The human race has been perfecting building design for thousands of years, and thanks to modern building materials combined with the skills of today’s architects, we’re starting to see new types of buildings that look like they could have been pulled right out of a futuristic science fiction novel.
These are buildings that defy convention, using a mixture of complex design and innovation to create something entirely new, and something that stands out from the usual mix of rectangular skyscrapers and apartment buildings. These are some of the most innovative architecture designs of the modern age.
The Museum Of Tomorrow
Found in the Brazil’s biggest city, Rio de Janeiro, the Museum of Tomorrow is like nothing else in the world, and is the first building in Brazil to win the golden LEED certification. The certification was awarded to this structure to the fact that its design was based on sustainable building methods as well as urban recovery within the city. It contains special solar spines that move in tandem with the direction of the sun, allowing for maximum sunlight absorption throughout the day.
Along with this, the museum also makes use of rainwater collection systems, allowing it to save millions of litres of water as well as thousands of megawatts of power.
While the Atomium was originally build in 1958, the overall design is extremely unique, and has become a famous attraction in its home of Brussels, Belgium. It consists of 20 metal tubs that connect to different spheres, each of which contain stairs, elevators, and more, allowing visitors to explore the various public spaces that are both inside and outside of the building.
It forms the shape of an iron atom, magnified many billions of times, and it’s difficult to miss the enormous building when passing through the area. The Atomium was finally finished in 2012, and is currently open to the public for visitation, perfect for sitting alone for a few hours and enjoying the online betting NZ has to offer.
There are not many people that have not heard of the famous Burj Khalifa, the incredibly tall skyscraper that holds the record for the tallest building in the world. It was built to house both guests as well as commercial ventures and has been hailed as one of the most well-designed buildings of all time. It takes a lot engineering skill to create such a tall building that simply doesn’t snap in half from the powerful winds that can be found near to the top of the skyscraper.
Even in Dubai, a city known for having tall buildings, the Burj Khalifa is like nothing else, standing taller than everything else around it.
CopenHill is situated in the country of Denmark, and was designed from the top down to make energy from waste, something that is in line with Denmark’s hope of being the first carbon neutral city. The sloping design of the rooftop allows for over 400,000 tons of waste to be converted into enough power to heat around 150,000 homes every year.