Philip Johnson said, “Architecture is the art of how to waste space.” And what better way to do it than by using glass! In a world where the cost of building materials, labour and design processes can hinder creativity, it’s a wonder how these amazing structures are made. However, when it comes to glass – one of the most beautiful, extravagant, and perhaps underrated materials – inspiration appears to flow freely.
Glass buildings are some of the beautiful structures in the world. Each is a unique and functional work of art. Here is a list of amazing glass buildings located around the world.
The Botanical Garden of Curitiba, Brazil
30 St Mary Axe, London, UK (2003)
Gas Natural HQ, Barcelona, Spain (2005)
Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre), Paris, France (1989)
Hotel W, Barcelona, Spain (2009)
The Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic (1996)
World Trade Centre, Manama, Bahrain (2008)
La Estancia Glass Chapel (2007)
National Center for the Performing Arts, Bejing, China (2007)