Images of the Day: The Presidio Trust, a federal agency charged with preserving San Francisco's Presidio as a public space, will unveil five ideas for designing the space at public presentations next week. The five design teams include CMG Landscape Architecture, James Corner Field Operations, OLIN, Snøhetta, and West 8. It is an ideas competition, however, and the actual designing of the space will not start until next year. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Design idea by James Corner Field Operations.
Presidio Trust Design idea by James Corner Field Operations.

Design idea by West 8.
Presidio Trust Design idea by West 8.

Video of the Day: Chicago Tribune critic Blair Kamin discusses the crumbling Thompson Center, "sliced minimalism," and the Chicago Motor Club building. [WTTW Chicago Tonight]

Project of the Day: Bridgehampton, N.Y.–Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects designed Cove Residence in Water Mill, N.Y. For more information and images, visit ARCHITECT Project Gallery.

Cove Residence.
Matthew Carbone Cove Residence.

Five More Stories for Tuesday:

Construction divers face challenges as they work underwater on the Chicago Riverwalk extension. [Chicago Tribune]

The 657-room Mayflower hotel in Washington, D.C., is undergoing a $20-million renovation. [The Washington Post]

A photo book profiles Hungarian houses that were brightly painted under communist rule. [Wired]

Australia's Craigieburn Library by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp won the first Public Library of the Year Award from the Danish Agency for Culture and Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects. [UnBeige]

A Tokyo-based designer crafted a light bulb, which is illuminated by an LED diode, from 100-year-old pine. [Dezeen]

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