Photo of the Day: Mont Saint-Michel abbey on the northern coast of France, becomes an island at abnormally high English Channel tide. [The Washington Post]

Mont Saint-Michel on Saturday, March 21.
Associated Press Mont Saint-Michel on Saturday, March 21.

ICYMI: NCARB launches an ARE 4.0 resource, columnist Aaron Betsky reacts to the recent designation of Pullman, Ill., as a national landmark, and the National Building Museum opens a coincidental "homage" to Michael Graves. Also, remember to vote in ARCHITECT's Arch Madness 2015 bracket.

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Video of the Day: A look at London's Barbican Estate that overlays footage of the building with interviews with Barbican residents. [Vimeo]

BARBICAN | Urban Poetry from Joe Gilbert on Vimeo.

Five More Stories for Monday:

An earthquake memorial reconstructs 1972 downtown Managua, Nicaragua, in miniature. [Hyperallergic]

Critic Christopher Hawthorne on architect Toyo Ito, Hon. FAIA's works in Asia. [Los Angeles Times]

The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission voted to recommend conservation for a local diner famed for its mid-20th century Space Age-style Googie architecture. [Reuters]

Design-build group Ibuku is constructing made-to-order bamboo structures in Indonesia. [Quartz]

Louis Vuitton's resort show will be held in modernism-mecca Palm Springs, Calif. [Women's Wear Daily]

Step Up, Step Down:

T. Duncan Abernathy, AIA, retired from the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects.

Awards: Enter Now!

ARCHITECT's R+D Awards recognize innovative building research, materials, and technologies at every scale—from design strategies and building systems to must-have products and digital tools. Entries are due April 17.

The American Society of Landscape Architects is accepting submissions for its 2015 Awards. Professional entries are due by March 27, and student entries are due by May 22.

The Design Talks Institute recognizes alternative ideas for reframing how underutilized spaces can be used in urban environments in its Lost Spaces 2015 competition. Submissions are due one week from today, on March 30.

AIA and Houzz launched the 2015 Future of Architecture Residential Design Contest and Showcase. Entries are due March 31.

The Radical Innovation Awards recognize innovative ideas that impact the hospitality industry. Contestants may submit their next big hotel concept until March 31.

Robert A.M. Stern Architects is hosting its third annual RAMSA Travel Fellowship, a $10,000 prize for the purpose of travel and research. Proposal submissions are due April 10.

The 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards is accepting entries through May 22.

Marvin Windows and Doors are seeking designs that utilize the company’s products for for its seventh annual Architects Challenge. Submissions are due May 1.

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