I’ve been collecting various of these links and bits and pieces for some time, and as SGN is rather geeky as am I, I thought I’d bring them together to share. The only real parity between these different buildings is that they all look and feel like concept art for science fiction, and after some decades of lack lustre architecture (to my eye – bearing in mind I love Victorian architecture) it’s wonderful to see some of these structures being created, to actually have some great diversity.
The above is the beautiful design for the Alexandria Underwater Archaeological Museum by Jacques Rougerie.
This beautiful structure isn’t something from Star Wars although it wouldn’t be amiss at all, it’s set to be the world’s tallest Hindu temple – The Temple of Vedic Planetarium. It’s a beautiful way to take classic designs and bring them into the modern day. For more information see the links at the bottom.
Green, crazy and wonderful :D This one isn’t so much a building as an installation but I felt it was so wacky and delicious it should be thrown in too. It fills a courtyard of a building for over six stories like some crazy organic monstrosity. I say monstrosity, but I think it’s quite beautiful. Again for more thorough information and more pictures check out the relevant link below.
I love this design, though it’s not quite scifi in it’s nature, but I love the combination of rich lush gardens with clean design, it’s a theme that’s cropping up more and more around the world.
A beautiful and fanciful glass pyramid concept, unique for Paris, as it takes advantage of the removal of a ban on high-rise buildings in the city.