Year after year, architects try to challenge themselves into creating a unique design that makes the onlooker say “WOW! That’s so awesome!”
It may be the tallest building, or it may encompass several acres of land. The main concept here is to be able to create a design that would look good on paper and in reality.
Here are 6 buildings spread globally that warrants such attention.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Burj Khalifa is probably one of the most famous building architecture designs that have earned global acclaim. It proudly stands above the desert at a height of 2,717 feet.
The Burj Khalifa comprise 162 floors of offices, residences, a luxurious hotel, restaurant, and of course, an observation deck. The combination of a sleek silhouette and stunning verticality makes it quite impressive indeed.
Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay, Singapore
Contrary to its name, the Gardens by the Bay is not pure nature. The conservatories with parabolic designs are made of steel and glass.
Each design structure is meant to replicate distinct climates such as dry or humid. This provides a great background for diverse nature attractions.
Absolute World, Ontario, Canada
Right in the heart of Toronto’s largest suburb, one can find the twin high-rise residential building. Absolute World is a 50- and 56-story residential skyscraper that gives a twisted and undulating appearance to the onlooker.
Metropol Parasol, Seville, Spain
Unlike other uniquely designed buildings made of steel, the Metropol Parasol’s uniqueness comes from the fact that it is a wooden structure that is nearly 500 feet long and rises about 90 feet high. This makes the Metropol Parasol as the world’s largest wooden structure.
It has a crown structure that looks like a waffle and has a sequence of wavelike parasols which is simply stunning to gaze at.
Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, Reykjavik, Iceland
A geometric gem that sits beside the harbor, the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center is truly a sight to behold.
The distinctive colored glass façade, inspired by Iceland’s basalt landscape, is its most prominent feature.
If you think that there are other building architecture designs that are noteworthy to be mentioned here at Contart 2016, send me an email. I’d love to add them to the list.