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72 Protruding Architectural Structures

From Folding Facade Abodes to Tetris-Inspired Banks

— October 17, 2013 — Art & Design
Experimenting with form and structure is a great way to turn an ordinary building into a stand-out feature, and these protruding architectural structures are here to showcase that abstract design can produce a mind-blowing appearance.

While having objects stick out or oddly angled may seem like a deformity or mistake, these protruding architectural structures are demonstrating that intentionally odd designs can be wonderfully appealing. Featuring all kinds of artistic techniques such as angular rooftops, sloped exteriors and three-dimensional aspects, these protruding structures are sure to stand out amongst the more ordinary, geometric buildings.

From protruding window architecture to bridged balcony buildings, these whimsically offbeat structural designs will surely have any architectural enthusiast bursting with amazement and curiosity. A creative way to deviate from conventionality and the norm, these protruding pieces of architecture will definitely have people talking for a while to come.
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Bridged Balcony Buildings
Bridged Balcony Buildings
Prater Street by Atelier Peter Kis Connects Neighbors with Skywalks
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Angular Diplomatic Abodes
Angular Diplomatic Abodes
The Ethiopian Dutch Embassy Juts Out in Several Directions
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Curvaceous Canopied Retreats
Curvaceous Canopied Retreats
The Palais Thermal Spa is Breezy and Breathtaking
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68
Fertile-Figured Homes
Fertile-Figured Homes
The Pregnant House Embraces Those Who Live Within
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67
Hulking Artistic Institutions
Hulking Artistic Institutions
Tel Aviv Art Museum Uses With Geometric Forms for Functionality
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66
Enthralling Prismatic Abodes
Enthralling Prismatic Abodes
The Nok Sung Hun House is Visually Stimulating and Angular
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Backyard Art Studios
Backyard Art Studios
This Artist Retreat by 0 to 1 Architects is a Live-Work Space
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Protruding Eco-Buildings
Protruding Eco-Buildings
The Calls Henge by Studiodosi
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Protruding Lakeside Residences
Protruding Lakeside Residences
This Private Abode Offers Panoramic Lake Views and Relaxation
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Angled Abodes
Angled Abodes
The PL House Stays Standing Despite Dangerous Incline
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Scooped Suburband Dwellings
Scooped Suburband Dwellings
The Y House Looks Like the Carved Remainder of a Rectangular Residence
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Shuttered Science Structures
Shuttered Science Structures
Lyons' John Curtin School of Medical Research is Futuristic-Looking
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Tetris-Inspired Banks
Tetris-Inspired Banks
Atelier Hapsitus Designs a Gamer Remodel for the BLC Bank in Beirut
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Angular Aquatic Structures
Angular Aquatic Structures
The Urban Beach Concept Hopes to Make a Splash in Amsterdam
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Revitalized Reservoir Architecture
Revitalized Reservoir Architecture
Adam Wiercinski's Water Tower 2.0 Concept Adds to an Old Prison
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Perception-Popping Planes
Perception-Popping Planes
The SimmINN Flight Simulation Center in Stuttgart, Germany is Dynamic
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Black Blocked Domiciles
Black Blocked Domiciles
The ‘C-House' by Dot Architecture and Soc-Arc is Heavy-Set
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Accordion Fenestrated Facades
Accordion Fenestrated Facades
The Flip House by Fougeron Brings Dimension to an Outdoor View
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Sharply Angled Abodes
Sharply Angled Abodes
The Nth Fitzroy House by AM. Architecture is Modern and Sophisticated
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Mongolian Angletecture
Mongolian Angletecture
US Firm Takes A New Slant On Home Design
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Inverted Mountain Ceilings
Inverted Mountain Ceilings
'If Dogs Run Free' Bar Houses a Space for Artistic Expression
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Fake Floating Residences
Fake Floating Residences
The Dune House Boasts an All-Glass Bottom
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Boxy Yellow Bakeries
Boxy Yellow Bakeries
Pomme Sucre by Francesc Rife is a Stylish & Sweet Space
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House-Shaped Windows
House-Shaped Windows
The Pentagon Window House by Suppose Design
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Haphazardly Stacked Buildings
Haphazardly Stacked Buildings
The Basket Apartments by OFIS Architects is Made for Students
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Dancing Building Facades
Dancing Building Facades
Kiefer Technic Showroom Regulates Room Temperature
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Command-Responsive Pavilion Concepts
Command-Responsive Pavilion Concepts
The Entangled Pavilion Self-Changes Shape At Visitors' Wishes
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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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Public Angletecture
Public Angletecture
Leaning Learning Center Going Up in Vienna
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Sleek Geometric Properties
Sleek Geometric Properties
This Modern Abode by Craft Arquitectos is Fire Truck Red
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Pointed Morphing Homes
Pointed Morphing Homes
The D Haus Can be Configured 8 DIfferent Ways
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Aquatic-Inspired Homes
Aquatic-Inspired Homes
The Diver's House Hones Gold Medalist Matt Mitcham's Diving Skills
