7 Failed Architectural Design by Well-Known Architects

Posted by purnosidi
on 25/02/2017

Here are 7 Failed Architectural Designs by Well-Known Architects. The building designed by the famous architects should be a great masterpiece and that is why people want to spend a lot of money for paying the architect. However, even the famous architects can also make failed building. Below are the examples which could be found. If people do not want to make the same mistake, Nikifour will be the contractor they are looking for in Jabodetabek, Indonesia.

1. Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright

Failed Architectural Design

Frank Lloyd Wright designed a masterpiece which can be mentioned as the fantasy home. It was a big experiment for pushing the boundaries of the technology as well as building method which can be found at that time. The design created stunning residence which is cantilevered over the waterfall. However, mold became huge problem which must be faced. It got very bad not only the fungal growth but also the excess humidity. It was not the only primary problem because there was also structure problem which appeared even before the building was completed. Failed Architectural Design.

2. Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Opera House by Santiago Calatrava

Failed Architectural Design

The design by Santiago Calatrava is well known for the sweeping look like a bird. It seems like the building can fly right away. His signature style can also be found at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Opera House located in Valencia, Spain. The opera house was impressive until some problems appeared such as the collapsed the main stage platform which can be found in the largest gall. More problems can be found including the floodwater with seven feet depth which destroyed the electronic equipment located in the building lower levels. Much bigger problem can be found from the falling mosaic roof. Failed Architectural Design.

3. Strata Center by Frank Gehry

Failed Architectural Design Failed Architectural Design

This building can be found in Massachusetts Institue of Technology and it becomes the house for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. It was designed by Frank Gehry so it came with the sharp angles as well as mélange of the metallic finish. However, there were some problems appeared according to the MIT administrators. The leak can be found in the structure while the crack can be found from the masonry. Developing mold can be found and there was also backed up drainage. The emergency exits were blocked by the debris and falling ice again and again. Failed Architectural Design.

4. Guangzhou Opera Center by Zaha Hadid

Failed Architectural Design

Guangzhou Opera Center which was designed by Zaha Hadid got the praise as the most beautiful performing arts venue which can be found in the world. It has the futuristic design of twin boulder located on the Pearl River edge. There were more great things which can be found from the building. However, problems appeared after a year from the public opening. Falling glass could be found. There were also cracks will large size in the ceiling and the wall. Serious leaks problem can be found. The problem mainly came from the contractors that cannot fulfill the architect’s vision. Failed Architectural Design.

5. Westside Center by Libeskind in Bern, Switzerland

Failed Architectural Design

The collapsed roof could be found twice since the building was completed in 2008. Three people were injured due to the second failure. Gypsum board ceiling as well s insulation with 100 square meters size over the indoor swimming pool fell as well. More parts were damaged due to the roof collapse. The failures were contradictive from the main purpose of the building that should be exciting gateway to Bern. Failed Architectural Design.

6. Milstein Hall by Rem Koolhaas

Failed Architectural Design

This building has two cantilevers with dramatic design, glass which could be found from the floor to ceiling, and green roof completed with 41 skylights. It has sharp contrast with the surroundings which are more historical. However, there were some flaws of the building written by Ochshorn. The failures including the details which are dysfunctional or sloppy were explained. Details which are dangerous can also be found besides the cracks, concerns of fire safety as well as maintenance problems.

7. Harmon Hotel by Normal Foster

Failed Architectural Design

This should be the luxury hotel which had purpose for appealing the high rollers of Las Vegas. However, there were problems which could be found from the start. Structural defects could be found and this was the reason why the construction on the structure was halted. That is why the building was not opened for business since then.

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9 Buildings with Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

Posted by purnosidi
on 23/02/2017

Nowadays, people can use various kinds of idea for building something either residential or commercial building. Camera can be the design inspiration used for building just like the buildings below. People can make it to actually look like camera or just use it as slight inspiration. This project will be challenging and for this kind of challenging construction project in Jabodetabek, Indonesia, Nikifour must be the right contractor which can afford their vision.

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1. The Big Camera in Perth, Australia

The Big Camera is located in Meckering which is about 130 kilometers from Perth. It was claimed as the only museum in the world which is dedicated to the photography and opened to the public of Western Australia. Various kinds of unique photographic memorabilia items which could be found before the photography invention can be found in this building. Information related to the Meckering Earthquake in 1968 with 6.9 magnitudes is exhibited in the building.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape.

