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An under-construction, unoccupied apartment building in Los Angeles caught fire on Monday morning. According to the Los Angeles Times, officials report that the fire destroyed two-thirds of the 1.3 million square-foot structure, and harmed two nearby buildings.
Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press An under-construction, unoccupied apartment building in Los Angeles caught fire on Monday morning. According to the Los Angeles Times, officials report that the fire destroyed two-thirds of the 1.3 million square-foot structure, and harmed two nearby buildings.

Miami Recaps: Daniel Libeskind, AIA, designed a table for a Miami installation, Ian Volner considers the differences between Art Basel and Design Miami, and a compilation of some of the stuff ARCHITECT checked out last week.

From the Magazine: The Novartis Visitor Reception by Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism won a 2014 Annual Design Review award. [ARCHITECT]

Instagram of the Day:

Form follows function #chamberlinpowellandbon #leeds Pipes ventilate the lecture theatres

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ICYMI: Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman submitted a proposal to save Paul Rudolph's Government Center in Goshen, N.Y.

Eight More Stories for Monday:

Chicago's Auditorium Theatre, by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, turns 125 years old this week. Critic Blair Kamin writes: "Look beyond the building's grimy, air-conditioner-pocked exterior and you'll find the origins of Chicago's design DNA: its image of urban might and indestructibility; its seamless integration of architecture and engineering; its mix of complementary uses under a single roof; is quest to be the biggest and the best." [Chicago Tribune]

Quentin Tarantino film locations, Google-Mapped. [Shortlist]

Five teams imagined "New York's library of the future." [CityLab]

Critic Rowan Moore's top architecture books of the year. [The Guardian]

Janette Sadik-Khan, former commissioner of New York City's transportation department, is coming out with a new book in January 2016. [The New York Times]

A London start-up hub constructed of shipping containers. [TechCrunch]

Beijing's illegal, underground housing market. [NPR]

Architect Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA, fired back at critics of her design of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium, calling them "hypocrites." [Dezeen]

Step Up, Step Down:

New York–based Ennead Architects opened an office in Shanghai.

New York's Cooper, Robertson & Partners announced that Jaquelin Robertson, FAIA, transitioned from partner to consulting architect. Design director Earl Jackson, AIA, joined the firm's partnership. Architects Erin Flynn and Chris Payne, AIA, became associates.

The Woodbury School of Architecture appointed Marc Neveu as the new chair of the architecture program and Christoph Korner as the new chair of the interior architecture program, both at the school's Los Angeles campus.

Architecture critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen left The New Republic. [The Huffington Post]

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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