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15 Sublime Pink Buildings

With a certain day right around the corner, our hearts are aflutter with all things sugary and sweet. So, when we stumbled across this unidentified candy-coated building, we couldn’t help but wonder what other delights might be out there.

More commonly associated with Pepto Bismol, Papermate erasers, and bubblegum, the color pink isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when we think of divine architecture, but the psychological properties of the hue actually make it an obvious choice for the built environment. Prison holding cells are painted pink to reduce erratic behavior. Sports teams paint the opposing teams’ locker room pink to keep the players passive and make them less energetic. Pastries taste better when they come out of pink boxes. With that, it’s only fitting that the soothing, romantic color has been used on buildings to jaw-dropping effect that we think is nothing short of poetic.

Here’s our survey of the the world’s greatest built confections. Let us know in the comments what you think of adding a little more pink to our world.

Image credits: Villa Hermina on the outskirts of Cernín, Prague by hsh architects via designboom


Image credit: Casa Gálvez in the San Angel neighborhood of Mexico City by Luis Barragán via Aesthetic History


Image credits: Coral House in Geneva, Switzerland by Group8 via dezeen


Image credit: Barbie Shangai by Slade Architecture


Image credit: Casa Gilardi in Mexico City by Luis Barragán via Taiyo Watanabe


Image credit: Menjarosa in Torrevieja, Spain by Dooa Arquitecturas via dezeen


Image credit: College of Santa Fe by Ricardo Legorreta via David Moore


Image credit: Palace of Wind in Jaipur, India via Top India Travel


Image credit: The Pink House in Wellsville, New York via Wellsville City Data


Image credit: Paul Smith in Los Angeles, California via Jason in Hollywood


Image credit: Cuadra San Cristobal by Luis Barragán via Kim Zwarts


Image credit: Julian Schnabel’s Palazzo Chupi in New York City via Scouting NY


Image credit: Villa Maris apartment building in Vancouver via West Vancouver Archives


Image credit: Bus stop near the Biebrza Swamps in Poland via Maurycy Gomulicki


Image credit: Torres Satélite in Mexico City by Luis Barragán via Kim Zwarts