2. Picture Perfect Nail Salon in Marion, NC, USA

This building should be the camera store which is located in Marion, North Carolina. It was designed to get the look of big camera. However, it seems like there were too much money which were spent on the construction so the store must be sold even before it can open for business. The building which has camera like design is used for Picture Perfect Nail Salon and hopefully it can give profit for the business owner.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape.

3. The Darkroom in Hollywood & More

The Darkroom was opened in the mid to late 30’s. Some features could be found from the store including the black glass façade with nine foot tall as well as the window which made the store looks like a period 35mm camera by Argus. The store was closed but the location was opened again as Mexican restaurant. Cosmetic refinement for the exterior is used but it is not able hide the look of the camera lens.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

9 Buildings with Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape.

4. Art Decal by Diego Castillo Roa

Diego Castillo Roa who is artist from Chile turned a circular window in the building into camera lens with jumbo size. His idea surely can be a great way for making the house for looking like camera without having to spend a lot of money for actually doing it. However, they have to make sure that there a round window with big size for using this idea.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

9 Buildings with Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape.

5. Giant Camera in Point Lobos, CA, USA

This Giant Camera building was designed by Floyd Jennings and located on Point Lobos. It overlooks the Seal Rock located in Monterey County, California. The basic design of the building is Camera Obscura with large size which has the shape similar to 35mm camera with the lens which are pointed to the sky.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

9 Buildings with Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape.

6. Camera Inspired House in Pontyprid, Wales, UK

This unique house with camera shape was developed by Hyde+Hyde Architects. At least, this was the explanation in the magazine. However, people maybe will not find any sign of camera when they are looking at the building. Maybe the inspiration did not come from the camera which people have seen.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

7. Public Toilet in Chongqing, China

People in Chongqing, China can go right way to the nearest camera if they think that there is problem with their digestion. It can be found in the Shiqiaopu Digital City district especially. However, of course people have to go to the nearest camera with the huge size. They can find the restroom which is photogenic completed with five unisex stalls. This concept is perfectly suitable for this city due to its digital concept.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

8. Dreamy Camera Café in Yangpeyong-gun, South Korea

This building has two stories and more importantly, it comes with camera shape. This building is used for coffee shop with inspiration from vintage Rolleiflex style. This café is owned as well as operated by married couple who are living in the next door house which is pretty yet ordinary look.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

9. Camera House in Biddeford Pool, ME, USA

Last but not least, this building is called Camera House and it was built for the Kodak Family. People can see the classic appearance of Instamatic. From the rear side, people maybe will not realize that this building has design which is like camera. However, we can make sure that this house looks cool.

Architectural Design Look Like Camera Shape

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8 Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Posted by purnosidi
on 21/02/2017

There are various famous names in the architecture world and we can make sure that the name will be very selling for various projects. However, famous architect names cannot guarantee that the project proposal will always be approved. Some famous architects have to face the rejection for their building proposals. People can have their preference about the building design after all so the architects can be chosen based on their personal style and consideration. No matter what, finding the best contractor is a must and in Jabodetabek, Indonesia, there is no better contractor except Nikifour.

1. Norman Foster’s Floating London Airport

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

London is poor of land and new airport solution is needed so it is able to grow along with the city in the future. Adding new runway, however, will only be the short term solution. Norman Foster offers the solution for building airport with four runways on the Isle of Grain in estuary of Thames and it will be linked to the existing as well as new networks of high speed train. In the proposal, the land which would be used is not suitable for other purposes. It will also be helpful for easing good transportation directly to other container ports in Britain. Nevertheless, the proposal is rejected.

2. Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Frank Gehry proposal for Eisenhower Memorial was rejected because it was considered too flashy by the family of the former president of the USA. The family expects the memorial which is simple, affordable, and sustainable. It cannot be found from the design by Frank Gehry since the elements are not suitable to humble character of Dwight Eisenhower.

3. Bjarke Ingels’ Kimball Art Center Extension

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Bjarke Ingels Group is the architecture firm with typical design which offers innovative and futuristic architectural solution. The proposals for Kimball Art Center Extension were rejected. The first rejection was caused by the twisting structure of timber and it is out of the historic setting character. The second one is the concrete volume with large size. It is rejected because it cannot meet the strict guidelines of the Old Town planning.

