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.

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1. Thorncrown Chapel, Arkansas

1. Thorncrown Chapel, Arkansas
Reddit |  escaladorevan

This beautiful chapel, designed by architect Maurice Jennings, perfectly blends into its forest setting.

2. Polygone Riviera, France

2. Polygone Riviera, France
Reddit |  malgoya

This ominous building is actually part of a high-end shopping complex along the French Riviera.

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3. El Palau, Spain

3. El Palau, Spain
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Spanish architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner created this mindbending glass structure that curves downward into the room below.

4. Colorful house, India.

4. Colorful house, India.
Reddit |  malgoya

The architect was given free rein to create something beautiful, and their creativity shows. At night, this building becomes a colorful LED light show.

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5. Fallingwater, Pennsylvania

5. Fallingwater, Pennsylvania
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Here's another structure, this one a house, that complements its natural setting.

6. National Art Center, Japan

This exhibit by Emmanuel Lemoureaux is called 'Forest of Numbers'.

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7. The Interface, Singapore

7. The Interface, Singapore
Reddit |  roninblade

It looks like something from SimCity, but this is a real residential complex in Singapore. It consists of 31 interlaced apartment blocks and eight large courtyards.

8. OCAD University, Canada

8. OCAD University, Canada
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The Ontario College of Art and Design ought to have a distinctive building, and it does. This building, known as the 'Tabletop', towers above the streets of downtown Toronto.

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9. 'Cairn' rock sculpture, Nevada

9. 'Cairn' rock sculpture, Nevada
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This piece by artist Celeste Roberge is on display at the Nevada Museum of Art.

10. House on the Cliff, Spain

10. House on the Cliff, Spain
Reddit |  Teillu

Architect Gil Bartolomé designed this house, which looks like an anguished face on the outside but is probably pretty awesome on the inside.

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11. Elevated bike path, Denmark

11. Elevated bike path, Denmark
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They take their biking very seriously in Copenhagen, as this awesome bike-only right-of-way shows.

12. As a bonus, here's a structure that's not of our world...

12. As a bonus, here's a structure that's notof our world...
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Chad Knight is a 3D designer who specializes in stunningly lifelike concept art.

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