The 15 Winners of the 2024 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards

Fifteen years ago, we initiated the idea of the ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards with the goal that our readers would select their favorite buildings from our database. Thanks to this concept, you have transformed this award into one of the most democratic and influential in the field. Year after year, you have wielded your collective discernment to spotlight architectural excellence spanning diverse cultures, economies, and landscapes across the globe.

As we reflect on the latest iteration of our awards, it's abundantly clear that this year is no exception to the rule. The 75 finalists already showcased an array of exceptional structures, serving as a testament to the power of collective intelligence in curating a showcase of architectural ingenuity that resonates with the zeitgeist of our times. So, without further ado, meet YOUR winners.

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Gyodong Community Center / studiothewon

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  • Architects: studiothewon
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1095
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2022

Noeline’s Extension and Renovation / The Silent Architect

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3300 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2023

Sumarezinho Apartment / Pianca Arquitetura

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  • Architects: Pianca Arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  126
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2022

De Sibbe Shelter House for Children / Atelier M Architects + Planners by

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psW House & Music Studio / BLAF Architecten

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Koksijde, Belgium

Four Tips to Improve Renderings and Workflows: Designing With Vectorworks

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Taipei International Book Exhibition – Netherlands Pavilion / MVRDV

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  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2024

Reimagining Work Cultures: Google Unveils New York Headquarters at Renovated St. John’s Terminal

Google’s newest headquarters in New York, situated within the St. John’s Terminal, will open its doors on February 26th, marking a milestone for the company’s presence in the city. Designed by COOKFOX Architects, in collaboration with Gensler, the headquarters is constructed atop the original 1930s rail terminal and adapted to become a vibrant hub for over 14,000 Googlers. The terminal, formerly the endpoint of the iconic High Light, now serves as a testament to the company’s innovative approach, rapid growth, and lifelong commitment to New York.

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How to Pre-Size a Gutter

As commonly understood, gutters are elements installed along the edges of roofs and balconies to channel rainwater. Their primary function is to collect water flowing over the roof's surface and direct it to the appropriate downspouts. Proper sizing is crucial regardless of the material—whether aluminum, PVC, concrete, galvanized steel, or others. Depending on the climate in which the project is situated, the damages caused by incorrect application can be considerable.

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Great American Cities That Teach Architecture

This article was originally published on Common Edge.

Recently I visited Pittsburgh for a fascinating hand-drawing conference at Carnegie Mellon’s superb school of architecture, which to my knowledge is not among the top 10 in U.S. News and World Report. I wonder why? The curriculum is cutting-edge, the faculty world-renowned, and the students well-grounded and talented. More people of color are in the design community at CMU than at Princeton, SCI-Arc, or Harvard.

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Lluna House / NORA studio

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La Puebla, Spain
  • Architects: NORA studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  253
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2023

Bagh Borj Residence / BA Studio

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  • Architects: BA Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  290
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2022

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