4. Zaha Hadid’s Neues Stadt-Casino

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Zaha Hadid can be the most celebrated contemporary architect but she also got the rejections. Her design proposal for Neues Stadt-Casino won the competition but the public in Switzerland where the project will be executed was allows making the final decision on the project. Dominant voters rejected the proposal so the design was scrapped.

5. Rem Koolhaas’s Miami Beach Convention

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rem Koolhaas won the competition for designing the Miami Beach convention center. This was a huge project since there would be 52 acre land which must be built and one billion dollars used. According to Miami Herald, this should be the most important deal of development in the Miami Beach history. The firm proposed the design of structure with as well as slightly futuristic style. It would be suitable with other main architectural projects which could be found in the area including Herzog & de Meuron’s striking parking garage. But the project was scrapped by the new mayor and also city commission.

6. Gensler & Robert A.M. Stern’s Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Frank Gehry won the project for designing Grand Avenue Project. His firm would design the project which includes 380 apartments, 50 condominiums, 250 hotel rooms, as well as 171,000 square feet of retail area. Robert A.M. Stern was brought in by the developers but the design collaboration was rejected by the owners of the property because it was too commercial and uninspired.

7. Rem Koolhaas‘s Plaza at Santa Monica

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rem Koolhaas was working on the design of Plaza at Santa Monica with 400,000 square foot size. One step of final approval would make everything official. However, the proposal was rejected by the city council although the mayor said that it was the most perfect project for the site.

8. Steven Holl’s Cancer Care Center

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects.

Rejected Building Proposals by Famous Architects

Steven Holl offers the design proposal for adding the structure which is like lantern to the Cancer Care Center in London. It should replace the 60’s block with the glass façade which has soothing atmosphere inspired by the Saint Bartholomew the Great church ambiance not far from the building. However, the proposal of structure with three stories was rejected by the committee members.

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13 Balancing Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Posted by purnosidi
on 17/02/2017

Building is too heavy for defying the gravity according to many people. However, it seems like many architects try to break the limit in the architecture design including by creating buildings which can defy gravity like 13 of them below. Nikifour is the best contractor in Jababeka, Indonesia for supporting anyone who have any dream building including unique and unusual buildings.

1. Perched Partition (Niizeki Studio)

This building becomes the response of narrow space with 2.5 meters wide crammed between two other buildings. Metal volume was perched on the concrete slice. As the result, the home looks separated from other structures. At the same time, there is open space at the ground level.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

2. Hypo Alpe-Adria Bank

This is a leaning building which comes with purpose for its dramatic angle. The building is tilted 14 degrees to the south due to its passive solar designs. Because of this, the share can be provided by the upper portion to the lower portion.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

3. Cubic Houses (Piet Blom)

People can experience disorientation when gazing up at the building from the ground level. The inspiration of this building is Le Corbusier for designing the inhabitable volume on the narrow trunks so it is able to provide great view to the residents and maintaining ground level open space at the same time.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

4. Balancing Barn (MVRDV)

Instead of actual house, maybe people will see the building as sculpture from its gleaming metal. However, people can get great comfort for the vacation rental located in English countryside.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

5. CCTV Headquarters (OMA)

This building has 75 meters of height. It is just like many skyscrapers but people can find that it is only supported by two towers which are leaning. Anyone will be amazed with the advanced technique of engineering which makes the building stand properly.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

6. Thai Home (Kidd Co. Ltd.)

The house which can be found in Thailand is pretty unusual. It has minimalist rectangle design which is attached on the top the base which has more organic look. Main house can be found at the upper floor and guest areas can be found in the grounded part.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

7. Hemeroscopium House

People can see the narrow infinity pool which is added dramatically on the concrete volume. There are seven elements which are prefabricated which can be found from this building. Those elements are used for creating the helix.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

8. Teetering Tea Houses (Terunobu Fujimori)

Terunobu Fujimori is the architect from Japan that is famous for the design of unique tea houses. They are perch high for seeing the surrounding landscape view. That is why the house can be relaxing place for meditation as long as they can forget about the balancing of the structure. Buildings that Defy the Gravity.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

9. Astra Kulturhaus Berlin

People can see a tower on a stick which is main design of this building. It can make everyone in the neighborhood nervous. It becomes the location of brewery produced beer with Astra brand. After about three decades, the tower was demolished. Buildings that Defy the Gravity.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

