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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