This time last year Rem Koolhaas was named Golden Lion winner by the Venice Architecture Biennale and Snøhetta won a competition to redesign Times Square in New York.
The Plastiki boat made of plastic bottles was racing towards Sydney on the last leg of its journey across the Pacific to highlight pollution of the seas.
Meanwhile the unpopular Strata tower opened in London just as the RIBA published a survey predicting even tougher times for British architects.
Mathieu Lehanneur completed the Pompidou Centre's new education rooms, Tokujin Yoshioka made a 9-metre window from 500 glass prisms and Dezeen published movie interviews with Philippe Malouin and Tomoko Azumi.
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