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A well-designed house leaves anyone awed. What more if it’s a beautifully constructed building?

Some of the world’s best and well-thought-out structures are not only fully functional; they are an attraction, as well. Standing tall for the whole world to see, these buildings in Asia, Europe, and the US can mesmerize or inspire. Here are some of the world’s best-designed buildings.

National Congress of Brazil (Brazil)

This building is home to many embassies, agencies and cultural offices, including the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. Its design follows the modern style of Brazilian architecture. The building has the shape of an airplane.

Sao Paulo Museum (Brazil)

Another structure located in Brazil, the Sao Paulo Museum was conceptualized in 1968. The building is made of glass and concrete. The uniqueness of its design involves the use of two beams where the body of the structure and its two columns are attached, not touching the ground.

Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Oregon (USA)

The Veterans Memorial Coliseum is an indoor arena made of gray glass and aluminum, with impressive architecture and commissioning. Labeled the “glass palace” in Portland, OR, it can seat more than 10,000 people at a time. In front of the Coliseum are two black granite walls, a war memorial containing the names of war fatalities.

Florida Polytechnic University IST Building, Florida (USA)

The robust design of the Innovation, Science and Technology Building is complemented by a magnificent view of the lake. What makes this Lakeland building so beautiful, besides its architecture, are the oak trees in the area that contribute to the natural aesthetic. The building is an iconic symbol inside the university, which is visible from the Polk Parkway and Interstate 4.

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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This project, spearheaded by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer who is known for his modern building designs, was completed in 1996. Shaped like a saucer, the building sits on the edge of a cliff above Guanabara Bay. It is both unique and simple. The building has a height of 16 meters and the main exhibition hall measuring 400sqm.

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (France)

President George Pompidou initiated the construction of the building in 1969. He wanted it to house many cultural centers. It sits on what used to be the vacant lot of Plateau Beaubourg. The building of Centre Georges Pompidou paved the way for the rise of different projects, such as the new public reading library and many art programs.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris (France)

Did you know that this building used to be a train station? Well, it is and it is a beautiful one. Some of the finest art masterpieces are found in this building. These works of art date back to the mid-1800s until the early 20th century. Here, you’ll find the works of Van Gogh, Matisse, Renoir, Cezanne, and Monet.

Which One Is the Most Beautiful for You?

You probably wouldn’t find just one – everything is stunning! In fact, these are only a few of the amazing architecture you’ll find in the world. Countless other buildings are hauntingly beautiful – proof of what we people can do if we put so much passion and effort into anything we do.