Recently I did a little house-sitting for an acquaintance of mine who needed to leave town. As I was on the phone with her she said “Not to brag, but my house is pretty great.”
She wasn’t lying.
It had been designed by her husband, an architect of considerable success, and it was chock full of personality and the special joy that can only come from using one’s own talents to create a dwelling for yourself.
It got me thinking a lot about architects and architecture, and before long I as admiring these posts from Reddit.
I feel like someone magical lives here.
14. Reykjavik, Iceland
Despite its name and this picture, Iceland isn’t all snow and cold. They enjoy mild summers with average temperatures around 54 degrees Fahrenheit.
13. San Simeon, California
Just look at those pristine reflections.
12. Strasbourg, France
Doesn’t it look like it might just float away at any minute?
A little deep woods modern spirituality, if you please.
10. Milano, Italy
This looks absolutely unreal. I expect a dragon to come peeking out from behind it.
9. San Francisco, California
Ah, good ol’ San Fran.
Well that’s just about the most metal thing I’ve ever seen.
7. Copenhagen, Denmark
It’s hard to get a sense for the size from the picture alone.
Man, talk about your green spaces.
What would you pay to spend just one weekend here?
4. Brasilia, Brazil
It’s like some sort of digital starry sky.
Now THAT would be an amazing visit.
2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
It looks like some sort of optical illusion.
1. Mill Run, Pennsylvania
A little hidden treasure.
Really inspiring, all of it.
What’s your favorite building to visit?
Tell us in the comments.