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. 

Courtesy of The Principles
Courtesy of The Principles

WORKSHOP for Everlane / The Principles

The Principles… just recently completed an interactive project, titled the “Workshop”, for the clothing brand Everlane in the Meatpacking district of New York. As part of the Everlane’s “Not-a-Shop” series, which focuses on selling only online, “the space was a

Fidalga 800 Building / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

© Nelson Kon

Architects: Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados
Location: São Paulo, Brasil
Coordinator: Frederico Zara
Project Team: Luciana Maki, Marcelo Zahr, Denise Hino, Rodrigo Nogueira, Fernando Sunao, Humberto Buso, Tony Chen, Flora Fuji, Lucas Padovani, Rafael Costa, Caterina Chippari, Camila Benegas, Luciana Morais, Fernanda Jozsef, Maurício Metello, Maíra Cordeiro, Flávia Henriques, Natália Campos, Ana Júlia Sprovieri, Natasha Vilaça, Fernanda Duarte e João Faim
Project Area: 4,700 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Courtesy of FGMF Arquitetos
Courtesy of FGMF Arquitetos

Edifício Corujas Proposal / FGMF Arquitetos

Designed by FGMF Arquitetos…, the proposal for the Edifício Corujas, aims to create a more humane space to work, going against the traditional mirrored glass cubes located in regions of São Paulo, such as Avenida Faria Lima or Avenida

Yashima Project / Shogo Iwata

© Shigeo Ogawa

Architects: Shogo Iwata
Location: Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture,
Site Area: 1,685.26 sqm
Total Floor Area: 1,566.39 sqm
Area: 933.57 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Shigeo Ogawa

In Progress: AvB Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter

Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
Location: The Hague,
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,
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, Rem Koolhaas charts the evolution of his ideas and built projects in this lecture provided by . 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: , Spain
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, United States
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

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Architects: BAK Architects
Location: , Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
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