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Protruding Window Architecture
Protruding Window Architecture
The Shipara Office Building Slopes Like a Vertical Skate Park
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Protruding Luxury Spas
Protruding Luxury Spas
The Holiday Inn Shanghai Glass Bottom Swimming Pool is Adrenaline-Packed
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Sharply Mountainous Structures
Sharply Mountainous Structures
The Chongqing Greenland Clubhouse by PURE Design is Nature-Inspired
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Modern Masonry Residences
Modern Masonry Residences
The Brick Wall House by 123dv is Made From Layered Rectangle Forms
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Arcing Architecture
Arcing Architecture
An Angular Marvel by Tokyo-Based Tekuto Architecture
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Obtuse Triangled Structures
Obtuse Triangled Structures
The International Flower Auction Store is Amazingly Angled
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Dramatically Asymmetrical Theaters
Dramatically Asymmetrical Theaters
The Tyrol Festival Hall is a Geometrical Marvel in Austria
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Angular Sci-Fi Pavilions
Angular Sci-Fi Pavilions
Pormetxeta Square Features Futuristic Design Details
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Curvy Aluminum Schools
Curvy Aluminum Schools
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Create the 'Lycée Georges Frêche'
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Barn-Inspired Homes
Barn-Inspired Homes
The House Satiya Project Certainly is No Pigsty
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Overhanging Concrete Havens
Overhanging Concrete Havens
The dwelling in Etura by Roberto Ercila Architects Has Panoramic Views
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Multi-Angled Roof Architecture
Multi-Angled Roof Architecture
The Koda Estonia Pavilion by KUU Architects Embraces Geometry
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Piled-Up Pod Offices
Piled-Up Pod Offices
The Aedas 'Contained Calls' Project is an Architectural Heaven
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Crazy Architectural Collisions
Crazy Architectural Collisions
The MP09 Building by GS Architects is Nicknamed 'Black Panther'
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Geometric Country Homes
Geometric Country Homes
Plasma Studio's Modern Designed House Sits in a Rural Area
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Boxy Hilltop Libraries
Boxy Hilltop Libraries
The A+P House by Bauart Architects is located in Meilen, Switzerland
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Pixelating Public Architecture
Pixelating Public Architecture
CASIS Headquarters Embodies an Alien Style to Suit its Function
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Magnified Postmodern Dollhouses
Magnified Postmodern Dollhouses
Haus E17 Charms with Abstractness, Simplicity and Iconic Quality
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Folding Facade Abodes
Folding Facade Abodes
Dolomitenblick by Plasma Studio Slices Through Its Spanning Landscape
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Stacked Box Achitecture
Stacked Box Achitecture
The 51-1 Arquitectos Museum Addition Gives History a Makeover
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Triangular Steeple Structures
Triangular Steeple Structures
The Allandale House Looks Like a Shard of Rock
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Leveraged Living Spaces
Leveraged Living Spaces
Natkevicus Architecture Takes Elevated Architecture to New Heights
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Geometric Ivory Mansions
Geometric Ivory Mansions
The Aradas House by RVDM Architects is Minimalist and Boxy
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Landscape-Integrated Installations
Landscape-Integrated Installations
The Timmelsjoch Museum is Gravity-Defying Architecture
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Wall-Protruding Animals
Wall-Protruding Animals
Aleksey Lazar's Pop Art Interior in Moscow is a Fresh Approach to Design
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Sculptural Windowed Homes
Sculptural Windowed Homes
The Bierings House by Rocha Tombal Architects has a Scenic View
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Mini-Mountain Homes
Mini-Mountain Homes
'The Hill House' Can be Climbed Into or Onto
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Modern Multi-Dimensional Abodes
Modern Multi-Dimensional Abodes
The Private House by Divercity Architects Layers Cubed Elements
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Beehive Architecture
Beehive Architecture
Honeycomb Housing Complex
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Seaside Angletecture
Seaside Angletecture
Unique, Revitalized Waterfront Café Design Lures Diners
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Futuristic Eco Offices
Futuristic Eco Offices
The Actelion Business Center is a Space-Age Commercial Building
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Layered Brick Abodes
Layered Brick Abodes
MYP House by Estudio BaBO Explores the Possibilities of its Materials
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Grille Gallery Ad-Ons
Grille Gallery Ad-Ons
The Whitney Museum Addition is Complexly Concrete
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Multi-Faceted Hillside Homes
Multi-Faceted Hillside Homes
The Casa Playa Las Lomas I-05 is a Designer's Dream
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Jenga Block Architecture
Jenga Block Architecture
The "Next Generation House" by Sou Fujimoto
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Mod Angular Houses
Mod Angular Houses
The Casa Cubo by Agraz Arquitectos is the Epitome of Boxiness
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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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Ultra-Organic Architecture
Ultra-Organic Architecture
Austria's Kunsthaus Graz Oozes Art
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Steel Box Architecture
Steel Box Architecture
OceanScope Observatory is Made of Recycled Shipping Containers
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