The CNN Style section highlights twelve buildings that transformed cities around the world in its review of Phaidon’s newly published book Destination Architecture. The new book by Phaidon presents a selection of one thousand of the most compelling designs from this period, and the review by Matthew Whitehouse in the CNN Style section highlights twelve of them as some of the world’s most fascinating buildings. Two buildings designed by Anssi Lassila / OOPEAA are among the twelve: the Suvela Chapel and the Kärsämäki Church.
Presenting examples from all around the world from nations as diverse as Mexico, Denmark, China and the United States, the book aims to become a unique resource for enjoying examples of contemporary built culture. It offers a rich overview of remarkable architecture of this time form well-known landmarks and hidden gems, from the world’s tallest skyscrapers, to the most intimate places of worship.
From the designs presented in the book, the review by CNN Style Edition lifts up the following twelve buildings:
World Trade Center Transportation Hub by Santiago Calatrava (New York)
UN City by 3XN (Copenhagen, Denmark)
The Orange Cube by Jakob + Macfarlane (Lyon, France)
Tainan Tung-Men Holiness Church by MAYU architects+ (Tainan, Taiwan)
Kärsämäki Church by OOPEAA (Kärsämäki, Finland)
Nanjing Wanjing Garden Chapel by AZL Architects (Nanjing, China)
Suvela Chapel by OOPEAA (Espoo, Finland)
Salling Tower by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter (Aarhus, Denmark)
Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art by SO-IL (David, California)
Emporia shopping center by Wingårdhs (Malmö, Sweden)
Parish Church Señor de la Misericordia by Moneo Brock Studio (Monterrey, Mexico)
Cayan Tower by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Dubai, UAE)
For the full review in the CNN Style section on architecture, see here.
For more info on the Destination Architecture by Phaidon, see here.
For more on the Suvela Chapel, see here.
For more on the Kärsämäki Church, see here.