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12.27.2012
Top of 2012> Most Popular Blog Stories
Take a look back at this year's most-read articles from the AN Blog.
Wang Shu's Ningbo History Museum, Ningbo, China.
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The AN Blog complements The Architect's Newspaper's print edition with late-breaking architecture and urbanism news, design and development updates on projects AN editors are tracking, special in-depth reports like our weekly Fabrikator e-newsletter, and more. Fittingly, this year's top blog story was the breaking news announcement that Wang Shu had won the 2012 Pritzker Prize, a story we returned to in print with expanded coverage and an exclusive interview with the Chinese architect. Take a look at all of the top stories below.

Architect Wang Shu Awarded Pritzker Prize

Chinese architect known for modern design with traditional materials and craft and for an outspoken stance against cultural destruction in China named the 2012 laureate of architecture's top honor.

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Fabrikator> Brooks + Scarpa’s Contemporary Art Museum Canopy in Raleigh

A folded canopy reinvents a former loading dock in the city’s historic Depot District.

 
 

 

Zen-otaph: Steve Jobs and the Meaning Behind Apple’s New Campus

Sean Daly weighs Norman Foster's design for Apple’s planned Cupertino home.

 
 

 

Los Angeles Parking Lot Becomes Urban Oasis

Wetland Park on a former bus lot helps filter rainwater runoff in a blighted industrial lowland.

 

 

Design for Final Segment of High Line Revealed

James Corner Field Operations and Diller, Scofidio+Renfro's design will wrap around Hudson Yards.

 
 

 

Seven Young Firms Among 2012 New Practices

AIANY awards innovative young practices with national spotlight and an exhibition at the Center for Architecture.

 
 

 

Fabrikator> Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

Cast stone and steel become the medium for collaboration at Trahan Architects’ newest project.

 

 

HWKN Wins 2012 PS 1 Young Architects Program

Smog-eating pavilion, Wendy, to be built inside the MoMA PS1 courtyard.

 
 

 

Fabrikator> Morphosis’ Museum of Nature & Science Facade

Gate Precast fabricates the dynamic skin for a new cultural focal point in Dallas.

 
 

 

Fabrikator> Synthesis Design’s Bespoke Office

A carefully detailed private workspace conceals office equipment behind birch plywood ribs.

 

 

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