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Architecture trends - curved architecture
We know “the Franks” put curves on the map…
but round plant-like buildings are making a comeback!

Guggenheim Museum, New York

Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright

Architecture trends - curved architecture
The Guggenheim is quite possibly the most important building of Frank Lloyd Wright’s career. It is seen as a monument to modernism with its unique architecture and its ramp that spirals all the way up to a domed skylight. It inspires visitors and creates an incredible space to display contemporary art.

Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Architect: Frank Gehry

Architecture trends - curved architecture

Frank Gehry, a lifetime lover of classical music, created one of the finest concert halls and a truly iconic parts of Los Angeles. From above, the concert hall resembles a blooming flower – something he had promised Lillian Disney who donated $50 million to the project. Lillian died before the completion of the project but Frank said that, “She could see it from heaven. I was happy about that.”

Nemesis Coffee, Vancouver, Canada

Architects: Perkins & Will

Architecture trends - curved architecture
Round in plan and with the red hue composite aluminum shingles that look like the petals of a plant. The interior ceiling has white fabric fins that stretch from the center to the rim of the building, which continues the form to make it function as a fun coffee experience.

Esperanza, Manhattan Beach, CA

Architectural Designer: Gulla Jonsdottier

Architecture trends - curved architecture
Gulla designed this hip restaurant drawing inspiration from the DNA of plants and trees. Whitewashed organic pendant fixtures glow overhead while you sip on a pineapple-serrano-cilantro margarita. The curved form behind the bar makes the space with a glow of warm wood. This is a dining experience that isn’t easily forgotten.

Bloom House, Austin, TX

Architect: Charles Harker

Architecture trends - curved architecture
The Bloomhouse represents the symbiotic interaction of man and nature. Its organic shape, rising from the earth, mimics the flow of the air, the curve of the wind, and the gentle rise and fall of nature’s melody. Harker created a dreamy structure using uncommon materials and it turned out remarkably well-insulated and eco-friendly.

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