Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ten Notable Architectural Designs

Here's a listing of some of the most notable architectural designs in recent years.

1. Marques de Riscal Hotel, Rioja region, Spain; Architect: Frank O. Geary

2. Planetarium Science Museum and L’Umbracle, Valencia, Spain; Architects: Santiago Calatrava, Felix Candela

3. Valencia Opera House, Valencia, Spain; Architect: Santiago Calavara

4. Selfridges, Birmingham, London; Architect: Future Systems, London

5. Leonardo Glass Cube, Bad Driburg, Germany; Architect: 3 de luxe

6. Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Germany; Architects: Peter Cook and Colin Fournier;

7. Mikimoto Department Store, Tokio, Japan; Architects: Toyo Ito & Associates & Taisei Design

8. Beijing Olympic Stadium, Beijing, China; Architect: Herzog & de Meuron, Basel

9. Torso Tower, Malmo Harbor, Sweden;Architect: Santiago Calavara

10. Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Architect: Santiago Calavara

and one from the future . The Chicago Spire, Chicago, Illinois, Usa. Architect: Santiago Calavara. To be finalized in 2012. Height: 609,6 metres.

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