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The Most Beautiful Glass Buildings in the World

Glass is one of the most desirable building materials in modern times. Each is completely unique and acts as a functional work of art. Glass buildings are both energy efficient and aesthetically pleasing in equal measures.

Aacme Glass has decided to count down some of the top most beautiful glass buildings in the entire world today.

The Gherkin, London

image - The Gherkin, London

The Gherkin in London is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world. The building stands 591 feet tall and has 41 floors. The construction of the building lasted three years, starting in 200.

Architecture firm, Foster and Partners designed the Gherkin to maximize the use of natural light. The materials used to maximise the light is a thick, laminated glass which surrounds the structure’s exterior.

The National Centre for the Performing Arts, China

image - The National Centre for the Performing Arts, China

The National Grand Theater of China is located in Beijing, China and is a multi-functioning glass building which was designed by the architect Paul Andreu.

The structure stands on a man-made island and acts as an opera house, concert hall and much more. The overall structure is made of glass and titanium.

Philip Johnson’s Glass House, America

image - Philip Johnson's Glass House, America

This gorgeous house is located in New Canaan in Connecticut and is globally recognised as a stand out design of modern architecture.

The home was designed by American architect Philip Johnson and was made to seamlessly blend into the beautiful landscape and become one with nature.

The Botanical Garden of Curitiba, Brazil

image - The Botanical Garden of Curitiba, Brazil

The Botanical Garden of Curitiba is a geometrical greenhouse located in Curitiba, Brazil. The architect, Abraao Assad found inspiration for the Botanical Garden from the Crystal Palace in London.

The gardens surrounding the glass structure replicate the French style in its grand splendor.

Guggenheim Museum, Spain

image - Guggenheim Museum, Spain

Frank Gehry designed the Guggenheim Museum structure in a way that would catch the light. It was built between October 1993 and October 1997.

For the outer skin of the building, titanium was used and the two other materials used were limestone and glass. All of the materials together achieve an architectural design with a great visual impact that has now become a real icon of the city.

The Glass House, Italy

image - The Glass House, Italy

The Glass House was designed by Carlo Santambrogio is located in Milano, Italy and is made out of 6-millimetre blue-tinted glass panels. Even the furniture and fixtures are made from glass.

The Louvre, France

image - The Louvre, France

The Louvre opened in 1989 and is a stunning four-sided triangular structure sitting in the courtyard of Paris’ famous Louvre art gallery.

The Louvre is now one of France’s most popular tourist landmarks. The French president, Francois Mitterrand commissioned the glass structure for construction in 1984. The structure stands at an impressive 71 feet and covers 11,000 square foot.

Award-winning architect, Leoh Ming Pei, designed the building and designed the building with glass panes and metal rods, overall making it a triumph of contemporary architecture.

Aldar Headquarters, Abu Dhabi

image - Aldar Headquarters, Abu Dhabi

The Aldar Headquarters is located near Al Raha Beach in Abu Dhabi and forms a part of the large investments in the Al Raha area, which recently became a self-contained city.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the building has won multiple awards for its outstanding architecture and futuristic design.

Sarah Wirth is a digital marketing expert from Aacme Glass. Aacme glass offers a range of glazing solutions such as tempered glass in Newport and laminated glass in Newport.

Evolution, Russia

image - Evolution, Russia

This one of a kind skyscraper is the Evolution Tower in Russia. This 55 story office building is 837 feet high and is located in Moscow’s international business centre. The wonderful structure covers a total area of 169,000 square meters.

W Hotel, Barcelona

image - W Hotel, Barcelona

This beautiful hotel is also known as the Sail Hotel due to its resemblance to a ship’s sail, the Hotel W in Barcelona is one of the most beautiful glass buildings in the world.

This stunning structure is 26 stories high and is a 5-star hotel containing 473 rooms and 57 suites. On top of all of that is it 324 feet high which is incredible.

Designed by local award-winning architect Ricardo Bofill it is located on the entrance of the Port of Barcelona and is a popular tourist destination.

Sarah Wirth is a digital marketing expert from Aacme Glass. Aacme glass offers a range of glazing solutions such as tempered glass in Newport and laminated glass in Newport.


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