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70 Unconventional Architecture Finds

From Artful Installations to Irregularly Angled Structures

— April 5, 2013 — Autos
Straying from traditional design ideals, these unconventional architecture finds embrace a contemporary visual concept that is brought to life through their conception. These contemporary structures, art installations and boldly designed interiors reject traditional views on symmetry and instead endorse irregular angles and complex geometries.

From curvilinear sky scrapers to eco-conscious pavilions, these unconventional architecture finds highly rely on the latest in building technologies. Whether paving the way for new material uses or complex construction practices, these unexpected structures and spaces are a design lover’s dream.

Paving the way for the future of design, these architectural creations open our eyes to a new world of building possibilities and reject past ideals that endorse simplicity and minimalism in design.
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Angular Diplomatic Abodes
Angular Diplomatic Abodes
The Ethiopian Dutch Embassy Juts Out in Several Directions
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Computer-Crafted Sculptures
Computer-Crafted Sculptures
Nick Ervink's Cross Media Creations are Modernizing Sculpting
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68
Trypophobe-Torturing Architecture
Trypophobe-Torturing Architecture
The Train Nest is Made Up of Repeated Forms and Perforations
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67
Mountain-Mimicking Structures
Mountain-Mimicking Structures
The Slow Horse Hotel Resembles the Slopes of Ski Hills
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66
Golden Foliage Facades
Golden Foliage Facades
The Museum of Historical Marksmanship is Stunning
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65
Dinsaur-Modeled Homes
Dinsaur-Modeled Homes
The Jurgen Mayer H OLS House is Shaped Like Ancient Creatures
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64
Brown-Bagged Boutiques
Brown-Bagged Boutiques
Philip Salem's Store 'OWEN' in NYC is Meticulously Designed with Paper Bags
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63
Floating Cloud Architecture
Floating Cloud Architecture
This Arthur Kupreychuk Design Looks Like it’s Under a Dark Cloud
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62
Breathing Metal Walls
Breathing Metal Walls
Doris Kim Sung's Work with Thermo-Bimetals is Inspired by Human Skin
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Captivating Checkerboard Structures
Captivating Checkerboard Structures
The Adult Education Center by CEBRA Features Cubed Accents
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60
Commemorative Upside-Down Architecture
Commemorative Upside-Down Architecture
Martin Papcun & Atelier SAD Design Memorial in Munich
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59
Sci-Fi Angular Abodes
Sci-Fi Angular Abodes
The Hironaka House by Ken Yokogawa Brings Bold Architecture to the Suburbs
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58
Sci-Fi Government Buildings
Sci-Fi Government Buildings
The Giorgia House of Justice is Intimidating and Furtuistic
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57
Sleek Soundwave Structures
Sleek Soundwave Structures
The Liverpool Villahermosa by Inaki Echeverria
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56
Transparent Teepee Abodes
Transparent Teepee Abodes
House Tokyo by A.L.X. Architects Features Distinctive Lighting Effects
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55
Stacked Rainbow Facades
Stacked Rainbow Facades
The Sugamo Shinkin Bank Challenges Traditional Public Space Ideals
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54
Geometric Dome Structures
Geometric Dome Structures
The King's Cross Train Station Redevelopment is Dynamically Designed
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53
Specifically Situated Modern Houses
Specifically Situated Modern Houses
The Skyline Residence is a Beautiful Home with a Stunning View
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52
Color-Popped Eco Architecture
Color-Popped Eco Architecture
The Indigo Tower is Designed to Clean up the Hong Kong Skyline
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51
Abstractly Linked Architecture
Abstractly Linked Architecture
The CASIS Headquarters Embodies a Stylized Exterior and Circulation
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50
Comfy Tumbling Structures
Comfy Tumbling Structures
The 'White Elephant (Privately Soft)' Has a Soft Cowhide Interior
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49
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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48
Roof-Walkway Cultural Centers
Roof-Walkway Cultural Centers
The Helsinki Centra Library by OODA is a Space for More Than Reading
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Origami-Like Ceilings
Origami-Like Ceilings
The Salon Urbain Lounge is Dynamically Geometric and Vibrant
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Spellbinding Metallic Installations
Spellbinding Metallic Installations
The Zaha Hadid 'Arum' Installation Explores Ethereal Structure
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45
Sci-Fi Pool Pavilions
Sci-Fi Pool Pavilions
The Aquarena Aqua Leisure Center Embodies its Futuristic Inspiration
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44
Mutating Cell Stadiums
Mutating Cell Stadiums
Metaplasia by Christos Koukis Evolves to Attain New Life
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Inset Landscape Structures
Inset Landscape Structures
The Seoul Memorial Park by HAEAHN Features Fluid Elements
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Inflatable Illuminated Pavilions
Inflatable Illuminated Pavilions
The Fantastic Trailer by Cheryl Baxter Glows in the Evening
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Yin-Yang-Inspired Architecture
Yin-Yang-Inspired Architecture
The Tianjin Ecocity by Steven Holl Relieves Dense Chinese Cities
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40
Camouflaged Kaleidoscope Structures
Camouflaged Kaleidoscope Structures
The Assembly One Pavilion Pushes Visual Boundaries
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39
Temporary Honeycomb Architecture
Temporary Honeycomb Architecture
The Shellstar Pavilion Features a Super Lightweight Construction
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38
