More Flash And Shine: Top 10 Silver Buildings
January 25, 2013
ABC Centre in Madrid, Designed by Aranguren + Gallegos Arquitectos
Last week, we noted how, after a long period of disuse, “gilded” architecture is on the rise. Still, you can’t hit gold with every, er, gold building. But if you like your architecture flashy, we present you with a brilliant (oh, oh) alternative: silver buildings!
It’s true, silver isn’t nearly as flashy as gold, and it is definitely a more common sight in architecture. It’s gained most traction in the much-publicized work of Frank Gehry, who, it seems, can’t design a building without wrapping it in silver (and very much wrinkled) garb. But just because we’re sorta accustomed to seeing silver-cladded building doesn’t mean we don’t want more. These ten projects are covered in shimmering silver skins that project a glamor and exuberance that you just don’t see everyday in the world of architecture. Click through for the slideshow.