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