The 10 works + blog views in 2012

TOP 10 (Works) + seen in 2012


New entry is highlighted in the major list the 10 most viewed blog works in 2012. The clear winner was wide difference with the Sendai Mediatheque, designed by famed architect, Toyo Ito, who as you know is considered one of the masterpieces of modern architecture. The second and third place were awarded to the Media-TIC building (the blog + seen in 2011) and the Acropolis in Athens who have been very close, respectively. In 2012, apart from the Sendai Mediatheque, repeat between as seen with the previous year the Media-TIC building and Torres Porta Fira de Barcelona, ​​the Acropolis of Athens in Greece, the Seagram Building and the Hearst Tower in New York , also the world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Also, as a curiosity, the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, designed by renowned architect IM Pei, was on the verge of entering the top ten for very little, and that it had been published in the month of May, so that will surely be a great candidate to enter the top ten next year.

This year 2012 have joined the Top 10 new additions very important as the Eight Spruce Street by Frank Gehry in New York (Best Tall Building in the Americas 2011 by CTBUH and Emporis Skyscraper Award 2011), the Casa Mila by Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, ​​more known world by the nickname of La Pedrera, also own MAC Museum of Contemporary Art in Niteroi, designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer recently deceased, all in post of Aqua Tower in Chicago, the Suites Avenue Barcelona Toyo Ito, the O-14 Tower Dubai and Lake Point Tower in Chicago. In the eagerness and enthusiasm to continue to publicize slowly best of the architecture and engineering of our time through this blog, I promise to continue showing interesting new works in 2013 which is approaching. If you missed any of the important works of the list shown here I encourage you to visit and share!

Interestingly, the ranking of the top viewed in 2012 has been equally distributed, since the buildings are 5 low and 5 other tall buildings and skyscrapers, also the 3 works + blog views in 2012 are surprisingly low buildings, if you really Curious / a, also know that in the list of the 10 top viewed blog in 2012 the buildings takes the cake, as there is not a single bridge, or sculptures, or monuments, not towers. Toyo Ito also mention, that is the only architect who has two works among the most viewed blog in 2012. What will be the works + blog views in 2013 ...?

The most visited blog in 2012 are:

Sendai Mediatheque
Sendai, Japan
Toyo Ito
Winner 2012

Client: City of Sendai
Architect: Toyo Ito & Associates Architects
Structural Engineer: Sasaki Structural Consultants
Location: Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Primary Use: Library, Art Gallery and Film
Floors: 7 and 2 below ground
Area of land: 3948.72 m²
Total area: 21682.15 sqm
Type: Hybrid Architecture
Architectural Style: New Organic Architecture

Media-TIC Building
Barcelona, Spain
Enric Ruiz-Geli, Cloud 9
2º Puesto

Client: El Consorci de la Zona Franca,
          Ajuntamiento de Barcelona y 22@

Architect: Enric Ruiz-Geli, Cloud 9
Structure: BOMA, Agustí Obiol
Built Area: 23.104 m²
Floors: 8 floors + mezzanine
            2 plantas de parking bajo rasante
Availability of occupation: 2.418 people
Budget: 20.791.486 Euros
Use: Mixed
Architectural Style: Sustainable architecture, digital, CAD
Type: Hybrid Architecture

The Acropolis of Athens
Athens, Greece
Phidias & other
3er Puesto

Promoter: Pericles
Chronology: 447 to 406 b.C
Materials Acropolis: Pentelic marble
Architectural Style: Classic Style

Building Data main:

Architects: Phidias, Ictinus and Callicrates
Sculptural decoration: Phidias
Chronology: 447 to 432 b.C
Architectural Style: Doric
Dimensions: 69,5 m. long x 30,8 m wide x 18 m. high

Architects: Philocles or Mnesicles
Chronology: 421 to 406 b.C
Style: Jonic
Dimensions: 22,76 m. long x 11,63 m. width

Seagram Building
Manhattan, New York City, USA
Mies van der Rohe

Client: Seagram Corporation
Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Collaboration: Philip Johnson
Structural Engineer: Severud Associates
Category: High Rise
Use: Offices
Height: 156.97 meters
Floors: 38
Area: 59 457 m²
Architectural Style: International Style

Burj Khalifa (Burj Dubai)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Adrian Smith SOM

Client: Emaar Properties
Arcuitect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, SOM
Structural Engineer: Bill Baker (SOM)
Official name: Burj Khalifa
Alternative name: Burj Dubai
Type: Skyscraper ( Megatall ) + 600 meters
Height: 828 meters (2717 feet)
Structure: concrete and steel superstructure
Area: 464,511 sq. m
Use: Mixed (Offices, Residential, Hotel, Mirador Observer)
Floors: 163
Typology: Hybrid Architecture
Architectural Style: Modern, High-tech
Images: © Various authors

Torres Porta Fira
Barcelona, Spain
Toyo Ito

Client: Consortium Torres Fira
Fira Hotel: José Luis Santos; Realia Tower: Realia Real State
Architect: Toyo Ito AA y b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
Structural Engineer: IDOM
Total built area: 80,108 m²
Location: Plaza Europa, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
Mixed-use Program: Hotel, Offices,
Shopping Center, Auditorium, Common garden
Tipology: Hybrid Architecture
Architectural style: Postmodern, New Organic Architecture

Santos Hotel Porta Fira
Height: 110 meters
Plants: PB + 25 + 2 floors + technical spaces
Structure: Reinforced concrete
Floor area: 34,688 m²
Category: High-rise
Use: Hotel

Realia Tower Barcelona:
Height: 110 meters
Plants: PB + 22 + 2 service floors
Structure: Reinforced concrete
Floor area: 45,420 m²
Category: High-rise
Use Mixed: (Office Realia + Comercial Center in Ground Floor)

Hearst Tower
Manhattan, New York, USA
Foster + Partners

Client: Hearst Corporation
Architect: Foster + Partners
Collaboration: Adamson Associates Architects
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
Category: High-rise
Height: 182 meters
Use: Offices
Floors: 46
Area: 79.524 sq. m.
Architectural Style: Eco-tech (Sustainable Architecture)
Drawings: © Foster + Partners
Images: © Various authors

Mila House (La Pedrera)
Barcelona, Spain
Antoni Gaudi

Client: Pere Mila i Camps and Roser Segimon
Architect: Antoni Plàcid Guillem Gaudí i Cornet
Lead partner: Josep Maria Jujol
Materials: Stone, brick, ceramics and wrought iron
Area: 1323 sqm per floor patios without
Building type: Residential
Location: L'Eixample, Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona
Architectural Style: Catalan Modernism (Art Nouveau)

Eight Spruce Street -
New York by Gehry

Manhattan, New York City, USA
Gehry Partners LLP

Client: Forest City Ratner Companies
Architect: Gehry Partners LLP
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
Alternate Name: The Beekman Tower
Type: Skyscraper
Plants: 76
Primary Use: Residential
Gross Floor Area: 102,193 m² (1,100,00 ft²)
Architectural Height: 265.2 meters
Type: Hybrid Architecture
Architectural Style: Deconstructivism
Drawings: © Gehry Partners LLP, Web
Photo: © Various authors

MAC-Museum of Contemporary Art
Niterói, Brasil
Oscar Niemeyer

Client: City of Niterói
Architect: Oscar Niemeyer
Structural Engineer: Bruno Contarini
Diameter: 50 meters
Floors: 4
Height: 16 meters
Use: Mixed, Showrooms, Auditorium,
Mirador observation, Restaurant
Drawings: © Oscar Niemeyer's Studio
Architectural Style: Postmodern

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