55 Amazing Free Architecture Pictures in HD

Last Updated on May 9, 2022

Before the word ‘architecture’ was even thought of, humankind has been building with stone and earth.

Evidence of this can be found in some of the world’s oldest structures, such as the Stonehenge in the United Kingdom and Göbekli Tepe in Turkey.

Today, such examples are referred to as prehistoric architecture. Little is known about how these were built by early humans. Archaeologists are typically the ones who find and ‘dig’ up these formations. However, explorers and common folk can also stumble upon them if they had any luck.

Studying architecture can help us understand how people lived during a particular period. It can reveal a lot about that era’s technology and education as well.

For instance, one of the world’s architectural marvels, the pyramids of Giza, were created using sun-baked mud. The Egyptians also used granite and limestone, especially in their tombs and temples.

Great structures, aside from being a window to the past, can inspire better, stronger architecture for the future. Classical styles like that of the Roman and Greek empires are good examples.

Aside from considering aesthetics, it is said that builders back then used mathematical principles to make their constructions. Until now, people are in awe of these Classical designs, as seen on the famous Parthenon and the Roman Colosseum.

Other prominent architectural styles include Gothic, as characterized by pointed arches, flying buttresses, and ribbed vaulting; then there’s the Baroque, usually associated with opulence and exaggerated ornamentation, like the impressive Palace of Versailles in France; and during the 19th century, everyone can recall the birth of the Art Nouveau.

Each architectural style is unique and features great feats in engineering as well. Nowadays, architecture takes on a new form in the sleek, minimalist lines of modernist design.

But more than simply being another technique, it’s challenging us to a new way of thinking, too. Thanks to architecture, not only can people of a specific era leave something behind, we can also challenge the future.

Love architecture? Then get a load of these amazing FREE architecture photos.

 

Free Architecture Pictures

Stairs Architecture in the Sunlight

Amazing curves on public stairs in Sevastopol.

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Gurudwara Bangla Sahib at Sunset

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib photographed through the entrance gate during sunset.

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Gold and White Temple Rooftop

White temple rooftop with golden decorations at a tea plantation in Chiang Rai.

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The Top of the Doi Suthep Temple in Chiang Mai

Close-up shot of the roof of the Doi Suthep Temple in Thailand.

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The Beautiful Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto

Magical sight of the Kinkaku-ji Temple in Japan.

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Golden Dragon Details on the Roof of a Thai Temple

Red and gold Thai temple rooftop with incredible detail.

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Architecture Art at a Thai Temple Rooftop

Decorative rooftop at the Doi Suthep Temple in Thailand.

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Soviet Architecture in Yalta

Residential building in Yalta photographed from below.

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The Inside of a Church in Yalta

Amazing interior in an Orthodox Church in Yalta.

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Apartment Building in Yalta Photographed from Below

Sun shining on the upper half on an apartment building in Yalta.

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Beautiful Orange Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

Small temple in Kyoto with beautiful tall trees in the background.

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Swallow’s Nest Castle in Yalta Overlooking the Amazing Black Sea

Beautiful castle in Yalta built at the top of a cliff with the mountains and the sea in the background.

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Beautiful White Christian Church

Christian church photographed behind tree leaves silhouettes.

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Beautiful White House with Palm Trees in the Front Yard

Retro neighborhood in Yalta with palm trees in front of a house.

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Minimalistic Photography of a Minaret in the Qutub Minar Complex

Tall and beautifully designed minaret in Qutub Minar complex, Delhi.

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Beautifully designed Islamic temple in the Qutub Minar complex.

Beautifully designed Islamic temple in the Qutub Minar complex.

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The Amazing Qutub Minar Seen Through the Pillars of a Jain Temple

The beautiful Qutub Minar photographed behind stone pillars.

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Modern Office Building in New York City

Stunning architecture photography of a New York City skyscraper disappearing in the fog.

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Speedboat Driving on the East River with Beautiful Buildings in the Background

Magnificent Pattern on the Ceiling of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

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Tall New York City Skyscraper Disappearing in Fog

Beautifully designed building in New York City reaching into the clouds.

