From the Magazine: Navigating the intricacies of energy performance-based contracts, an emerging contracting method, requires a new way of thinking. [ARCHITECT]
ICYMI: Los Angeles-based Jerde Partnership founder Jon Jerde died, Gensler created conceptual designs for the London Underline, the Museum of the City of New York announced an upcoming exhibition on audiovisual characteristics of architecture, and an archive of letters and sketches outlining the construction of the Kennedy's Middleburg, Va., home will be part of a live auction.
Quote of the Day: "Aside from the opportunity you missed to enlighten people about your aims, given your status as a leading architect of our time, shouldn’t you be scattering some noblesse oblige where you can. Isn’t that what leaders do?" —Critic Joan Altabe in an open letter to Frank Gehry, FAIA. [The Examiner]
Seven More Stories for Tuesday:
China's most influential architect and urban planner Wu Liangyong, 92, published a master plan for Beijing that outlines ideas he has been pushing for the past 25 years. [The New York Times]
A kimono-inspired house in Rensselaer County, N.Y. [Contemporist]
Architects discuss their go-to methods for creating renderings and issues of realism in architectural representations. [The Real Deal]
A brief history of the decline and revival of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello since his death in 1826. [The New York Times]
A historic 8,000-square-foot Tudor home is for sale at a cost of $125,000 in Westchester County, NY. The house was brought over from England 101 years ago, reassembled, and must now be moved once more. [The New York Times]
Artist Ellsworth Kelly gifted an unrealized chapel design, originally created in 1986, to the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas. [Hyperallergic]
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