In Progress: AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter

Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Bettina Kraus, Jochem Homminga, Joost Körver, Rob Willemse, Raymond van Sabben, Thorsten Schneider, Ramon Alverez Roa
Collaborators: Janosch Welzien, Jasper Stevens, Martin Tessarz, Tobias Bam- berg, Steffen Winkler, Carlatta Giacomin
Area: 24,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jan Bitter

Courtesy of modeLab
Courtesy of modeLab

modeLab Dynamic Behaviors in Processing Webinar

The Dynamic Behaviors in Processing Webinar, which takes place January 4th from 2:00-4:30pm EST and put on by modeLab, will go in depth with the process of developing rich and responsive behaviors from scratch – think of bouncing balls, particle…

Municipal Library of Greve / MDU Architetti

© Pietro Savorelli

Architects: MDU Architetti
Location:  Province of Florence, Italy
Design Team: Valerio Barberis, Alessandro Corradini, Cristiano Cosi, Marcello Marchesini
Structural Engineer: Alessandro Incerpi
Mechanical And Electrical Engineer: Gianluca Gori
Building Cost: € 739,000
Client: Municipality of Greve in Chianti
Area: 420 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Pietro Savorelli

Mountain Research / General Design

© Daici Ano

Architects: General Design
Location: , Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Architect: Shin Ohori
Area: 261 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Daici Ano

Agenda: 4 Ambitions / Rem Koolhaas

As the 2012 Jencks Award winner, charts the evolution of his ideas and built projects in this provided by RIBA. He describes a double life split between practice and theory, two ventures reflected by his studios, OMA and AMO, the Office of Metropolitan Architecture and the Architecture Media Organization. Enjoy!

The lecture is chaired by Charles Jencks, designer, author and broadcaster.

via RIBA

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.

Toy Library and Offices / taller 9s arquitectes

© Adrià Goula

Architects: taller 9s arquitectes
Location: Barcelona,
Architect In Charge: Oriol Cusidó, Irene Marzo
Area: 1,055 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Courtesy of FGMF Arquitetos
Courtesy of FGMF Arquitetos

Edifício Itaim Proposal / FGMF Arquitetos

The proposal by FGMF Arquitetos… for the Edifício Itaim consists of duplex and triplex apartments, between 882 and 1066 m2 in size. The plans act as a huge brise-soleil, shading the north façade and minimizing the impact of the west,

Centre Léonce Georges / Calderon-Folch-Sarsanedas Arquitectes

© P. Viladoms

Architects: Pilar Calderon, Marc Folch (Calderon Folch Sarsanedas arquitectes) – Gérald Lafond
Location: ,
Area: 3541.37 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: P. Viladoms

Courtesy of Sotero Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Courtesy of Sotero Arquitetura e Urbanismo

Renova Energia Proposal / Sotero Arquitetura e Urbanismo

Designed by Sotero Arquitetura e Urbanismo…, their proposal for Renova Energia’s headquarters is a head office that interprets the general concepts of the company and invites residents to take part in this process. By exploring the production of wind

EHA Family Trust Residence / Ward+Blake Architects

© Roger Wade Studios

Architects: Ward+Blake Architects
Location: , Wyoming,
Structural Engineer: Pillar Structural Engineer
Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing Engineer: Van Boerum and Frank
Landscape Designer: Verdone Landscape Architects
General Contractor: Tom Stoner Construction
Area: 3,988 sq ft
Year: 2011
Photographs: Roger Wade Studios

Costa Esmeralda House / BAK Architects

Courtesy of BAK Architects

Architects: BAK Architects
Location: , Buenos Aires Province,
Project: María Victoria Besonías, Luciano Kruk
Contributors: Arq. Nuria Jover, Enzo Vitali
Area: 120.6 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of BAK Architects

Courtesy of NPC Grupo Arquitetura
Courtesy of NPC Grupo Arquitetura

Escola Senai Proposal / NPC Grupo Arquitetura

Designed by NPC Grupo Arquitetura…, their design for the Escola Senai is designed with the theme of an industrial technical school. Their concept has characteristics that associate concerns with the teaching program and industrial activities, which, while conflicting, complement

Salvartor Car Park / Peter Haimerel Architektur

© Gero Wortmann

Architects: Peter Haimerel Architektur
Location: Munich,
Area: 7,500 sqm
Photographs: Gero Wortmann, Florian Holzherr

Best of 2012: Most Bookmarked Projects

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?

Beckett Rankine unveils Offshore Airport in the Thames Estuary

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With both Heathro and Gatwick pushing their limits, it is imperative that the begins to move forward with expanding their global aviation capacity. Over the years, multiple proposals have been presented, including Norman Foster’s “London Britannia Airport”. Now, Beckett Rankine has unveiled an inventive, offshore proposal located on the Goodwin sands in UK territorial waters nearly three kilometres off the east coast of Kent.

Continue after the break to learn more.

Louvre Lens / SANAA

© Julien Lanoo

French photographer Julien Lanoo has shared with us a first look at the Musée du Louvre’s new sister gallery: Louvre Lens. The design, first conceived as part of an international competition in 2006, was created by the Pritzker Prize laureates of , in collaboration with New York studio Imrey Culbert, landscape designer and museographer Studio Adrien Gardère.

The 360 meter long, steel and glass structure is integrated within a 20 hectare wasteland that was originally used as a coal mine before the 1960s. It is expected to attract 500,000 visitors every year and envisioned to help revitalize the post-industrial town.

Continue reading for the architects’ description.

Crosswinds Apartments / VSDP

© Pallon Daruwala

Architects: VSDP
Location: , India
Project Team: Vivek V. Shankar, Dhanaprakash, Jano Christopher, Jhanavi
Cladding: Hunter Douglas India Ltd
Façade Installer: Srinivas
Structural Engineer: Pase Group
Building Contractor: Babji Mali
Landscape Design: Earthworks
Area: 8,300 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Pallon Daruwala