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.
Goodbye 2012, is never late and always exciting to review the year. We begin this year review with the 5 most bookmarked built projects of the year. What are you waiting for start your own library in ArchDaily? (more…)
The photo above is the unique Guggenheim Museum in New York City designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and was taken by Chimay Bleue. Check the other four after the break.
For today’s AD Round Up we have the 2nd selection of previously featured projects where wood is the principal character. The main image belongs to Sou Fujimoto’s amazing Final Wood House in Kumamoto, Japan. Check out, Casa Kike designed by Gianni Botsford Architects, or the Floating House in Ontario by MOS Architects. Take a look at the stunning Holiday House on the Rigi by AFGH. Finally, you can’t miss Bip Computers, a retail project with a great wood structure by Alberto Mozo.
Looking hotels for the holidays? In our 11th selection of previously featured hotels we bring you five you can’t miss! Like the amazing Tree Hotel, located in Harads, close to north pole. Tham & Videgård Arkitekter designed a lightweight aluminium structure hung around a tree trunk. Check out the W London Leicester Square by Jestico + Whiles, also in London is the Town Hall Hotel, the great refurbishment of the old Bethnal Green Town Hall designed by rare. Take a look at TuboHotel by T3arc who uses recycled concrete pipes for hotel rooms. Finally, visit Ivan Filipovic’s concept hotel, the Navigating Adriatic Hotel
For today’s AD Round Up we have five great AD Architecture Classics. The main image belongs to Oscar Niemeyer’s Cathedral of Brasilia. Check out, one of the most inspiring housing project of all times, the Unite d’ Habitation in Marseille by Le Corbusier or the great Church on the Water designed by Tadao Ando. Revisit, one of the icons of New York, the Chrysler Building by William Van Alen. Finally, you can’t miss the particular structure of Johnson Wax Building by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Time for our 2nd selection of previously featured pavilions. We have five great projects that you probably missed! Like the ICD | ITKE Research Pavilion 2011 located in Stuttgart, Germany. Or the beautiful SANDWORM pavilion designed by Marco Casagrande. You can’t miss the amazing Jewelbox Houses Historic Carousel in New York City by the Pritzker laureated Jean Nouvel or Zaha Hadid’s Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion. To end our selection, one classic rebuilt in 2010: the Rietveld Pavilion at the Kröller-Müller Sculpture Garden.
For today’s Round Up we have some great beach houses previously featured in ArchDaily. Here’s five you can’t miss: Box House by Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato, an amazing XS scale project in Ilhabela, Sao Paulo. Take a look at Summer Retreat in Fuglevik, Norway by RRA. Check out Atelier Tekuto’s Mebius,which aim was to provide a place where one had a multiplicity of spatial choice depending on the seasons or what mood one is in. Don’t miss Punta House in Punta del Este, Uruguay designed by the great Marcio Kogan. Finally, revisit House D by Panorama + WMR.
Five great educational projects previously featured in ArchDaily for our 10th selection. Like Iluma in Singapore designed by WOHA. Check out the Eifini store by japanese practice SAKO architects. You can’t miss two amazing retail projects by Supermachine Studio, Wyne Sales Gallery in Bangkok and Autostella Showroom, a building designed like a small bakery and cafe’ that has small cars park right in the middle of the shops. To finish this Round Up, we have the great Besiktas Fishmarket by GAD, a contemporary design construction that maintains Istambul’s commerce traditions.
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For today’s Round Up, we’ve selected projects that feature brick in their design. Here’s five you can’t miss, such as the great Pope John Paul II Hall by Randić & Turato, a building designed for Pope’s visit to Rijeka, Croatia. Also, check out Three Courtyard Community Centre by chinese practice AZL architects or Sra Pou Vocational School in Cambodia, designed by Rudanko + Kankkunen . Revisit, De Eekenhof, a housing project in Amsterdam by Claus en Kaan Architekten. Finally, is never late to review the Indian Institute of Management by Louis Kahn, one of our AD Classics.
Today, November 17th, its the birthday of one of the most influential architects of our time, Rem Koolhaas. Founding partner of OMA, Pritzker Prize Laureate, included in the 2008 Times magazine’s 100 most influential people of the World and even have an appearance in the TV show, The Simpsons. We celebrate Rem Koolhaas with five great post previously featured in ArchDaily. Check out the CCTV Headquarters, an amazing work between OMA and Arup. Revisit the Prada Transformer,Position 2: Cinema, an anti-blob with 4 different postions. Don´t miss the AD Classics, Dutch House or Maison Bordeaux, the project that redefined the term “a house is a machine for living”. Finally, watch the Dutch Profiles Video: Rem Koolhaas.
Today we celebrate Brazil’s Republic Day with great architecture from a great country. The main image belongs to Carapicuiba House designed by Angelo Bucci and Alvaro Puntoni. Don’t miss Isay Weinfeld’d Livraria da Vila or Pier House by Gabriel Grinspum + Mariana Simas. Revisit the great Fundação Iberê Camargo in Porto Alegre by Pritzker Prize, Alvaro Siza. Finally, check out Marcio Kogan’s House 6 designed by Marcio Kogan.
Time for our 10th selection of industrial architecture. We have five great projects that you probably missed! Like the Zahner Factory Expansion designed by Crawford Architects. Looking for wineries design? Check out, Mas Rodó Winery by SALA FERUSIC or Logowines Winery by portuguese practice PMC Arquitectos. Revisit, GH Genhelix Biopharmaceutical Facilities by estudioSIC. To end our selection, don’t miss Helicopter Building by french architects, Stephane Maupin & Nicolas Hugon.
As probably you know today is the World Urbanism Day, a special day to recognize and promote the role of planning in creating livable communities. The main image belongs Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s New York High Line, a great example of recovering disused urban structures. Don’t miss waterfront projects like Copenhagen Harbour Bath designed by PLOT or Toronto Central Waterfront by West 8 and DTAH. Check out Plaza del Torico in Teruel, Spain by b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos. Finally you must watch, Jane Jacobs: Neighborhoods in Action video by Active Living Network. Happy Urbanism Day!
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