130 Times Architects Really Outdid Themselves And People Celebrated Their Works Online (New Pics)

It’s articles like this one that make us want to become architects and change the world forever with our creativity, skills, and designs. The world is full to the brim with impressive architectural projects that go beyond pleasing just our eyes: when we see them, we genuinely feel like they energize our imagination and reinvigorate our spirit.

One popular subreddit, with over 1.3 million members, celebrates “beautiful impossibilities that we want to live in.” The photos of these architectural marvels are staggeringly gorgeous. This is the best that humankind has to offer. And it feels like it. Scroll down for the very best of architectural design, upvote the pics that resonated with you the most, and tell us what you loved the most and why, dear Pandas.

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Here at Bored Panda, we are huge fans of architecture, design, and all things beautiful. When you’ve enjoyed this list to the fullest, be sure to take a peek at our earlier features about the subreddit right over here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

#1 This Elegant Staircase That Leads Directly Into The Sea. Artatore, Croatia

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#2 Tis Beautiful Stone Bridge

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#3 Oak Wood Imperial Staircase In Castel Savoia, A 19th Century Eclectic Style Villa Built For The Queen Consort Of The Kingdom Of Italy, Margherita Of Savoy As A Holiday Home In Valle D’aosta, Northwestern Italy

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Though we can’t mention the full name of the architecturally-inclined subreddit (internet censorship is the worst, believe us!), we can’t stress enough just how awesome the community really is.

It is chock-full of beauty, mind-bending ideas, and enough inspiration to get any and all artists out of any creative blocks that they might have. Seriously. If you’re having a bad day or feel that your imagination has run dry, just soak in all of the photos in this list. They’ll help. Oh, and if any of you Pandas are on the fence about studying architecture, this is the sign from the Universe that you were waiting for: do it!

#4 Sığacık, İzmir, Turkey

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#5 Azure Blue Pool At Hearst Castell, San Simeon, California

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#6 The Water Reflection Of The Bridge

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The subreddit is absolutely massive and has a large following. It’s hard to not see the appeal of the community: everyone’s sharing beautiful photos of impressive buildings and places. It really sparks your innermost desire to pack a bag and travel somewhere new. Wanting to go on an adventure is a very human thing… building places worth visiting is the other side of that coin.

#7 Jal Mahal (Water Palace), Jaipur, India

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#8 The Castle And Chapel On St Michael’s Mount, A Tidal Island In Mount’s Bay, Cornwall, England, Which Have Been The Home Of The St Aubyn Family Since Approximately 1650

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#9 Corner Bookstore Selling Vintage Books In Buxton, A Market Town In High Peak, Derbyshire, England

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If you plan on being an active and friendly member of the subreddit’s community, then you’ve got to commit to following the group’s rules. They’ve actually got a massive and well-structured FAQ available for everyone to browse. It details, well, pretty much everything: from the photo submission guidelines to what types of images are better off being shared on other subreddits. All of the rules help the sub’s mods focus on their preferred niche.

#10 150 Meter Aluminum Sea Serpent Skeleton Sculpture From Saint Brevin, France

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#11 Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac Towering Above Old Québec

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#12 Natural History Museum, London, England. Stunning Architecture!

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A lot of the buildings and locations featured in this article look amazing, that’s true. But how many of them would make for a good home? Sure, it’s fascinating to explore an ancient castle with a regal library, but consider the practical aspects of living there.

How much time would you spend dusting and cleaning everything? What would you do about heating? What’s the commute situation like if you’ve got to show up to your office half the workweek? (Though if you’ve bought yourself a castle, we assume that travel expenses and work, in general, aren’t much of an issue!)

#13 Edinburgh, Scotland

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#14 Temple Of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus In Barcelona Spain. For Sure One Of My Favorite Buildings, Also Known As Tibidabo Church

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#15 The Fountain Room At Hammond Castle – Gloucester, Ma [oc][3331×4163]

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The long and short of it is that only you can tell if you’d love or loathe to live in a particular place. The most aesthetically pleasing buildings might be a pure headache to maintain. Similarly, a quirky historical home might steal your heart and make you want to settle down there.

A while back, Bored Panda spoke with Ariane Sherine, editor at ‘These Three Rooms,’ about buying and redecorating properties. She noted that if you see a house that you love, ignore what everyone else thinks and go for it—buy it. (Of course, after you get it checked out in terms of safety, etc.)

#16 The General Electric Building, New York City. Designed By Cross & Cross (1931)

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#17 The Royal Palace Of Naples

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#18 The Ask House, An 1890s Queen Anne-Style House Originally Built In 1890 On Dayton Avenue That Was Then Moved To Ashland Avenue In 1977, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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“A home which functions perfectly in terms of everything working correctly and has a beautiful design aesthetic is the dream,” the design expert told us earlier.

“Strip any hideous wallpaper, take up any awful carpet, and start over. I’m a fan of neutral decor with white or cream walls and oak flooring, but that’s not everyone’s thing,” the expert shared how you can start redecorating your new old home.

