From the Magazine: Chicago's dSPACE Studio uses a client's quirk for a project's driving influence. [ARCHITECT]

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ICYMI: Steven Holl Architects won the Mumbai City Museum design competition, Stereotank won the 2015 Times Square Heart competition, and the Frank Lloyd Wright School launched a fundraising campaign for independence.

Quote of the Day: "The question is, at what point does architecture's potential to improve human life become lost because of its inability to connect with actual humans?" —Steven Bingler, AIA, and Martin Pedersen [The New York Times]

Eight More Stories for Tuesday:  

Early Saturday morning, 400 truckloads of concrete were poured to set the 10-foot-thick foundation for the new Philadelphia Comcast skyscraper designed by London's Foster + Partners. [Philadelphia]

CNN digs into the architecture of "new temples of pleasure": sports stadiums. [CNN]

A case for teaching design thinking, especially architecture, like the study of liberal arts. [Harvard Magazine]

Israeli-born architect Eli Attia, with tech firm Max Sound Corp., is suing Google for allegedly stealing his ideas for tall-building technology. [Fast Company's Co.Design]

Detroit's historic David Whitney Building reopened after 15 years and a $92 million renovation. [The Detroit News]

A Chicago skyscraper's new makeover includes a giant mural. [Chicago Reader]

Bottega Veneta's creative director Tomas Maier has stepped up to launch a campaign that would preserve modernist Japanese landmarks, namely Tokyo's Hotel Okura. [Hypebeast]

The owners of the Blair House in Lake Bluff, Ill., designed by architects from Keck & Keck, have applied for a permit to demolish the 1955 structure. [Chicago Tribune]

Step Up, Step Down:

John Braymer, Hon. AIA, is stepping down to end his 28-year career as executive vice president and CEO of the Virginia Society of the AIA.

Seattle-based Suyama Peterson Deguchi promoted Chris Haddad to firm partner.

Awards: Enter Now!

The AIA's COTE Top Ten and Top Ten + Awards recognize innovative projects that incorporate sustainable design strategies, while educating the profession and the public about the increased value of buildings that protect the environment. Submissions are due Jan. 26.

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