Embassy News: Ennead Architects will design the new American embassy in Ankara, Turkey. [Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO)] Skidmore, Owings & Merrill will design one in Colombo, Sri Lanka. [OBO] And, ICYMI, Michael Wise reports on the recent criticisms of the State Department's embassy design program. [ARCHITECT]

ICYMI: Samsung bought the startup SmartThings for $200 million. [ARCHITECT]

Tweet of the Day: San Francisco Chronicle critic John King visits the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

Infographic of the Day: The Office for Metropolitan Architecture breaks down the workload of European architects. [Fast Company's Co.Design]

Map of the Day: Which states had the highest rates of homes bought with cash. [CityLab]

Five More Stories for Tuesday:

Urban explorers take to Instagram. [New York]

The Art Deco Chicago Motor Club Building will turn into a hotel. [Chicago Tribune]

Scottish architecture professor Andy MacMillan died Saturday at 85. [BBC]

Construction begins on the Children's Museum of Santa Barbara, designed by the late architect Barry Berkus whose plans were later completed by AB Architects. [Santa Barbara Independent]

Google is now adding recorded sound to its Street View. [The Huffington Post]

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