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65 Sci-Fi Architecture Examples

From Spaceship Beauty Parlors to Metal Cloud Structures

— August 19, 2014 — Art & Design
These sci-fi architecture examples range from cloud-shaped structures to futuristic interiors that are inspired by conceptual imagery.

Embracing futuristic design ideals, these sci-fi architecture examples are the opposite of traditional and are always pushing boundaries with their complex and sophisticated designs. These amazing structures are not only visually striking but are designed using some of the world's most sophisticated technological inventions.

Standouts from the list include Yuliyan Mikov's Museum of Architecture concept. This project looks to nature for its visual inspiration and employs complex technology to create its organically shaped structural form. The end result is a dreamlike and sculptural design and is a piece many hope will be fully realized and built in the coming future.
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Architectural Illuminator Concepts
Architectural Illuminator Concepts
Massimo Gardone's Monumental Lamps Resemble Famed Buildings
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Crystallized Sci-Fi Structures
Crystallized Sci-Fi Structures
The Wusibei Thaihot Plaza by Spark is Futuristically Designed
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63
Sci-Fi Roadside Structures
Sci-Fi Roadside Structures
These Georgia Rest Stops are Future-Friendly
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62
Sci-Fi Pod Structures
Sci-Fi Pod Structures
The InterContinental Davos Hotel by Oikios Features Geometric Details
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61
Rocket-Launching Skyscrapers
Rocket-Launching Skyscrapers
Neal Stephenson's Conceptual Sci-Fi Building Proposes Rocket Launches
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60
Psychological Penal Institutions
Psychological Penal Institutions
The Hydroelectric Waterfall Prison Plays with Inmates' Minds
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59
Immense Intergalactic Installations
Immense Intergalactic Installations
The VoltaDom is a Large, Alien-Inspired Art Piece
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58
Sci-Fi Sport Pavillions
Sci-Fi Sport Pavillions
The Allianz Riviera Stadium Features Curvilinear Design Lines
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57
Elliptical-Encased Buildings
Elliptical-Encased Buildings
Yazgan Design Creates the Tema Istanbul Showroom
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56
Spectacular Sci-Fi Structures
Spectacular Sci-Fi Structures
Adam Ryder Creates a Sci-Fi Fantasy World in his New Art Project
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55
Angular Kaleidoscope Interiors
Angular Kaleidoscope Interiors
The Festival Hall in Erl is Sci-Fi Inspired
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54
Sci-FI Kindergarten Structures
Sci-FI Kindergarten Structures
Studio Lacaja Arquitectos' Leroteca Design is a Cultural Kids Space
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Futuristically Fragmented Structures
Futuristically Fragmented Structures
The Paloma by TETRARC Concert Hall is Sci-Fi Inspired
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52
Sleek Sci-Fi Prisons
Sleek Sci-Fi Prisons
The 499.summit Concept by Greg Knobloch and Andreas Tjeldflaat is Futuristic
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Sculpturally Rippled Structures
Sculpturally Rippled Structures
The HANDS Corporation Headquarters Features a Perforated Facade
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50
Masked Eco-Buildings
Masked Eco-Buildings
Elithis Tower is the World's First Energy Positive Workplace
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49
Organically Domed Religious Structures
Organically Domed Religious Structures
The Pristina Central Mosque by OODA is Monumental
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48
UFO Architecture
UFO Architecture
The Centro Niemeye was Designed by 103-Year-Old Architect
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Streamlined Sci-Fi Garages
Streamlined Sci-Fi Garages
The Herma Parking Building by JOHO Architecture is Futuristic
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46
Stacked Rectangular Structures
Stacked Rectangular Structures
The Statoil Regional and International Offices Displays Futurism
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45
Sci-Fi Angular Abodes
Sci-Fi Angular Abodes
The Hironaka House by Ken Yokogawa Brings Bold Architecture to the Suburbs
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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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43
Sci-Fi Government Buildings
Sci-Fi Government Buildings
The Giorgia House of Justice is Intimidating and Furtuistic
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42
Angular Sci-Fi Structures
Angular Sci-Fi Structures
The Shanxi Grand Theater Taiyuan is Out of This World
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Sharp Shard Structures
Sharp Shard Structures
Rudy Uytenhaak's Leyweg City Hall is Full of Futuristic Angles
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40
Sci-Fi Chocolate Factories
Sci-Fi Chocolate Factories
Julia Musienko Designs a Chocolate Factory Worth Wonka's Weight in Gold
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Luminescent Horseshoe Hotels
Luminescent Horseshoe Hotels
The Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort Puts on a Light Show
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38
Metal Cloud Architecture
Metal Cloud Architecture
The Experience Music Project in Seattle by Frank Gehry Houses a Sci-Fi Mu
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Illuminated Igloo Architecture
Illuminated Igloo Architecture
The Microcity Sales Office by Mossine Partners is Futuristic
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36
