Architects are constantly innovating and pushing the limits of design. The buildings listed below are all representative buildings, let's enjoy them together!
1. Melbourne Reading Centre and Drama Company Theatre
The Melbourne Reading Centre and Drama Company Theatre opened in early 2012 to restore the sandy housing estate of Melbourne's South Bank.
The exterior of the building is characterized by a combination of polygons, decorated with two-dimensional materials and glow tubes. The interior walls of the building can illuminate the building when the stage is dark.
The building was named New Building in Victorian Architecture Australia in 2009.
2. London, Gherkin
The Gherkin, named for its distinctive conical shape, opened in 2004 for this office building at 30 St Mary's Axe in London's financial district. Although the building is conical in shape, the entire building has only one curved, lenticular glass covering the top. The 600-foot-tall (90-meter) building has 40 floors and houses insurance companies and other financial firms.
3. Prague, The Dancing House
Completed in 1996, the Dancing House was designed by renowned designer Frank Gehry.
Because the building resembles a dancing couple, it was originally named the Astaire Rogers Building or the Drunkard's Building, but the sloping building has now become the focal point of Prague's modern architecture.
4. Singapore, Esplanade
The Esplanade opened in 2002, and under its very characteristic "shell" is a concert hall and theatre.
5. Norway, Oslo Opera House
The Oslo Opera House, which opened in 2008, rises like an iceberg in Oslo. A sloping marble roof is open to the public, below which is a 1,350-seat auditorium.
The Oslo Opera House won the 2009 Mies van der Rohe Prize for European Architecture for its contemporary architectural style.
6. Ray and Maria Stater Technology Center, USA
The Ray and Maria Stater Technology Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, also designed by Frank Gehry, opened in 2004. While the building's aesthetics were once controversial, its crumbling walls and plunging curves still attract tourists.
7. Seattle Central Library, USA
The Seattle Central Library, which opened in 2004, was designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. The library is a paradise for many readers in the United States, and it is also one of the most authoritative libraries in the United States.
Its steel-and-glass exterior is both modern and futuristic, with some secret reading areas inside. And visitors can get a glimpse of Puget Sound in this 11-story building.
8. Hearst Building, New York
The Hearst Building, which opened in 2004, was designed by British architect Norman Foster and is the headquarters of Hearst Publishing. The building is an extension of the original Hearst headquarters, a six-story building completed in 1928, with a total of 46 floors.
Its triangular design contrasts sharply with the stone front six-story plinth. This is a skyscraper that broke ground in the United States since September 11, 2001, and it is also a completed green office building in New York.
9. Spain, City of Arts and Sciences
The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain, has a science museum, theatre, performance hall, and an aquarium. Its educational and entertaining style was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
10. New York, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
New York's New Museum of Contemporary Art, opened in 2007, was hailed by Conder Nast as one of the Seven Wonders of Architecture the following year.
The museum is like a tiered wedding cake, with a lot of contemporary art on display inside.