Amazing architecture around the world

Architecture Around the World
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Amazing architecture around the world

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Dallas, Texas

Photo: Forgemind ArchiMedia/Flickr

Guangzhou Opera House
Guangzhou, China

Photo: trevor.patt/Flickr

Linked Hybrid
Beijing, China

Photo: Wojtek Gurak/Flickr

Parkroyal on Pickering

Photo: erwinsoo/Flickr

Burj Khalifa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Photo: Getty Images

Gardens by the Bay

Photo: Roslan Rahman via AFP/Getty Images
Gardens by the Bay

Photo: Roslan Rahman via AFP/Getty Images

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center
Reykjavik, Iceland

Photo: Jeremy Brooks/Flickr

Metropol Parasol
Seville, Spain

Photo: Gerben's Photos/Flickr

Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, California

Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Photo: MrT HK/Flickr

The Shard
London, England

Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Shard
London, England

Photo: Leon Neal via AFP/Getty Images

Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan

Photo: wilth/Flickr

Absolute World
Mississauga, Ontario

Photo: josullivan.59/Flickr

Marcel Sembat High School
Sotteville lès Rouen, France

Photo: Forgemind ArchiMedia/Flickr

Cathedral of Brasilia
Brasilia, Brazil

Photo: Evaristo SA via AFP/Getty Images

Graz Modern Art Museum
Graz, Austria

Photo: Joe Klamar via AFP/Getty Images

Shenzen Bao'an International Airport
Guangdong, China

Photo: Forgemind ArchiMedia/Flickr

Mercat Encants
Barcelona, Spain

Photo: Maciek Lulko/Flickr

Ryugyong Hotel
Pyongyang, North Korea

Photo: Forgemind ArchiMedia/Flickr

September 11 Memorial
New York, New York

Photo: Timothy A. Clary via AFP/Getty Images

Cayan Tower
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Photo: fyrefoenix/Flickr

Villa Kogelhof
Zeeland, Netherlands

Photo: Bond van Nederlandse Architecten/Flickr


What's your favorite building? The world's best building design and innovation is being celebrated this week as part of the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) National Architecture Week 2015, which kicked off on April 12.

From Iceland's geometric glass Harpa building to the organic curves of Austria's Graz Modern Art Museum, the slideshow above highlights some of the world's most beautiful structures. Want more? As part of this year's Architecture Week programming, local AIA chapters are hosting events like historic walking tours and kid-friendly design projects.

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