The 10 Best (New and Upcoming) Architectural Marvels

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#1

Bloch Building, Nelson-Atkins

Museum of Art addition, Kansas City, Mo.

Steven Holl Architects

Adding a new wing to a neoclassical museum, Holl devised a spectacular update on classicism: an irregular series of volumes that cascade down the museum's lawn and glow from within. The effect against the nighttime sky is nothing short of magical.

#2 | Federal Building, San Francisco Morphosis

This government office building is not only a smashing addition to the skyline, it's also green to the core. For one thing, its steel-mesh scrim is both a sunscreen and a design element that steps in sharp accordion...

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