The New Year is almost here! Before you head out to celebrate, check out the most retweeted articles of 2012. From the world’s first underwater hotel to a list of the most helpful apps for architects, this round up will not disappoint. Cheers!
The complete, top ten list after the break.
#1 Underwater Hotel planned for Dubai Dubai shipbuilder Drydocks World signed on with Switzerland’s BIG InvestConsult, on behalf of partner Deep Ocean Technology (DOT), to become the sole construction contractor of the futuristic Water Discus Underwater Hotels in the Middle East.
#2 The Complete Works of Oscar Niemeyer Following the death of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, ArchDaily showcases a complete list of his prolific portfolio, including architecture, sculpture, furniture and more.
#3 Quotes from Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) Oscar Niemeyer: “I deliberately disregarded the right angle and rationalist architecture designed with ruler and square to boldly enter the world of curves and straight lines offered by reinforced concrete. […] This deliberate protest arose from the environment in which I lived, with its white beaches, its huge mountains, its old baroque churches, and the beautiful suntanned women.”
Happy 160th Birthday Antoni Gaudi! Commemorating Catalán architect Antoni Gaudí (1852 -1926), best known for his whimsical style and his inimitable masterpiece, the still unfinished Sagrada Familia, on his 160th birthday.
#5 Le Corbusier’s Ville Savoye via ArchDaily Instagram ArchDaily’s personal reconstruction of Le Corbusier’s Ville Savoye, the most anticipated LEGO® Architecture Series to date.
#6 Batman & Architecture: The Dark Knight Rises and Gotham’s Buildings Fall There is no other comic saga more influenced by architecture than Batman. Gotham, and the fictional architects that built the city, have been main characters since the first plots.
The 10 Best Apps for Architects A crowdsourced list of the best apps for an architect’s smartphone.
Happy 126th birthday Mies van der Rohe! Celebrating Mies van der Rohe, the German-born American architect and educator convinced us all with his glass-and-steel buildings that “less is more”, on what would have been his 126th birthday.
#9 Happy 145th Birthday Frank Lloyd Wright Celebrating 145 years of Frank Lloyd Wright, quite simply “the greatest American architect of all time.”
Janet Echelman Reshaping Urban Airspace World-Wide Inspired by the local materials and culture of Mahabalipuram, an Indian fishing village famous for sculpture, American Artist Janet Echelman has imagined a new type of sculpture that transforms urban environments.
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