Architecture of atriums

Leica X2

Sky scape

Architecture Porn

Casa Batlló

The Cruise Ship’s Atrium

Grand Hyatt Spirals

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The architectural crux of monumental buildings, and also cruise ships, culminates in the atrium. It’s that central space presenting the grand display of design concepts, and it often features mesmerizing glass shapes and floor cadences. Here is a small sample of the extraordinary architecture of atriums captured in well-balanced photos, leading with architect Tom Wright’s design inside the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

View, and share, more architectural photography in the Atrium Architecture gallery and Atriums group.

Photos from andrewXu, Ol’ 1 eye, Doug Knisely, Ganymede2009, 75Central, hugociss, and Takashi K. A.