The Most Breathtaking Buildings In The World, According To Architects

The São Paulo Museum of Art, architect: Lina Bo Bardi

Ask an architect which buildings they think are inspirational, innovative or simply beautiful and you'll receive a thoughtful and educated response that may include words like entasis, monolithic and Corbusian.

The National Congress of Brazil, architect: Oscar Niemeyer

These descriptions may not mean much to those of us who haven't studied architecture, but take one look at their picks and you won't need to know the terminology to understand the appeal.

The IST building, architect: Santiago Calatrava

From the ultra-modern looking Niterói Contemporary Art Museum in Rio to the Parthenon which, according to Tara Imani, "gave us our initial ABCs of architecture", buildings that make it on an architect's top ten list are nothing short of spectacular.

Casa Mila, architect: Antonio Gaudi

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The São Paulo Museum of Art: freight container under a crane.
The National Congress of Brazil: boxes of cereal and a bowl.
The IST building: skeleton of dimetrodon.
Casa Mila: Alright, that one's cool.
Naw, they're all cool!
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