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When I think about what makes a structure beautiful I immediately think of the way it catches the light, the angles, contours, contrast in every sense of the word, and the emotions. Sometimes we are graced at being at the right place, at the right time, in the most opportune of moments and granted a sneak peak into something inexplicably magnificent. Or maybe it was always there but we never noticed. According to the philosopher Confucius, “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” These structures are some of the most amazing beauties that definitely shines bright among the crowd.

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Cubic Houses (Kubus woningen) (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

  • Cubic Houses (Kubus woningen) (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

Rotterdam’s Cube Houses by Dutch architect Piet Blom consists of 38 conventional houses strategically tilted on top of a pedestrian bridge. The cubic houses are meant to represent an abstract forest.

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  • The Church of Hallgrimur, Reykjavik, Iceland

The Church of Hallgrimur, also known as Hallgrimskirkja was designed by Architect Guðjon Samuelsson and located at Reykjavik, Iceland. It is named after the Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrimur Petursson. Construction began in 1945 and opened in 1986. No wonder why, the Church measures 74.5 metres (244 ft), it is the largest church in Iceland and the sixth tallest architectural structure in Iceland. SourceHallgrimskirkja_Church_Iceland (5)

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  • Singapore’s shapely butterfly house.

Singapore’s shapely butterfly house located in White House Park in District 10 is claimed to be ‘one of Asia’s most outstanding houses. Zoe Dare Hall describes it as “a gleaming, geometrical puzzle of a house that resembles a futuristic butterfly perched on a tower of lily pads. Source

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  • J. Mayer. H.’s Metropol Parasol, Sevilla, Spain

The Metropol Parasol project designed by J. MAYER H. Architects was part of the redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon. The project began in 2004 and was completed in April 2011. The design includes offers shade as well as several attractions such as a farmers market, an elevated plaza, and bars and restaurants all within the areas defined by the parasol structure. Source

Photo by Fernando Alda

Photo by Fernando Alda

Photo by Fernando Alda

Photo by Fernando Alda

  • Rakotz Bridge – Germany

 The Bridge is popularly known as the Devil’s Bridge, and was built in 1860. The bridge is reflected onto the water offering a perfect circle.

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