ArchDaily 5: The 20 Most Visited Projects of All Time

As you might have heard, ArchDaily is celebrating our 5th birthday today! We decided it was time to get a bit nostalgic and look back at the projects of yesteryear, the ones that struck a chord with you, our ArchDaily readers, and helped us get to where we are today.

So, with no further ado, the 20 most visited projects in ArchDaily history! Beginning with....

See our 20 most popular projects of all time, after the break...

© Florian Holzherr

#20. Floating House / MOS Architects

Architects: MOS – Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample

Location: Ontario, Canada

Project year: 2005

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

#19. Vodafone Headquarters / Barbosa & Guimarães

Architects: Barbosa & Guimarães

Location: Porto, Portugal

Project Year: 2006-2008

© Filip Dujardin

#18. Reading Between the Lines / Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

Architects: Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

Location: Looz, Limburg,

Project Year: 2011

© Iwan Baan

#17. Villa Vals / SeARCG & CMA

Architects: SeARCH & CMA

Location: Vals, Switzerland

Project Year: 2009

© David Franck

#16. Dupli Casa / J. Mayer H Architects

Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects

Location: Ludwigsburg,

Project Year: 2005-2008

© Marc Gerritsen. Helicam Asia Aerial Photography

#15. Villa Amanzi / Original Vision

Architects: Original Vision Ltd

Location: Kamala beach, ,

Project year: 2008

© Derek Swalwell

#14. 55 Blair Road / Ong & Ong

Architects: Ong & Ong Pte Ltd

Location: 55 Blair Road,

Project Year: 2009

© Iwan Baan

#13. Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio


Location: Ningbo, China

Project Year: 2008

Courtesy of Ketil Jacobsen and

#12. Tverrfjellhytta / Snøhetta

Architect: Snøhetta Oslo AS

Location: , Dovre Municipality, Norway

Project Year: 2011

Image by Iwan Baan © Vitra

#11. VitraHaus / Herzog & de Meuron

Architects: Herzog & de Meuron

Location: Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Project Year: 2006-2010

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

#10. House In Leiria / Aires Mateus

Architects: Manuel Aires Mateus

Location: Leiria,

Project year: 2008 – 2010

© Andy Ryan

#9. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art / Steven Holl Architects

Architects: Steven Holl Architects

Location: Kansas City, MO, USA

Project Year: 1999-2007

© Iwan Baan

#8. MAXXI Museum / Zaha Hadid Architects

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects

Location: Rome, Flaminio, Italy

Project Year: 1999-2000

Courtesy of Institut für Tragkonstruktion (ift)

#7. Roll It Experimental Housing / University of Karlsruche

Architect: Matthias Michel and Prof. Matthias Pfeifer Mitabeiter, Institute of supporting structure (ift), Camille Hoffmann, Prof. Petra von Both, Institute of Industrial Design and construction output (ifib)

Location: Karlsruhe, Germany

Project Year: 2009

Courtesy of Centrala

#6. Keret House / Centrala

Architects: Centrala

Location: Wola, Poland 

Project Year: 2011-2012

© Kiattipong Panchee & Boris Zeisser

#5. Ecological Children Activity and Education Center / 24H > Architecture

Architects: 24H > architecture

Location: Koh Kood Island, Thailand

Project year: 2006-2009

© Ramon Prat, Philippe Ruault, Iwan Baan, Fernando Herrera

#4. Seattle Central Library / OMA + LMN

Architects: OMA + LMN

Location: Seattle, Washington,

Project year: 1999-2004

© Iwan Baan

#3. House N / Sou Fujimoto

Architects: Sou Fujimoto Architects

Location: Oita, Japan

Project Year: 2006-2008

Courtesy of Snohetta, Nina Reistad, Statsbygg, Erik Berg & Nicolas Buisson

#2. Oslo Opera House / Snohetta

Architects: Snohetta

Location: Bjørvika, Oslo, Norway

Project Year: 2004 - 2007

© Iwan Baan

#1. Selgas Cano Architecture Office, Photographed by Iwan Baan

Architects: Selgas Cano

Location: Madrid, Spain

Project Year: 2007

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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "ArchDaily 5: The 20 Most Visited Projects of All Time" 11 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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