Caress Your Eyes by Seeing Colorful Building Designs

The building designs is one thing and enjoying their photos is another, and this is an article for the second purpose.

Browsing the internet and finding eye-catching photos is one of my favorite hobbies. That takes away my tiredness and revives creativity.

After getting used to seeing photos every day, I am two people now! Someone who lives in the real world and writes for you and someone who lives in every picture she sees!

If you want to get acquainted with my second world or you are interested in architecture, join me right now!

Colorful building designs

Kuggen building design

(Photograph: Lindman)

1. Kuggen building

Location: Gothenburg, sweden
Architect: Gert Wingårdh, Jonas Edblad Charlotte Erdegard and Danuta Nielsen
Year: 2010- 2011
Awards and prizes: MIPIM Sustainability award (2009)
Description: The Italian Renaissance-inspired construction consists of six different shades of red and two different shades of green that wrap around the structure to make a stunning effect. Read more here.

(Photo: Courtesy of Atelier Alter)

2. The Paradise of color

Location: Beijing, China
Architect: Atelier Alter
Year: 2016
Description: This building’s design tries to create a pure and simple space for children. They hardly can forget this paradise. Its vibrant full hue colors attract any child around the world. Read more here.

Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and planner’s Garage

(photo: John Edward Lienden)

3. Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and planner’s Garage

Location: Santa Monica, Calif
Architect: Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
Description: Its frontispiece is a concrete-and-colored-channel-glass that appears plane of color by day and illuminated fluorescence by night. 

Cathedral of Brasília building design

(photo: Lee F. Mindel)

4. Cathedral of Brasília

Location: Brasilia, Brazil 
Architect: Oscar Niemeyer
Year: 1958-1970
Description: First, This church was constructed from 16 concrete columns That each weigh 90 tons. Years later, a 21582 square-foot-stained-glass has replaced the clear glass that filled the negative space between the pillars that create a swirling pattern of blues and greens visible from inside and outside. Read more here.

MUSAC (Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre)

(photo: Jordi Bernadó)

5. MUSAC (Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre)

Location: Leon, Spain
Architect: Architectural studio of Luis M. Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón (Mansilla+Tuñón Arquitectos)
Year: 2004-2005
Awards and prizes: 2007 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture 
Description: This is a contemporary art museum that collects artwork from the latest generation of artists between 1992 and 2012. Its structure was inspired by the stained glass in the city’s Gothic architecture. The colored glass panels are used to create a joyous exterior. Read more here.

Museum Brandhorst building design

6. Museum Brandhorst

Location:  Münich, Germany
Architect: Sauerbruch Hutton
Year: 2002-2009
Description: This museum has private collections of late 20th-century art inside. The building is a long, two-storey rectangular structure. Its multi-colored facade is composed of vertical ceramic louvers in 23 different colored glazes. This is indeed a very rational use of color. Read more here.

Niekee School building design

7. Niekee School

Location:  Roermond, Netherlands
Architect: LIAG architects
Year: 2007
Description: The most important feature of this school is not the reception of smart students, but its unique exterior and its stunning colors. It is inspired by many different colors and the challenge was to bring the colorful creation to life. Read more here.

College of Art and Design of Toronto

8. College of Art and Design of Toronto

Location: Toronto, Canada
Architect: Alsop Architects
Year: 2004
Description: the center is a two-storey, black & white rectangular volume set atop brightly colored, straddling existing buildings of the may seem weird but is all the modern art! Read more here.

Nestlé Chocolate Museum building design

9. Nestlé Chocolate Museum

Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Architect: Rojkind Arquitectos
Year:  2007
Description: this origami shaped bird is designed to deliver the most pleasant experience for the brand. From the moment you enter this space, you enter a magical world! You really start the voyage into the chocolate factory and at the end of this tour, there is the chocolate and gadget store. What is more interesting for chocolate lovers? read more here.

House of Tan Teng Niah building

10. House of Tan Teng Niah

Location: Singapore
Architect: A local businessman named Tan Teng Niah
Year: 1900
Description: This vividly colorful house changed the neighborhood evolved into what is known as Little India, during the 20th century. Most of the old houses near it were razed to make way for modern buildings; however, the Tan Teng Niah house survived and is believed to be the last such house in existence, it’s now preserved under landmark status from the National Heritage Board. Read more here.

Pixel Building

(Photo: Ben Hosking, John Gollings)

11. Pixel Building

Location: Carlton, VIC Australia
Architect: Studio 505
Year: 2010
Description: This project is a modest four-level building with an impressive array of sustainable design technology and innovation. It is the first carbon-neutral building that collects water and produces energy on its own. Read more here.

 Musée du Quai Branly building design

12. Musée du Quai Branly

Location: Paris, France
Architect: jean Nouvel
Year: 2006
Description: It is the newest of the major museums in Paris featuring the indigenous art and culture of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. It serves as both a museum and a center for research. Read more here.

Porta Fira Hotel building design

13. Porta Fira Hotel

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Architect: Toya and b720 Arquitectos
Year: 2010
description: This project consists of two towers and its skin is made of red metal tubes. The use of color on these two towers represents the relationship between them. This was the 2010 first-place winner of the Emporis Skyscraper Award. Read more here.

 Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Ekoda Branch

14. Sugamo Shinkin Bank, Ekoda Branch

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect: Emmanuelle moureaux Architecture and Design
Year: 2012
Description: Sugamo Shinkin Bank is a credit union whose slogan is: “we take pleasure in saving happy customers.” color is one of the main resources of its design and the colored internal pillars giving the bank a sense of “ transparency” and “continuity”.  .Read more here.

Terminal4, Barajas Airport

15. Terminal4, Barajas Airport

Location: Madrid, Spain
Architect: Richard Rogers and Estudio Lamela
Year: 2004
Description: The core building comprises a sequence of parallel spaces. It is the biggest terminal in Spain and was commissioned to enable Barajas International Airport to compete with major airports in Europe. Read more here.


You see? How good it feels to look at colorful photos. These beautiful and different designs have a positive effect on attracting people’s attention. And color is always one of the most influential factors in design.

Also, if you’re interested in interior design, you can read this article.

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