Petronas Towers

Once considered the tallest building in the world from 1998 to 2004.
Completed in 1998, the Petronas Towers are a reflection and homage to the dominant Islamic culture of Malaysia.
To create a uniquely Malaysian design, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects drew from Islamic culture, Kuala Lumpur’s climate and light, and Malaysian craft and design.
The plan of the towers is generated from two overlapping squares that form an 8-​pointed star, a pattern frequently found in Islamic design called Rub el Hizb.

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is well known around the world as an icon of freedom and opportunity in America.
The sculpture was to be a gift from the French to the Americans in recognition of their friendship – which was established during the American Revolution.
At the time, the design and construction of the Statue was hailed as a bridge between art and engineering.
The Statue Of Liberty is a robed female figure which represents the Roman goddess of freedom Libertas.
She holds a torch and a legal tablet inscribed with the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
At her feet lies a broken chain.
The statue stands on a stone pedestal, designed by American architect Richard Morris Hunt.
The Statue was placed on Liberty Island as it would be visible to every ship which was passing into the New York Harbour.

Museum of Socialism, India

The museum is designed as a gateway to the Jayaprakash Narayan International Convention Centre – still under construction on the next plot – and a huge arched cut-out in the volume’s flank will later frame a view of the centre.

Mrina Bay Sand

At 845,000 square metres The Marina Bay Sands complex contains one of the biggest hotels in the world, famous for its triple towers linked at the top with a dramatically cantilevered sky garden, which extends 65 metres out from the side of the towers. Safdie said the project had put his American firm “on the map” in Asia. “The towers first of all sort of open up at the base to form an atrium, and because the site is triangular, or at least wedge-shaped, one opens more, the next one less and the last one even less so there’s a dynamic of changing geometry,” explained Safdie.

Ryugyong Hotel

Ryugyong Hotel is an unfinished pyramid shaped skyscraper. The structure was originally intended to house five revolving restaurants, and either 3,000 or 7,665 guest rooms.

Piano House, China

Piano House is designed by students of Architecture Department Hefeyskogo University of Technology (Hefey University of Technology),developed in conjunction with the designers of Huainan Fangkai Decoration Project Co.

CCTV Headquarters

It is situated in a 10 hectare of land has 51 floor, 234 m height and has 473,000 m2 (5,090,000 sq ft) of floor space, creating an irregular grid on the building’s facade with an open center.The CCTV headquarters aims at an alternative to the exhausted typology of the skyscraper.

Pearl Academy of Fashion

The Pearl Academy of Fashion, Jaipur is one of the first educational institutes in India to address both cost and environmental design as its primary goals. The architectural parti consists of a range of multifunctional spaces which are a seamless blend of the interiors and exteriors. Many elements of this thermally adaptive environment borrow from the tradition of passive cooling techniques prevalent in the hot-dry desert climate of Rajasthan.

Reading Between the Lines

A church can be the crux of one’s life, or simply a physical structure that blends into its surroundings. This range in meaning serves as the basis for Reading between the Lines, an art installation by design firm Gijs Van Vaerenbergh. From inside the Gijs Van Vaerenbergh-designed art church known as Reading Between The Lines, the natural sunlight hits the ground in a noirish checkerboard, belying the construction’s almost completely insubstantial walls. However, from any other angle, the building seems like a solid little chapel.

Singapore Life Church

The design concept is to create a beacon of light within the neighborhood, symbolizing the hope that Christ brings to this world.
The sweeping roof form, though reminiscent of the predecessor church building, is made contemporary by the seamless white aluminium cladding to create a monolith form. This offers a striking contrast with the monolithic LaSalle College of the Arts building directly opposite.

Eiffel Tower

The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building, and the tallest structure in Paris.
Its base is square, measuring 125 metres (410 ft) on each side. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to become the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years until the Chrysler Building in New York City was finished in 1930.