99 Amazing Buildings
99 Amazing Buildings
46. Milwaukee Art Museum, USA
Home to a collection of over 30,000 works of art and with 350,000 visitors a year, the building, on the banks of Lake Michigan was designed by architects Eero Saarinen and Santiago Calatrava.
50. Beijing National Stadium, China
The Bird's Nest, as it became known, played host to the 2008 Olympics. It has a capacity of 80,000, as a retractable roof and cost over £300m to build. Leading Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was the artistic consultant on the project
52. Private Residence, California, USA
Toby Long Design and Cipriani Studios Design created this Burlingame, California home. A mixed material feature of tiles, wood and concrete, creates a striking, modern home.
47. Benesse House, Naoshima, Japan
Benesse House opened in 1992, with hotel guest rooms and spaces for exhibiting modern art. Art activities began at the same time under the name Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum.
49. Otto Bok, Berlin, Germany
Otto Bok Healthcare is host to the Science Centre Medical Technology at Potsdamer Platz. Local architectural firm Gnädinger was assigned the task of creating an amorphous, abstract façade, which wraps dynamically around the six-storey, reinforced concrete frame, encompassing around 1,000 square meters of floor space.
53. 41 Cooper Square, New York, USA
41 Cooper Square, designed by architect Thom Mayne of Morphosis, is the newest addition to The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art campus. The building, originally known as the New Academic Building, stands on the site where the School of Art Hewitt Building was located. The nine-story 175,000 square feet academic centre houses the Albert Nerken School of Engineering with additional spaces for the humanities, art and architecture departments. There is also an exhibition gallery and auditorium for public programmes and retail space.
48. L'Hemisferic, Valencia, Spain
L'Hemisferic is one the buildings that makes up Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences. It contains an Imax cinema, a Planetarium and a Laserium.
51. Bedarra, Queensland, Australia
The Bedarra Island Resort comprises just seven private villas hidden amongst 45 hectares of tropical rainforest, offering solitude, privacy and sublime views over the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
54. Namaste Tower, Mumbai, India
A 984 feet tall skyscraper currently under construction in Mumbai, India. It will be a mixed use building with 62 floors that will house a 380-room hotel, along with office and retail space. It has been designed by Atkins, Dubai. The design of the construction resembles the Namaste gesture: Which is; two wings of the hotel that are clasped together like hands making the familiar greeting gesture.