Modern 20 Best Design Buildings to see before you die

In the area there are architectural wonders of the world, so beautiful and important, which should be seen at least once in their lifetime. For lovers of architecture, this ranking offers a rundown of the  20 buildings , which have become symbols in the history of world design.

These complex buildings, ancient and modern, avant-garde architecture are designed by the greatest architects ever. Each historical period is marked by a respective current style full of charm and technical virtuosity .

The churches Baroque cathedrals and gothic , temples symbols of Asian culture , and the buildings belonging to the ' organic architecture , architectural designs are imitated to this day. Here are the symbol of ancient architecture and modern buildings!

Top 20 Best Design Buildings to see before you die

20. Bradbury Building – Los Angeles



This building is located in downtown Los Angeles, California. It was built in 1853 and commissioned by millionaire Lewis l. Bradbury, the gold-mining magnate. The cartoonist George Wiman was built starting from the original project of Sumner Hunt. Famous in popular culture film and television, selected as a location for several films such as Days of Summer (2009) and The Artist (2011).


19. Mont Saint Michel-Normandy



The Mont Saint Michel, is a small island located in the northern coast of France. On the islet was built a shrine in honor of St. Michael the Archangel. The remarkable architecture of the shrine and the surrounding Bay makes it a tourist destination visited by all over the world. From 1979 is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site.


18. Farnsworth House-Illinois



The Farnsworth house, is a project of the architect Ludwig Mies. It was built between 1945 and 1951. In 2006 he was named as a National Historic Landmark. The building is an open space and unstructured, that fits the needs of the people.


17. the great mosque of Djennéb - Mali



Originally the mosque was one of the main centers of the Islamic teaching. The building dates from 1240, situated in the city center of Djenné and from 1988 is a world heritage site of UNESCO.


16. The Golden Temple of Amritsar-India



The Golden Temple is located in the town of Amritsar, in the Indian State of Punjab. It is considered the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion. Besides being a place of pilgrimage is a tourist attraction worldwide. The temple was completed in 1601, most works of marble and gilded decorations dating back to the early 1800s.


15. Contemporary Art Museum – Rio de Janeiro



The Museum is one of the main tourist destinations of the city of Niteròi, in Rio de Janeiro. The structure, designed by Oscar Niemeyr, was completed in 1996. Famous for the original architectural form resembling a spaceship.


14. Tiger's Nest Monastery, Bhutan



Is a complex of Buddhist temples dating from 1692. Place atop a mountain peak in Valley of Paro in Bhutan, a tiny mountainous State of Asia.


13. CCTV-China Central Television – Beijing



The building is the headquarters of CCTV, the construction works were completed in 2008. Chinese television headquarters houses offices, recording studios and production and transmission centre.


12. – Hundertwasser House Vienna



Is a complex of houses situated in Vienna, designed by architect and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The designer's idea was to communicate happiness and joy, using bright colors, sharp edges and colored ceramics.


11. Golden Temple of Kyoto – Japan



Built in 1397, as villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. After his death, the building became a Zen Temple. The structure is surrounded by a pond and a wonderful park.


10. The Dancing House – Prague



The dancing House is located in the Centre of Prague and is known for unconventional lines of the façade. The building resembles the silhouette of two dancers dancing. Architectural style is among the neo-Gothic and neo-Baroque.


9. La Sagrada Familia – Barcelona



The construction of the Cathedral started in 1882 by Gaudi, has not yet been completed. The large scale of the project and its characteristic style have made it a symbol of the city. The building was designed in the Gothic style, but over the years, Gaudi, the completely redesigned.


8. Fallingwater – Stewart Township, Pennsylvania



Residential masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright. Fallingwater is immersed in nature in Pennsylvania. Commonly known as fallingwater House, is a House that represents the organic architecture. This current architecture promotes harmony between nature and mankind, creating an integration between the various elements.


7. Süleymaniye Mosque-Istanbul



It is an Ottoman Imperial mosque in Istanbul. The building was commissioned by Suleiman the magnificent between 1550 and 1557.


6. Empire State Building – New York



Skyscraper in Manhattan was built in 1931. It is the symbol of the city, and with an altitude of 443 metres was for years the world's tallest building.


5. St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow



Is a Orthodox Cathedral erected on the red square in Moscow. Built in the mid 1500 's by Tsar Ivan IV.


4. St. Paul's Cathedral – London



Is an Anglican cathedral, considered the masterpiece of the architect Christopher Wren. The construction work was completed in 1708.


3. the city of Arts and Sciences – Valencia



Architectural complex designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, in 1996. Coincides with the style of organic architecture, creating harmony between the characteristics of marine territory and the white cement, used for the construction.


2. National Centre for the performing arts – Beijing



The Grand National Theater, was designed by French architect Paul Andreu. Construction began in December 2001 and ended in 2007.


1. Burj Khalifa Dubai



It is the tallest building ever created by man. Its construction started in 2004 and completed in 2009. Its total height is nearly 830 metres.
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