Train station Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal. One of the most stunning modern sights in Lisbon is the Lisbon Oriente Train Station. It was built by master architect Santiago Calatrava with a roof of glass and steel made to look like a row of trees. It was finished in 1998 for the Expo '98 world's fair in Parque das Nações, where it is located. The Oriente Station is one of the world's largest stations, with 75 million passengers per year which makes it as busy as Grand Central Terminal in New…
Phoenix International Media Center in Beijing by BIAD UFo For years China has imported big-name architects (Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl) to create out-of-this-world structures. But now China is producing its own generation of daring designers. Beijing-based BIAD UFo’s Phoenix International Media Center is giving Herzog & de Meuron’s “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium a run for its money.
Mumbai,India~~Wadala tower is the tallest mix-use tower in the world,~~ designed by world renowned architect James Law of James Law Cybertecture International. Wadala Tower is a 21st century ultra-futuristic “Cybertecture” skyscraper situated in the heart of India. The design concept of this super high-rise tower is driven by a strong image of Indian Snakes
Contemporary Nordic architectural culture offers both exemplary approaches and significant constructed works addressing these challenging circumstances. The classic hallmarks of Nordic architecture simplified form, frugal use of materials and sensitive treatment of daylight and the natural setting embody the basic principles of responsible, sustainable architecture.