#TeamDSR vs. #TeamTWBTA: Oh dear. In case you missed it, Robin Pogrebin reports that the friendship between two of New York's most notable architecture couples—Tod Williams, FAIA, and Billie Tsien, AIA, and Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, AIA—is not weathering well the news that the Tod and Billie–designed former Folk Art Museum building will be razed to make way for the Ric and Liz–designed expansion to the Museum of Modern Art. Everyone else seems divided over the decision, too, with some (such as ARCHITECT's Aaron Betsky) taking #TeamDSR's side for pragmatic firm-client reasons and others (such as critics Christopher Hawthorne, Alexandra Lange, and Mark Lamster) greeting the expansion plans with skepticism. [The New York Times]

The Donald Judd House and Museum at 101 Spring Street, 1974.

The Donald Judd House and Museum at 101 Spring Street, 1974.

Credit: Museum of the City of New York


Snaps and the City: The Museum of the City of New York recently acquired a set of photographs by Edmund V. Gillon, most of which are architectural shots. Many of the Manhattan buildings he captured no longer exist. This one, a Cast-Iron District building purchased by artist Donald Judd before that neighborhood morphed into SoHo, may be one of the few buildings shot by Gillon that looks better today than it did in its prime, thanks to a renovation by Architecture Research Office. [Museum of the City of New York]

Even more news driving the day:

David Adjaye married Ashley Shaw-Scott on Saturday. The ceremony saw singer Somi and a former UN Secretary General as guests, according to a prominent African lifestyle site. Check out her veil! [Bella Naija]

Prison Architect has to be the most-discussed video game never made. It has yet to be released but this post explains all the reasons why it is already controversial. [Kotaku]

The DMV is getting its own version of the London Eye: a 17-story Ferris wheel at National Harbor in Maryland. [WTOP]

AIA New Jersey has named Robert Cozzarelli, AIA, and Jason Peist, AIA, the organization's regional director and regional associate director, respectively. [Patch]

An Indiegogo campaign is raising funds to build the Lovemark, a sculpture of cubes inscribed with personal love notes. [Indiegogo]

A planned apartment project in Portland, Ore. is slated to have 657 units and 1,200 bike parking spaces. Yes, if you do the math, that averages to 1.8 spaces per unit. [The Atlantic Cities]

J.F.K. International Air Terminal has decided to remove artwork from an airport terminal to increase room for people flow. The problem is, however, this 58-piece artwork is displayed on a giant airport wall, and no one knows quite what to do with it. [The New York Times]

This poll reveals that D.C. residents oppose changes to the city’s Height Act by a wide margin. [The Washington Post]

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles named Philippe Vergne as the museum’s new director. [The New York Times]

Amber Long, a young Philadelphia-based architect, was shot and killed as a man tried to steal her purse. [NBC Philadelphia]

Six historic Victorian homes in downtown Houston were spared demolition when architect architect Joe Meppleink purchased and relocated them. [KTRK]

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