Top 10 Science Fiction Architecture

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Architects have a thing for science fiction: museums that look like spaceships, skyscrapers covered in fish-scaley material, and all other sorts of mind-boggling structures. The great Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who died last week, was perhaps the most futuristic of them all. Some of his most famous projects, like the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (above), appear to float above the ground, while his masterwork, Brazil’s capital Brasília, represents the designer’s vision of a utopian super city. Inspired by Niemeyer’s imagination we’ve compiled a roundup of other outstanding”sci-fi” buildings.


Niterói Contemporary Art Museum Niteroi (1996)
Niterói, Brazil
Designed by Oscar Niemeyer
Photo via flickr


Kunsthaus Graz (2003)
Graz, Austria
Designed by Spacelab Cook-Fournier
Photo via Architecktur Consult


Monte Rosa Hut (2012)
Zermatt, Switzerland
Designed by ETH Zurich &  Bearth Deplazes Architekten


CCTV Headquarters
Beijing, China
Designed by OMA
Photo © Iwan Baan


Eden Project
Cornwall, UK
Designed by Nicholas Grimshaw
Photo via heterotopiastudies


Museo Soumaya
Granada, Mexico
Designed by FREE (Fernando Romero Enterprise)


Centre Pompidou Metz
Metz, France
Designed by Shigeru Ban & Jean de Gastines
Photo via evolo


LA High School #9
Los Angeles, USA
Designed by HMC Architects / Coop Himmelblau
Photo via worldarchitecturenews


US Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel
Colorado Springs, USA
Designed by SOM
Photo via architangent


41 Cooper Square
New York, USA
Designed by Morphosis
Photo via observatory


Galaxy Soho
Beijing, China
Designed by Zaha Hadid


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