Best of 2012: Most Retweeted Articles

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.

Underwater Hotel planned for Dubai – Courtesy of Deep Ocean Technology

#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.

The Complete Works of Oscar Niemeyer © Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre

#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.”

Quotes from Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012)

#4 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.

Happy 160th Birthday Antoni Gaudi! © Wikipedia

#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.

Le Corbusier’s Ville Savoye via ArchDaily Instagram

#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.

Batman & Architecture: The Dark Knight Rises and Gotham’s Buildings Fall

#7 The 10 Best Apps for Architects
A crowdsourced list of the best apps for an architect’s smartphone.

The 10 Best Apps for Architects

#8 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.

Happy 126th birthday Mies van der Rohe!

#9 Happy 145th Birthday Frank Lloyd Wright
Celebrating 145 years of Frank Lloyd Wright, quite simply “the greatest American architect of all time.”

Happy 145th Birthday Frank Lloyd Wright © Robert Ruschak – Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

#10 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.

Janet Echelman Reshaping Urban Airspace World-Wide © Christina O. Haver

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Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Best of 2012: Most Retweeted Articles" 31 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 31 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=313123>

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