From the Magazine: McLain Clutter, director of the design and research practice Master of None, purposefully misuses geographic information systems to manipulate geodemographic data and coalesce disparate communities in Detroit. [ARCHITECT]
ICYMI: Columnist Aaron Betsky visits this year's colorful edition of London's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, and architects have a lot more to gain from the tech world than software—namely, management techniques.
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Quote of the Day: "Wright, Mies and Corbusier were, indeed, the masters of modern architecture. They sought to create architecture that would reflect the 'spirit of their times.' But it's clear that, in some respects, they didn't understand those times at all." —John Conti. [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
Five More Stories for Monday:
The Royal Academy of Arts launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to bring Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's tree sculptures to London. [Kickstarter]
Spanish artist and architect Dionisio Gonzàlez released a series of designs for sustainable architecture of the future. [Business Insider]
Critic John King examines Berkeley, Calif., architecture. [San Francisco Chronicle]
A 14 year-old selected architect Leven Betts to design his family's home. [The New York Times]
Architect César Pelli, FAIA, and his wife, Diana Balmori, paid $17.5 million for a New York City apartment that has been at the center of a lawsuit. [The New York Post]
Step Up, Step Down:
Chicago firm Wight & Company named Matt Duggan, AIA, as vice president of its design group.
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ChiDesign, a competition for developing a facility for architecture, design and education in Chicago, is accepting submissions until 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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