ArchRecord Editor’s Picks for 2012Jan 03, 2013
Architectural Record’s “Editor’s Picks: Best Architecture of 2012” is studded with GSD stars. Here’s the list of their projects that “defined the year in design.”
Best installation: “Wendy,” at MOMA PS 1, by Marc Kushner (MArch '04) and Matthias Hollwich of the firm HWKN
Best book(s): Sweet & Salt: Water and the Dutch by Tracy Metz (LF ‘07)
Project Japan: Metabolism Talks by Rem Koolhaas (professor in practice of architecture and urban design) and Hans Ulrich Obrist
Architecture School: Three Centuries of Educating Architects in North America by Joan Ockman (lecturer in architecture) with Rebecca Williamson
Most Quietly Amazing Museum: Museum of Cultures in Basel, Switzerland by Pierre de Meuron (design critic in architecture) and Jacques Herzog of Herzog & de Meuron
Best Do-Good Design Project: Girubuntu Primary School, Kigali, Rwanda, by MASS Design Group, founded by Michael Murphy (MArch '11) and Alan Ricks (MArch '10)
Best firm making its debut in Architectural Record: Solid Objectives—Idenburg Liu (SO-IL) founded by Florian Idenburg (adjunct associate professor of architecture) and Jing Liu (with 3 different feature articles: “K3 for Kukje Gallery,” “Logan” and “SO – IL Erects a Clever Encampment for NYC’s First Frieze Art Fair”).
Read about more of the Editor’s Picks.