From the Magazine: Our 2014 Annual Design Review. [ARCHITECT]
ICYMI: The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the U.S. economy added 321,000 nonfarm jobs in November, three projects won the 2015 Warming Huts design competition in Canada, AIA and the National Organization of Minority Architects renewed their memorandum of understanding, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design announced the 2015 Wheelwright Prize Competition.
Quote of the Day: "We have spent untold billions to make sure that nature doesn’t enter uninvited, and that our urban centers remain impermeable, sharp-edged, level, and dry." —Justin Davidson [New York]
At Miami's Art Week: Tanja Deman's "Temples of Culture" photo collages at the Witzenhausen Gallery and Walter Hugo & Zoniel's "The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Somebody Living"
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Video of the Day: Frank Gehry, FAIA, discusses his design for the $800 million Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. [The New York Times]
Nine More Stories for Friday:
Boston College plans to relocate its McMullen Museum of Art to a Renaissance Revival mansion, which will in turn double the exhibition space. [The New York Times]
New in residential trends: "contemporary craftsman" without the low ceilings and dark rooms. [The Wall Street Journal]
Cyclists are backing a $100 million velodrome in Philadelphia. [The Philadelphia Inquirer]
Starbucks has opened its largest store yet in Seattle. The new flagship location, at 15,000 square feet, features visible coffee roasters that will produce small-batch coffee blends to be sold in other locations. [Huh]
Minneapolis finally met its annual goal of allocating $10 million to affordable housing. [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
The fate of the Memphis Pyramid, previously used as a basketball and concert arena, has been determined: it will be a Bass Pro Shop. [The New York Times]
Color company Pantone has selected ‘marsala’ as the color of 2015. [Designboom]
A Vermont couple discusses the pros and cons of building an ultra-sustainable house. [The New York Times]
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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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