Here is a list of some of the most radical post-modernist designs done by leading Architects in the world…
St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tokyo
- Architect : Kenzo Tange
- Date : 1963
- Speciality : Up-sweeping hyperbolic paraboloid roofs.
- The plan of the building is in the form of a cross, from which the walls, eight hyperbolic parabolas, rise up at an angle.
HSB Turning Torso
- Spanish Architect : Santiago Calatrava
- Place: Malmo, Sweden
- Date : June of 2001 to November 2005
- Speciality : The tower’s design uses nine five-story cubes that twist as it rises.
- The top-most segment is twisted ninety degrees clockwise with respect to the ground floor
Weisman Art Museum
- Architect : Frank Gehry
- Date: 1993
- Place: University of Minnesota in Minneapolis
- Speciality: Often called a “modern art museum,” the 20,000+ image collection
Disney Concert Hall
- Architect : Frank Gehry
- Place : Los Angeles, California
- Speciality : Made of Stainless Steel. It required a $90,000 extra money to dull down its shine.
- Date : October 23, 2003.
Shanghai World Financial Centre
- Architect : Kohn Pedersen Fox
- Date : 1997 to 2008
- Height : 101-story tower, 492 meters
- Speciality : Tallest building in Mainland China
- It is a mixed use skyscraper which will consist of office spaces, hotel rooms, conference rooms, observation decks and shops on the ground floors.
- Architect : William L. Pereira
- Date : 1972
- Height : 260 meters, 48 floors
- Speciality : Tallest building in San Francisco.
- The building is a tall, four-sided pyramid with two “wings” on opposite sides of the building. The building’s façade is covered in crushed quartz, giving the building its pure white color.
Celebration- Town Hall, Florida
- Architect : Philip Johnson
- City: Celebrations in Florida, USA
- Building: Town Hall
- Speciality: Instead of a symmetrical row of imposing round columns, thin pillars crowd together beneath a pyramid-shaped roof.
- Architect : I. M. Pei
- Date : 1989
- Location : Paris, France
- Speciality : The Louvre Pyramid is a large metal and glass pyramid which serves as the main entrance to the Musée du Louvre and has become a landmark for the city of Paris.
Valencia Opera House
- Architect : Santiago Calatrava
- Date : October 2005
- Place : Valencia, Spain
- Type : Opera House
- Speciality : The opera house resembles a ship with round portals, or the cracked shell of an egg in which the main auditorium itself is the yolk.
- Architect : Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue
- Location : Barcelona, Spain
- Specialtiy : A horizontal building projects out of the tower between the 5th and 10th storeys, lending the building a strong personality and which from an architectural point of view enables the skyscraper to integrate into the entire complex and the surrounding city.
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