Collection by Allie Weiss

Truly Imaginative Buildings Around the World

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The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings (Simon & Schuster) tells the story of the bold, mind-bending structures that are shaping the architectural landscape. Author Marc Kushner argues that buildings today are not purely designed for function—they're also built to instill wonder and awe. Here, we gather a few of the sculptural structures included in the book.

The Alcabideche Social Complex in Portugal by Guedes Cruz Architects is designed as a community for the elderly.
The China Central Television Headquarters by OMA is a bold take on the skyscraper that combines vertical and horizontal...
Precast concrete beams typically used for highways are repurposed in the creative Hemeroscopium House by Ensamble...
The Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre by Peter Rich Architects in South Africa was built by local laborers using a...
The Metropol Parasol by J. Mayer is an undulating structure made mostly of wood that twists and turns over a public...
The +POOL concept aims to bring a giant floating pool to the East River of Manhattan.
This tree house in Sweden with a mirrored exterior by Tham and Videgård Arkitekter is just large enough to host two...
The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion by SNØHETTA offers visitors a perch to watch wild reindeer herds in the mountains...
The winner of the 2012 MoMA/PS1 Young Architects Program, this structure by HWKN has a titanium-nanoparticle-coated...
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