Features a Stunning 'Iron Lace' Staircase
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46
Surreal House Sculptures
Surreal House Sculptures
The Modular House Pavilion by Michael Jantzen is Impossibly Abstract
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45
Industrial Arboreal Churches
Industrial Arboreal Churches
Forest Chapel Works Metal Material into Organic Architectural Forms
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44
Square Studios
Square Studios
Atelier 37.2 Redesigns Le Petit Oiseau Va Sortir into Cubes
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43
Brick-Resembling Libraries
Brick-Resembling Libraries
The Katowice Library by HS99 Towers With Academic Grandiosity
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42
Industrial Table Tops
Industrial Table Tops
Caldwell's Use of Circuit Boards Makes for Some Unique Furniture
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41
Cellular City Planning
Cellular City Planning
The Urban Field is an Evolving Skin for the Modern Metropolis
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40
Sculptural Amoeba-Like Stairs
Sculptural Amoeba-Like Stairs
The Saint Herblain School of Arts Has Artistic Accents
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39
Abstract Architecture Art
Abstract Architecture Art
Mattia Mognetti's Photography Distorts and Manipulates Buildings
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38
Sinuous River Viaducts
Sinuous River Viaducts
The Chongqing Eco-Bridge Translates Natural Beauty into Industrial
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37
Spiritually Intricate Skyscrapers
Spiritually Intricate Skyscrapers
The Namaste Tower by Atkins Design Studio is Inspired by Hands
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36
Sustainable Art Exhibits
Sustainable Art Exhibits
New York Japan Society Honors Bamboo
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35
Intricate Transforming Towers
Intricate Transforming Towers
The Hydropolis Skyscraper Embodies and Elaborate Structure
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34
Temporary Honeycomb Architecture
Temporary Honeycomb Architecture
The Shellstar Pavilion Features a Super Lightweight Construction
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33
Intricate Grid Interiors
Intricate Grid Interiors
Stills Flagship Store by Doepel Strijkers Features Elaborate Lattices
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32
Skeletal Ripple Structures
Skeletal Ripple Structures
The Mosque Amir Al-Momenin is Designed with Sustainability in Mind
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31
Fanciful Futuristic Facades
Fanciful Futuristic Facades
This Renovation Project has a Sun-Protecting Perforated Metal Shield
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30
Tapered Hexagonal Towers
Tapered Hexagonal Towers
The KAUST Breakwater Beacon Provides Cool Location for University Events
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29
Enchanting Fairytale Resorts
Enchanting Fairytale Resorts
La Balade Des Gnomes is a Fantasy Themed Rustic Retreat
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28
Monolithic Museums
Monolithic Museums
Diller Scofidio and Renfro Design an Epic Veiled Structure
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Texturized Modern Castles
Texturized Modern Castles
The Kanayama Community Center by Kengo Kuma
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26
Glowing Squiggle Bridges
Glowing Squiggle Bridges
The Pedestrian Walkway in Telok Blangah Hill Park in Singapore
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25
Futuristic Rock Climbing Havens
Futuristic Rock Climbing Havens
The Collider Activity Center Concept Blurs Structural Boundaries
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24
Spiraling Shingle Architecture
Spiraling Shingle Architecture
The Paviljoen Puur by Emma Architecten Towers with Wooden Wonder
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Never-Ending Spiral Stairs
Never-Ending Spiral Stairs
'Usher Hall' by Speirs + Major Goes M.C. Escher
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22
Translucent Block Book Rooms
Translucent Block Book Rooms
Nam June Paik Library is a Contemporary Cube of Literature
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21
Sustainable Holographic Sculptures
Sustainable Holographic Sculptures
The Kustaa Saksi Paper Installation Plays With Perception
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20
Arterial Gallery Architecture
Arterial Gallery Architecture
The 'Uncaged' Whitney Museum Brings the Built World to Life
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Circuit Board Candy Shops
Circuit Board Candy Shops
The Xocolatti Store by De-Spec is Dynamically Designed
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18
Pipe Branch Architecture
Pipe Branch Architecture
Suppose Design Office Turns the Diesel Denim Gallery to a Nature Factory
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17
Spiraling Cone-Shaped Buildings
Spiraling Cone-Shaped Buildings
Guggenheim Museum's Cone-Shape Concept Will Fill a Full Scoop
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16
Electrified Urban Installations
Electrified Urban Installations
Artic Mass-Painting Inspires the Mind to Think Spatially
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15
Avant-Garde Atrium Architecture
Avant-Garde Atrium Architecture
The Studios at Monterrey Institute of Technology are Highly Modern
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14
Sun-Blistering Buildings
Sun-Blistering Buildings
The Bloom Pavilion Reacts to Solar Exposure Like a Living Thing
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13
Woven Wood Ceilings
Woven Wood Ceilings
The Ikibana Restaurant by El Equipo Creativo is Whimsical and Warm
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12
Pumpkin-Inspired Pop-Up Shops
Pumpkin-Inspired Pop-Up Shops
Yayoi Kusama Collaborates on the 12 Louis Vuitton by THEVERYMANY
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11
Elaborate Minuscule Paper Models
Elaborate Minuscule Paper Models
Daniel Agdad Creates Stunning Sculptures Out of Cardboard & Glue
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10
Remixed Chapel Concepts
Remixed Chapel Concepts
The Notre Dame Haiti Cathedral Modernizes a Classic Design
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9
Tangled High-Traffic Viaducts
Tangled High-Traffic Viaducts
The Living Bridge Embodies the Energy of the City
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8
Twisted Design Tunnels
Twisted Design Tunnels
The Technicolor Bloom
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7
Cramped Apartment Captures
Cramped Apartment Captures
1972 by Noritaka Minami is Depressingly Futuristic
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6
Upcycled Meeting Places
Upcycled Meeting Places
The Palletpavilion is a Striking Piece of Upcycled Architecture
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5
Sea Urchin Concert Halls
Sea Urchin Concert Halls
The Arena Venom Opera Explores the Biology of Architecture
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4
Real-Life Pixelation Art
Real-Life Pixelation Art
Stephane Malka Rue Sans Frontieres Installation is Truly Compelling
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3
Luxury Modern Tree Houses
Luxury Modern Tree Houses
The E’terra Samara Resort is a Canadian Gem
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2
Eco Floating Vacations
Eco Floating Vacations
The Remistudio Ark Hotel is an Intricate Build
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1
Architectural Pop-Up Art
Architectural Pop-Up Art
These Pop-Up Creations by Peter Dahmen are Intricately Detailed
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