Amazing Post-Modernist Architecture





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

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

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

Weisman Art Museum

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

Disney Concert Hall

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.

Disney Concert Hall

Shanghai World Financial Centre

Shanghai World Financial Center

  • 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.

Transamerica Pyramid

Transamerica Pyramid

Transamerica Pyramid

  • 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

Celebration-Town Hall

  • 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.

Louvre Pyramid

Louvre Pyramid

Louvre Pyramid

  • 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.

Louvre Pyramid

Valencia Opera House

Valencia Opera House

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.

Valencia Opera House

Torre Marenostrum

Torre-Mare-Nostrum, Spain

  • 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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  1. #1 by lawn care Dunwoody on January 12, 2010 - 6:21 pm

    It’s amazing how incredible some of our buildings are. I also find it interesting that math is involved in every single one of them, someone even used a hyperbolic peraboloid.

  2. #2 by ARQUIGRAFICO on February 25, 2010 - 1:37 am

    The valencia Opera house is incredible. I would like to know how it was built.

  3. #3 by Ant on June 14, 2010 - 7:24 am

    Is not Santiago Calatrava an Structural Engineer

    • #4 by BenzuJK on June 14, 2010 - 7:39 am

      Santiago Calatrava was a Spanish Architect, artist and also a Structural Engineer…

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