#19 Inside Of City Palace In Jaipur, India

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#20 Cottage Between Rocks, France

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#21 Statue Of A Eagle Demi God Jatayu Situated In The Sate Of Kerala, India

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“Create a mood board featuring decor you like. Choose four colors maximum per room, stick them on the board and see if they all go together. Everyone has their own unique sense of style; the important thing is that you love your home’s interior. Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks.”

#22 Nuru Karim’s Rain Water Catcher Highlights Water Conservation And Climate Change

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#23 The Basilica Cistern (Istanbul, Turkey) [oc]

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#24 Bruges, Belgium

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Alas, many of our house-related dreams are limited by our wallets. Yours truly would love to have a literal castle. But all of the ones that I’ve got my eye out on are a wee bit out of my budget.

“If you’re struggling to find somewhere within your budget, it may be worth looking at Help to Buy schemes if you’re a first-time buyer, and shared ownership schemes if not. Alternatively, explore downsizing, or look in different locations,” Ariane told Bored Panda.

#25 Petra, Jordan

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#26 Beautiful Spiral Staircase In Bojnice, Slovakia

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#27 The Schwerin Castle Surrounded By Water

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“The further you are from a city, the cheaper property usually is. Though any savings may be obliterated by the cost of commuting to work and traveling generally, so do factor that in,” she said that you have to look at the whole picture. When you see the broader context, you can start thinking about what compromises to make and where.

“Only you know what compromises you’re willing to make, but it really is worth getting on the property ladder as early in life as possible. Though I appreciate that can often be extremely difficult.”

#28 The Abbey, Mont St Michel, France

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#29 Dining / Kitchen / Bedroom / Study In Tiny Home [1000 X 1335] Byron Bay, Australia

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#30 Azadi (Freedom) Tower, Tehran, Iran

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#31 One Of The Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) Residential Buildings In Milan

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#32 Arnavutköy, Istanbul

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#33 The Tilework Of Esfahan, Iran

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#34 The Soft Glow Of Night, Dean Village, Edinburgh

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#35 A Tudor-Style House In Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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#36 Heidelberg Castle Towering Over Heidelberg, Originally Built In The 13th Century And Expanded, Then Left As A Ruin During The 18th Century After Multiple Destructions, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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#37 Rock-Cut Cave Temples At Badami, Karnataka, India. Chalukya Dynasty, 6ᵗʰ Century Ce. [2592×1944]

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#38 The House That Fernando De Higueras Díaz Designed For Himself In Madrid. He Was A Famous Spanish Architect In The 1970s

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#39 Architect Sami Angawi House In Jeddah

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#40 Ottoman Style Houses, Asian Side Of Istanbul

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#41 Cathedral Of Santa Maria Del Fiore – Florence, Italy

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#42 Using The Classical Technique Of Trompe-L’œil, A Modernist Bloc In Berlin, Germany Was Transformed To Become Less Dystopic

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#43 Traditional Uyghur Architecture, Kashgar

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#44 Built Roughly 1942 Years Ago The Colosseum At Regio III Isis Et Serapis Is An Architectural Icon Amongst Architectural Icons In The City Of Rome

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#45 Ornate Architecture Of Buildings And Balconies In Valletta, Malta

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#46 German Restaurant Repurposed Giant Wine Barrels To “Eating Pods”

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#47 Villa Elisa In Posillipo

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#48 The World’s Oldest Underground Station, Baker Street, London, 159 Years Apart. It Is One Of The Original Stations Of The Metropolitan Railway, The World’s First Underground Railway, Which Opened On 10 January 1863

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#49 Castle De Haar – Utrecht – The Netherlands [oc]

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#50 Manasija Monastery, A Serbian Orthodox Monastery Established In Early 15th Century Which Is Surrounded By Massive Fortifications That Consists Of 11 Towers Linked With Huge Walls, Despotovac, Pomoravlje District, Central Serbia

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#51 Cat-Shaped Kindergarten In Germany

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#52 The Gates Of Hell

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#53 Il Castel Del Monte, A Very Unusual, Totally Symmetrical Octagonal Castle Built During The 1240s By King Frederick II In Andria, Southern Italy

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#54 National Fisheries Board, India. A Master Class In Mimetic Architecture

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#55 Budapest’s Grand Market Hall, Finished In 1897

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#56 Arulmigu Arunachaleshwar Temple In Tamil Nadu, India

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#57 Round And Around. Baron Empain Palace

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#58 ????? ????? ?? ????? ?? ?: @?????.??

