99 Amazing Buildings
99 Amazing Buildings
55. Katayama-Cho, Osaka, Japan
Designed by architect Matsunami Mitsutomo, this innovative but simple apartment block in Katayama-cho, Osaka, was completed in 2007. It has a total floor area of 342 square metres, with each of the ten apartments having between 36 and 23 square metres of floor space.
59. Sydney Opera House, Australia
The multi-event home of Australia's premier events began construction in 1958 and was completed in 1973. The architects were Jørn Utzon and Ove Arup.
61. Concert Hall, California, USA
The Walt Disney Concert Hall, home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, features an acoustically superior auditorium panelled in hardwood. The Disney family contributed more than $100 million to the project and it has quickly become a major Californian landmark.
56. Tête Carrée, Nice, France
The literal translation; Square Head - This impressive monument is 30 metres high with a 14 metre square cube, which houses the offices of the Louis Nucera Library.
58. Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE
The Burj Al Arab (Tower of the Arabs) is a luxury five star (it claims to be 7 star!) hotel that put the small state on the map when it opened in 1999. It stands on an artificial island 920 feet from Jumeirah Beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge.
62. Bank of China, Hong Kong
One of the most recognisable skyscrapers in Hong Kong, the headquarters of the Bank of China was designed by I. M. Pei and L.C Pei of I.M Pei and Partners and is 1,033.5 feet tall.
57. Private Residence, BC, Canada
Canadian designer Keith Baker from KB Design created the Armada House. The property is 490 square metres in size, has panoramic floor to ceiling windows and three bedrooms.
60. Troll Wall, Romsdal, Norway
The jagged glass edges of this restaurant by Norwegian studio Reiulf Ramstad Architects point up towards a sheer cliff face of the tallest vertical rock face in Europe, in Norway’s Romsdal Valley.
63. Edificio Mirador, Madrid, Spain
The Mirador Building is a post-modern 156 apartment block in Sanchinarro, Madrid. It was developed by the architectural firm Dutch MVRDV in collaboration with Madrid architect Blanca Lleó. The central hole has a communal garden and sweeping views of the Sierra de Guadarrama.