Photo of the Day:
Paris-based architect Jug Cerovic has designed the most standardized world subway maps to date. Although the designs make use of a common toolkit of features across the maps—straight vertical, horizontal, and 45-degree-angle lines, for example, plus uniform primary colors—the characters of each subway system nevertheless shine through. Above is the clean map for New York. [The Atlantic Cities]
Troubles in the Brew?: Mary Louise Schumacher reports on the news that architect James Shields, FAIA, had a falling out with the Milwaukee Art Museum, for whom he designed a 17,000-square-foot project. Parties involved in the conflict tell Schumacher that Shields and the museum parted ways—as first reported by Urban Milwaukee—after Shields battled with MAM exhibition designer David Russick. Shields says that renderings for the museum released last week don't reflect his work: "So is that mine, not really." [Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
Wheelwright Prize Finalists: The Harvard University Graduate School of Design has named the finalists for its second-annual Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 award to promote travel-based architectural research. Here are the finalists: Jose Ahedo (Studio Ahedo, Barcelona), Ana Dana Beros (Think Space, Zagreb, Croatia), Alison Crawshaw (Alison Crawshaw Architects, London), Masaaki Iwamoto (Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Ho Chi Minh City), Jimenez Lai (Bureau Spectacular, Chicago), Sean Lally (Weathers, Chicago), and Kaz Yoneda (Takdram Design Engineering, Tokyo).
Tweet of the Day:
The scaffolding went up at the former American Folk Art Museum building today as the Museum of Modern Art begins demolishing the building.
Instagram of the Day:
Happy Birthday! German architect and industrial designer Peter Behrens was born on this day in 1868.
8 More Stories for Monday:
Is Los Angeles on the way out? [The New York Times]
Moscow’s Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts has announced a design competition for an expansion. [Calvert Journal]
The architectural inspirations for Becca McCharen’s Chromat fashion line. [Styleite]
Naming your geotagged house on social media is officially a thing. [The New York Times]
The D.C. Public Library released an eight minute podcast on the original selection of and design by Mies van der Rohe for the system’s central library. Read more on the history in ARCHITECT. [Soundcloud]
Some Chinese parents are buying places in college towns, years before their kids will actually live in them. [The Wall Street Journal]
A peek inside the changing SFMOMA. [The San Francisco Chronicle]
Step Up, Step Down:
DBA Architects has four new associates: Brett Randall Jones, Brit Epperson, Kelly J. Gregory, and Stephen Hegedus.
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