From the Magazine: Tata Consultancy Services, Banyan Park, Phase 1 in Mumbai, India by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Planners and Somaya & Kalappa Consultants. [ARCHITECT]
ICYMI: The AIA announced the 10 winners of the 2015 Housing Awards, a new report finds a rise in the number of architecture and planning firms considering a merger or acquisition in the coming years, and Jean Nouvel, Hon. FAIA, lost his legal battle to have his name and image removed from Philharmonie de Paris.
Quote of the Day: "This was Mackintosh speaking to the world. Now we need to piece his message back together." —David Page of Page\Park Architects on restoring the fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art. [The Guardian]
Tweet of the Day:
Detail of just-opened Shanghai Natural History Museum by Chicago's Perkins+Will. pic.twitter.com/YCZrOOoc1w— Blair Kamin (@BlairKamin) April 17, 2015
Infographic of the Day: A timeline of the 50 years since the inception of New York City's landmarks preservation law. [The New York Times]
Four More Stories for Monday:
Critic Mark Lamster reviews On Becoming an Architect by Frank D. Welch, FAIA (TCU Press, 2015). [The Dallas Morning News]
Minnesota firm Wayzata Architects takes a different approach to residential design, selling plans based on the shapes of barns, farm houses, and other rural buildings directly to builders. [Star Tribune]
A sea fort in Southern England has been converted into a luxury hotel. [Hypebeast]
DoepelStrijkers designed a wind turbine structure that includes a hotel, apartments, and a rollercoaster. [Dezeen]
Step Up, Step Down:
Harriet Tregoning is now principal deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Community Planning and Development. [LOEBlog]
Awards: Enter Now!
DEADLINES EXTENDED: ARCHITECT's R+D Awards recognize innovative building research, materials, and technologies at every scale. Entries are now due April 24 for the regular deadline, or April 29 for the late deadline (additional fee applies).
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 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.
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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