Part retail, part residential, the VM Houses in Copenhagen were designed by JDS Architects in the shapes of a V and an M with balconies that jut out like bird beaks.
Photo by Darren Bradley
It’s no surprise that Adjaye Associates won the competition to design the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. with its stunning, highly detailed bronze filigree exterior that wraps the building.
Photo by Nacasa & Partners Inc.
If only every bank looked as bright and colorful as the Sugamo Shinkin Bank Shimura Branch that was designed by emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design. A stack of rainbow layers extend out from the facade to welcome visitors into its equally colorful interior.
Photo by Hedrich Blessing
It’s hard not to stop and pause when the Aqua Tower comes into view when you’re walking the streets of Chicago. The Studio Gang designed multi-use building’s undulating, white facade is quite mesmerizing against blue skies.
Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects
Sitting right on the water in Reykjavik, Iceland, the Harpa Concert Hall by Henning Larsen Architects looks like carved gemstone with sunlight reflecting off the unique glass paneled windows.
Photo by Nic Lehoux
BIG, or Bjarke Ingels Group, is responsible for VIA 57 WEST, a massive, triangular structure on New York City’s West Side that houses 600 apartments. Just over a year old, the twisting form was designed to give as many apartments as possible views of the Hudson River.
Photo by Helene Binet
The Antwerp Port House might be one of the most unusual buildings ever. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the project entailed repurposing an old fire station and building an additional modern structure on the top to house the Port of Antwerp’s growing staff.
Photo by Mathieu Ducros
Located in Cap d’Agde, France, the Nakâra Residential Hotel, designed by Jacques Ferrier Architecture, features a crisp, all-white exterior tha...