7 iconic buildings re-imagined: Seven Architecture Styles
Great architecture is the window to the aesthetic heart of every urban landscape. Think of any global city and almost immediately an image of its most iconic building will likely flash through your head.
Fallingwater House–Classical style
Fallingwater or the Kaufmann Residence is a house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935
Symmetrical columns become a dominant feature in the reimagining of Fallingwater in the architectural style of ancient Greece or Rome. Commissioned as a summer home by Pittsburgh department store owner Edgar Kaufmann in 1938, Fallingwater opened to the public in 1964 and has welcomed more than 5 million visitors.
The Louvre–Brutalist style
The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is the world’s largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris
One of the most widely despised styles of architecture, Brutalism transforms the Louvre into hulking blocks of raw concrete.
Buckingham Palace–Bauhaus style
The palace has served as the official royal residence for the monarch of the United Kingdom since 1837 and has 775 rooms, including 52 bedrooms and 78 bathrooms.
Founded in the early 20th century, Bauhaus merged style with functionality. With so much glass, this design would be sure to attract plenty of curious onlookers hoping to catch a glimpse of royalty.
The Sydney Opera House–Tudor style
The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Despite being re-conceptualized with the visible beams, steep gable roofing, masonry chimneys and grouped windows that were typical of 15th- and 16th-century English architecture, the opera house maintains the distinctive profile that makes it one of the most recognizable buildings in the world.
CN Tower–Egyptian style
The CN Tower is envisioned here as an ancient Egyptian obelisk. These types of structures were erected to honor an individual or event and pay tribute to the gods.
Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói–Sustainable style
Oscar Niemeyer, the Brailian architect who dreamed up this unforgettable building near Rio de Janeiro, compared it to a flying saucer.
This environmentally sound redesign, which incorporates lots of interior and exterior flora, aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, and reduce waste.
The Petronas Towers–Gothic style
In this makeover, architect Cesar Pelli’s towers are adorned with pointed arches and stained-glass window panels. Nearly 1,500 feet tall, the towers are almost three times as high as the tallest Gothic cathedrals.