Geometric patterns have long been favored in architecture not just for their innate attractiveness, but also their structural properties. Most geometric patterns are made up of repeated triangles or rhombuses. Occasionally you will see many-sided polygens or circles. Originally championed in Islamic art, geometric patterns aren’t hard to find in modern architcture. From vast steel structures to endless glass patterns, we hope you enjoy the following compliation of geometric patterns from the Wunderstock image library. Many are also suitable for use as desktop background or smartphone wallpaper.
When people think of geometric patterns, assortments of triangles in 2D often come to mind. But 3D geometric patterns are all over the place. This particular photo depicts a geometric pattern structure.
This ceiling looks almost like it could be made of stained glass, but it actually isn’t. This image by Scott-Webb is perfect for a smartphone background.
This stunning triangle pattern combines sharp geometry with light colors and an abstract feel. It’s one of the few illustrations that made our list.
We featured quite a few futuristic geometry backgrounds in this list, so why not include something a bit more classic! This image is the perfect aspect ratio for a smartphone background.
Triangular shapes are popular in architecture for their load-bearing capabilities. You can see an example of this in the photo above.
This triangular grid is mesmirizing We love the purple hues.
The beauty of this spiral structure is the lack of scale. It could be a massive structure or a very small detail.
The Louvre in Paris is a quintessential piece of geometric architecture. Completed in 1989, the glass and metal pyramid is visited by millions of people each year. Its base is 112 ft (34 meters) long on each side, creating a surface area of (11,000 sq ft. The structure comprises 603 rhombus-shaped glass pieces and a further 70 triangular glass panels.
A classic abstract geometric architecture photo suitable for use as a desktop background, smartphone wallpaper, or background for a website.
Round is a shape, too! This winding tunnel is one of our favorite images.
This geometric background photo uses sharp angles to create visual interest but carefully balances this with the natural calming effect of wood.
Geometric patterns are a hallmark of architectural wonders as seen in the superstructure of this suspension bridge.
Geometric patterns can be seemingly endless, or they can have a quick and clear ending as is the case with this geometric ceiling photo.