The world’s best buildings for 2009 were selected at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona earlier this month.  The winners are listed here.

The Met in Bangkok, Thailand won in the multifamily residential category.

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Lincoln Logs or Pick Up Sticks?

Called “Interlace”, this proposed complex of 31 interconnected six storey blocks stacked in hexagonal configurations around communal gardens is to hold 1,040 apartments in Singapore. Designed by OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) for CapitaLand Residential Singapore and HPL, this proposal puts yet another spin on “rearranging the blocks”.

OMA is also the architect for the CCTV (China Central Television) HQ in Beijing, another structure recognizable for its rearrangement of a basic elemental form.  The bottom image is a close-up view of a cluster of the Interlace buildings.


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