14 of the World’s Most Beautiful Modern Architecture

14 of the World’s Most Beautiful Modern Architecture


Science and technology has brought forth advancements to the society. The “Modern World” gave us instruments and new materials to create something new. It enables engineers and architects to create and build new structures that are completely different from the past.

Today, we can see beautiful and unique skyscrapers dotting the sky line. These buildings are not only beautiful, but are also functional. Take a look of some of the best modern architecture pieces in the world below.

Petronas Towers

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Cesar Pelli and Djay Cerico

One of the most famous towers in the world due to the fact they Petronas Towers are often featured in many movies. The world’s tallest twin skyscrapers remain a famous tourist destination in Malaysia.

Burj Khalifa

Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill

With 160 floors, this is the tallest man made structure in the world. If you want to live literally on top of the world, you can buy or rent on the few apartments in the building.

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, CA
Joseph Strauss, Irving Morrow, and Charles Ellis

One of the most famous bridges not only in America but also in the world, the bridge has become the symbol of San Francisco. This beautiful suspension bridge caters to thousands of tourists every day.

Akashi Kaikyô Bridge

Kobe, Japan
Satoshi Kashima

Also known as the Pearl Bridge, Akashi Kaikyô Bridge is the longest bridge in the whole world. With its beautiful and strong structure, the bridge connects Kobe to the island of Awaji.

Quadracci Pavilion, Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Santiago Calatrava

The graceful pavilion is part of the Milwaukee Art Museum. It has a moveable sunscreen that unfolds and folds twice daily. It also boasts of the Reiman Bridge which is pedestrian suspension bridge that connects the Museum to the city.




Flatiron Building/Fuller Building

New York, NY
Daniel Burnham

An icon of the American modern life, the Flatiron Building was built on a steel skeleton. It has 22 floors. The building is one of the famous landmarks of New York.

Olympic Stadium (“The Bird’s Nest)

Beijing, China
Herzog & de Meuron

Built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Herzog & de Meuron took the traditional Chinese ceramics as the inspiration of this remarkable building.

Guggenheim Bilbao

Bilbao, Spain
Frank Gehry

An expression of Frank Gehry’s trademark titanium cladding, the Geggenheim Bilbao is considered to be one of the most important works of architecture in our time.

Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia
Jørn Utzon

A World Heritage Site, the Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous works of architecture in the world.

30 St. Mary Ave

London, UK
Norman Foster

This amazing building is one of the most eye-catching structures that dominate the skyline of London. The building’s façade allows air to enter for a passive cooling system.




Eiffel Tower

Paris, France
Stephen Sauvestre


The tower was built for the Paris World’s Fair of 1889. Eiffel Tower is a global icon that is associated with the city of romance. The Eiffel Tower is also considered to be one of the world’s most romantic places.

The Palm Jumeirah

Nakheel Developers

A livable palm-shaped series of islands, The Palm Jumeirah certainly captures the imagination of people around the world.

Falling Water

Mill Run, PA
Frank Lloyd Wright

Considered to be Frank Lloyd Wright’s most significant work, the Falling Water successfully integrates the setting of the building’s surrounding. It uses a radical cantilevered design that makes the structure very unique.

Sagrada Familia

Barcelona, Spain
Antonio Gaudi
(expected) 2026

Even if the Sagrada Familia is not finished yet, it has somehow become the most famous building in Barcelona. Considered to be a living, breathing and developing building, Sagrada Familia is a sight to behold – a stunning work of art and architecture.

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