Check Out ArchDaily’s Buildings of the Year

For the second year running our design-minded friends at ArchDaily have asked their readers to help them select the buildings of the year. Last week the site announced the winners in a variety of categories — from the expected (houses and offices) to the less conventional (places of worship). The connecting thread? “From upcoming small practices, to renowned established offices, the selection includes projects that show clear resolution, assertive use of materials, structural challenges and new ways to approach programatic issues,” they explain. “This makes it clear that the selection was not based on popularity, but rather on the good work of these offices, recognized by our readers.” Click through to check them out, and let us know in the comments which project is your favorite.

Cultural category winner


Photo credit: © Iwan Baan

The Denmark Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010 – Designed by BIG with ARUP and 2+1