Leaning Tower of Pisa

The leaning Tower of Pisa is a medieval architecture, in Romanesque style. The construction of Tower of Pisa began in August 1173 and continued for about 200 years due to the onset of a series of wars. Till today, the name of the architect is a mystery.
The Tower of Pisa was designed as a circular bell tower that would stand 185 feet high. It is constructed of white marble. The tower has eight stories, including the chamber for the bells.


Sutyagin House

The Sutyagin House was a wooden house in Arkhangelsk, Russia, constructed by the local crime lord Nikolai Petrovich Sutyagin.
The house no longer exists, but at one time, the 13-story, 44-metre-tall (144 ft) Sutyagin House was said to be the tallest wooden house in Russia or even the world.
Starting in 1992, Mr. Sutyagin and his family constructed the house over 15 years without formal plans or a building permit.
Sutyagin only intended to build a two-storey structure — larger than those of his neighbors to reflect his position as the city’s richest man.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomen R.Guggenheim museum is the first permanent museum (rather than converted from a private house) built in USA.
Frank was commissioned to design a building to house the museum of Non-Objective Painting.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum was the last major project designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright between 1943 until it opened to the public in 1959, six months after his death, making it one of his longest works in creation along with one of his most popular projects.
Completely contrasting the strict Manhattan city grid, the organic curves of the museum are a familiar landmark for both art lovers, visitors, and pedestrians alike.

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.