10. Device to Root Out Evil (Dennis Oppenheim)

The building basically is a church that is turned upside down. The steeple becomes the base for balancing the building. It is pretty controversial so it is removed from Vancouver to Calgary, Alberta. Buildings that Defy the Gravity.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

11. Hafengebaude Rohner

It is an office building which looks like floating in the middle of the air. It comes with small grounded volume which looks too heavy for the concrete mass on the top of it. The materials as well as the shape of the building made it described as UFO like and also avian at the same time. Buildings that Defy the Gravity.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

12. Norddeutsche Landesbank

This building is the head office of one largest bank in German. There are 17 stories in the building. Glass as well as steel boxes which were stacked looks like Jenga. People can get the feeling that the building will crash down anytime when they gaze up from the building’s ground level. Buildings that Defy the Gravity.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

13. Sharpe Center

This building can be found in Ontario College of Art and Design. It has rectangle shape which is built as extension of existing building supported by 12 legs with various colors. The building had the mixture of modern structure and Victorian structure. It looks like huge mosaic table with 26 meters length. Two stories can be found for teaching and studio spaces. Public park function can be found for the ground level. Buildings that Defy the Gravity.

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

Buildings that Defy the Gravity

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13 Buildings with Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Posted by purnosidi
on 14/02/2017

Need One of These 13 Buildings with Architectural Shape like Gemstones? Feel Inspired? Contact Nikifour Now!
Whether you are an architect looking for a fresh new idea for your next architectural project, or you are a businessman looking for a unique idea for your office building branch, you may take a look at these 13 gem-shaped buildings because nothing can make your building outshine and stand out in the sea of buildings and skyscrapers quite like these faceted, jagged structures that are shaped like various precious stones such as diamonds and even geodes!

1. Rock Gym in Polur, Iran

Made by New Wave Architecture, this attractive looking building is designed like jagged crystals that can be found poking out of geodes. Who would have thought that this incredibly stunning masterpiece that is inspired by a geological process is actually a climbing gym?

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

2. Park & Suites Arena in Montpelier, France

A+, a French architecture firm, came up with an A+ design as well. The arena has a steel clad design that is designed to look like an amethyst gemstone – although it’s rather unusual, it ends up looking gorgeous.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

3. Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida

Yann Weymouth, the genius behind Louvre Museum’s infamous pyramid glass, combining a concrete wall with 1,000 glass-triangles that are sculpted in the shape of geodesic waves.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

4. The Octopus, London

Made by Make Architects, the Octopus is designed as a part sculpture and a part building. It features semi transparent shroud in metallic color which is equipped with LED displays that acts as a gigantic advertising board.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

5. Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland

This masterpiece is designed by Farshid Moussavi, the six sided building features reflective panels that respond to any changes around the building – be it movement, light, or weather – giving visitors constantly changing and unique perceptions.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

6. Health Department Offices in Bilbao, Spain

Coll-Barreau Architecture faced a huge issue of Bilbao’s incredibly restrictive rules when it comes to zoning, however the department building needed a make over. Fortunately this limitation didn’t stop him and instead, he came up with a facade idea in the form of faceted glasses. Not only is the idea making it look incredible, but the daylight, temperature and air circulation are all better regulated after the renovation.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

7. Diamond Pavilion in Winchester

WHAT Architecture initially designed this pavilion as a means to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This pavilion mimics the looks of a diamond with the help of transparent walls surrounding it which makes it seem like a modern-looking cathedral which is a stark contrast to the century old cathedrals around the pavilion.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

8. Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago

Krueck & Sexto Architects installed folded glass facades all over the building as an expression and representation of light that is fundamental to Jewish traditions.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

9. Orchard Central in Singapore

Made by DP Architects, this 12-story mall is beautifully wrapped in a facade of metal and glass that adds modern and futuristic touch to the building.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

10.  Faceted Atrium in Rome

This architectural shape like gemstones is combination of steel and glass structure is a facade addition to the infamous, century old Palazzo. Without sacrificing its historical values and ruining the historical context of this well-preserved landmarks, bringing in warmth and light that illuminates its insides.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

11.  World University Games Stadium in Shenzhen, China

This trio stadiums feature a geometric shape that, when it is illuminated at night, will resemble the look of a glowing crow.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

12.  The Diamond Chapel in Bali

This architectural shape like gemstones is a wedding chapel that belongs to Grand Bali Beach Hotel in Sanur features a gigantic blue-colored diamond that sits in clear blue waters – giving the chapel a dramatic look.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

13.  The Yellow Diamond in Seoul, South Korea

Jun Mitsui and associates from Unsangdong Architects combined angled planes of yellow glass and a frit pattern to create a unique looking gem – which they believe properly represents the creative district and its visions.

