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Photos of endangered animals were projected onto the Empire State Building in New York. The project was realized by Obscura Digital, a creative technology studio. [Designboom]
Studio A, in Nashville, Tenn., was added to the National Register of Historic Places. [Curbed]
French designer Jacques Rougerie has created a concept design for an aquatic city shaped like a manta ray. [Inhabitat]
Interior designer Ken Fulk has created a line for Pottery Barn. [San Francisco Chronicle]
Amid the recovering economy, the average square footage of family homes is increasing more quickly than it did during the housing boom. [CityLab]
Once regarded as “one of the ugliest buildings in the world,” the British Library in London was recently awarded the highest of heritage honors by being labeled as a Grade I-listed building. [The Guardian]
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Justin McGuirk is now chief curator at the Design Museum. [Twitter]
Randall Suffolk will be the new Nancy and Holcombe T. Green Jr. director of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. [ArtsATL]
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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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