Top 10 Silver Buildings

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ABC Centre in Madrid, Designed by Aranguren + Gallegos Arquitectos

Last week, we noted how, after a long period of disuse, “gilded” architecture is on the rise. Still, you can’t hit gold with every, er, gold building. But if you like your architecture flashy, we present you with a brilliant (oh, oh) alternative: silver buildings!

It’s true, silver isn’t nearly as flashy as gold, and it is definitely a more common sight in architecture. It’s gained most traction in the much-publicized work of Frank Gehry, who, it seems, can’t design a building without wrapping it in silver (and very much wrinkled) garb. But just because we’re sorta accustomed to seeing silver-cladded building doesn’t mean we don’t want more. These ten projects are covered in shimmering silver skins that project a glamor and exuberance that you just don’t see everyday in the world of architecture.



Balancing Barn

Thorington, United Kingdom

Designed by MVRDV


The Cultural Center of European Space Technologies

The Cultural Center of European Space Technologies

Vitanje, Slovenia

Designed by Bevk Perović arhitekti, dekleva gregoric arhitekti, OFIS architects,SADAR + VUGA


House 77

House 77

Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal

Designed by dIONISO LAB


ABC Centre

Madrid, Spain

Designed by Aranguren + Gallegos Arquitectos


 A.M.A. Headquarters

A.M.A. Headquarters

Madrid, Spain

Designed by Rafael de La Hoz Arquitetos


Spruce Street

Spruce Street Tower

New York, United States

Designed by Frank Gehry


Steven Holl

Whitney Water Purification Facility and Park

Connecticut, United States

Designed by Steven Holl


Chess and Billiard Club

Chess and Billiard Club


Designed by Erick van Egeraat



Jeongok Prehistory Museum project

Jeongok, South Korea

Designed by X-TU



Community Centre Herstedlund

Albertslund, Denmark

Designed by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter


Open Space Cafe-Bar

Open Space Cafe-Bar

Murau, Austria

Designed by Architektur Steinbacher Thierrichter

Open Space Cafe-Bar


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