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

Architectural Shape like Gemstones

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The Most 15 Buildings with Worst Architectural Design

Posted by purnosidi
on 11/02/2017

The most 15 buildings with worst architectural design. Don’t want your construction project to end up hideous looking like these 15 buildings? Contact Nikifour now! There are a lot magnificent and mesmerizing architectures in this world. However, just as there is dark and light, evil and goo, cold or hot, there are also hideous looking architectures in this world.

Some of them do have such a great concept on paper, but when that concept is realized into a building, it ends up looking like a huge mess that the only thing they can do is burn said building to the ground and completely start over. Keep reading to 15 hideous looking building as well as to find out a way to ensure your building concept will turn out to be just like you have envisioned, or maybe even better.

1. The Rock, Wellington International Airport in New Zealand

This building is actually one of the latest additions to the infamous Wellington International Airport. Designed by Warren and Mahoney, The Rock is known to be the last addition of 5-year long development. Inspired by a pyramid of steel and made with copper panels which with the aim to catch natural light and resemble a sculpture – however, it ends up looking like a huge pile of goo.

Most 15 Buildings with Worst Architectural Design

2. ArcelorMittal Orbit Sculpture in London

Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond are the ones who are responsible for this Skyscraper that looks like a tangled junk, we don’t even know what is going on here and what is the inspiration to the design of this 375 ft tall sculpture.

Most 15 Buildings with Worst Architectural Design

3. Renmin Ribao Building in Beijing

The People’s Daily Newspaper’s headquarters in Beijing, China has long been the butt of a joke of many people – even the locals! No wonder, the building is shaped just like a penis which caused an uproar. Thankfully the communist newspaper listened and decided to sheath it and build a new one from the ground up.

Most 15 Buildings with Worst Architectural Design

4. Frank Gehry’s Australian Blunder

This building is known as Frank Gehry’s first architectural project; made of tons of custom designed bricks to make it look like a treehouse, unfortunately it ended up looking like a building that had just been hit by a gigantic wrecking ball.

Most 15 Buildings with Worst Architectural Design

5. The Elephant Building in Bangkok

Elephant is Thailand’s national animal so it’s a no brainer that an elephant also has to be solidified in the form of a building right? This 32 story building may look great on paper, but in reality it looks unpleasant. Ah well, at least it fits a whole lot of offices, language school, and condos.

Most 15 Buildings with Worst Architectural Design

6. Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh, Scotland

Inspired by one of Henry Raeburn’s painting masterpieces, this building ends up looking odd and too much with its decorative ornaments. Not only does it look weird, it ends up taking $16 million out of the Scottish taxpayers as the ornaments keep falling off and have to be repaired.

Most 15 Buildings with Worst Architectural Design

7. Mirador Building in Madrid, Spain

MVRDV, one of the most popular architecture firm in the world, has long been known for its imaginative and futuristic innovation. However, this Mirador building that is made by MVRDV and also Blanca Lleo has no artistic value, nor does it have an aesthetic value. The assymetry that it showcases makes it look jumbled instead of looking distinctive in a good way.

Most 15 Buildings with Worst Architectural Design

8. National Library in Pristina, Kosovo

This national library is a proof that adding every attractive looking element you’ve come across to your building doesn’t guarantee you an attractive result. A combination of Islamic architectural with modern sensibility and a Byzantine touch here is a huge miss.

Most 15 Buildings with Worst Architectural Design

Other than eight of the aforementioned buildings, there are actually a few other buildings that are incredibly unpleasant to the eye, some of them are:

9. Fang Yuan Building in China

Buildings with Worst Architectural Design.

Most 15 Buildings with Worst Architectural Design

10. Aoyama Technical College in Shibuya

Buildings with Worst Architectural Design.

Most 15 Buildings with Worst Architectural Design

11. Sharp Center for Design in Toronto

Buildings with Worst Architectural Design.

Most 15 Buildings with Worst Architectural Design

12. Epi Apartments in Seattle

Buildings with Worst Architectural Design.

