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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!).
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.
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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?
Design Miami Tent Covered with Inflatable Sausages
New York studio Snarkitecture covered the Design Miami tent at Art Basel with giant inflatable white sausages made of vinyl, for a stalactite-like effect.
Stripped to Skeleton, Old Building Becomes Bright Art Lab
An unused building at Mexico's Monterrey Institute of Technology was stripped to its frame and given a glass and wood shell for a new life as a creative lab.
Fast Track: A 557-Foot Trampoline in the Russian Woods
A 557-foot trampoline takes the place of a road in the woods of Russia for a festival, making the journey from one place to another a lot more fun.
Looping Roller-Coaster Stairway You Can Actually Walk On
Visitors eagerly approach 'Magic Mountain' imagining that it will be a roller coaster of sorts, and are confounded when they find it to be a walkable sculpture.
Architecture Gets Graphic: 13 Ornamental Building Designs
While most modern architecture cuts out unnecessary details, ornamental elements like gates inspired by graffiti and bold graphic images are creeping in.
Book Mountain: MVRDV Designs Glass Pyramid Library
A new public library in the Netherlands by MVRDV flouts the conventional wisdom of keeping books in the dark, placing them under a glass pyramid-shaped ...
Ruined Renaissance Palace Gets Rusted Steel Addition
A rusted, L-shaped Corten steel volume replaces the missing corner of a crumbling Renaissance palace in the renovation of an ancient site in Pécs, Hungary.