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ARCHITECT contributor Joseph Giovannini argues that Peter Zumthor, Hon. FAIA's design for LACMA does not ultimately solve the museum's current problem: the lack of cohesion between gallery spaces. He writes: "Despite the wavy amoeba-like form of the LACMA proposal, [Zumthor] risks reiterating the very problem LACMA has suffered from since Pereira: the lack of connectivity between pavilions, floors, and galleries. A curvy, flat box is still a box. It's a closed form." [Los Angeles Review of Books]
Chicago's architectural biennial will "challenge" American architecture's "center of intellectual gravity." [Chicago Tribune]
The Smithsonian may be coming to London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. [The Guardian]
Garrison Architects designed new post-disaster housing units that have a higher density than FEMA trailers. [Next City]
Levi's Stadium will have stadium-wide Wi-Fi, and a mobile app for instant replays. [TechCrunch]
A bunch of designers wrapped acrylic around a old road ramp pillar in Seattle that is going to be torn down. [CityLab]
Beginning this month, all major construction projects in Prague will be screened by a panel of 13 architects whose meetings will be open to the public. [The Prague Post]
A shipping container apartment will be built in Washington, D.C., this week. Will it actually help create more affordable housing for the city? [The Washington Post]
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