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42 Whimsical Pieces of Architecture

From Whimsical Eco-Home Concepts to Luminous Geometric Salons

— July 13, 2013 — Art & Design
These whimsical pieces of architecture are some creative examples of how designers are choosing to infuse magical and fantasy-like features into their overall structures.

With so many buildings constantly being built in big cities, the need to design a structure that will visually stand out from the rest is becoming increasingly more important. That's why these whimsical architectural designs are some creative examples of how infusing child-like themes and ethereal references serves to create a visually compelling structure. From buildings shaped like childhood fantasy castles to structures that incorporate vibrant geometric shapes, these whimsical pieces of architecture will certainly make an impression with their offbeat and fantasy-inspired references.

A great way to differentiate itself from the more ordinary and plain buildings, these whimsical architectural designs will certainly catch the gaze of anyone who walks by.
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Looping Timber Pavilions
Looping Timber Pavilions
The Ribbon Folly is a Delightful Fixture in the Contemporary Cityscape
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Luminous Geometric Salons
Luminous Geometric Salons
ROW Studio Turns a Mundane Room into Popping Shapes and Hues
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$65,000 Backyard Castles
$65,000 Backyard Castles
Live the Fantasy You’ve Always Wanted with a DIY Fairy Tale Castle
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Enlarged Pictogram Architecture
Enlarged Pictogram Architecture
The Design of the Little Factory was Inspired by a Cartoon Symbol
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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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Whimsical Watery Urbanism
Whimsical Watery Urbanism
'City on the Sea' Imagines a Shanghai that Embraces Rising Shores
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Nomadic Atmospheric Neighborhoods
Nomadic Atmospheric Neighborhoods
Cloud Skippers Communities Live Sustainably Suspended in Mid-Air
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Weaved Twig Architecture
Weaved Twig Architecture
Artist Patrick Dougherty Creates ‘Ballroom’ Structure
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Abstracted Corridor Architecture
Abstracted Corridor Architecture
Working Blue Appears to Comprise Vertically Oriented Hallways
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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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Cloud-Inspired Dwellings
Cloud-Inspired Dwellings
This Clever Cloud Cabin Offers a Unique Sleeping Experience
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Whimsical Y-Shaped Dwellings
Whimsical Y-Shaped Dwellings
House H has a Unique Spatial Arrangement Under Slingshot Pillars
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Colorfully Illuminated Overpasses
Colorfully Illuminated Overpasses
The Rainbow Bridge Glows Whimsically in the Night
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Whimsical Walkways
Whimsical Walkways
The Pasarela del Postiguet Bridge Brings a Modern Edge to an Old City
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Whimsical Child-Centric Walls
Whimsical Child-Centric Walls
Starlit Learning Center Surrounds Itself with Inspired Imagery
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Gilded Window Frames
Gilded Window Frames
Housing Project in Helsingborg Features Whimsical Detailing
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Lunar Architecture
Lunar Architecture
Royal Haskoning Architects Create a Villa Concept for the Moon
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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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Fibrosity Monstrosities
Fibrosity Monstrosities
The 'Fibrous Tower' Studies Exoskeleton Tower Typologies
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Bamboo Woven Canopies
Bamboo Woven Canopies
The Pulse Pavilion Boasts a Latticed Framework
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Woven Willow Artwork
Woven Willow Artwork
Laura Bacon Creates Monumental Artworks by Weaving Branches Together
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Whimsical Eco-Home Concepts
Whimsical Eco-Home Concepts
This Home-Scape Building System by Michael Jantzen is Eco-Friendly
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Whimsical Medical Spaces
Whimsical Medical Spaces
The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne is Imaginative and Fun
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Urban Jungle Architecture
Urban Jungle Architecture
The HWKN MEtreePOLIS Aims for an Organic Utopian Urban Design Strategy
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Whimsical Window-Covered Homes
Whimsical Window-Covered Homes
The 'Lulu Kati Kati House' by Kate Otten Architects is One of a Kin
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Colorful Curving Constructions
Colorful Curving Constructions
The Pulgon Diseno Spanish Pavilion is Architecturally Striking
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Stringy Spectral Playgrounds
Stringy Spectral Playgrounds
The Rainbow Ropes Project Envisions Colorful and Dynamic Urban Spaces
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Technicolor Steps
Technicolor Steps
The John Jones Framed Staircase at V&A Lets You Walk on the Rainbow
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Never Neverland Houses
Never Neverland Houses
A Home in Ibiza, Spain, by Andrés Jaque Architects
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Teepee Towers
Teepee Towers
The Swedish Ski Resort is a Little Boy's Fantasy Playground
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Enchanting Fairytale Resorts
Enchanting Fairytale Resorts
La Balade Des Gnomes is a Fantasy Themed Rustic Retreat
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Arboreal Abode Publications
Arboreal Abode Publications
Philip Jodidio Focuses on Fantasy Tree Houses in His New Book
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Theme Park-Inspired Homes
Theme Park-Inspired Homes
This Boulder City, Nevada Home Has Waterslide and Caves
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Fairy Tale Castle Hotels
Fairy Tale Castle Hotels
London's St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel is the Epitome of Fantasy Luxury
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Fantastic Foamy Art
Fantastic Foamy Art
Cloud City by Tomas Saraceno is a Hybrid World for Spiders and People
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Sustainable Childhood Fantasy Homes
Sustainable Childhood Fantasy Homes
J.K Rowling's Proposed 40 Ft Tree House is Fantastic
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Surrealist Outdoor Architecture
Surrealist Outdoor Architecture
Edward James's Bizarre ‘Las Pozas' Secret Garden
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Dr. Seuss Homesteads
Dr. Seuss Homesteads
The Stamberg Aferiat House is Topsy-Turvy
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Floating Lotus Cabins
Floating Lotus Cabins
Fiorella by Hyun-Seok Kim is Like a Whimsical Picnic Spot
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Abridged Abodes
Abridged Abodes
Bridge Homes, Like those by H3ar, Let You Live on the Water
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Curving Cumulus Cottages
Curving Cumulus Cottages
The McBride Charles Ryan Cloud House is Whimsical
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Custom Underground Hobbit Dwellings
Custom Underground Hobbit Dwellings
The Custom Hobbit Home is a Fantasy Lover's Dream
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