Norman Foster



Norman Foster/Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners, headed by Norman Foster, is one of the most prolific architecture offices that we write about, with readers visiting 178 stories about the firm over the past year. Among architects, only Zaha Hadid topped this, with 249.

This year, readers seemed particularly interested in the firm's projects in the USA, with news of a super-slender apartment tower in New York being the most popular story.

Second-most popular was the unveiling of the new Apple Store in San Francisco, a project that rethinks Apple's approach to retail. Foster is, of course, also working on the gigantic new Apple HQ, which is taking shape in California.

In third place is our story about Foster losing the prestigious Two World Trade Center commission to Bjarke Ingels, a story that highlights Ingels' rapid ascent to the top of architecture's desirability league at the expense of more established figures such as Foster.

Yet Foster's output is diverse as well as prolific. Other popular stories this year include a concept for 3D-printed buildings on Mars, a vaulted brick drone port for Rwanda and a table lamp that resembles a lantern.

Top posts:

1. New images released of Foster's super-skinny New York skyscraper

2. Foster + Partners unveils Apple Union Square store in San Francisco

3. BIG unveils replacement for Foster's Two World Trade Center design

4. Exodus of London creatives is "inevitable" says Norman Foster

5. Norman Foster's huge Bloomberg headquarters in London will be a "very human environment"