This week, we’ve picked some of the most sublime pink buildings from our Pinterest boards – from a millennial-pink office tower in London to a Portuguese winery covered in blush-coloured mortar.
Mexican firm Productura updated this retro pink bungalow in California with a steel-framed extension. The dark, two-storey unit starkly contrasts the baby-pink cladding, resulting in what the architects describe as a “juxtaposition between two different moments in time”.
British firm Duggan Morris Architects covered the aluminium facade of this tower block in London in two shades of pink. The structure is divided into two buildings – one clad in a shade resembling on-trend colour millennial pink and the other in a darker, rosy hue.
Extrastudio transformed this former winery into a family home in a small village in southern Portugal. The renovation meant that parts of the structure were preserved and other parts were completely overhauled. To maintain coherence, the architects covered the building in a blush-pigmented mortar.
This pavilion was designed by Lebanese designer Nathalie Harb to be a place of silence within the busy capital of Beirut. Harb chose pink for the exterior as she felt it created a soothing effect on visitors looking to escape the surrounding noise.
A warm-toned pink was the colour of choice for these converted guesthouses by Italian studio Mezzo Atelier. The designers chose the shade to ensure the building blended in with similar houses in the surrounding area.
The residents of this house in Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap wanted a contemporary design that reflects the British and Dutch colonial influences on the historic town. Fold Architects chose for the exterior a vibrant-pink render verging on red to complement the nearby rainbow-coloured houses.
The craggy exterior of this school canteen in northern France is softened with the use of a subtle pink. French firm D’Houndt+Bajart achieved the rugged facade by using shotcrete – a form of concrete that is projected onto a surface through a pressurised hose.
Thick pink-brick cavity walls were salvaged from a halted development project by Spanish studio Canales Lombardero in order to create a sustainable, long-standing home for an older couple to host visiting family.
This residential project by London-based architects Riches Hawley Mikhail makes use of a spray-on pink material made from a mixture of hemp and lime. The studio was given a brief to create 26 high quality, low-carbon homes within a village in Suffolk.
The dusty pink facade of this house extension was created following several in-house experiments that local architect Simon Astrigde undertook to find the most suitable colour. He sought to match the extension to the existing brickwork and exposed plaster walls inside.