Photo of the Day:

The rooftop of the new "Musee des Confluences", a science and anthropology museum designed by Austrian architect Wolf Dieter Prix in Lyon, France, was inaugurated on Friday.
Laurent Cipriani/ AP Images The rooftop of the new "Musee des Confluences", a science and anthropology museum designed by Austrian architect Wolf Dieter Prix in Lyon, France, was inaugurated on Friday.


From the Magazine: 2014 Annual Design Review Award winners: Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology, Henderson-Hopkins School, and William Jones College Preparatory High School.

ICYMI: A photographic history of U.S. embassies in Cuba, Chicago published an inaugural report of energy use in its commercial buildings, and researchers developed reusable paper.

Quote of the Day: "My concern is the future. We face the terrifying prospect by 2050 of another three billion people on this planet needing to be housed and architects and urban designers have an enormous role to play in responding to this challenge." —Prince Charles on British architecture. [The Telegraph]

Video of the Day: How architect parents do Christmas. [Stash]


Six More Stories for Monday:

Every Pentagram holiday card since 1974. [Fast Company's Co.Design]

Did China's trend of unusual architecture hit its peak under President Xi Jinping? [The New York Times]

Critic Martin Filler condemned Patrice Calvel, the project architect designing the Chartres Cathedral renovation in France. [The Guardian]

Critic Christopher Hawthorne reviews the year's architecture trends. [Los Angeles Times]

A reflection on Chicago's architecture news in 2014. [Crain's Chicago Business]

A family in LaGrangeville, N.Y., won this year's world record for "Most Lights on a Residential Property," with 601,736 lights. [The Atlantic]

Step Up, Step Down:

Washington, D.C–based WDG Architecture promoted Sungjin Cho, AIA; Carl Skooglund, AIA; and Boyd Chapman, AIA, to senior associate, and Esther Ryskamp to associate.

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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