This week a pair of commemorative structures by Peter Zumthor and Louise Bourgeois were our most clicked story, so our first top ten of the year features the most popular memorials from our archive.
1: the two memorials by Zumthor and Bourgeois commemorating suspected witches burned at the stake have stormed straight into poll position in our chart.
2: closely following is this Colombian museum that commemorates victims of conflict, entitled the Museo Casa de la Memoria.
3: in third place is a museum in Poland by architects WXCA, which appears to have a bullet ridden facade.
4: a memorial to a tree, named Memorial for Tree of Knowledge came in as the fourth most popular story.
5: next up is a movie about the 9/11 memorial by Michael Arad and Peter Walker, where two fountains take the place of the destroyed World Trade Centre towers.
6: the sixth most popular story is the Yehiam Memorial Hall, which commemorates Israelis killed in the area around Yehiam during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.
7: in seventh place are the stainless steel columns of the 7 July Memorial by Carmody Groarke in London's Hyde Park.
8: eighth most popular and weighing in at 115 tonnes is the granite monument to the victims of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, also by Carmody Groarke.
10: rounding up the list in tenth place is this image by photographer Daniel Clements depicting the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.
See you next month for another top ten!
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- Matt Gibson adds Modernist-inspired exte…nsion to a Victorian home in Melbourne
- MYP House by Estudio BaBO
- Enbutsu-do at Eifuku-ji Temple by Zai Sh…irakawa Architects & Associates
- Frei + Saarinen adds a zigzagging roof t…o a community centre extension in Switzerland
- Cardboard Cloud installation by Fantasti…c Norway
- Photos of Sou Fujimoto's Serpentine Gall…ery Pavilion
- Jebel al Jais Mountain Resort by OMA 2
- "Why should the poor live in slums if th…ere are empty offices in the city?" - Justin McGuirk
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