Are you ready to build your own home? Here are just a few landmarks to get the inspiration flowing.
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)
Considered one of the most famous places in the world, the Taj Mahal has inspired countless architects from all walks of life. Whether you’re drawn to its beauty, structure or message of eternal love, it’s a building worth looking at twice.
Waterfall Home (Bear Run, United States)
According to legend, the waterfall home was built by an enterprising architect who was told there wasn’t enough space for a house by the falls. Instead of admitting defeat, he built his residence into the falls, and a marvel was born.
Parthenon (Athens, Greece)
If you’re a fan of Greek architecture, it doesn’t get any better than the Parthenon. Just make sure you do a ground survey and learn about electrical resistivity tomography before you start digging in your backyard to create your own temple.
The Forbidden City (Beijing, China)
It’s a little-known fact that the Forbidden City isn’t really a city. In truth, it’s a former imperial palace located in Beijing, and it’s a great source of inspiration if you like Asian architecture.
The Glass House (Tokyo, Japan)
Officially called “House NA,” this amazing piece of architecture is made entirely of glass. It’s a normal residence on a normal street in Japan; it just so happens to be entirely see-through.
Sagrada Familia (Barcelona, Spain)
This Roman-Catholic church is considered one of the most beautiful of its kind. If you’re at all interested in towers, spires and stained glass windows, try studying the Sagrada Familia and getting some inspiration from it.
Arc de Triomphe (Paris, France)
This arch was commissioned to honor fallen soldiers from various French wars. Not only is it sacred, but it’s also beautiful, and there’s much to take away from its design and construction.
The Hobbit House (Wales)
This is another example of how small spaces shouldn’t be allowed to thwart you. Even if you don’t have the room or the budget to build a mansion, you can still create something wonderfully one-of-a-kind.
Santorini is so beautiful that you can’t even pick out a single house or church to admire. All of its colorful roofs and high arches are worth a look, so start exploring and let motivation come to you.
These are just a few houses, churches and landmarks that can help you build your own custom home. Good luck!