Architecture is definitely not just a building. Everything from the layout of the space to the material finishes can contribute to a person’s health, mood, and productivity. It is considered a discipline that pulls subject areas like sociology, psychology, economics, and even politics into its circle.
The architecture of a place has always served as a representation of that particular society, reflecting the values, success, and eventual downfall of civilization over time. The way a building is designed impacts mental health a lot. For this reason the relationship between humans and architecture it’s way closer than you could ever imagine.
No matter how many words we use to describe it, still we have to see it to let it take our breath away. We collected that exact content from a subreddit dedicated to the most impressive architectural buildings, “the beautiful impossibilities that we want to live in“. This is quite a huge community, with 623k members, and it keeps growing every day and more. Scroll down below to see the most stunning architectural buildings that people have shared that will blow your mind away.
1. Castello Di Reschio in Lisciano Niccone, Italy.
2. Trakai Island Castle, Lithuania – 14th Century
3. The central octagonal tower topped with a cupola and completely covered with intricate relief ornaments in the Church of the Holy Sign of the Mother of God in Dubrovitsy, a 17th century Russian Orthodox Church built in the localized Baroque style, Moscow Oblast, Russia.
4. Aluminium-clad 56-metre-high Luma Arles arts tower designed by Frank Gehry in the French city of Arles.
5. Fontana Pretoria, a 16th-century monumental fountain in the historic center of Palermo surrounded by a 17th-century Baroque church and a 16th-century palace, Sicily, southern Italy
6. This Ribbon Chapel in Onomichi, Japan is meant to symbolize the bond between the two partners after marriage
7. Fort Bourtange, Netherlands
8. Al-Rifa’i Mosque (completed 1912) is located in Midan al-Qal’a adjacent to the Cairo Citadel. Now, it is also the royal mausoleum of Muhammad Ali’s family.
9. Oslo Opera House designed in 1999 by Snøhetta and finished in 2007
11. The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City [3264×2448]<
12. Gothic architecture of Lawyer’s House (Kelch Mansion) in Saint-Petersburg, Russia
13. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
14. Arab Street, Singapore
15. Volinsky Datsan is a Buddhist Temple located in Buryatia, Russia near Lake Baikal. The datsan was opened in 1945 as the only Buddhist spiritual center of the USSR.
16. 13th-century Heddal Stave Church is Norway’s largest stave church.
17. Stairs by @wafai
18. Agora Garden, 93.2 m (306 ft) twisted building, Taipei (Photo credit to @ebi_times)
19. Marble House—a Vanderbilt mansion situated in illustrious Newport, Rhode Island—contains 500,000 cubic feet of marble
20. The Art Nouveau ‘Gran Hotel Ciudad De México’, 1899, By French Architect, Jacques Grüber
21. A Spiral Staircase Designed By Leonardo Da Vinci In The Year 1516
22. Semi-Destroyed In 1979 By The Earthquake In Albania. Rebuilt Two Years Ago
23. Setenil De Las Bodegas In Cadiz, Spain