Renderings of the Day: The proposed design by London-based studio Make for Oxford University's Big Data Institute. The firm has completed four projects for the university already, and this new institute would sit next to two of them. [Make]
ICYMI: The AIA announced eight winners of the 2014 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Awards. [ARCHITECT]
Instagram of the Day:
Happy birthday to Peter Eisenman, FAIA, who turns 82 today.
Six More Stories for Monday:
A tour of Mexico City architecture led by Fernando Romero, Hon. FAIA, and Michel Rojkind. [The New York Times]
The history and mechanics of the flashing billboards that define Times Square. [Gizmodo]
Foster + Partners design a first-class airplane cabin. [Designboom]
Airbnb poses a threat to affordable housing in New York. [New York Daily News]
John Rentoul's list of the top ten horrible buildings includes Buckingham Palace and London's Southbank Centre. [The Independent]
New York's sluggish pace of residential construction could impede Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to increase affordable housing. [The Wall Street Journal]
Step Up, Step Down:
On July 25, the Boston Architectural College's board of trustees voted to let go Ted Landsmark as president, after 17 years in that role at the school. The school's provost, Julia Halevy, Assoc. AIA, will serve as acting president while the college looks for a new president. [Boston Architectural College]
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