2012 review: February

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City Portraits by Victor Enrich

Topping the list of our most popular stories in February is City Portraits by Victor Enrich, who manipulated his own architectural photographs to create impossible-looking buildings.

Starbucks Coffee at Dazaifu Dazaifu Tenman-gū by Kengo Kuma and Associates

Second up it's a branch of Starbucks Coffee lined with wooden batons by Kengo Kuma and Associates in Dazaifu, Japan.

Church of Seed by O Studio Architects

Third most-clicked is a concrete church situated on the side of a sacred mountain in China, the Church of Seed by O Studio Architects.

Old Workshop by Jack Woolley

A hidden doorway to a secret office and home in London got our readers' attention; the Old Workshop by Jack Woolley came in at number four.

Reflections at Keppel Bay by Daniel Libeskind

Our fifth most popular story in February is this family of curved towers by Daniel Libeskind in Keppel Bay, Singapore.

Wang Shu wins  Pritzker Prize 2012

Also in February, Chinese architect Wang Shu (above) of Amateur Architecture Studio in Hangzhou was announced as 2012 Pritkzer Prize laureate, and Herzog & de Meuron and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei were named as designers of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (below) which was completed in time for the summer.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei

Meanwhile artist Damien Hirst's proposals to build over 500 sustainable homes in Devon, England, were revealed, American musician Moby started a blog about architecture in Los Angeles and French footballer Thierry Henry submitted plans for a four-storey fish tank.

Finally, the Cité Radieuse housing estate in Marseille, one of the most famous works by Swiss architect Le Corbusier, was damaged by fire.

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