Five famous architectural iconic buildings
Architectural sites are one of the primary reasons where get to envy beautiful world filled with such beautiful places with each country and cities making a name for themselves in the map by producing beautiful landmarks. No doubt Architecture is always succeeding and we gathered down top 5 Architectural designs from around the globe which has impressed us and surely will impressed you all.
1- FALLINGWATER, NEW YORK
This masterpiece is created by Frank Lloyd Wright one of the well known Architect.
This beautiful residential home was built in 1935 giving an impact of natural surroundings over a waterfall in south western Pennsylvania giving a lifestyle of living in luxurious nature. One of the best examples of organic architecture,
A beautiful example of craftsmanship, this guest house was built of native sandstones and other unique materials.
2- The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Turkey.
Also known as The Blue Mosque, this beautiful mosque was built around 1609 to 1616.
Indeed a very popular tourist destination, this mosque still serves for praying in this lavishing interior and exterior design. It consists of a main dome, 8 secondary domes along with 6 minarets. Sultan Ahmet mosque is called the Blue mosque because of its the most beautiful blue tiles places on the interior walls.
With the incorporation of Islamic architecture, the mosque was built on the influence of Ottoman tradition and was termed as the largest mosque of the classical times.
3- The Shard, UK
It is a 95 storey skyscaper which was designed by Renzo Piano, a famous Italian Architect. The shard is also called Shard London bridge, Shard glass and it was previously known as London bridge tower.
Situated in Southwark, the Shard stands at 309.7 metres (1,016 ft) high, and let's know some of the interesting facts about Shard:
- It is the tallest building in the United Kingdom,
- It is termed as tallest building in the European Union,
- Fifth-tallest building in Europe
- 96th-tallest building in the World
- Second-tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom
It has mesmerizing glass-clad pyramidal tower which has 72 livable floors, with a viewing gallery and mind blowing open-air observation deck on the 72nd floor with a mind blowing view at a height of almost 244 metres (801 ft).
4 GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York
This Modern and contemporary architectural site serves as cultural center and also an educational institute for the art enthusiastic. Guggenheim Museum is termed as internationally distinguished art museum and one of the most momentous architectural icons of the 20th century
Here visitors can enjoy the scenery along with lectures by artists and famous critics, galleries tours, screening, performances and much more.
Frank Lloyd Wright again had the opportunity to build this museum and he never disappoints.
The tower has 4,750 square meters of new and renovated gallery space along with 130 square meters of new office space, a renovated restaurant, and retrofitted storage and support spaces. The building tower has a unique spiral design along with simple grid pattern and facade
The museum building was nominated to be included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization by the United States.
The Guggenheim museum is already in works to be established in Abu Dhabi in Saadiyat Island which will give the UAE residents a chance to have a look at the fascinating inclusive and expansive view of art history that emphasizes the junction of local, regional, and international sources of creative inspiration.
5 Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Last but not least when it comes to mentioning about top architectural sites, Burj Khalifa will make the list in any part of the world. It is Dubai's eye catching landmark weather you are on the streets or in the air.
Standing at 829.8 meters, this Dubai based skyscraper is the tallest man-made structure in the world at the moment. The construction began in 2004 and the exterior was completed in 2009. The official opening was in 2010. The Burj Khalifa Dubai tower was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The design was inspired by the patterning system personified in Islamic architecture and a new structural system had to be developed in order to support the height.