New World Architecture

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.

Ministry of Design’s 100PP office, Singapore

The horizontal random layering is elegant and exciting.


190-Strand-1 London
Grid Architects’ 190 Strand, residential, London

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.

190 Strand, London
190 Strand, London


Adventz-Tower-1 Dubai
Adventz Tower, residential, Dubai by LW Design

Love this. Let’s hope JPX completes the proposed Buckhead and Midtown Atlanta towers somewhat similar to this.

White City Office Building, Baku, Azerbaijan


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.


White City Office Building, Baku


Butterfly Square, Sweden
Butterfly Square, residential mixed use, Sweden

Weatherhead designed this sloping, green-roofed retail/residential park, which looks like a concept which would ‘fit’ in Atlanta, Georgia suburbs.

City Life Milan
City Life, office residential, Milan

Nice, sculptural tower forms by Zaha Hadid.

Museum of Painting & Sculpture, Turkey

By Emre Arolat Architects, what a beauty, with funk!

Dakar Congress Center, Senegal
Dakar Congress Center, Senegal, by TABANLIOGLU Architects


office, Australia
Liberty Place, office, Australia by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp.


Deloitte Office, Oslo, Norway
Snøhetta’s Deloitte Office, Oslo, Norway

Intricate designed fenestration is quite striking and plays with light and shadow.


Fulbright Towers, Sandton, South Africa
Fulbright Towers, Sandton, South Africa by Paragon



Higo offices, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan by Nakayama Architects

Simple, good-looking office covered in stone.

Higo offices, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan


Tabanlıoğlu’s Incek Loft, Ankara, Turkey


residential, Iran

The beveled sun-shading makes this a striking look.

Library, Italy


Maslak Office Tower, Istanbul, Turkey by EAA-Emre Arolat Architects


mexico city office
office, Mexico City



One Blackfriars, London by Ian Simpson Architects



ONS Office, Ankara

I really like how this building follows the natural topography, something Atlanta rarely takes advantage of.



Quadrant 4, residential, London



retail, Chengdu, China



The Granary, Barking, UK
The Granary, offices, Barking, UK, by Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects

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