Photo of the Day—"Skies Painted With Unnumbered Sparks":
Designed by artist Janet Echelman in collaboration with Google Data Arts Team creative director Aaron Koblin and engineered by Arup, the sculpture was created to inaugurate TED2014 in Vancouver.
Cool Spaces: "Great television about architecture is about as rare as great television about art," writes Mary Louise Schumacher, "which is to say it's been a very long time." She's talking about Cool Spaces, a new show by Stephen Chung, AIA. It's an architecture show that works like a travel show. ARCHITECT interviewed Chung last month; check the website later today for that Q&A. [Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
Bill Cunningham's New York: Bill Cunningham and Editta Sherman enjoy one of the most productive relationships in fashion. Sherman, a photographer, serves as muse and subject for Cunningham's "Façade" series, which sees the photographer shooting his model against some of New York's most distinctive architectural backdrops. Because it's Cunningham, it hardly feels staged. All 88 prints are on view at the New York Historical Society. [The Globe and Mail]
Quote of the Day:
"It's very rare that you build land...Normally you just build on it." --Jay Cross of Related Hudson Yards on Hudson Yards [The Atlantic Cities]
Tweet of the Day:
Number of the Day—7: That's the number of ecolabels Blaine Brownell, AIA, discusses in his latest post. Brownell tasked architecture graduate students in his Sustainable Building class at University of Minnesota's College of Design with creating a label that could be used on a variety of building products.
5 More Thursday Articles:
A house featured on Modern Family is for sale. [The San Francisco Chronicle]
Neat aerial pics of London from the city’s police helicopters. [Quartz]
Renderings of a newer LaGuardia Airport. [New York Post]
Step Up, Step Down:
Gene Kaufman, AIA, of Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman + Associates Architects has been named to the board of the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.
Tamara Jensen is now vice president and director of marketing at Wight & Company.
Oklahoma City–based Elliott + Associates Architects will design the new Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. [The Oklahoman]
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