Quote of the Day: "The dead or dying mall is a real phenomenon. But all you have to do is invert these figures to get the bigger picture, which looks very different. If 20 percent of malls are in trouble, then 80 percent are still healthy."—Amanda Kolson Hurley, who also contributes to ARCHITECT. [CityLab]
ICYMI: The design for London's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is unveiled, the Urban Land Institute recommends converting Houston's Astrodome into a park, Morphosis Architects reveals renderings and details for 7132 Tower in Switzerland, and the U.C. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) releases details on the new building's first exhibition.
Tweet of the Day:
Frank Stella sculpture in courtyard of the Royal Academy energizes the old building as much as Foster did 24 yrs ago pic.twitter.com/3s2jsY5NJY— Paul Goldberger (@paulgoldberger) March 26, 2015
Five More Stories for Thursday:
Curbed looks back at the Smithsonian's past with vintage postcards. [Curbed]
Pittsburgh launched a $32-million initiative to improve its downtown. [Planetizen]
Architects are designing uncomfortable park benches and other urban features to keep out unwanted activities and people. [Quartz]
A Herzog & de Meuron project to extend the Switzerland headquarters of Helvetia breaks ground. [Designboom]
The world's tallest mural (354 feet high) is coming to Detroit's First National Building, designed by Albert Kahn. [Detroit Free Press]
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.
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.
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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