Just a fun little mid-week diversion: While doing some virtual globetrotting I noticed that many buildings I was looking for have modeled footprints in Google Maps. Below is a sampling of ten of the most interesting ones, all roughly at the same scale and sorted from big to bigger to huge. Click on each map to "visit" the building in Google Maps.
J. Mayer H.'s Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain:
Herzog & de Meuron's de Young Museum in San Francisco, California:
Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany:
EMBT's Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland:
SANAA's Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne, Switzerland:
Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain:
Charles Correa's Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur, India:
Renzo Piano's Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center in New Caledonia:
BIG's 8 House in Copenhagen:
Louis Kahn's National Parliament House in Bangladesh:
Any good ones I missed? Please comment below and maybe I'll add them.