Best of 2012: Most Read Articles

Before we welcome the new year, lets take a look back at ArchDaily’s most popular articles of 2012. From inspiring projects to influential editorials, this top ten list illustrates some of the year’s most important moments. Review them all, after the break.

#1 Reading Between the Lines / Gijs Van Vaerenbergh
Belgium multidisciplinary practice Gijs Van Vaerenbergh transformed the notion of a traditional church into a transparent object of art with the construction of a 30 ton steel ‘church’ on the rural landscape of Limburg.

Reading Between the Lines / Gijs Van Vaerenbergh © Filip Dujardin

#2 Work/life/work balance by Andrew Maynard
Australian architect Andrew Maynard went viral with this persuasive editorial that lays out the issues and challenges the profession faces to end exploitative and exclusionary working practices.

Work/life/work balance by Andrew Maynard © Andrew Maynard Architects

#3 Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil’s Modernist Icon, Dies
ArchDaily co-founder David Basulto breaks the news of Oscar Niemeyer’s death, along with highlights from his work and life, just days before his 105th birthday.

Oscar Niemeyer in front of the Palazzo Mondadori. Photo via Mondadori.com

#4 2012 Pritzker Prize: Wang Shu
Reporting from Beijing, ArchDaily announces the selection of Chinese architect Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio as the 2012 Pritzker Prize recipient. The comprehensive editorial also features a well crafted selection of Wang Shu’s work.

2012 Pritzker Prize: Wang Shu © Zhu Chenzhou

#5 Infographic: Celebrating Mies van der Rohe
This ArchDaily infographic celebrates 126 years of the legendary Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Infographic: Celebrating Mies van der Rohe

#6 10 Things They Don’t Teach You in Architecture School
Every potential architecture student should read this list of advice by Linda Bennet of Archi-Ninja. It won’t disappoint.

10 Things They Don’t Teach You in Architecture School by Linda Bennet

#7 Infographic: Women in Architecture
This ArchDaily original breaks down the history and current status of women in architecture.

Infographic: Women in Architecture

#8 The Factory / Ricardo Bofill
Architect Ricardo Bofill turns a disused, overgrown cement factory into a stunning headquarters for Taller de Arquitectura.

The Factory / Ricardo Bofill

#9 The Invasion of Architectural LOLCats 
Thanks to the students of UC Berkeley, these memorable kittens have sparked an internet phenomenon known as architectural LOLCats.

The Invasion of Architectural LOLCats

 

Cheers to architecture and the new year!

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Best of 2012: Most Read Articles" 30 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=312553>

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