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Monday, June 7, 2010

Buildings with Balls

I have a wonderful book "History of Architecture: From Classic to Contemporary", ed Rolf Toman, and I found these two buildings in it:

Shanghai Skyline:



http://farm1.static.flickr.com/56/138226948_3602a055f0.jpg [accessed 7 June 2010]




Brussels, Atomium, Andre Waterkeyn, 1958:


http://lh5.ggpht.com/_dlkAw43cLC0/SRwXETWrPTI/AAAAAAAAASA/QfhY4bOnZCk/s800/30%20atomium.jpg [accessed 7 June 2010]


China is producing some phenomenal buildings. This is a proposal for the World Expo in Shanghai, 2010 - 'The People's Building'. The Chinese word 'ren' meaning 'people' being the shape the building makes.

[accessed 7 June 2010]

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