1. Building Infosys. Hinjewadi, Pune Province. India
The headquarters of Infosys in India, is a beautiful building of high technology. The whole structure looks like an aircraft and this illusion is created by the way: a structure ellipsoid with tilted about 10 degrees angle.
The building was the first occupant of the IT park calling Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park. In this park, there are about 20 software companies like Mindtree, Tata Technologies, Tech Machindra and CISCO.
The Infosys building is definitely the best. It was built based on the designs of architect Hafeez Contractor an important and respected Indian architect known for his commitment to \”green\” designs. The building is a combination of steel, glass and aluminum.
2. Milwaukee Art Museum. Lake Michigan, Milwaukee. Wisconsin
The Milwaukee Art Museum is a spectacular building that is divided into 3 parts: the Centre for the memory of the war, and Cudahy Quadracci Pavilion gardens. It has over 30,000 square meters. Emulates vessels stroll by the lake and the building has in its design: mast, bow and a kind of candles.
It was designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, David Kahler and Eero Saarinen. The Quadracci Pavilion is the most impressive visually, built under the postmodern style according to the plans of Calatrava. The Windhover Hall structure is the main attraction, and has a glass roof 90 feet high. The new wing of the museum designed by Calatrava is a huge set of carbon fiber bows that adjust to modulate the entry of light and heat of the museum. The MAM is located on the water bridge in the great Lake Michigan.
3. Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Hilversum, Netherlands
The overall effect of the building is fascinating: colorful and translucent glass panels, very cheerful, luxurious and opulent. The building was designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects, and has 5 underground levels and as many on the ground. The underground levels contain files and materials while the top is where the media museum open to visitors is.
The glass panels on the facade is very characteristic of a collage of famous paintings and photos of Dutch films and television series.
4. Denver Art Museum. Denver, United States.
The building was started in early 1948, when the designer Burnham Hoyt designed what became known as the Schleier Gallery. Over the years, they have made numerous extensions as the museum needs more space to store your treasures. Two of the most famous annexations were Frederick C. Hamilton Building and the North Building.
The Frederic C. Hamilton was designer by architect Daniel Liebeskind, and design resembles the beautiful peaks of the Rocky Mountains and all types of typical geometric formations geology Denver. The entire building was coated titanium huge panels according to the architect: \”reflect the sunshine of Colorado\”.
5. Federation Square. Melbourne, Australia
The Plaza de la Federation (Federation Square) is the second tourist attraction of the city after the Crown Casino. The process of construction of the plaza was great controversy even though today is one of the most admired structures in the world.
The building is constructed as deconstructionism, offering a sense of fragmentation and a minimalist aesthetic. The facades are covered by glass and slabs of sandstone, zinc and metal frames which conformed interesting geometric patterns. Project designers were members of Lab Architecture Studio with teacher Donald Bates and Peter Davidson to head with local firm Bates Smart.
6. La Tete au Carre. Nice. France
La Tete au carre is a very visual building, which is the main eca a library, located in the heart of Nice, France. It is the first sculpture inhabited world, and is constructed entirely of aluminum. The famous sculptor and painter Sacha Sosno with losarquitectos Yves Bayard and Francis Chapuis were the creators. The literal translation of Tete au Carre\’s \”Thinking inside the box\”. Inside the head are 3 floors of the full library of digital and paper documents and books. The building is 26 meters high and is one of the most interesting buildings-sculpture modern world.
7. Biosphere Montreal. Montreal, Canada
Montreal Biosphere is a museum dedicated entirely to the environment. The designer of this particular structure was the architect Richard Buckminster Fuller. The structure is 61 meters high and the diameter of the sphere is 78 meters. The main frame is made of steel tubes and use around 1900 acrylic panels for facades. Today the area serves as a location for numerous interactive exhibitions for children and many other cultural and entertainment programs for all ages.
8. Building Peter B Lewis. Cleveland. USA
This building was designed by famed architect Frank Gehry and is now the headquarters of the Weatherhead School of Management. The building has curved lines and although it looks strange is a very important artwork in the city of Cleveland.
The structure was named after the President of Progressive Insurance, an insurance company donated $ 37 million to build. The total cost was 62 million and is almost 152,000 square meters.
The style and structure is clearly reminiscent of the Guggenheim Museum in Spain which was also built by the master of pop Frank Gehry architecture.
9. Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Elshtaby. Egypt.
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is one of the most famous cultural centers of the world, located in the city of Elshtaby in Egypt. The building. The construction style meets contemporary eipcio, simulating shimmering under the sun disk. The library can accommodate 8 million books, the main reading room is huge (70,000 m2) and has 11 levels cascading harmoniously. In the outer walls can be seen calligraphic inscriptions on the granite wall and ceiling of the reading room is 32 feet high.
Architects and planners were professionals and Snøhetta Hamza Associates study. The library and cultural center received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2004. It occupies the same place as the ancient library of Alexandria.
Registration Bibliotheca Alexandrina
10. House dome. Pensacola Beach. Florida. USA
This structure is a dome (or cupola) geodesic that besides being extremely comfortable, very strong and resistant to all weather conditions. From inside the guests have an ocean view, since being a spherical structure can have an original panoramic view. The architect who built it is Bob Bissett.
11. Parc Guell. Barcelona. Spain
This park is full of wonderful pieces of architecture of Antonio Gaudi. It is located in Barcelona and was built between 1900 and 1914. Some of the most remarkable pieces of this park include admission, which gives the feeling that one enters a castle. Just as the colorful dragon-shaped fountain.
12. Honeycomb. Jerusalem. Israel.
This residential building has broken all the rules of traditional architecture. It was built in 1970 based on the plans of architect Zvi Hecker for the National Ministry of Housing wanted a design that would break with the architectural patterns of the city.
Source: architectural designs / arkiplus.com