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From the Magazine: AIA president Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, outlines ways that architects can help places affected by natural disasters. [ARCHITECT]
ICYMI: Ultramoderne wins the Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosk Competition, a fiber-reinforced plastic matrix acts as scaffolding that can be paired with conventional building materials to expand envelope design possibilities, and a collection of historical trade journals offers a look at the material’s use throughout the 20th century.
Quote of the Day: “Celebrity gives both actors and architects extraordinary power to address the injustices that intersect their work, but too few architects do.” —Lance Hosey, FAIA. [The Huffington Post]
Tweet of the Day:
Guastavino's swimming pool at Biltmore, not unlike a NYC subway station pic.twitter.com/Mh5Uxo1WXC— Amanda Kolson Hurley (@amandakhurley) August 6, 2015
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Six More Stories for Friday:
This hotel’s facade uses “interactive light patterns” to react to its environment. [Contemporist]
Architect Christi Azevedo transformed an old boiler room into a functional apartment in San Francisco. [UrbanTurf]
Oana Stanescu, a partner in the New York firm Family, has a "penchant for pop culture." [The New York Times]
This new “smart glass” can keep your house cooler by clouding over when it gets too sunny. [Fast Company’s Co.Design]
How Tulane University's architecture school helped in recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina. [NPR]
Micro algae could be the new resource with which we power our homes. [Designboom]Awards: Enter Now!
ChiDesign is a competition for developing a facility for architecture, design and education in Chicago. Registration closes today, Aug. 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 Aug. 13.
The Hansgrohe + Axor Das Design Competition recognizes residential, hospitality, and commercial projects built in the U.S. within the past three years. Entries are due Aug. 14.
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 Aug. 21.
Doug Mockett & Co. wants innovative ideas for furniture parts, components, accessories, and hardware for its 30th Annual Design Competition through Sept. 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.
Bathroom products manufacturer Victoria + Albert is challenging designers to create a space that uses its products. Entry is free and submissions are due Dec. 20.
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