Building Art: The Not So Subtle Art of Architecture

Art is around us all of the time, as designers, and it is easy to see the artistic nature or our surroundings leaking into our design works. The subtle interpretive elements that bring a piece of art alive seeping into the functional frameworks that construct the basis for our creations, until they begin to slowly meld the flow and the feel of the design with the artistic. We see it happening all the time, and it is an exciting, and often times, inspirational occurrence. An especially exciting place to see this artistry crop up is in architectural design.

Of course design of all kinds has to meet a level of functionality as is brilliantly discussed over on The Difference Between Art and Design, but we always expect more function from our architectural structures. Forgetting how wonderfully artistic these needs can be met. In this post we take a look at the more artistically crafted architectural designs, from concept to reality, as long as there is an artistic edge! Still serving their functions brilliantly, and innovatively changing the landscape of the world in which we inhabit. So take a look at the following showcase below.

Building Art

Architecture by b.

barch1

barch2

barch3

Paula Nogueron

ccmhgto

CCMH_GtoMexico

cflots

C_Flots (apartments)

econexo

eCoNEXO

Individual Inspiration

drl10pavilion

[C]space DRL10 Pavilion by NEX Architecture

systemforliving

System for Living by David Eskenazi

dwellinghouse

Dwelling-house. Reconstruction by Anna Filodor

ecotriptych

Eco Triptych by Sean Canty

stockholm

Stockholm Nordic Crescent by D’arc.studio

linkbuilding

Link Building by Petar Pavlov

pedbridge

Pedestrian Bridge by Viva Archetcture

museum

Counter Reformation Art and Architecture Museum by Amy Latten

Angie is a freelance web and graphic designer who brings her love of community to the online design collective as co-editor of Fuel Your Creativity. You can view her online portfolio at Arbenting or follow her on Twitter

 

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