Recently, the World Architecture Festival was held in Singapore.
I found the shortlisted entries to be more aesthetically pleasing and inspiring than the winning designs, so the winners are not shown.
Below, is a photo essay of world architecture today. Some were not involved in the Festival, but are worthy examples of architecture.
The horizontal random layering is elegant and exciting.
I really like this abstracted version of a familiar residential form. It has great urban scale. The abstracted “Mansard” roofs are actually sun screens which appear opaque from a distance and translucent in close proximity.
Love this. Let’s hope JPX completes the proposed Buckhead and Midtown Atlanta towers somewhat similar to this.
Made famous by architect Zaha Hadid, curvilinear forms like this are popular in architecture today. This example, by Atkins Architects, is one of the more restrained, and better designs.
Weatherhead designed this sloping, green-roofed retail/residential park, which looks like a concept which would ‘fit’ in Atlanta, Georgia suburbs.
Nice, sculptural tower forms by Zaha Hadid.
By Emre Arolat Architects, what a beauty, with funk!
Intricate designed fenestration is quite striking and plays with light and shadow.
Simple, good-looking office covered in stone.
The beveled sun-shading makes this a striking look.
I really like how this building follows the natural topography, something Atlanta rarely takes advantage of.