Renderings of the Day: Fourteen proposals for Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6. [Gothamist]

Proposal from NV/da + O'Neill McVoy Architects.

Proposal from NV/da + O'Neill McVoy Architects.

Credit: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Proposal from WASA Studio A.

Proposal from WASA Studio A.

Credit: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Proposal from Future Expansion + SBN Architects.

Proposal from Future Expansion + SBN Architects.

Credit: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Renderings from all 14 teams are here.

ICYMI: World Interiors News releases the shortlist for their annual awards. [ARCHITECT]

Quote of the Day: "Ban has dressed up this stack of plain white boxes with his wicker-ish weave. The screen diffuses glare, chops up the view into so many little squares of slope, and gives the high-gloss building a welcome tactile texture. And yet there is something depressingly glib about Ban's architectural party trick, which is essentially a giant inverted wastepaper basket popped over a glass building."—Justin Davidson on the new Aspen Art Museum building, designed by Shigeru Ban, Hon. FAIA, which opens to the public on Saturday. [New York Magazine]

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Timeline of the Day: The history of American housing, 1920s to today. [Builder]

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Seven More Stories for Friday:

An "architect-turned-fragrance entrepreneur" has created a perfume called The Architects Club, which launches this month. [UnBeige]

Bangkok studio Onion designed a house with an indoor playground using layers of netting. The house was inspired by Tom and Jerry. [Dezeen]

A map of work by Calvert Vaux in New York City. [Curbed NY]

Chicago is seeking a developer for 100,000 square feet of Riverwalk retail. [Chicago Tribune]

Researchers at Harvard and MIT used shape-memory polymers and electronic circuits printed on a piece of paper to make a self-assembling robotic crab. [NPR]

A thesis at London's Bartlett School of Architecture imagines a city designed around fracking. [Wired]

Chicago Tribune's Melissa Harris writes an open letter to George Lucas requesting that he release more information—a "trailer"—of what will actually be inside his proposed museum. [Chicago Tribune]

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