From the Magazine: A look at recent work from Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners and an exploration into what makes the firm so special. [ARCHITECT]
ICYMI: A new AIA survey reveals what's trending in kitchen and bath design, Pittsburgh's Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens added a SEED Classroom to its site, DC Public Library executive director Richard Reyes-Gavilan discusses the latest renderings of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library renovation, and columnist Aaron Betsky proposes alternatives to big box residences.
Quote of the Day: "The building is suffused with light, almost blindingly so. When the winter sun hangs low toward dusk, the light pierces with a surprising violence, and all the editors here shamble over to pull the shades down, like stricken vampires. Fifteen minutes later, it passes, and we rush to get the shades back up, because the sunsets—well, I feel like I never saw a sunset here in New York City until now."—GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson on One World Trade Center. [GQ]
Tweet of the Day:
Architecture of Alcatraz. pic.twitter.com/Ufg97Ovpb8— Alexandra Lange (@LangeAlexandra) April 7, 2015
Instagram of the Day:
Video of the Day: Hypebeast visits Adidas HQ in Herzogenaurach by Kadawittfeldarchitektur.
Six More Stories for Wednesday:
One World Observatory will officially open on May 29. [Curbed New York]
A façade installation at the the Oakland 19th Street BART station in California changes color throughout the day. [PSFK]
An 11,000-square-foot Los Angeles penthouse designed by Vivienne Westwood will be London West Hollywood hotel’s latest addition. [Huh]
Proposed legislation would require many large new buildings in San Francisco to use graywater for toilet flushing and irrigation systems. [San Francisco Chronicle]
Miami Marine stadium architect Hilario Candela, FAIA, talks about the structure's past and future. [Metropolis]
Japanese retail brand Muji furnished Narita International Airport’s Terminal 3, set to open April 8. [Hypebeast]
Step Up, Step Down:
New York design firm Jorge Mastropietro Architects Atelier hired Patricia Ramallo, AIA, as senior architect and project director, and Bernard (Aldo) Campaniolo, as vice president of construction.
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 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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