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A paper house built by Chinese students is displayed at the campus of Chongqing University in Chongqing, China. More than 350 students from 19 teams built paper houses at Chongqing University. The university's architecture and urban planning department and five high schools in Chongqing jointly held the activity to inspire students' creativity.

A paper house built by Chinese students is displayed at the campus of Chongqing University in Chongqing, China. More than 350 students from 19 teams built paper houses at Chongqing University. The university's architecture and urban planning department and five high schools in Chongqing jointly held the activity to inspire students' creativity.

Credit: Imaginechina via AP Images


More on the Milwaukee Art Museum:The Journal Sentinel’s art and architecture critic Mary Louise Schumacher writes in support of the latest design for the Milwaukee Art Museum addition by HGA: “The situation is so much improved that I am willing to support the museum's direction—but with reservations, as I believe the better choice would be to restore the 1975 Kahler addition.” [Journal Sentinel]

ICYMI: The D.C. Public Library system released the first post-competition renovation designs for the MLK Library, a library originally designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe with the new renovation designed by Mecanoo and Martinez+Johnson Architecture. [ARCHITECT]

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Map of the Day: What cities smell like. [Public Radio International]

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Happy belated birthday to Walter Gropius, the German architect and AIA Gold Medalist who would've turned 131 yesterday. Gropius founded the Bauhaus School and is considered one of the masters of Modernism.

6 More Stories for Monday:

An attempt to define the microunit. [UrbanTurf]

Santiago Calatrava wins defamation suit. [The Guardian]

Photos of New York's North Brother Island. [The New York Times]

Interview with Denise Scott Brown. [Designboom]

Baltimore architect Calvin K. Kobsa died at 86. [The Baltimore Sun]

MAD Architects designed Beijing's Chaoyang Park Plaza to feel like mountains and forest. [Wired]

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