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74 Sinuous Architecture Designs

From Undulating Offices to Curvaceous Skyscrapers

— August 1, 2009 — Eco
Most of the architecture you'll see around the world is flat and has lots of right angles; the sinuous architecture you'll see below is anything but flat.

From undulating office buildings to curvaceous skyscrapers, this sinuous architecture is a wonder to behold.

Implications - Architects are increasingly embracing avant-garde cues in skyscrapers and commercial architecture designs. Central to this theme are curved and sinuous lines, which defy the rectangular skyscrapers of decades past. Businesses can take advantage of this opportunity by designing industrial and commercial architecture that eschews 90-degree angles and boxy constructions in favor of round, flowing designs that emulate eggs, water droplets and other form factors found in nature.
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Unique Architecture
Unique Architecture
The Rock at Wellington Airport
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73
Bejing Olympics Architecture
Bejing Olympics Architecture
Herzog & de Meuron's National Stadium
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72
Future Dubai Cybertecture
Future Dubai Cybertecture
Du Tower
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71
Portrait Architecture
Portrait Architecture
Law Office Shaped in the Image of 'Lady Justice'
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70
Ethereal Architecture
Ethereal Architecture
Cloud House
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69
Floating Interactive Architecture
Floating Interactive Architecture
Burble London
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68
Flatpack Stadiums
Flatpack Stadiums
2012 London Olympics Architecture
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67
Banknote Architecture
Banknote Architecture
Lithuania's Office Center 1000
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66
Architecture-Inspired Phones
Architecture-Inspired Phones
The SBNP-N90 Looks like the Burj Al Arab in Dubai
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65
Peacechitecture
Peacechitecture
Can Architects End The Arab-Israeli Conflict?
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64
Eco Golf Ball Architecture
Eco Golf Ball Architecture
Plastic Pavilion for Disney's Trilli
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63
Smog-Reducing Architecture
Smog-Reducing Architecture
I-35 Bridge in Minneapolis Made of Cemstone
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62
LED Architecture
LED Architecture
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61
Flintstone Architecture
Flintstone Architecture
Home Rocks Under A Solar Umbrella
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60
Swiss Cheese Architecture
Swiss Cheese Architecture
Bubbly ‘Boolean' Interior Installation at U of Tokyo
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59
Cheese Grater Architecture
Cheese Grater Architecture
The 'O House' by Philippe Stubbei is a Celebration of Circles
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58
Slopechitecture
Slopechitecture
Kaponik Ski Resort Builds Insane Ski Jump Structure in Serbia
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57
Modern Eggchitecture
Modern Eggchitecture
Berlin's Free University is a Work and Study Mecca
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56
UFO Architecture
UFO Architecture
Revolutionary Complex Planned for Moscow
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55
Updating Futuristic Architecture
Updating Futuristic Architecture
Disney's New House of the Future
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54
Fiber Optic Pavilions
Fiber Optic Pavilions
Thomas Heatherwick Creates Glowing Architecture for Shanghai Expo
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53
Futuristic Spanish Architecture
Futuristic Spanish Architecture
Zaha Hadid's Campus de la Justicia
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52
Hair-Inspired Architecture
Hair-Inspired Architecture
The Strand Barber Shop Project
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51
Growing Your Own Living Home
Growing Your Own Living Home
Aeroponic Architecture
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50
"Bling Bling Architecture"
"Bling Bling Architecture"
Kuwait's Iconic Landmarks
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49
London 2012 Olympic Architecture
London 2012 Olympic Architecture
Major Bridge Across River Lea
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48
Genetic Architecture Incorporates Creative Surroundings
Genetic Architecture Incorporates Creative Surroundings
3deluxe Glass Cube
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47
Global Bioconstructivism
Global Bioconstructivism
‘Emergent' Architecture
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46
Bubble Architecture
Bubble Architecture
The Work of Chris Bosse
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45
Marine Inspired Architecture
Marine Inspired Architecture
The Fleet of Putrajaya, Malaysia
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44
Greenchitecture
Greenchitecture
Ann Demeulemeester Store is Literally Green
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43
Organic Architecture
Organic Architecture
Orquideorama Gardens
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42
Ski Slope Architecture
Ski Slope Architecture
The Granada Science Park is an Angled Marvel
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41
Cactus-Shaped Architecture
Cactus-Shaped Architecture
Green Cactus Building Sheds Sustainable Spikes in Qatar
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40
UFO-Inspired Architecture
UFO-Inspired Architecture
John Lautner's Homes of the Future
