Free Stock Building Photos

Here is our collection of completely-free building-themed photos available for your use.  These pictures are a combination of homes, apartments, castles, huts, office buildings – almost any type of structure on Earth. We will continue to add pictures weekly.

Since the time of the earliest cave paintings, buildings have been items used for artistic expression. In the last few decades, interest in sustainable planning and construction practices has also come to be a significant part of the design procedure for lots of new buildings.  A building or structure is a man-made object having a roof and walls. It is positioned more or less permanently in a spot. The category includes a home or factory.

Buildings come in a number of sizes, shapes and purposes, and are created throughout history based on a broad selection of factors, from building materials accessible, to weather conditions, to property costs, floor conditions, particular uses and aesthetic factors.  Buildings serve many social needs — chiefly as refuge from bad weather, for human safety, to store possessions, and also to live and operate. A building for a shelter signifies a physical branch of the individual habitat (a place of relaxation and security) and the exterior (a location that at times might be unpleasant and dangerous).

Whew! No matter the type of building you live or work in, check out our gallery below for your royalty free stock photo building needs.

When we first launched Free Media Goo almost 20 years ago, there weren’t any completely-free-to-use pictures available.  We set about rectifying that.  Some of these pictures are from when we first started out, while others have been added throughout the years.  All of these photos are free to use without attribution – though feel free to cite us if you’d like to.

At some point, we might launch a gallery of photos that are free to use but require attribution.  We’ve resisted this because we don’t want to complicate matters for our users, but it does limit the amount of photos we can offer up to you for use.  For now, we’ve decided we’ll just link out to other sources that provide attribution-required citations.  If you do use work from the following sources, make sure you abide by their license terms.

How to download our stock background photos:

You’ll find our selection of background photos below.  We’ve included them all in a gallery format – you should be able to quickly scan and find any pictures that will work for your creative project.  If you see one you wish to download, click on the picture.  That will bring up the highest resolution image we have available.  Since we’ve been on the web since the late 1990’s, we have photos in ALL different sizes.  There was a time that 640×480 was considered high-definition, believe it or not.Right click on that image, and select “Save As…” to download the photo.If you have questions, please let us know.  This site is run as a labor of love, so our response time might be measured in days rather than hours.  But if we can help you with your royalty-free image question, we’ll get back to you at some point.