These unique structures are pushing to rethink the boundaries of engineering creativity.
The building is one of the most impressive works of art. Spending untold sums on construction, you can stroll through the projects completed and even to live in. We have collected 30 buildings that stagger the imagination.
The oldest remaining building on Earth Göbekli Tepe in Turkey. His age is estimated to be at least the ninth Millennium BC. Archaeologists do not know the purpose of Göbekli Tepe. Most likely, the building had a religious significance.
Since then, humanity has managed to build many cool structures. For example, only last year opened a futuristic Fulton center in new York...
... and high School Penley and Essendon in Melbourne, Australia.
Amazing Golden Temple in Amritsar, India seem to be growing right from the waters of the river Amritsar.
At night the religious center of the Sikhs, looks amazing.
The Church of Las Lajas in nariño, Colombia, at first puzzling, since the construction seemed to defy gravity.
Architect and modernist Antoni gaudí died before the completion of the Temple of the Holy Family — in fact, its construction continues to this day. Outside the temple reminds the house of the "Chronicles of Narnia"...
... and the interior is even more surreal.
The Flatiron building was one of the first skyscrapers in new York...
... as the Woolworth building — the tallest building in the world in the period from 1913 to 1930.
In Onomichi, Japan, young couples often hold weddings in the Chapel Ribbon ("Ribbon chapel").
In Seoul and surrounded by greenery, stands the Church Light of Life ("Living light").
Inside, it looks completely different.
The design of the Marina city skyscrapers in Chicago, to put it mildly, unique. Built in 1964, they became one of the first buildings mixed-use. For the first time in the United States in the construction were used high-rise crane.
But not all buildings aspire to the sky. Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki, Finland, carved in the rock underground, gets enough sunlight.
The Church of St. George in Lalibela, Ethiopia, was carved from a single boulder in the XII century.
Some of the most beautiful buildings are part of the landscape. Turninn in Reykjavik reflects the wild beauty of Iceland.
Modernist Ludwig Mies van der Rohe used the verge and open space to create masterpieces that seem to float in the air — like the New national gallery in Berlin, built in the 1960s.
In addition, Berlin is home to a Mecca of electronic music — brutal nightclub Berghain.
Unity with the environment — one of the oldest concepts in architecture. In the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto is located the spectacular Golden pavilion (kinkaku-JI)...
... and no less stunning Silver.
The great mosque of Djenne in Mali is the largest mud structure in the world. It can accommodate 3 thousand.
Whimsical Centre Pompidou in Paris — a masterpiece of postmodernism.
Built around 1200, Chartres Cathedral in Northern France is a great example of Gothic architecture. Note the richly decorated "portals" leading into the building...
... and stunning on the inside.
Perhaps the only religious building that is able to match its greatness is the Blue mosque in Istanbul. Its construction was completed in the beginning of the XVII century coincided with the heyday of the Ottoman Empire.
In the interior decoration used more than 20 thousand tiles handmade.
It is believed that the Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria inspired Walt Disney to create Sleeping beauty's castle.
Trinity College – the pearl of the University of Dublin.
It is known for its library, the most stunning room which has a characteristic called "Long room".
Imperial Palace aka the Forbidden city — the highest form of Chinese architecture.
In the period from 1420 to 1912, the Palace served as the seat of government.
Its interior is really impressive...
... and attention to detail.
Today, the most exotic examples of modern architecture can be seen in Beijing. For example, the CCTV Tower, also known as "Pants".
The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong late Zaha Hadid did what could only she turned a hard, clean lines of modernism into something organic.
High in the Peruvian Andes is Machu Picchu is the best example of the Inca architecture.
Archaeologists believe that the city was built around 1450.
A more detailed picture of the residential quarter.
In 2007, in Medellin, Colombia, opened Parque Biblioteca España. Her project was designed by Colombian architect Giancarlo Mazzanti. Three buildings are supposed to look like rocks.
From the library located in the district of Santo Domingo Savio, views of the Medellin, lying in the valley surrounded by the Andes.
Sydney Opera house is considered to be an iconic representative of Australian architecture.
Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon and opened in 1973, the theater was the literal canvas for public expression.
Its interior is also stunning.published
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