Sci-Fi Alpine Structures
Sci-Fi Alpine Structures
The Ufogel Lodge Fuses a Contemporary Concept with Traditional Practices
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35
Fibrosity Monstrosities
Fibrosity Monstrosities
The 'Fibrous Tower' Studies Exoskeleton Tower Typologies
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34
Rippled Sci-Fi Theatres
Rippled Sci-Fi Theatres
The Hangzhou Broadway Cinemas Features Three-Dimensional Elements
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33
Spaceship-Like Canopies
Spaceship-Like Canopies
The Golden Eye Tram Station by Zechner & Zechner Looks Futuristic
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32
Tentacle Transport Systems
Tentacle Transport Systems
Terreform 1 + KARV Designs the Smart DOTS + Soft MOBS Concept
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31
Sci-Fi Sailboat-Style Airports
Sci-Fi Sailboat-Style Airports
The New Kuwait International Airport Flies into the Future
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30
Cylindrical Coastline Structures
Cylindrical Coastline Structures
The One Ocean Thematic Pavilion by Soma is Created For Expo 2012
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29
Sci-Fi Earthquake-Proof Abodes
Sci-Fi Earthquake-Proof Abodes
Beijing House II is Designed to Survive China's Natural Disasters
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28
Spaceship Beauty Parlors
Spaceship Beauty Parlors
The Vasken Demirjian Salon Gives Your Hair Some Stellar Style
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27
Colorful Prismatic Buildings
Colorful Prismatic Buildings
The Mulhouse Cultural Center by Paul Le Quernac is Futuristic
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Sci-Fi Pool Pavilions
Sci-Fi Pool Pavilions
The Aquarena Aqua Leisure Center Embodies its Futuristic Inspiration
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Sci-Fi Cantilevered Structures
Sci-Fi Cantilevered Structures
The EYE Film Institute Netherlands is Strikingly Futuristic
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Floating Orb Eateries
Floating Orb Eateries
The Ciel de Paris by Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance is Boldly Lit
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Angular Sci-Fi Pavilions
Angular Sci-Fi Pavilions
Pormetxeta Square Features Futuristic Design Details
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Villainous Subsurface Offices
Villainous Subsurface Offices
This Underground Lair Fit for a Bad Guy is Creepy and Ominous
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Sci-Fi Retail Centers
Sci-Fi Retail Centers
The L’atoll Angers Shopping Mall is Inspired by the Future
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Undersea Pharmacies
Undersea Pharmacies
'Pharmacy' by IDEA Gives an Atlantis Touch to Clinical Interiors
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Angular Geometry Storefronts
Angular Geometry Storefronts
The Konzepp Concept Shop by Geoff Tsui is Vibrantly Wild
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Floating Archaeological Architecture
Floating Archaeological Architecture
The Sky Disk Artifact Gives the Nebra Ark Its Inspiration
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Sticky Sci-Fi Structures
Sticky Sci-Fi Structures
Museum of Architecture by Yuliyan Mikov Looks Like Stretched Gum
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Sci-Fi Bathhouses
Sci-Fi Bathhouses
The Tamina Thermal Baths by Smolenicky & Partner Architecture
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Hip Hop-Inspired Abodes
Hip Hop-Inspired Abodes
The Hive Graffiti Apartments by Zvi Belling are Sleek and Contemporary
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14
Contemporary Sci-Fi Churches
Contemporary Sci-Fi Churches
The Chapel at Discovery Bay by Danny Cheng is Futuristic
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Sci-Fi Inspired Architecture
Sci-Fi Inspired Architecture
'Un Sui' House Inspired by A Space Odyssey
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12
Peeling Architecture
Peeling Architecture
Camenzind Evolution Design Creates Swirling Cocoon Offices
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Sci-Fi Retail Spaces
Sci-Fi Retail Spaces
The Prada Store Tokyo by Herzog Takes Sharp Edges to New Heights
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Multi-Faceted Sci-Fi Structures
Multi-Faceted Sci-Fi Structures
The Orbis Apartments Challenge Traditional Design Ideals
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Minimalist Fortress-Like Farmsteads
Minimalist Fortress-Like Farmsteads
The Tom Ford Ranch by Tadao Ando is Domineeringly Beautiful
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8
Sci-Fi Shopping Malls
Sci-Fi Shopping Malls
The Starhill Gallery by Spark Features Angular Accents
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Minimalist Sci-Fi Athenaeums
Minimalist Sci-Fi Athenaeums
The Vennesla Library and Culture House Belongs in the 22nd Century
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6
Futuristic Eco Offices
Futuristic Eco Offices
The Actelion Business Center is a Space-Age Commercial Building
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Sci-Fi Data Centers
Sci-Fi Data Centers
Stockholm's Pionen White Mountains
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Futuristic Beach Houses
Futuristic Beach Houses
The Iniala Beach House in Phuket Exudes a Shell-Shape
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3
Curved Automobile Architecture
Curved Automobile Architecture
The Porsche Pavilion by HENN is a Smooth Masterpiece
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2
Futuristic Greenchitecture
Futuristic Greenchitecture
Burnham Eco Pavilions by Zaha Hadid and UNStudio
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Assembly Line Stores
Assembly Line Stores
The Munich 'La Rocha' Shoe Shop is a Series of Conveyor Belts
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