MIT's Media Lab building, designed by architects Fumihiko Maki




This was the second year in a row that Massachusetts Institute of Technology was named the world's top architecture school in the QS University Rankings, beating 1,668 other institutions.

MIT has also fared well in our Dezeen Hot List, on account of the ground-breaking, tech-based work of its faculty and students.

A project by the architecture department's Senseable City Lab grabbed readers attention this year. Researchers developed a conceptual traffic system that would enable driverless vehicles to whizz through intersections without colliding, eliminating the need for signals.

Architect Carlo Ratti – who leads the Senseable City Lab – also crept into the list of top posts about the school with a digital supermarket, which he presented at the Milan Expo 2015.

Unsurprisingly, projects carried out by the MIT Media Lab – the school's best-known and most widely published research laboratory – also proved popular. Neri Oxman worked with researchers to develop a technique for 3D-printing molten glass, meaning that transparent glass objects could be printed for the first time.

Top posts:

1. MIT researchers plan "death of the traffic light" with smart intersections

2. Neri Oxman's new glass printing technique could lead to 3D-printed glass building facades

3. RCA and MIT named as world's top design and architecture schools for second year running

4. MIT students create 2,000-pound "megalith" that can be moved with a fingertip

5. Carlo Ratti creates a digital supermarket at the Milan Expo 2015

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