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39
Awe-Inspiring Church Architecture
Awe-Inspiring Church Architecture
Incredible Places of Worship
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38
Fanned Architecture
Fanned Architecture
Brendan Smithers' ‘Memory' Sculpture for Afrika Burn Art Festival
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37
Anti-Smog Architecture in Paris
Anti-Smog Architecture in Paris
Vincent Callebaut's Green Innovation Centre
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36
Giant Courtyard Architecture
Giant Courtyard Architecture
Zaha Hadid's Chaoyangmen Beijing SOHO III Project
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35
Dancing Dubaichitecture
Dancing Dubaichitecture
Self-Powered Dynamic Eco-Architecture
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34
Zen Stone Architecture
Zen Stone Architecture
Rocking New Taipei Performing Arts Center Uses Slabstones
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33
Aortic Architecture
Aortic Architecture
The Heart Influences This Urban Building Design
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32
Mercury Drop Architecture
Mercury Drop Architecture
The National Library in Prague is Futuristic Fantastic
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31
Inflatable Architecture
Inflatable Architecture
Blow-Up Concrete Building
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30
Spherical Car Showrooms
Spherical Car Showrooms
Manuelle Gautrand Architecture's Store of the Future
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29
Deceptive Architecture
Deceptive Architecture
3D Murals
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28
Peeling Architecture
Peeling Architecture
Camenzind Evolution Design Creates Swirling Cocoon Offices
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27
Giant J-Shaped Architecture
Giant J-Shaped Architecture
Green 'City-Park' Tower Spreads On and Over the Hudson
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26
Appliances as Architecture
Appliances as Architecture
'Habitat Machines' by David Trautrimas
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25
Otherworldly Architecture
Otherworldly Architecture
China's Dalian Int'l Conference Center Looks Like It's From Mars
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24
Space Colony Architecture
Space Colony Architecture
RFM FM Radio Station Headquarters, Poland
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23
Flowing River Architecture
Flowing River Architecture
Cairo Expo City by Zaha Hadid Was Inspired by Egypt's Nile
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22
Airy, Sinuous Architecture
Airy, Sinuous Architecture
Old World Italy Goes Contemporary With the Regium Waterfront
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21
Biomorphic Architecture
Biomorphic Architecture
Jet House
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20
High Tech Luxury Offices
High Tech Luxury Offices
Cybertecture Egg
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19
Apocalyptic Architecture
Apocalyptic Architecture
The Endangered Seed Archive Looks Like An Ice Palace
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18
Alien-Themed Architecture
Alien-Themed Architecture
Giger Bar
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17
Living Rooftops
Living Rooftops
Green Roof Designs Bring Sustainability to Architecture
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16
Latticed Public Architecture
Latticed Public Architecture
Redesigned Queens Museum of Art Boasts Web-Like Structure
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15
Giant Exhaust Fan Architecture
Giant Exhaust Fan Architecture
The Anara Tower in Dubai
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14
Sand Dune Architecture
Sand Dune Architecture
UAE Pavilion Will Shimmer, Morph and Change Color
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13
Steampunked Headquarters
Steampunked Headquarters
Oakley Architecture at SoCal Head Office
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12
Fantasy-Filled Architecture
Fantasy-Filled Architecture
Dalki Theme Park Encourages Creativity in Children
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11
Self-Financed Architecture
Self-Financed Architecture
Saunders and Wilhelmsen Build Their Own Plans
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10
Otherworldly Places of Worship
Otherworldly Places of Worship
Incredible Religious Architecture Inspires Piety
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9
Gravity Defying Houses
Gravity Defying Houses
Daring Architecture
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8
Conch Architecture
Conch Architecture
Kotaro Ide's Seashell House Is Nestled in the Forests of Japan
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7
Awesome Architecture in Iran
Awesome Architecture in Iran
Incredible Buildings You Never Knew About
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6
Droplet Architecture
Droplet Architecture
Hi-Tech Resort Design Especially for Humid Coastlines
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5
Thunderstorm Architecture
Thunderstorm Architecture
Tornado-Like 'Helix' Building Blows Them Away in Abu Dhabi
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4
BizArchitecture
BizArchitecture
Alien Architecture, Gravity-Defying Homes and Giant Rabbits
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3
Jungle Architecture
Jungle Architecture
The Lofted Forest Home by Rover Harvey Oshatz Inspired by Music
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2
Hobbit-Style Architecture
Hobbit-Style Architecture
Low Impact Woodland Homes Built With Surrounding Nature
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1
Earth Architecture
Earth Architecture
Cob Houses Made of Dirt and Straw
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