From the Magazine: Three legal experts dish advice on how architects can avoid copyright infringement lawsuits, and data from Houzz surveys points to generational preferences in sustainable sourcing and design choices.

ICYMI: Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group designed a smart lock inspired by architecture, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced its March 2016 opening at the former Whitney Museum of American Art.

Renderings of the Day:
The Milwaukee Bucks released preliminary designs of the team's new stadium meant to "embrace the idea of modern architecture," says Greg Uhen, AIA, CEO and managing partner of design at Eppstein Uhen Architects, the local practice collaborating with Populous on the project. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

Quote of the Day: "Shimmering titanium! Yes, even when he’s designing you a discount warehouse, Gehry will find a way of sneaking in his trademark cladding material." —Critic Oliver Wainwright on how Frank Gehry, FAIA's design of the new Facebook headquarters in Menlo. Park, Calif., compares to the architect's usual style. [The Guardian]

Video of the Day:

[Classic Japan] Episode 3: Kagawa Prefectural Government Hall by Kenzo Tange - 1958 from Vincent HECHT on Vimeo.

Four More Stories for Friday:

Fantastic Cities by Steve McDonald (Chronicle Books, 2015)  is an upcoming architecture coloring book for grown-ups. [Curbed]

City inspections of more than 50 buildings in New York's East Village following the March 26 explosion and fire at an apartment complex revealed violations related to gas lines, fire safety, and illegal construction. [The Wall Street Journal]

The New York City program of Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art and Planning department has moved into the Standard Oil Building in Manhattan. [Cornell Chronicle]

Virtually plant cherry blossom trees into Google Street View. [Quartz]

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.

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 today, April 10.

The Radical Innovation Awards recognize innovative ideas that impact the hospitality industry. Contestants may submit their next big hotel concept until April 15.

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

The American Society of Landscape Architects is accepting submissions for its 2015 Awards. Student entries are due by 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.

The Portland chapter of the AIA is accepting entries for Stitch II, a competition challenging students and emerging designers to propose ideas for re-purposing space under a bridge on Interstate 405. Proposals are due June 1.

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