Our lives are full of necessary structures, from basic furniture to the buildings we live and work in. But outside of these basic structures — and sometimes, within them — there's uniqueness and creativity that helps them stand out.
1. Thorncrown Chapel, Arkansas
This beautiful chapel, designed by architect Maurice Jennings, perfectly blends into its forest setting.
2. Polygone Riviera, France
This ominous building is actually part of a high-end shopping complex along the French Riviera.
3. El Palau, Spain
Spanish architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner created this mindbending glass structure that curves downward into the room below.
4. Colorful house, India.
The architect was given free rein to create something beautiful, and their creativity shows. At night, this building becomes a colorful LED light show.