Pyramid Cinema Pavilions
Pyramid Cinema Pavilions
The Kanye West 'Cruel Summer' Theater Boasts Seven Screens
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37
Skeletal Ripple Structures
Skeletal Ripple Structures
The Mosque Amir Al-Momenin is Designed with Sustainability in Mind
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36
Multi-Angled Roof Architecture
Multi-Angled Roof Architecture
The Koda Estonia Pavilion by KUU Architects Embraces Geometry
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35
Web-Like Lattice Architecture
Web-Like Lattice Architecture
The La Voute de Le Fevre is Impressively Voluminous
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34
Perforated Vortex Architecture
Perforated Vortex Architecture
The Messe Basel New Hall by Herzog & De Meuron is Futuristic
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33
Rippled Ceiling Theatres
Rippled Ceiling Theatres
The Masrah Al Qasba Theatre Boasts and Unconventional Ceiling
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32
Giant Sheathed Domes
Giant Sheathed Domes
iGuzzini Headquarters by MiAS Architects is a Spectacular Structure
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31
Cranial Concert Venues
Cranial Concert Venues
The Celeton Excessive Music Hall Embodies the Sensory Experience of Sound
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30
Sleek Structural Mazes
Sleek Structural Mazes
The Biomedical Research Center by Behles & Jochimsen Architects is Complex
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29
Stacked Stick Structures
Stacked Stick Structures
The Wood Pallet Facade by Stephane Malka is Bold and Dynamic
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28
Ice Berg-Mimicking Installations
Ice Berg-Mimicking Installations
The Mido Fair Stand is an Artful and Dynamic Architectural Piece
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27
Bio-Glamour Architecture
Bio-Glamour Architecture
Architect Ephraim-Henry Pavie Creates an Aesthetically Eco-Friendly Home
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Transparent Honeycomb Structures
Transparent Honeycomb Structures
Honey Scape by X-REF Embraces Geometric Elements
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25
Folding Facade Abodes
Folding Facade Abodes
Dolomitenblick by Plasma Studio Slices Through Its Spanning Landscape
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24
Combined Hanger Cubbies
Combined Hanger Cubbies
The Hang On Storage System Gives Wooden Hooks a Second Way to Display
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23
Grid-Like Wave Canopies
Grid-Like Wave Canopies
The Lignum Pavilion Shows Off the Modern Uses of Wood in Architecture
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Mountain-Inspired Observation Centers
Mountain-Inspired Observation Centers
The Tverrfjellhytta Pavilion is a Site for Deer Watching
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21
Bulging Geometric Abodes
Bulging Geometric Abodes
The Villa F by Hornung & Jacobi Architecture is Inspired by Eroded Rocks
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Mod Musculature Mansions
Mod Musculature Mansions
The Bundle House is a Formal Experiment in Manipulating a Flat Site
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Illusory Imploding Interiors
Illusory Imploding Interiors
'PuLSaTe' Uses Op-Art Architecture to Create a Captivating Showroom
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Avant-Garde Atrium Architecture
Avant-Garde Atrium Architecture
The Studios at Monterrey Institute of Technology are Highly Modern
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Submerged Luxury Nightclubs
Submerged Luxury Nightclubs
Check out The World's First Underwater Music Club in the Maldives
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Angular Facade Architecture
Angular Facade Architecture
The Vanke Triple V Gallery Features Linear Accents
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15
Beautiful Beehive Buildings
Beautiful Beehive Buildings
The Buzz Around the Recycled Pellet Pavilion by Avatar Architettura
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14
UV-Light Thread Installations
UV-Light Thread Installations
Korean Artist Jeongmoon Choi Plays with Perception and Illusion
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13
Holistic Hybrid Architecture
Holistic Hybrid Architecture
The Church of Sant Francesc Convent Fuses the Traditional and Modern
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12
Prodigious Accessory Pavilions
Prodigious Accessory Pavilions
Beijing World Jewelry Expo is an Epic Edifice to Exhibit Tiny Items
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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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10
Coke Crate Installations
Coke Crate Installations
The Upcycling Pavilion by BNKR Arquitectura Uses 5,000 Coca-Cola Cases
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Blood Vessel Buildings
Blood Vessel Buildings
The El Raval Performing Arts Center Will Bring New Life into a Neighborhood
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Curved Automobile Architecture
Curved Automobile Architecture
The Porsche Pavilion by HENN is a Smooth Masterpiece
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Water Treatment Architecture
Water Treatment Architecture
Conversing with Water Project Integrates Eco Behavior with Building
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Perforated Accordion-like Pavilions
Perforated Accordion-like Pavilions
The Bowooss Bionic Optimized Wooden Shell is Eco-Conscious
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Candy-Colored Schools
Candy-Colored Schools
The Chalmers Campus Lindholmen Makes Learning Fun
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4
Undulating Ceiling Installations
Undulating Ceiling Installations
Paper Chandeliers by Cristina Parreno Architecture is Spectacular
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3
Eco Egg-Shaped Abodes
Eco Egg-Shaped Abodes
KasaUovo Houses Are Environmentally Friendly Straight from the Nest
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2
Angular Stairway Stores
Angular Stairway Stores
The Design Collective Shop Features Geometric Elements
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Optical Illusion Structures
Optical Illusion Structures
The Reframe Art Installation Features Multiple Perspectives
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