Masterpieces of Architecture That Defy Time and Space

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Architecture can be truly wonderful, no matter if we’re talking about churches or shopping centers, completely traditional or insanely futuristic buildings. Let’s see some of the best ones that exist in the world today.

Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas

This funky building incorporates its function into the looks. It was designed by famous architect Frank Gehry. His other work includes buildings like Bilbao Guggenheim, Walt Disney concert hall in L.A., etc.

Taipei 101, Taipei

This is the biggest and the tallest green architecture building in the world. It has a platinum certificate in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It’s 1,670 feet tall and it’s one of the most stable buildings ever made.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

With 2,720 feet, that is the tallest structure in the world . The tower was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Construction of the Burj Khalifa began in 2004, with the exterior completed five years later in 2009. A view from its top feels like a view from an airplane.

Al-Khazneh, Petra, Jordan

Also known as Rose City, because of the stone color, the historical city of Petra has been founded in 312 BC and was listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2017. Al-Khazneh is one of the most elaborate temples in the ancient  city of Petra. As with most of the other buildings in this ancient town, including the Monastery, this structure was carved out of a sandstone rock face.

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

This church is the idea and work of famous Catalonian architect Antoni Gaudí. He started working on it in 1882 and it’s still not finished. Less than a quarter of the project was finished by the time of Gaudí’s death in 1926.

CCTV Headquarters, Beijing

China Central Television headquarters consists of several separated object that together form a constant loop.

Emporia, Malmö

This futuristic building is the home of Swedish trade center. Once it’s finished, the only visible part of it will be the golden “melting” entrance.