The world is an endless source of awe and inspirations. When we visit the historical sites and revel on the design, the dedication and the brain behind those masterpieces, we can only wonder what the architect might have felt like after creating such a thing. Maybe that’s why we find the few exemplary work of arts in the list of “Wonders of the World”.

But while these remnants of the past fill our hearts with admiration, there are some strokes of genius created right in our lifetime. Like historical monuments, they represent their own times- our time, their unique style of thought and architecture and just like the old withering buildings, they drop a thought in our head that lingers around for quite a long time.

Steyn City Clubhouse by Boogertman Partners LtdSteyn City Clubhouse by Boogertman Partners Ltd. (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Hiroshi Senjyu Musem Karuizawa Cafe & ShopHiroshi Senjyu Musem Karuizawa Cafe & Shop by Hideo Yasui A.I.T. (Karuizawa, Japan)

Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium by Pattern DesignHazza Bin Zayed Stadium by Pattern Design (Al Ain, United Arab Emirates)

Nazrul Tirtha by Abin Design StudioNazrul Tirtha by Abin Design Studio (West Bengal, India)

Fulton Center by Grimshaw ArchitectsFulton Center by Grimshaw Architects (New York, NY)

Riverside 66 by Kohn Pedersen Fox AssociatesRiverside 66 by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (Tianjin, China)

Margaret Court Arena Melbourne AustraliaMargaret Court Arena by NH Architecture (Melbourne, Australia)

London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid ArchitectsLondon Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects (London, UK)

100PP by Ministry of Design Singapore100PP by Ministry of Design Pte Ltd. (Singapore)

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar Middle Girls School  Melbourne, AustraliaPenleigh and Essendon Grammar Middle Girls School by McBride Charles Ryan (Melbourne, Australia)

Aselsan Rehis Golbasi Campus Ankara, TurkeyAselsan Rehis Golbasi Campus by Yazgan Design Architecture Co. Ltd. (Ankara, Turkey)

Ribbon Chapel Hiroshima JapanRibbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd. (Hiroshima, Japan)

Shunde Primary SchoolGuangdong ChinaShunde Primary School by K2LD Architects Pte Ltd. (Guangdong, China)

Shanghai Natural History Museum Shanghai ChinaShanghai Natural History Museum by Perkins Will (Shanghai, China)

They’ll make you feel like you have landed in one of your dreams because what you’ll witness will seem just too good to be real.

Making use of geometry in a way, never seen before, the sloping angles- which make you wonder, how did that fit in? How is the building standing like that? And sometimes, leaving you just speechless, here are a few Modern Marvels of the World, that will change the way your perspective and leave you spellbound.Credits: niume.com