Photo of the Day: The Sir John Carling building in Ottawa, Ontario, was demolished on Sunday. The building opened in 1967 and was designed by Hart Massey, and used to house Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. [The Ottawa Sun]

Credit: Justin Tang, The Canadian Press/Associated Press

ICYMI: Honda is making the plans for the experimental "smart home" it launched in March available to the public. [ARCHITECT]

Quote of the Day: "Learning to use what you have is as important as having the perfect building. That's why it's a shame to hear that LACMA has decided to wipe the slate clean and demolish all its older buildings, except the Goff pavilion. Why does Los Angeles, which has little enough history, feel the need to keep reinventing its surroundings?" –Witold Rybczynski, Hon. FAIA. [Zócalo Public Square]

Instagram of the Day: A composition of three photos of the Shard in London.


Project of the Day: Happy Bastille Day! Massimiliano Fuksas, Hon. FAIA, and Doriana Fuksas designed the National Archives of France.  [ARCHITECT]

4 More Stories for Monday:

Pittsburgh architect Gary Carlough died two weeks ago at age 62. [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]

Critic Rowan Moore reviews the Louis Kahn exhibit at London's Design Museum. [The Guardian]

Blair Kamin on the economic benefit of Chicago's Millennium Park, which is 10 years old this week. [Chicago Tribune]

Building Jeanne Gang, FAIA's San Francisco tower at 400 feet tall would mean changing zoning laws. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Step Up, Step Down:

Julián Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, has been confirmed as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's 16th secretary. Castro replaces Shaun Donovan, who will be the new director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. [Politico]

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