Book publisher Taschen and author Philip Jodidio have just come out with the latest book in their Architecture Now series and it's sure to delight any architecture lover. From magnificent buildings by famous architects like Zaha Hadid to a lesser known but equally dazzling structure by Brazilian Carla Juaçaba, the 480-page hardcover book, called Architecture Now! Vol. 9, covers the most stunning building designs of the 21st century. Even French designer and artist Serge Salat's Beyond Infinity virtual environment is included in this collection of images, where Salat used mirrors to form an optical illusion that you were traveling through an endless layer of space.
It's like visiting all the greatest modern buildings in the world-houses, movie theaters, fashion boutiques, and even an Opera Village-without leaving the comfort of your home.
Above: Coop Himmelb(l)au, Busan Cinema Center, Busan International Film Festival, Busan, South Korea
Handel Architects, National September 11 Memorial, New York, New York, USA
Photo credit: Joe Woolhead
Arata Isozaki, Himalayas Center, Shanghai, China
Photo credit: Sergio Pirrone
Henning Larsen, Batteríið Architects, Studio Olafur Eliasson; Harpa,
Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Center, Reykjavik, Iceland
Photo credit: Nic Lehoux
Serge Salat, “Beyond Infinity I,” Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, China
Photo credit: Didier Boy de la Tour
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