Modern architecture is an architectural style that is based on some concepts of new and innovative construction technologies, with the mixed use of concrete, glass, steel and more. The constructive ideas are usually streamlined, minimalism, and functionalism. It is not difficult to find such architectures in our everyday life but today we are going to show you a few different world's iconic modern architectures in this article. Read on to discover more! Let's get started!
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1. Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hymenocallis flower is the main concept behind this modern skyscraper. Its Y-shaped structure features a triple-lobed footprint with three different elements arranged around the core building. Being the tallest tower in the world, Burj Khalifa provides visitors the best overlooking views of Dubai. No wonder it has become the signature landmark of the city as well as one of the most visited attractions in the country.
2. Dancing House, Prague, Czechia
It is definitely very easy to tell the idea behind the Dancing House by its name; however, you may not know that this architectural style is best-known as deconstructive due to its abnormal shape of a building. This architecture is built with a mixed use of concrete and glass; and each supporting concrete panel is in different shape and dimension. Visit the rooftop bar for a wonderful time and a beautiful panoramic view of Prague!
3. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA
The Guggenheim Museum is an excellent example of minimalism. Its pure white circular shaped exterior gives us a clean, simple and somehow futuristic feeling. This art gallery is easy to explore due to the circular design of the building; the ramps inside allows you to get to the top floor without climbing any stairs. What an amazing design!
4. Louvre Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Louvre Abu Dhabi is built to be float on water. The ceiling of the dome is a light filter that projects kaleidoscope patterns, best known as the 'Rain of Light' everywhere on walls and ground during daytime. This art museum is designed in a mix colour of white, grey and the aqua blue, giving us a comfy environment. It is a beautiful museum and a wonderful place to chill and enjoy.
5. Oslo Opera House, Oslo, Norway
Operahuset, Oslo Opera House in Norwegian, a studio that is designed to be coming out of the water, where the land meets the sea, from Norway to the world. This modern architecture is located at the peninsula in Oslo city centre. The Opera House is the home of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet and it has become the most visited attraction in Oslo since 2008.
6. Titanic Museum, Belfast, United Kingdom
The angular form of this architecture resembles the shape of the Titanic's prows. The Titanic Museum has been suggested that the exterior looks exactly like the original Titanic. The concept of the building's design is combined with the ship-making history in Belfast and the background story of the real Titanic. The museum has been given the nickname "The Iceberg" by the locals since the opening day.