Who needs the 7 Wonders of the World when you’ve got some of the coolest buildings right here in modern times? It seems as though with each passing year, we find cool new ways to outdo ourselves when it comes to architecture. Just look at these buildings that defy your average sterile bland looking average structures you see every day. Some of these look like something that came out of a sci-fi movie or something. The designs are simply mind-blowing and spectacular, and it’s safe to say that when these architects got their hands on these buildings, something amazing happened.Nestled in an artificial lake, this flower is home to Wujin’s planning bureau, and provides an aesthetically pleasing sight both inside and out that’s perfect for any season.
You can actually move between the spheres using the tubes that on the inside look a bit like a submarine. But they’re actually bridges that will connect you between a restaurant and a science museum.
It might not look like a place you’d expect the Pope to preach in, but there’s more to this structure than meets the eye. For one thing, it has a solar roof with 2,400 photovoltaic panels that provides all of of the electrical needs for the building year-round.
Then again, you have to admit that this audience hall is extremely celestial and beautiful, and it’s even kept the traditional tinted windows on the side, which looks splendid.
There’s so much to look at, that your eyes might start wandering at the lovely architecture that surrounds you. Whoever said that heaven was a place on Earth failed to mention it’s a place to congregate too.
It’s home to the Baha’i Faith but is so beautiful and welcoming that anyone of any religion is welcome in here. Just follow one of the 9 doors to the temple’s central hall and you can commune in harmony.
The architectural complex is considered one of 12 must-see hotspots in all of Spain. Located in Valencia, this entertainment center looks more like a spaceship that’s just landed on the water and it’s breathtaking.
Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the building virtually hovers over the River Turia. And while the 7 marine environments and various specimens inside the structure is just some of what you can see inside, a selfie outside this building is certainly worth a million bucks.
The structure’s wavy structure contains several offices and exhibition halls. But the exterior is what has many people in awe thanks to architect Zaha Hadid who has a thing for unusual shapes and forms and designed this building in the city of Baku with the same philosophy.
Its auditorium is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. In much the same way as the gallery hall and museum, this conference hall folds and flows with entrances and continuous surfaces that is simply cutting-edge and marvelous.
This might seem real but the hotel hasn’t been built yet. Rozhko is hopeful that his latest inspiration can actually be embedded on a mountain cliffside much like this one.
Then come to the Emporia mall in Malmo, Sweden. The entrance looks like an oceanic wave, though some people actually see it more like a building that’s melting from the center. The structure also offers soundscapes, no doubt to accentuate the illusion of the water flowing architecture.
Located in the south of Spain, this red wall district and its buildings have been heavily influenced by the Arab Mediterranean architecture. But not everything about this housing project will have you seeing red. In fact, when you go into one of these buildings, the colors of the interior are blue and purple.
While it looks like a blooming onion on the outside, there’s a collective exploration of science, technology, culture, and art that’s just waiting to make your acquaintance.
But despite the cupped lotus flower in the front, there are also 3 skyscrapers that make up the luxurious hotel, the Marina Bay Sands, which is an architectural work of art within itself.
It’s so beautiful with its lovely artisanal archway that everyone seems to spend more time looking up at the fruits, vegetables, fish, and flowers, courtesy of Arno Coenen, to actually take the time to shop.
The Markthal Market is so rad and unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Not only does it have nearly a hundred market stalls selling goodies like fresh fish, and local foods and drinks, but above it, there are apartments in between the artwork on the arch. Wouldn’t mind living here.
Architect Philip Johnson was inspired by his fascination of fish. But what he gave us was what looks like the most unusual museum containing temporary and permanent exhibitions of the most exquisite art.
It’s a fun and interesting way to spend some time. You can experience all kinds of things here that are well worth the visit. It’s simply a must-see on any visitor’s list, especially if you’re a fan of art and architecture.
While it’s a gallery offering a wide array of modern art, some visitors get to see all kinds of shape, but most would agree that the blob-like architecture is what gives the structure that alien look.
It tends to glow when the sun goes down, so make sure you’ve got your cameras ready, cause in the evenings, this blog seems to take on the properties of a floating whale.
Designed by a Danish architecture firm called Bjarke Ingels Group, the VIA 57 West is an asymmetrical marvel, which has left people staring in awe at the pyramid shaped apartment building that anyone would love to live in.
It’s a residential skyscraper made up of 82 floors and has a rippling effect that you simply can’t take your eyes off of. It also has a green roof that’s surrounded by plenty of other high-rises, but they pale in comparison to this.
Designed by Peter Zumthor, this is a mandatory place to visit in you’re interested in architecture, and as far as religious architecture goes, this may very well be one of the most important buildings in Germany to date.
But when take a closer look at the ingenious way that the little chapel was built, you’ll change your tune. There’s a serenity to this place that starts on the outside and continues to follow those who venture inside for a bit of quiet contemplation.