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#59 This Beautiful “Wooden Cave” In Trikala, Greece

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#60 Valley Skyscraper In Amsterdam

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#61 La Maison Rose, Paris. This Tiny Pink House Built On The Slopey Junction Some Time Before 1850 That Now Rests Against An Art-Deco Building Of The 30s Has Become One Of The Most Iconic Places In Montmartre

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#62 Iravani House, Isfahan, Iran 2022 [oc]

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#63 Interior Of The Fisher Building Detroit Michigan

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#64 A Small Tavern Built Against The Wall Of One Of The Medieval Houses Of Oldtown Bruges. Brugge Is The Capital Of West Flanders, Belgium. Along With Other Canal-Based Northern Cities Such As Amsterdam And Stockholm, It Is Sometimes Referred To As The Venice Of The North

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#65 Bodrum, Muğla, Turkey

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#66 The Colossal Proportions Of The Architecture At The Forum In Rome. If One Has Not Walked Along The Roman Forum, It Is Hard To Realize How Huge Everything Is. This Image Shows The Forum From The Palatine, With Visitors All Over The Place We Can Use For Scale

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#67 Snake Shaped Temple In India Dedicated To Lord Krishna

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#68 Mont Saint Michel, France

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#69 Paris, France

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#70 A Grocery Store Inside A 3rd Century Roman Imperial Palace In Croatia

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#71 “The Wave” Residential Building In Vejle, Denmark

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#72 A Looped Courtscraper In /China By Bjarke Ingels [732*969]

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#73 Tile Pattern On The Floor Of Cathedral Of Santa Maria Del Fiore – Florence, Italy

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#74 Step Well In Peralassery Temple, Kerala, India

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#75 St Kinga’s Chapel, Deep Inside A Former Salt Mine In Poland

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#76 Château De Chenonceau

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#77 A Bar In A Typical House Of Bruges

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#78 A Modern Cabin In Norway

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#79 Parkview Square, Singapore

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#80 Murud Janjira Fort, India

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#81 Tree House In Munnar, Kerala, India

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#82 The Shambles – One Of York’s Most Famous Landmarks

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#83 Victorian House With Canted Bay Windows On Portland Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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#84 Bannerman Castle, An Abandoned Military Surplus Warehouse On Pollepel Island In Upstate New York

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#85 The New York Public Library

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#86 “Atri” By Architecture Firm Naturvillan. Värnesborg, Sweden. Designed To Be A Self Sufficient House Serving Also As A Green House With Planters For Fruits And Vegetables

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#87 Built In 1882, Vecna’s Lair, The ‘Stranger Things’ Creel House, Just Hit The Market For $1.5 Million

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#88 Le Kinemax Imax Theatre At Parc Du Futuroscope, Poitiers [768×1024]

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#89 That Tower From 15th Century…

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#90 Firenze, Italia

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#91 Renovated Penthouse Apartment [1147 X 1490] New York

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#92 Metapontum, Temple Of Hera

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#93 Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Dublin, Ireland

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#94 Flower Shaped Pedestrian Bridge, Shenzen, China

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#95 I Find This Quite Juicy (One Tower North, Denver)

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#96 Piano And Violin In Anhui(China)

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#97 Tatev Monastery, Armenia, Syunik 9 Century

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#98 Residential Complex In The City Of Kazan. [oc]

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#99 A Pun From 1552

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#100 A Monument In Armenia

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#101 Steinway Tower: World’s Skinniest Skyscraper

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#102 Lisbon’s Corner

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#103 Dining With Floor To Ceiling Windows Overlooking Nature [2000 X 1333] Lake Michigan, USA

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#104 I’ve Had Nightmares Of Buildings Coming Alive

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#105 Worlds Largest Pipe Organ, The Wanamaker Organ. Macy’s Store, Philadelphia

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#106 Fallingwater (Pa) By Frank Lloyd Wright (1935) Oc [5312 X 2988]

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#107 The Late Romanesque Saint Peter’s Evangelical Church, Originally Built In The 13th Century And Renovated In The 19th Century, Towering Over The Town Of Bacharach, Mainz-Bingen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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#108 150 E 78th St, Upper East Side, New York City. Robert A.m Stern Architects

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#109 Glass House In Maryland

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#110 Markthal In Rotterdam, Netherlands

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#111 Loft Renovation [2150 X 1433] New York, USA

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#112 Sameba Cathedral In Tbilisi, Georgia. One Of Largest Eastern Orthodox Churches In Europe

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#113 The Architecture In Chicago Is Insane

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#114 Suspension House, California, USA | Fougeron Architecture | 2022

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#115 A House Older Than Most Redditors… From 1698

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#116 Wedge

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#117 1988 Building In Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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#118 Vancouver Public Library

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#119 Suspension House By Fougeron Architecture

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#120 New York’s Pennsylvania Station

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#121 Jardin Botanicol In Medelin. Columbia

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#122 Greek Themed Mall, Las Vegas

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#123 Tuzla Bank In Bosnian

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#124 Hangzhou China’s Night

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#125 A Modernized Take On A Tudor Style Home With A Slurry Finish Washed Over The Brick Facade Allowing The Black Doors, Windows And Roof To Provide Contrast. Designed By Scala Designs In Inglewood, Ca

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#126 I Love Polish Architecture

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#127 Turku, Finland

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#128 Buffalo City Hall

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#129 In Love With London

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#130 ?wheaton, Illinois

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