World Architecture Day: Our top 7 buildings of all time...

Monday 1st October marks world architecture day 2018. As a CGI company who specialises in Archviz, we thought it would be appropriate to compile a list of our favourite architectural structures of all time. So, in no particular order…

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1.) The Shard, London. 

Architect: Renzo Piano

Completed: 2012

Facts: The Shard in London’s Southwark is 95-stories tall, making it the tallest building in the UK and the 5th tallest building in Europe. 

Nominated by Joel 


2.) Flatiron Building, New York.

Architect: Daniel Burnham

Completed: 1902

Facts: The Flatiron Building in New York is only 22-stories high, but is seen as an iconic Manhattan skyscraper.

Nominated by Rob


3.) Chrysler Building, New York.

Architect: William Van Alen

Completed: 1930

Facts: The Chrysler Building is the tallest brick building in the world with a steel frame. It’s also the 8th tallest building in New York with 77-stories. 

Nominated by Neil


4.) Rila Monastery, Bulgaria.

Architect: Pavel Loanov

Completed: 927 AD.

Facts: The Rila Monastery is Bulgaria’s largest Eastern Orthodox Monastery and is regarded as both an architectural and historical monuments in Bulgaria. 

Nominated by Dimitar


5.) Sagrada Familia, Barcelona.

Architect: Antoni Gaudi

Completed: Incomplete/Active

Facts: Construction began in 1882 meaning that the Sagrada Familia has been under construction for over a century. It will have 18 towers once complete, and with the central tower measuring 170m, will be Europe’s tallest religious buildings.

Nominated by Libby


6.) Elrod House, Palm Springs, California.

Architect: John Lautner

Completed: 1968

Facts: The Elrod house has made a notable appearance in James Bond ‘Diamonds are forever’ and is recognisable for its large concrete canopy above the main living area and it’s glass design. 

Nominated by Paul

7.) Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Architect: Moshe Safdie

Completed: 2010

Facts: Costing $8 billion, Marina Bay Sands was, at it’s opening, the world’s most expensive standalone resort. The pool situated within the boat-like structure sitting at the top of the three towers is 200m above ground level. 

Nominated by Andrew