Editors' Picks: Best of 2014

We asked our staff to select the projects—from exhibitions to houses to restaurants—that defined the year in design.

Most Memorable Exhibitions
Rem's Rules


Critique: Rem’s Rules
At the Venice Biennale, Rem Koolhaas urges visitors to look at architecture’s fundamentals, but exactly what is he asking us to consider?

Photo © Sergio Pirrone

110 Years of Mexican Architecture

Exhibition Review: 110 Years of Mexican Architecture
Palacio de Iturbide, Mexico City, Mexico

Photo courtesy Armando Salas Portugal Foundation

Toward an Architectural Archive at Japan’s National Archives of Modern Architecture

Exhibition Review: Toward an Architectural Archive at Japan’s National Archives of Modern Architecture
National Archives of Modern Architecture, Tokyo

Photo © Architectural Record

Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

Exhibition Review: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz
San Francisco

Photo © Jan Sturmann, courtesy FOR-SITE Foundation

Most Attractive Attractions
Wild Turkey Bourbon Visitor Center

Wild Turkey Bourbon Visitor Center
De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

Photo © De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Stonehenge Exhibition and Visitor Centre


Stonehenge Exhibition and Visitor Centre
Denton Corker Marshall
Shrewton, England

Photo © Peter Cook

Picture-Perfect Museums
Stonehenge Exhibition and Visitor Centre

Soulages Museum
RCR Arquitectes
Rodez, France

Photo © Pep Sau

Aspen Art Museum

Aspen Art Museum
Shigeru Ban Architects
Aspen, Colorado

Photo © Michael Moran

Design Patron Deluxe
Paradise Planned

Fondation Louis Vuitton
Gehry Partners
Paris

Photo © Iwan Baan

Fire Island Modernist

Louis Vuitton Matsuya Ginza Facade
Jun Aoki & Associates
Tokyo

Photo © Daici Ano

Best Facelift
Superkubus Exodus

Superkubus Exodus
Personal Architecture
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Photo © Ossip van Duivenbode

Best Hole in the Ground
M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark

M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
BIG
Helsingør, Denmark

Photo © Luca Santiago Mora

MoMA Decides to Raze Tod Williams Billie Tsien's Folk Art Museum Building

Hannah Arendt School
Claudio Lucchin & Architetti Associati
Bolzano, Italy

Photo © Giacomo Flaim

Best Toppled Tower
The Interlace

The Interlace
OMA / Ole Scheeren
Singapore

Photo © Iwan Baan

Most Conspicuous Cantilever
The Interlace

GL Events Headquarters
Studio Odile Decq
Lyon, France

Photo © Roland Halbe

Most Ambitious Airport
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Shenzen Bao’an International Airport Terminal 3
Studio Fuksas
Shenzen, China

Photo © Leonardo Finotti

Coziest Cabin
Akrafjorden

Åkrafjorden
Snøhetta
Etne, Norway

Photo © James Silverman Photography

Biggest Architectural Tragedy
Folk Art Museum Building

MoMA Begins Demolition of Folk Art Museum Building

Photo © Architectural Record

 

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