Yeezy Taught Me: Kanye West loves design, though he says that the design community doesn't love him back. The next generation of designers might feel a little bit warmer about him after he stopped by the Harvard Graduate School of Design to give a lecture. "I really do believe that the world can be saved through design, and everything needs to actually be architected," he said, playing to the crowd. Then he reportedly gave the audience free tickets for his show in Boston. Maybe for the first time, the rest of the world looks to graduate architecture students, jealous over their lifestyle. [BuzzFeed]

Tate Britain

Tate Britain

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More News: The alterations to the front sections of Tate Britain, featuring a spiral staircase descending from the museum's entrance rotunda into the basement, will be unveiled tomorrow. [The Guardian]

American Institute of Architects Columbus announced the winners of their design awards. [The Columbus Dispatch]

The $5 billion Apple Campus 2 is designed like an Apple product, but “is it a techno-topia too far?” asks Guardian blogger Oliver Wainwright. [The Guardian]

Dutch architects develop a plan for Hoboken, NJ to combat future issues with flooding. The plan includes the addition of pumps and drainage systems, along with the use of buildings, greenways, and parks as barriers against water. [NJ.com]

The Sims Municipal Recycling Facility, New York City’s first state-of-the-art plant for recycling plastic, metal, and glass, opens shortly in Brooklyn. Designed by Selldorf, the facility is described as an “architectural keeper” by architecture critic Michael Kimmelman. [The New York Times]

There's a Starbucks on every city corner, but now you can even get your caffeine fix while travelling. Yesterday, Starbucks launched its first cafe on a train running from Geneva to St. Gallen in Switzerland. The cafe is split between two levels and provides seating for up to 50 people. [Business Insider]

The most exciting new trend in U.S. architecture, especially museum design, is the box, according to arts critic Ray Mark Rinaldi. [The Denver Post]

Designing a city for the blind might enhance life for all, with or without vision, says Chris Downey, one of few blind practicing architects in the world. [TED Talks]

The top 10 "smartest cities" in North America that are taking the most actions to become sustainable, connected, and innovative. [Fast Company]

South Korea’s new National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul opens. [The Wall Street Journal]

La Salle University in Philadelphia announces plans for a $35 million project to build a new business school. [La Salle University; h/t Curbed]

Google partnered with New York investment firm KKR for the second time on a renewable energy project. The two corporate giants plan to buy six solar power plants for $400 million. Google plans to purchase photovoltaic farms being built by San Francisco developer Recurrent Energy for $80 million. [Quartz]

Is it possible to construct buildings that can survive 250 mph winds, like those experienced in Typhoon Haiyan? Three architects and building scientists give complicated answers. [Fast Company]