ICYMI: New York–based design studio Morpholio releases the new Journal app, columnist Aaron Betsky examines the Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena's potential to bring about substantive change through the 15th Venice Biennale, and Venice, Calif.–based Predock Frane Architects disbands.
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A shot of early 20th century Portland by the great Minor White. Wish these buildings weren't razed for parking lots. pic.twitter.com/4iGbcZXU5q— Brian Libby (@brianlibby) August 4, 2015
Map of the Day: Brutalism in Los Angeles. [Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design]
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Landscape architects Kim Mathews and Signe Nielsen, principals of the New York–based Mathews Nielsen, talk about how to create the ideal urban park. [Fast Company’s Co.Create]
A 3D model of Fallingwater opens Frank Lloyd Wright's structure to those with disabilities. [NPR]
Kansas City, Mo.–based firm Populous was chosen to design the D.C. United Stadium. [The Washington Post]
French artist Baptiste Debombourg has designed a sculpture resembling a roller coaster made of chairs. [Contemporist]
Solar panels that are prettier, although less efficient, than traditional panels are being tested in the Netherlands. [Wired]
Lafayette Park in Detroit is now a National Historic Landmark. [Detroit Free Press]
A hostel-slash-bookstore in Tokyo. [PSFK]
A floating house installation inspired by Henry David Thoreau's cabin. [Dezeen]
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Va., has gained national landmark status. [Washington Business Journal]
Expedia chose Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to design its new Seattle campus. [Bohlin Cywinski Jackson]
Step Up, Step Down:
Scott W. Killinger, AIA, will serve as the interim dean in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Architecture. [University of Nebraska–Lincoln]
Awards: Enter Now!
ChiDesign is a competition for developing a facility for architecture, design and education in Chicago. Registration closes August 7.
The Architectural Imagination exhibition, hosted by the U.S. Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, is accepting Expression of Interest forms from architects until August 13.
The AIA is now accepting submissions for its Institute Honor Awards, which recognizes achievements for a broad range of architectural activity in order to elevate the general quality of architectural practice, through August 21.
Doug Mockett & Co. wants innovative ideas for furniture parts, components, accessories, and hardware for its 30th Annual Design Competition through September 8.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation is hosting an ideas competition for a 241,000-square-foot Center for Architecture, Design, and Education, on a prominent downtown site near Millennium Park. The top prize is $10,000, and Chicago Public Schools students will award a special $1,000 prize. Submissions are due Sept. 9.
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