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Civic structures shape cities - the best examples of institutional architecture stand out from the crowd and declare themselves as objects rather than infill. From sensational schools, colleges and universities to magnificent museums, theaters and opera halls, here are some buildings well worth viewing (and visiting should you ever find yourself in the relevant city!).
Preservation Puzzle: Extreme Ideas to Save Urban Facade
Some serious fans, including a range of architects such as Frank Gehry, Robert Venturi, Tadao Ando, Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, would like to see this structure saved.
Cloud Station: Floating Helium Roof for Ukraine Transport Hub
A futuristic concept for a train station in Ukraine features a cloud-like hovering canopy filled with helium, which seems as if it could float away at any time.
Spiral Out of Control: Guggenheim Museum Extension Idea
The Guggenheim may be the most iconic work of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Any addition to it would be controversial ... but especially this one.
Faux Facades: Fake Buildings Hide Trains, Power & More
You might have passed right by train tunnels, communications towers or even entirely empty buildings and never realized you were being duped - until now.
5M SF of Sleek: World's Largest Subterranean Rail Station
Set to open in 2015, the world's largest underground train station connecting Hong Kong to the rest of China will measure a whopping 5 million square feet.
Brick Farmhouse Facade Illusion via Photo-Printed Glass
This project was deadlocked for decades until MVDRV showed up with a radical proposal remixing old and new, printing local historical-building photographs right onto glass.
The ABC of Architects: 26 Famous Buildings in 100 Seconds
26 architectural greats from the last 100 years have their works come to life in less than two minutes as animated iconic buildings in this well-worth-watching video.
Crossed Up: 9 Twisted Swastika-Shaped Buildings
Though most modern architects avoid using swastikas in their blueprints, a few swastika-shaped buildings are out there, twisting in the winds of change.
Beautiful Suspended Bridge Hangs from Helium Balloons
Neither this installation artist nor his work are full of hot air - this is no optical illusion or structural trick, but an actual bring hanging in mid-air.
Sunken Memorial Garden Sliced into Submerged Cruise Ship
What if submerged sea vessels could serve some function still visible on the surface of the water, like a memorial to those lost when the ship sunk?