Masterpieces of architecture: part 2

By | October 3, 2014

World is full of unique architecture designs. Those buildings are great examples of human genious, creativity and power. They are adorable and they are eternal (real piece of architecture art is easy to damage but it’s hard to forget its existance). Let’s speak about some more masterpieces of architecture that can be visited any time you like.

 

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The Burj Khalifa, Dubai

The Burj Khalifa was originally planned as the tallest building in the world. When it was built, its design height was kept in secret, just in case, if somewhere there would appear a skyscraper designed in a greater height. Inside the complex there is a hotel, some apartments, offices and shopping centers. The air inside the building is not only cool, but also aromatized through special membranes. This scent was created specifically for the Burj Khalifa.

The National Centre, Beijing

The National Centre, Beijing

You can see why this huge futuristic building colloquially is known as “Egg.”  The National Centre for the Performing Arts is actualy an opera house. Construction had caused great controversy, both in terms of the discrepancy of urban architecture, and because of the excessive growing costs that appeared during construction. But now it is one of the most prominent structures in the world.

The National Stadium, Beijing

The National Stadium, Beijing

Huge stadium nicknamed as the “Bird’s Nest” was built for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. It can hold more than 90 thousand people. The stands are constructed as a concrete “bowl.” Around it there are some columns, on top of which curved metal beams are interlacing.

 

The Milan Cathedral

The Milan Cathedral

This is Europe’s only Gothic cathedral of white marble. It had been being built for several centuries. First blocks and the foundation were laid back in 1386, and the whole construction was completed only in 1965.

The Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto

The Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto

The whole Hall (except the ground floor) is covered with pure gold. Therefore, it is also called the “Golden Temple”. Pay attention to the the incredible harmony with the style of the temple and garden surroundings. The garden was created at the end of the XIV century. And the temple is reflected in the lake. That is why this lake is called Kёkoti (“The Mirror Lake”).

Lloyd's of London

Lloyd’s of London

Lloyd’s of London is a huge office building of an insurance corporation. Its feature is that the ladder glass elevators and water pipes are arranged outside, whereby a lot of space inside appeared. Together with the Centre Pompidou, the building Lloyd has made a revolution in the architecture, making high-tech style popular.