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40 Wacky Walls

From Metallic Couture Wallpaper to Posh Patterned Shops

— April 29, 2012 — Art & Design
From surfaces covered completely in colorful paintings to concrete structures emulating an enticing glow, these wacky walls demonstrate traditional brick and paper are no longer the way to go.

Decorating has come a long way in the past decade, with technological elements being infused into many facets of interior decor. To counter this movement, many artists have also strayed away from this approach, opting for a more minimalist aesthetic. Whatever the design, the result is always fascinating and unexpected.

Many designers aren't afraid to stray away from color either, donning their creations in bright floral prints and pink hues. Much of this inspiration stems from the 60s, but now certain decorators have taken these measures to the extreme, almost blinding onlookers with various shades.
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Independantly Energized Ecotecture
Independantly Energized Ecotecture
Seattle Sets Bar With the 100% Self-Sustainable 'Bullit Center'
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Museum-Masking Projections
Museum-Masking Projections
Doug Aitken 'Song 1' Plays 'I Only Have Eyes for You' in Washington DC
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Face-Covered Walls
Face-Covered Walls
Nomerz Creates People from Industrial Objects
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Curvaceous Coiling Walls
Curvaceous Coiling Walls
SAHRDC by Anagram Architects Takes Brick Work to a Whole New Level
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Stunning Open-Shelved Spaces
Stunning Open-Shelved Spaces
Chile's Taltal Public Library is Full of Natural Light
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Kaleidoscopic Parking Lots
Kaleidoscopic Parking Lots
The 72DP Mural Brings Vibrant Colors to a Drab Space
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Whimsical Work Environments
Whimsical Work Environments
The 'Ocean of Dots' Office by Matsuya Art Works is Dynamic
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Sprouting Wall Hooks
Sprouting Wall Hooks
Jeong Hwa Jin's Leaf Cover is Meant to Be Placed Over a Nail
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Cutout Cardboard Walls
Cutout Cardboard Walls
The President Design Shop is Made Entirely of Recycled Paper
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Deteriorating Designer Dwellings
Deteriorating Designer Dwellings
Alexandre Herchcovitch Shows Decaying Homes Off to the Selby
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Igloo-Shaped Pavilions
Igloo-Shaped Pavilions
The 'Iglounge' is a Warm Party Haven
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Commemorative Upside-Down Architecture
Commemorative Upside-Down Architecture
Martin Papcun & Atelier SAD Design Memorial in Munich
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Residence Resembling Retail Spaces
Residence Resembling Retail Spaces
The Fiu Fiu Warsaw Shop Features Angular Architecture Accents
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Fluid Fuchsia Installations
Fluid Fuchsia Installations
The David Tajchman 'Surprise Surprise' Sculpture is Dream-Like
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Expansive Cramped Dwellings
Expansive Cramped Dwellings
The 36 BTrd House Looks Impossibly Large for its Restricted Lot
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Meditative Office Partitions
Meditative Office Partitions
The Monastery by Eriksen Skajaa Architects is Peacefully Futuristic
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Enameled Beauty Boutiques
Enameled Beauty Boutiques
Aesop Soho Store by Cigue Features Simple Minimalist Atmosphere
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Non-Linear Libraries
Non-Linear Libraries
The Sacred Heart Primary School Library by Suters Architects is Inventive
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Posh Patterned Shops
Posh Patterned Shops
The Marni Bejing Store Features Brightly Colored Accents
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Spectral Acropolis Architecture
Spectral Acropolis Architecture
The Taipei Museum of Art Has Monumental Mural for a Facade
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Metallic Couture Wallpaper
Metallic Couture Wallpaper
Module H by Shigeru Ban Joins Forces With Hermès to Create Home De
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Fresh Sterile Offices
Fresh Sterile Offices
Yoritaka Hayashi Architects' POOL Inc. is Like a Big Blank Slate
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Shuttered Facade Exteriors
Shuttered Facade Exteriors
IS by Yo Yamagata Architects is a Contemporary Abode in Japan
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Square Motif Structures
Square Motif Structures
Sako Architects' Cube Tube is Futuristically Minimalist
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Modernized Ski Lodges
Modernized Ski Lodges
The Chalet Beranger is Completely Contemporary But Still Cozy
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Cube-Conscious Theaters
Cube-Conscious Theaters
The Wuhan Pixel Box Cinema Features Blocked Box Accents
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Translucent Block Book Rooms
Translucent Block Book Rooms
Nam June Paik Library is a Contemporary Cube of Literature
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Satirical Spraypaint Galleries
Satirical Spraypaint Galleries
The SPUD 'Censored' Exhibit of Rob Ford Graffiti Opens in Toronto
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Wall-Mounted Geometric Projections
Wall-Mounted Geometric Projections
Edgy Room Shaping Tiles Bring Added Dimension to Interiors
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Half-Graffitied Hotel Suites
Half-Graffitied Hotel Suites
Panic Room by Tilt is Split Right Down the Middle
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Sugar Icing Murals
Sugar Icing Murals
Shelley Miller Creates Stunning Outdoor Artwork Using Cake Ingredients
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Cylindrical Pop-Up Homes
Cylindrical Pop-Up Homes
‘The Tube' Provides Compact Living Quarters in the Great Outd
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Plywood-Clad Cottages
Plywood-Clad Cottages
The Stealth Barn Minimizes Its Material Palette for a Modern Look
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Color-Blasted Pastry Stores
Color-Blasted Pastry Stores
The Cioccolato Boutique by Savvy Studio is a Adorably Sweet
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Undulating Wood Bakeries
Undulating Wood Bakeries
Baker D. Chirico Interior Features Plywood Walls & Ceiling
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Curving Concrete Cathedrals
Curving Concrete Cathedrals
Church of Seed Offers a Place for Worship & Gathering
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Modular Cubed Pop-Ups
Modular Cubed Pop-Ups
Illy Temporary Shop by Caterina Tiazzoldi Can Be Adapted to Different Areas
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Rustic Cavemen Hotels
Rustic Cavemen Hotels
The Caves of Civita Hotel in Sextantio Italy Offers Primitive Luxury
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Wall-Bending Graffiti
Wall-Bending Graffiti
The TSF Crew Will Make Your Eyes Think in a Different Direction
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