We are living in a time of constantly changing global perspectives. This compendium presents a global perspective for contemporary architecture. It is both a reference work and source of inspiration, with 500 carefully chosen projects from Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas frm the past five years which are portrayed with texts, drawings and photos. The Atlas of World Architecture gives a detailed overview of today s architecture between international trends, regional traditions, functional demands and individual styles. Particular emphasis is placed on presenting high-quality masterpieces so far unknown alongside cutting-edge highlights of contemporary building culture. From the selection of projects of a wide range of typologies a global vision emerges.