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Civic structures shape cities - the best examples of institutional architecture stand out from the crowd and declare themselves as objects rather than infill. From sensational schools, colleges and universities to magnificent museums, theaters and opera halls, here are some buildings well worth viewing (and visiting should you ever find yourself in the relevant city!).
Lanyang Museum Juts Out from the Landscape Like a Rock
The Lanyang Museum in Taiwan is inspired by the geological formations that surround it, jutting up out of the ground as if it's pushing forth out of the rock.
Maritime Museum Mimics Village Shapes & Ocean Waves
The new Maritime and Beachcombers Museum by Mecanoo Architects echoes the shapes of its rustic maritime surroundings on a remote Dutch island.
Flame Fame: 12 Red Hot Designer Fire Stations
These 12 hot designer fire stations are hook & ladder leaders in more ways than one, combining WYSIWYG practicality with livability, economy and style.
Red Bull Music Academy: Vibrant, Lush Temporary Space
Set up in a warehouse in Madrid, the Red Bull Music Academy is a temporary village for musicians that is comfortable and functional, yet easy to dismantle.
18 Award-Winning Tree Houses, Hotels & Schools
Placing hideaways, learning facilities and vacation rentals in the treetops, Blue Forest has built a reputation for whimsical structures that celebrate nature.
High Anxiety: Rooftop Excavators Tear Down from Up Top
Rooftop excavators on highrise buildings are the demolition equivalent of painting one's self into a corner, several hundred feet above the ground.
Copycats & Clones: 24 Near-Identical Architectural Designs
Whether it's intentional or coincidental, some structures bear a striking resemblance to other buildings and interiors that were created before them.
Modern Religion: 13 Contemporary Churches & Chapels
Unlike the intricate spires and scrolls of traditional churches, these modern church designs focus on minimalism to enhance the beauty of natural light.
Antwerp's Abandoned Tunnels House Subterranean Museum
The abandoned metro tunnels beneath Antwerp turn into an underground architectural museum mimicking an archaeological site in this intriguing proposal.
Floatography: Beautifully Surreal Underwater Art Gallery
Most artists try to make their art as accessible as possible. This photographer chose to submerge his photos 100 feet beneath the surface of the ocean.