Photo of the Day:

  • A.Masow Design Studio designed the Tree in the House project for site in a Kazakhstan forest.

    Credit: Aibek Almasov/REX via Associated Press

    A.Masow Design Studio designed the Tree in the House project for site in a Kazakhstan forest.

ICYMI: Preview what Studio Gang Architects's San Francisco tower could look like. [ARCHITECT] In unrelated news, you can now buy MakerBot 3D Printers at Home Depot. [ARCHITECT]

Quote of the Day: "Bright lights attract birds, especially in the early mornings, and when the lights reflect off of buildings birds can't tell solid windows from open sky, so they fly right into them. They usually collide with so much force that it causes blunt force trauma or a concussion that kills them."—Brian K. Schmidt, an ornithologist at the National Museum of Natural History. [Smithsonian Science]

Video of the Day: Watermark, a 2013 documentary about, yes, water, from brilliant Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, came available on iTunes in April. [Burtynsky - Water]


Instagram of the Day: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, the crown prince of Dubai, stands on top of the city's Burj Khalifa. [The National]


Charts of the Day: London's "borderline insane" property boom, in four infographics. [Quartz]

8 More Stories for Tuesday:

Architect Michael Graves, FAIA, says that his paralysis has made him a better designer. [The Washington Post] He's also designed a wheelchair.

The Skyscraper Museum in New York recently opened the "Times Square, 1984: The Postmodern Moment" exhibition. [The Skyscraper Museum]

Verruckt, the world's tallest water slide, opened to the public. [Designboom]

A professor writes a charming love letter to Paris's 19th century Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy, designed by Frederic Dutert. [The New York Times]

Copenhagen, Denmark's new two-lane, elevated bike path, Cykelslangen ("Cycle Snake"), is a win for cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists. [The Guardian]

A new study asks whether New Urbanist communities empower women. [Planetizen]

Apple has inked a deal with the city of Claremont, N.C., to build its third solar farm in the state. [Inhabitat]

Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby are designing trains for London's future Crossrail intracity connector. Tube map color: light purple. [Dezeen]

Step Up, Step Down:

Rebecca Dorris Steiger, a senior interior designer and associate at Gensler, will serve as the new president of the International Interior Design Association's New York chapter. Steiger succeeds former president Steven South.

Kimberly Bowes became the new director of the American Academy in Rome on July 1. [American Academy in Rome]

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