Glass can make beautiful buildings, whether a classic, traditional architecture or a contemporary work of art. Here are some examples of the most impressive and stunning glass buildings in the world:
- National Grand Theatre – China
This theatre is located in Beijing, close to the world-famous Tiananmen Square. Designed by architect Paul Andreu, the building stands on its own man-made island featuring the theatre, an opera house, concert hall and shopping centre. The whole structure is made from glittering glass and titanium.
- Kanagawa Institute of Technology
The workshop at the Institute of Technology is completely transparent, letting students complete their work flooded by natural light. Located in Japan, the glass workspace and studios were designed by Junya Ishigami for achieving the optimum lighting environment. If you want to design a building that’s full of natural light, contact Residential Architects London at https://www.rbddesign.com/architects-design/residential-architecture-london
- Netherlands Institute of Sound & Vision
Top Dutch architects, Willem Jan Neutelings and Michiel Riedijk were responsible for the design of this multi-coloured glass panelled structure. It has been hailed as one of the most colourful and visually stunning glass buildings in the world. Shaped like a cube, the outer structure is covered in coloured glass panels.
- St Mary Axe, London
Number 30 St Mary Axe is more affectionately referred to as the ‘Gherkin’ and is London’s tallest building in the financial district. The architectural firm Fosters and Partners wanted to design a building that maximises the amount of natural light entering the structure. The exterior of the Gherkin is covered in thick, laminated glass.