From the Magazine: The Pinch in Shuanghe, Yunnan, China, helps the rural village recover after a devastating earthquake. [ARCHITECT]

Quote of the Day: "So in two short generations the Whitney has gone from being art's stern but caring homeless shelter to its chic and eager tourist destination."—Christopher Knight [Los Angeles Times]

ICYMI: Land artist Christo and his team will transform Italy's Lake Iseo by building a 75,000-square-foot floating pier, the Trust for the National Mall held its annual fundraising luncheon, ARCHITECT interviewed Public Architecture founder John Peterson, and Erik L’Heureux, AIA, wins the 2015 Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize.

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Four More Stories for Tuesday:

Rem Koolhaas, Hon. FAIA, designed a proposed event building next to Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles. [The New York Times]

Frank Gehry, FAIA, will be the stage designer for an opera at Berlin's Staatsoper. [Reuters]

Expo Milano 2015 opens on Friday. [The New York Times]

The history of Levittown. [The Guardian]

Step Up, Step Down:

Winifred E. Newman will take over as the head of the architecture department at the University of Arkansas's Fay Jones School of Architecture on July 1. [University of Arkansas]

Awards: Enter Now!

DEADLINES EXTENDED: ARCHITECT's R+D Awards recognize innovative building research, materials, and technologies at every scale. You may have missed the regular due date, but you can still apply by tomorrow, 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 2.

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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