study, carried out in conjunction with European designers, has shown that people are more likely to deem a room beautiful if it has a round style. Many of the most impressive buildings around the globe are focused on, or at least contain, curvy structures. Is it a coincidence we love curvy architecture so much? Hardly so.

The research stated above reached a very important conclusion based on the brain scans of the participants – curved design evokes more emotion than rectilinear design. Emotion is one of the main driving forces behind important decisions (much more important than reason, one might argue). Flowing designs are part of nature, while rectilinear designs are a human creation. Maybe this holds the key to why we need curves to feel happy – it’s our long-lost connection to the world we inhabit and constantly try to subdue.

So, how do you make use of curves in your work? How do you design buildings comparable to Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao Museum – a timeless piece of emotive beauty?

In this article we’ve compiled a list of 3 exquisite buildings which use curves to create a memorable flow, as well as ways to use curved glass cladding to your advantage. Use them as inspiration for your next project!