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The Beautiful Manhattan Bridge and a Metro Driving Through

The Manhattan Bridge in New York City with the cloudy sky and buildings in the background.

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Interior of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York

Wonderful shot of the ceiling and the beams in the St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

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The Mebon Temple in Cambodia Viewed from Above

Ancient Cambodian temple photographed at sunset.

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Beautiful Red and Gold Cambodian Temple Rooftop

Red rooftop on a temple in Cambodia with golden decorations.

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Beautiful temple ruins in Cambodia

Beautiful temple ruins in Cambodia.

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Modern Apartment Complex Exterior in Bangkok, Thailand

Modern architectural design of an apartment building in Bangkok.

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Upwards View of a Beautifully Designed Building in Bangkok

Black and white architecture photography with an upwards view.

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Futuristic Architectural Design in Bangkok, Thailand

Stunning office building with a beautiful architectural design.

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Abstract Blue Windows on a White Building

Abstract architecture photography. Tall blue windows on a white modern building.

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Rooftops with Bells on Top in Thailand

Black and white photography of rooftop tiles on top or a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Abstract Church Window in Barcelona

An artistic window in a Barcelona church.

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Unique Islamic Shape as a Window

Islamic architecture shape on a stonewall building in Dubai.

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White Resort Building in Dubai

White architectural design of a resort building and the sky in the background.

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Incredible and Colorful Islamic Exterior in Dubai

Blue and gold exterior design on a Muslim building in Dubai.

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Stunning Architectural Design of the BKK Airport

The ceiling of the BKK Airport in Bangkok.

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Beautiful Islamic Pattern on a Mosque in Dubai

Islamic architecture art. Stunning wall on a Dubai mosque.

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Dubai Flag at the Al-Fahidi Fort, the Oldest Building in Dubai

The Dubai flag waving on the top of the National Museum.

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Beautiful Shot of the Burj Khalifa with the Sky in the Background

The tallest building in the world in Dubai. Photographed from below with the sky in the background.

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Stunning Architectural Design of Buildings at the Dubai Marina

Two extremely tall buildings in Dubai, both designed perfectly.

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Old Stone Islamic Facade Photographed Directly from Below

Islamic facade in Dubai made with old stone.

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Two Different Colors of Architectural Design in Dubai

Green and yellow architectural designs in Dubai photographed from below.

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Tall Buildings in Dubai with Futuristic Design

Four very different architectural designs of Dubai skyscrapers.

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Architectural Design of the Dubai Marina Buildings

Three very tall buildings at the Dubai marina with one beautiful building in front.

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Stunning Architectural Design on a Office Building

Modern blue and white office building in Dubai photographed from below.

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Burj Khalifa Photographed Through Leaves and Twigs

Burj Khalifa building in Dubai. The tallest building in the world with 828 meters.

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Beautiful Photograph of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai

Architectural design of a Dubai hotel. Blue and white exterior design with the clear blue sky in the background.

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Black and White Architecture Photography with the Sky as a Background

Brutalism architectural building design photographed in black and white.

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Big Purple Light Constructions with the Clear Sky as a Background

Huge tree-like constructions with purple lights in the midst of trees.

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Dark Red Chinese Temple with Golden Decorations in Singapore

Amazing architecture of a Chinese temple in Singapore with white and dark red walls and golden decorations.

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Architecture Photography of Grayscale Concrete Stairs Shaped like Waves

Amazing grayscale photography of specially designed stairs.

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Different Architectural Shapes in Dubai

Dubai exterior architecture design. Modern buildings in many different shapes and colors.

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Two Old Buildings in Dubai Next to Each Other

Old buildings in Dubai photographed from below. Both are the same, and have wooden sticks and net walls.

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Amazing Mosque in Dubai

Beautiful architectural design of a Dubai mosque with the sky as a background.

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Golden Temple

A close-up view of a golden temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Musica Catalana

Palau de la Música Catalana, a concert hall in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

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