Quote of the Day: "But only briefly, for example in the terraces, does Mr Piano connect visitors to the rich stories the cityscape has to tell. The untidiness of the architect’s composition wants to engage the surroundings, but there is no frisson here. Mr Piano is courtly when he needs to be gutsy, even operatic."—The Economist on the new Whitney Museum of American Art. [The Economist]
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Early DIY: the House that Jacques "Daley Center" Brownson built for Popular Mechanics, 1947. pic.twitter.com/Qm2QcWtL6X— Blair Kamin (@BlairKamin) April 28, 2015
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Five More Stories for Wednesday:
Developer Larry Silverstein is considering dropping British architect Norman Foster, Hon. FAIA, and bringing in Danish architect Bjarke Ingels to design 2 World Trade Center if News Corp. and 21st Century Fox decide to move there. [Crain's New York Business]
A team of three architectural firms, including CAO PERROT, s_o_s architekten, and Snøhetta designed the expansion of Swarovski Kristallwelten. A grand re-opening of the Austrian museum will be held on April 30. [Snøhetta]
Los Angeles architect Fernando Vazquez, whose firm is known for designing Levi's Stadium and University of Southern California's Galen Center, died at 59. [Los Angeles Times]
Rotterdam, Holland-based OMA’s 25-floor stacked Amsterdam hotel design was given the green light for construction. [Designboom]
A vacant tin can plant in Baltimore was converted into affordable housing for teachers and educational non-profits. [Metropolis Magazine]
Step Up, Step Down:
Perkins+Will’s San Francisco office announced two new executive hires. Jennifer Cooper joined the team as a senior associate and will launch the company’s landscape architecture practice. Robert Bracamonte, AIA, was named director of the firm’s science + technology practice.
Alameda, Calif.-based MBH Architects welcomed two new architects to their team, Diane Carlson, AIA, and John Cole.
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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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