Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd 01World Architecture Festival

For all the unremarkable buildings that go up each year, there are always a handful of head-turners.

The most beautiful new buildings in the world — "new" referring to roughly the last three years in the architecture world — cater to all aspects of life.

There are buildings meant specifically for worship, office work, daily living, and education. Each one seems to redefine what buildings can or should look like.

Here are the ones that stuck with us.

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