Architecture is Beauty

Architecture is not the
pursuit of utility or practicality.
Architecture is beauty.
No other kinds of architecture
exist or can exist.”
— Konstantin Melnikov, 1986

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  1. The Westerfeld House in 1981, San Francisco, via archimaps

    The Westerfeld House in 1981, San Francisco, via archimaps

     
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  3. The Odeon Theatre in Watford, England, via archimaps

    The Odeon Theatre in Watford, England, via archimaps

     
  4. The entrance to Keith’s Theatre, Philadelphia, via archimaps

    The entrance to Keith’s Theatre, Philadelphia, via archimaps

     
  5. The Imperial Academy of Arts in 1912, Saint Petersburg, via archimaps

    The Imperial Academy of Arts in 1912, Saint Petersburg, via archimaps

     
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  7. Paul Chojnowski, Light sources: Chrysler (2011), via whitehotel

    Paul Chojnowski, Light sources: Chrysler (2011), via whitehotel

     
  8. The Ryan Hotel, St. Paul, via archimaps

    The Ryan Hotel, St. Paul, via archimaps

     
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  10. Frank Lloyd Wright's V. C. Morris Gift Store, interior view, via the Library of Congress (more photos of store)

    Frank Lloyd Wright's V. C. Morris Gift Store, interior view, via the Library of Congress (more photos of store)

     
  11. Frank Lloyd Wright’s V. C. Morris Gift Shop, San Francisco, via archimaps
Per Wikipedia, the V.C. Morris Gift Shop was listed in 2007 at number 126 on the American Institute of Architects’ list of the 150 favorite buildings in America.

    Frank Lloyd Wright’s V. C. Morris Gift Shop, San Francisco, via archimaps

    Per Wikipedia, the V.C. Morris Gift Shop was listed in 2007 at number 126 on the American Institute of Architects’ list of the 150 favorite buildings in America.

     
  12. At the gate of the palace, Jeypur, via archimaps

    At the gate of the palace, Jeypur, via archimaps

     
  13. The ceiling of the chapel of the Jacques Coeur Palace, Bourges, via archimaps

    The ceiling of the chapel of the Jacques Coeur Palace, Bourges, via archimaps

     
  14. Marcel Bovis, Vue d’ensemble derrière une fenêtre du Bishop’s Hotel (Overview behind a window of the Bishop’s Hotel), Lincoln, England, 1947 (Réunion des Musées Nationaux), via liquidnight

    Marcel Bovis, Vue d’ensemble derrière une fenêtre du Bishop’s Hotel (Overview behind a window of the Bishop’s Hotel), Lincoln, England, 1947 (Réunion des Musées Nationaux), via liquidnight

     
  15. The Forum Movie Theatre, Fulham, England, via archimaps

    The Forum Movie Theatre, Fulham, England, via archimaps