Most 15 Buildings with Worst Architectural Design

13. Antilia Building in Mumbai

Buildings with Worst Architectural Design.

Most 15 Buildings with Worst Architectural Design

14. Pixel Building in Melbourne

Buildings with Worst Architectural Design.

Most 15 Buildings with Worst Architectural Design

15. Ryungyong Hotel in Pyongyang

Buildings with Worst Architectural Design.

Most 15 Buildings with Worst Architectural Design

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Other than its building service, Niki Four has long been handling renovation as well as building repairment. Simply contact them at nf@nikifour.co.id,(0267) 8401784 or (0267) 8632104.

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14 Examples of Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Posted by purnosidi
on 10/02/2017

Today, contemporary and sophisticated exterior treatments are just anywhere. We are living in the modern world in which anything can be in the form of something unique and unusual. Buildings are the most obvious examples we have today. Today’s building does not have that traditional kind of concept with “normal” roof and wall. They can be in any shape.

Below, you will see the examples of contemporary and sophisticated exterior treatments in buildings. You can see that none of these examples below resemble the shape of traditional house, nor its concept.

1. Geometric Planter Façade

This unique building is located in Sao Paulo. Basically this is a building covered by planters. You can see that it has more than 3,000 planters in the building. It is completely unique and earth-friendly as well.

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

2. Roll-Up Facade Forms Canopy

This building in Tokyo looks like a giant roll of toilet paper. The rolls up design is really intriguing and you can see that the design is nothing like the design of the surrounding buildings.

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

3. Undulating Facade of Fins

Seen from a particular angle, this building in Taiwan is surely looking like a swimming fish. Yes, the building complex has a lot of individual area inside such as the exhibition spaces, cafes, and so on but seen together, the building does look like a bunch of swimming fish.

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

4. Kinetic Parking Garage Façade

This building has over 100,000 aluminum panels all over the places. Seen from afar, the building seems to have a rippling water design. This building is located in Australia.

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

5. May Grove

This building is in Melbourne, Australia. Basically, this building looks like perforated shutters on the top of an average concrete house. This house is often seen as the house with modern concept nowadays.

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

6. Blue Glass

This building is designed by Sou Fujimoto. Located in Miami, this building is now one of the most popular buildings in Miami with its beautiful ocean-blue design and the steel materials which make the building looks really sophisticated.

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

7. Shimmering Brass Apartment Building

Once before, this building in UK was a boring old building. Now, it has been renovated into one of the most unique buildings in the area. It has brass installed all over the place and it adds really beautiful impression for the building.

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

8. Operable Wooden Screen Façade

This building in Portugal has exterior balcony and wooden lovers as well. It looks amazing with its rustic design yet very sophisticated. It is considered as one of the best buildings in Portugal right now.

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

9. Reflective Pixelated Glass

This building is located in Iphofen, Germany. The building has glass façade all over the place and also completed by pixelated pattern. The color of the building can even change depending on the sun’s angle.

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

10. Eskenazi Hospital

The design of this Indianapolis hospital is really unique. It has more than 7,000 articulated mesh panels. The color of this building is black and yellow. The color can also change, it depends on from what angle you see the building.

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

11. Ports 1961 Store

This building is in Shanghai, China. The inspiration of this building is an iceberg. No wonder that this building adapts such as beautiful shape and ocean-like colors.

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

12. Translucent Rainbow Louvers

This apartment in France looks amazing with its bright panels and extensions to the terrace. The hallways are also beautiful with its vivid colors coming from the rainbow louvers.

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

13. Kiefer Technic Showroom

This building in Austria is completed by random patterns and windows that can be shifted. The dynamic colors makes it really easy to enjoy and admire.

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

14. Sipopo Congress Center

This building has protective metal mesh as well as the enshrouds glass all over the place. It makes the building amazingly beautiful not to mention its mesmerizing tree trunks color.

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments

Building such unique forms of buildings sometimes is really tricky. You will need a great constructor to help you with that. If you have the dream of having or owning unique buildings in Jakarta, Indonesia, you can make your dream comes true with the help of Nikifour. Contemporary and Sophisticated Exterior Treatments.

Nikifour is known as one of the best constructor in Jakarta. It has plenty of experience in constructing plenty of buildings. If you want to have the contemporary and sophisticated exterior treatments for your building, surely Nikifour can help you with that.

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