Masterpieces of modern architecture

By | September 19, 2014

When Friedrich Schelling said: “Architecture is the frozen music”, he could hardly even imagine that in the XX and XXI centuries he will add to this very saying a note of skepticism – “frozen with horror” and “numb in a silent scream.”  One can endlessly think about modern architecture in its very falling or rise. But you still have to admit that there are many buildings in the world that can froma first glance cause a storm of emotions. Some of them are created by architects from all around the world, some – by talented self-taught geniouses, some masterpieces of modern architecture may cause shock and surprise, the others – a smile or delight. But in any case any of these buildings cannot leave a person indifferent.

Dancing House (Prague, Czech Republic, architect Frank Gehry)

Dancing House (Prague, Czech Republic, architect Frank Gehry)

Cubic Houses (Rotterdam, Netherlands, architect Piet Blom)

Cubic Houses (Rotterdam, the Netherlands, architect Piet Blom)

Lotus Temple (New Delhi, India, architect Fariborz Sahba)

Lotus Temple (New Delhi, India, architect Fariborz Sahba)

Walt Disney Concert Hall  (Los Angeles, USA, architect Frank Gehry)

Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, USA, architect Frank Gehry)

Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain, the architect Frank Gehry)

Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain, the architect Frank Gehry)

The headquarters of China Central Television (Beijing, China, architects Rem Koolhaas and Ole Sheren)

The headquarters of China Central Television (Beijing, China, architects Rem Koolhaas and Ole Sheren)

Shopping and entertainment complex "Khan Shatyr" (Astana, Kazakhstan, architect Norman Foster)

Shopping and entertainment complex “Khan Shatyr” (Astana, Kazakhstan, architect Norman Foster)