Buildings With A Bang! Postmodern Architecture That’ll Blow Your Mind

These fantastical modern buildings demonstrate that there’s nothing boring about maximalism! When it comes to postmodern architecture, the more the merrier. More colors, curves and strangely fun modern design buildings are what I Lobo You aims for when looking for new modern architecture to show to you.

The Ordnance Pavilion by Studio Mutt, 2018

The Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Photo by Steven Barber. Image courtesy of Studio MUTT.

Industry City Mural by Camille Walala, 2018

Brooklyn, New York

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M2 Building by Kengo Kuma, 1991

Tokyo, Japan

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Postmodern architecture arrived on the scene in the 1960s not with a whimper but with a bang. As a sharp, complex response to the Modernist style that supported the idea that simplicity was beautiful, Postmodernism architecture art instead ushered in a rush of bold, whimsical designs that were anything but minimalist.

Robot Building by Sumet Jumsai, 1986

Bangkok, Thailand

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Photo by Dirk Verwoerd. Image courtesy of Phaidon.

Hotel Zaandam by WAM Architecten, 2010

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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© WAM architecten. Photo by Peter E. Barnes. Image courtesy of Phaidon.

“Less is a bore.”

The style is perhaps best summed up most famously by architect Robert Venturi, who responded to Mies van der Rohe’s “Less is more”.

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Ting 1 by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor, 2013

Örnsköldsvik, Sweden

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Photo by Tord-Rikard Söderström. Image courtesy of Phaidon.

Kindergarten Wolfartsweier by Tomi Ungerer and Ayla Suzan Yöndel, 2002

Karlsruhe, Germany

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hoto by Dirk Altenkirch. Image courtesy of Phaidon.

Museum Garage by Jurgen Mayer H, Workac, Clavel Arquitectos, Nicolas Buffe, and K/R, 2018

Miami, Florida

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Photo by Fernando Alda. Image courtesy of Paredes Pedrosa arquitectos.

With striking colors, references to classical and Gothic styles, a variety of materials and shapes, and an air of playfulness in contemporary design, Postmodern structures are easily identifiable not only by their signature characteristics but also by the stringent forms they reject.

A House for Essex by FAT and Grayson Perry, 2015

Manningtree, Essex, England

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Photo by Jack Hobhouse. Image courtesy of Phaidon.

Best Products Showroom by SITE, James Wines, 1979

Miami, Florida

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China Wharf by CZWG Architects, 1988

Bermondsey, London, England

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Photo by Jo Reid and John Peck. Image courtesy of CZWG Architects LLP.

The postmodern architecture is all about whimsical buildings with bold colors, ornaments, and different cultural references that continue to pop up around the globe. We hope that you have liked all of these modern art forms that we have shown you, I Lobo You is completely blown away by these modern buildings!

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