#LoveTimesSquare: If my local CVS is any indication, Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Can that possibly be true? (This editor hasn't taken down his Christmas tree.) Times Square appears to be getting in the February 14 spirit. Times Square Arts and the Van Alen Institute have announced the winner of the 2014 Times Square Valentine Heart—a public installation having to do with love or romance or some such. This year's winner is the Brooklyn-based design studio Young Projects, who, with Brooklyn-based fabricator Kammetal, will be assembling a very pink sculpture on Father Duffy Square between 46th and 47th Streets. "Match-Maker" asks visitors to line up along the sculpture at points corresponding to their Zodiac symbols and then peer at one another through periscopes. Be warned.
Trevi Founatin, Lego Edition: A South African Lego shop has published some details about forthcoming summer Lego sets, tipping off one Lego forum on the identity of the next Lego architecture set: Trevi Fountain. If it is the next big Lego design set, the Roman fountain would appear to be another addition to the Landmarks Series, which just dropped the Eiffel Tower. [Brickset]
Look at this bench by J. Mayer H., shown at Art Basel in Miami Beach last month. [Designboom] Then check ARCHITECT’s November cover story on the architect.
China’s Harbin Ice and Snow Festival opened last weekend, featuring global building icons built with “ice lanterns.” [Designboom]
UC Berkeley researchers have plotted a map with the household carbon footprints for every single zipcode in America, revealing some stark contrasts between neighborhoods. [The Atlantic Cities]
New York architect and preservationist Bronson Binger, known for the renovation of Union Square Park, dies at 83. [The New York Times]
U.S. Green Building Council co-founder David Gottfried discusses the organization’s history, his latest book, and the future of green building. [USA Today]
Boston Globe architecture critic Robert Campbell evaluates the 20-year reign of Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino in terms of the city’s architectural wins and losses. [Boston Globe]
This week, Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer,Orlando City Soccer Club president Phil Rawlins, and members of the newest Major League Soccer team will travel to Kansas City to brainstorm ideas with Populous, the firm designing the $84 million stadium set to debut in 2015. [Orlando Sentinel]
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