10 Black Buildings From Around the World

Soundhouse in Sheffield

Careyjones Architects and Jefferson Sheard Architects designed Soundhouse, a rubber-clad music studio, for the University of Sheffield.

Black building spotted at Jumeirah Lake Towers

Axis Viana Hotel, Viana do Castelo

The overlapping stacked volumes generate a series of different perspectives, ranging from a full box in a frontal view, to a complex column when seen from the sides. Designed by VHM in Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

Sin Den in Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Sin Den designed by Klein Dytham architecture, is a combined living and working space designed for a young couple and their baby in Tokyo.

House like Garden in IJburg, Amsterdam

The house is designed as a vertical garden giving space to flora and fauna to grow in a densely urbanized area. By Marc Koehler Architects.

Minimalist Black House in Poland

Designed by Moomoo Architects, the house has an all-matte-black exterior in the form of a plastic insulation material called Thermaplan.

Black Panther Building

Called MP09 Black Panther, the building was designed as the headquarters for a company specializing in jewellery and spectacles, and includes a hotel, rentable office space, a shop and restaurant. By GS Architects.

The Black Diamond, Denmark

The Black Diamond is a modern waterfront extension to the Royal Danish Library’s old building on Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen, Denmark. Its quasi-official nickname is a reference to its polished black granite cladding and irregular angles. Designed by Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen.

By Jeroen Pulles (Danish national library building) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

5-2 Family House by Tamizo Architects

Peacock Hill, Delaware County, New York State

It’s a 20 room 1895 Victorian mansion on a hilltop, purchased by artists Rob Pruitt and Jonathan Horowitz in 2003. The couple decided to paint the house entirely black on the exterior, while its interior decor is a shrine to mid-20th century Gothic-camp horror cinema.


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