Despite their confusing appearance and the fact that you can literally get lost inside them, maze-like structures are incredibly popular in the architecture and design worlds.
Mazes are fascinating because people are drawn to exploring them even when they know they're going to have a hard time fining their way out. But there's something amazing about the experience, which is why maze-like structures and elements are timeless in their popularity.
Maze-like structures exist in all shapes of sizes. There have been examples of department stores using maze-inspired architecture to keep customers browsing for products. Imaginative artists have even constructed surprisingly visually pleasing mazes using rows of cardboard boxes.
Clearly, there's something about these maze-like structures that enables them to seamlessly combine functionality and aesthetics, making them a popular choice for architects and designers of different persuasions.
From Stone Maze Memorials to Cardboard Maze Exhibits
Enormous Maze Cultural Attractions
The Labirinto Della Masone is More Than Just a Labyrinth
Stone Maze Memorials
The Wall of Memory Pays Homage to Deceased Nuns
Crimson-Maze Storage Constructions
The Locker Room by Belsize Architects Enhances Exposed Columns
Cardboard Maze Exhibits
Michelangelo Pistoletto's Mirror of Judgment is Divinely Disorienting
Glass Box Labyrinths
The Cubed Maze3 Concept is Completely Transparent
Maze-Like Flagship Stores
The Coach Flagship Store in Tokyo was Reinvented by OMA Firm
Intricate Grid Interiors
Stills Flagship Store by Doepel Strijkers Features Elaborate Lattices
Minimal Labyrinth Spaces
The ‘AA House’ By MVN Arquitectos is a Maze of Elegant Archit
Sleek Structural Mazes
The Biomedical Research Center by Behles & Jochimsen Architects is Complex
Maison L is an Eco Mansion With Medieval Inspirations
Cubic Labyrinth Interiors
The JAIST Gallery Design is Inspired by Cryptic Puzzles
Maze-Filled Minimalist Houses
The House of Hyogo Cascades Through Stairs and Slopes