The year is coming to an end, and after thousands of articles, projects, interviews, news, videos and every architecture-related information we could possibly get it’s time to our last Round Ups of 2010. Today, we’ll feature the most commented articles of this year. Remember that doesn’t mean the best articles, or the best projects, this is just the five articles that you, our readers, decided to discuss. Check them all after the break.
2010 Pritzker Prize: SANAA The Pritzker Prize laureate has been announced: Japanese practice SANAA formed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. SANAA was following Steven Holl on the polls (my favorite for next year), a name that was very strong for the award since last year (read more…)
Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai) opens: the tallest building in the world With its final height kept as a secret until the last minute, we witnessed the incredible opening of the tallest building in the world. The Burj Dubai, an engineering masterpiece designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), was finally renamed Burj Khalifa in honor to Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the ruling sheik of Abu Dhabi who helped Dubai during the financial crisis with over US $25 billion (read more…)
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health / Frank Gehry A few weeks ago we introduced you one of the latest built projects by Frank Gehry, the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. The center is supported by Keep Memory Alive, and it is planned to become a national resource for the most current research and scientific information for the treatment of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington ‘s Diseases, and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) as well as focusing on prevention, early detection and education (read more…)
Rosa Muerta / Robert Stone After visiting his website, I got in touch with Robert Stone and exchanged a few emails… He is a reader of ArchDaily and was very excited to share his work with the readers, and I was also very excited about it after learning more about him and what is behind Rosa Muerta and other projects he has been working on in the California desert (read more…)
Gehry vs LEED Frank Gehry can usually spice things up. And, his recent comments about sustainability prove that the 81 year old starchitect still remains as provocative and shocking as he always was. In an interview with Blair Kamin from the Chicago Tribune, Gehry basically dismissed LEED and its efforts to make our built environment more eco-friendly. While his opposition may be targeted predominately toward LEED’s point system, rather than the overall green movement, his comments, like usual, stirred up some controversy (read more…)