Many buildings have great architecture. From the structure and the inspiration, it draws, to the function, architects ensure a building fulfils its role in the world. Great architecture is a process and a culture that never ends. Here are buildings that define the future of architecture in different aspects.
The Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris
The Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris is one of the notable architectures in the world. The vessel shaped glass building that was completed back in 2014 sits on Paris’s Bois de Boulogne’s lawns and trees. It has a beautiful art collection that spreads on the 21/2 storey and 126,000sq space. The glass makes the building exceptional, sturdy, and creative and is an ideal way to add beauty to its beautifully green garden.
The Shanghai Tower, China
The Shanghai Tower in China is 2,073ft tall building, the tallest building in the country. It is the second tallest globally with the second-fastest elevator and an incredible tallest observation building or desk in the world. It features unique architecture by Gensler including round asymmetrical corners and is quite sturdy. Therefore, it can withstand even the strongest typhoon winds.
432 Park Avenue, New York
432 Park Avenue, New York is a beautiful and tallest residential building designed by Rafael Vinoly. Located in Midtown Manhattan, Western Hemisphere, it demands attention. It is a skyscraper, is sturdy and can be seen from different boroughs. As such, it dominates the skyline in New York from different angles, making it one of the iconic buildings in the world. What’s more, its timeless quality makes it an incredible structure in every sense including aesthetic features. It defines the future of architecture because the building paved the way for a new generation of super-slender towers.
Casino de Montreal, Canada
The Montreal Casino is one of the most beautiful and largest casinos in Montreal, Quebec in Canada. Its architecture is amazing and is considered a great gaming club of the future. Set on Notre Dame Island, the casino features interconnected buildings, the Quebec Pavilion, France Pavilion and the Annex. The architects focused on simplifying the available space on the casino’s circular hub on its four levels. This includes gambling areas, recreational areas and panoramic elevators. The casino underwent a massive renovation on the part A of the building, as Montreal ’67 Expo. The renovation turned the casino to a creative, modern, beautiful and unique infrastructure that depicts the real value of art and architecture.
The Broad, Los Angeles
The Broad in Los Angeles is a timeless building with close to 2,000 art collections. It is a 50,000 sq. foot structure with a seamless buffer between both worlds, the inside and outside. The Broad is different from other museums because it uses ‘the veil’, a semi-porous system to fashion an urban interface. The building also has a honeycomb design that displays the artwork and creativity of its architects Renfro and Diller Scofidio. What is more, it is engineered to perfection and provides no room for sunlight penetration, but instead it transmits the needed light.
The Oculus, New York
The Oculus, by Santiago Calatrava, is a stylish, dynamic and sturdy building that features a design of Spanish origin. It takes the shape of a phoenix, a bird in a mid-flight and is made of glass, stone, concrete and glass. Located near a downtown Manhattan Museum and the September 11th memorial, it is not only symbolic, but also highly functional. It connects different subway lines, office and retail spaces and much more. Unlike most buildings in the city, The Oculus offers comfort and security right from its design to its surrounding.
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Hamburg
Designed by Herzog and de Meuron, Elbphilharmonie redefines the future of architecture in its adaptive sense. It is a building that leaves heads turning, it is stunning in every aspect, looks like an Avant-garde ship because of the glass element included in its upper part and boasts of a bottom with an extraordinarily rich history. Located on the geographical focal point of Hamburg, at the Elbe River, the building’s plan is phenomenal.