Phaidon Atlas of 21st-Century Architecture


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Nattily shrunk into a pocket-sized "travel edition", this global companion to the best new buildings will delight the architecture buff while – perhaps – persuading the sceptic that today's eclecticism offers visual pleasures for all tastes.

From stations in Australia and campuses in China, to publishers in Korea (the amazing Paju Book City), libraries in Colombia and the Chicago Bears stadium, the selection of 1088 sites will intrigue even firm anti-modernists.

UK highlights stretch from the Scottish Parliament and Selfridges in Birmingham to the Eden Project and Gherkin. But (why-oh-why moment coming) whatever made the editors assault us with the eyesore of Portcullis House in Westminster?