ArchDaily's Top 20 Most Read Articles of 2015

Over the past 12 months at ArchDaily, we've been working hard to bring our readers more articles that will interest, inspire and aid them, and our most read articles of the year reflect a few trends that have characterized the year. Firstly, they show the success of our attempts to bring our readers’ favorite articles from the past back into the limelight through social media and other means, with 7 of our top 20 articles from the year published earlier than 2015. Secondly - perhaps more obviously - it shows the continuing popularity of lists. And what do we do when 75 percent of our most popular articles of the year are lists and rankings? Why, we make a list of them of course. So put your countdown cap on and keep reading to see our top 20 most read articles of the year - including everything from the world's top 100 universities, to 19 notable former architects, to 22 websites you didn't know would be useful to you.

20. How to Drastically Improve Your Architectural Renderings

Courtesy of BIG

19. Architecture Documentaries To Watch In 2015

© Jesper Wachtmeister

18. 4 Reasons the iPad Pro is a Game Changer for Architects

17. From Friends to Frasier: 13 Famous TV Shows Rendered in Plan

© Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde

16. The World’s 10 Tallest New Buildings of 2015

15. 25 Free Architecture Books You Can Read Online

14. 12 Excel Formulas Every Architect Should Know

© Studio_G via Shutterstock

13. The Top 100 Universities in the World for Architecture

© Cedric Weber via Shutterstock

12. Watch How This Blade Uses One Cut to Make a Perfect Corner

11. 7 Ways to Be a More Effective Architect

© Brian Goodman via Shutterstock

10. Live on the Edge with OPA's Casa Brutale

© OPA Works

9. The 100 Largest Architecture Firms In the World

8. An App That Draws Impressively Accurate Floor Plans In Minutes

Courtesy of Locometric

7. Top 10 Apps for Architects

6. 19 Notable Figures Who Left Architecture to Follow Other Career Paths

5. 21 Rules for a Successful Life in Architecture

© BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

4. 150 Weird Words That Only Architects Use

© Smokedsalmon via Shutterstock

3. Marble Quarrying Looks Even More Awesome Than You Imagined

2. 22 Websites You Didn't Know Were Useful to Architects

1. 21 Ways Architects Can Work Smarter, Not Harder

Courtesy of Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

Not a fan of lists? Looking for something more substantial? Check out our editors’ picks of the best articles from 2015!

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "ArchDaily's Top 20 Most Read Articles of 2015" 16 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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