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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!).
Move Over, Sistine? 15 Stunning Modern Ceiling Designs
Maybe no modern ceiling will ever be as amazing as the Sistine Chapel, but these 15 designs, no more than a century old, dazzle - even when made out of bugs.
Healing Arts: 15 Outstanding Hospital & Clinic Buildings
State-of-the-art doesn't have to mean cold and impersonal. These 15 medical building designs are just as dynamic, unique and welcoming as museums and homes.
Bank on It: 13 More Sleek & Secure Bank Designs
These 13 banks, from Australia to Denmark, aren't ugly '80s skyscrapers with boring beige interiors - they're fresh, modern, green and surprisingly fun.
Modern Metro: 14 of the World's Coolest Subway Stations
These 14 subway stations aren't dark and dank, they're bright and modern, filled with murals, chandeliers, colorful accents and unexpected materials.
Supersized Speech Bubbles: China's Comic Museum
Based on speech bubbles, this organic design by Dutch design firm MVRDV has been chosen for the new Comic and Animation Museum in Hangzhou, China.
Scary Scaffolding: 24 Dangerous Construction Sites
Scaffolding has strict safety guidelines... but the rules aren't always followed. Here are 24 construction sites that you don't want to be working on.
Civic Cool: 12 Great Contemporary Museums & Galleries
From the iconic Guggenheim Bilbao to lesser-known museums in far-flung locales, all 12 of these museum designs stand out for their beauty and brilliance.
Smoke & Mirrors: Fire Training Facilities To Beat The Heat
When you're a firefighter, practice makes perfect... but where? Firefighters hone their very cool skills in custom-designed imitation buildings like these.
Sex & Weddings in Herzog de Meuron's Miami Parking Garage
1111 Lincoln Road isn't just a parking garage. It's a destination in itself, serving as a desirable events space for weddings, photo shoots, concerts and more.
Let's Enjoy Gas! Japan's Artistic Gas Storage Tanks
Tanks for the memories! Across Japan, artists have transformed huge, spherical, bland & generic gas storage spheres into bright and beautiful baubles.