99 Amazing Buildings
99 Amazing Buildings
28. Private Home, New Mexico, USA
The architect Bart Prince built this out of the world home and studio for himself in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1983. He said of its reception: "When it was finished, the whole city was up in arms. Architects reacted as if a bomb had been dropped on the Louvre."
31. Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Niteroi Contemporary Art Museum in Rio de Janeiro is the creation of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. The MAC-Niterói is 16 metres high and has a cupola with a diameter of 50 metres.
34. Linked Hybrid, Beijing, China
A mixed use building complex designed by Steven Holl Architects and built between 2003 to 2009. It provides a vision for smoggy atmosphere urban development and includes 644 apartments and geo-thermal wells for cooling and heating.
29. The Bullring, Birmingham, UK
The Bullring has been a major shopping area of the Midlands area of the UK since the middle-ages, but it hasn't always looked like this! The current structure was designed by Benoy and was completed in 2004.
32. Cayan Tower, Dubai, UAE
Known as the Inifinity Tower prior to completion, the Cayan Real Estate Investment and Development block is 306 metres high and was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill SOM, who were also responsible for the Burj Khalifa.
35. Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
Gardens by the Bay won the top prize at the World Building of the Year Awards in 2012. Two conservatories of glass, plus steel to anchor a botanical garden.
30. Krzywy Domek, Sopot, Poland
A little easier to pronounce is the English translation; Crooked House. Built in 2004, it is part of the Rezydent shopping centre. Designed by Szotyńscy & Zaleski who were inspired by the fairytale illustrations Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg.
33. Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland
Harpa is a major tourist attraction and entertainment venue in Iceland. The first concert was held in 2011 and the building was designed by Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects with Danish artist Olafur Eliasson.
36. Perot Museum, Dallas, USA
A gift to the city from the Perot family, and designed by 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Thom Mayne and his firm Morphosis Architects, the edifice was conceived as a large cube floating over a landscaped plinth.