Image of the Day:
Spring is off to a soggy start for large parts of the U.S. There may still be time to make use of this proposal for a warming hut designed by Sports Collaborative. The "You'd Prefer an Astronaut" igloo takes its cues from textile design (the puffy jacket, clearly) and its name from Hum.
Architectural Photographer of the Day: It's not every day that architectural photographers get the profile treatment afforded to movie stars and politicos. So Fred Bernstein's lengthy write-up on Iwan Baan, the "Indiana Jones of architecture photography," is something of a recent milestone. "So compelling is [Baan's] work, which depicts the world's buildings being used, misused or even abused," Bernstein writes, "that top-tier architects like Herzog & de Meuron, Rem Koolhaas and Zaha Hadid dispatch him to photograph all of their new projects, requiring him to fly hundreds of thousands of miles a year." It's notable that Baan is as comfortable shooting from a helicopter (as he is known to do) as he is uploading mobile shots to Instagram. He talked about his relationship with glass and tech in an interview with ARCHITECT last year; read that, and Bernstein's profile on one of the greats. [The Wall Street Journal]
Number of the Day—20 m.p.h.: "A survey carried out by road safety charity Brake shows that eight in 10 people (78%) think 20 m.p.h. should be the normal speed limit around schools, on residential streets, and in village, town and city centres." [Highways Magazine]
Tweet of the Day:
I find it interesting* that these news startups aren't aggressively headhunting the best arts writers around. *tragically shortsighted
— Teju Cole (@tejucole) April 7, 2014
Infographic of the Day:
From Emily Badger's story explaining the difference between Capital Bikeshare in Washington, D.C., and Citibike in New York and why the former is doing so much better than the latter. [ The Washington Post]
4 More Stories To Kick Off Monday:
How would you design New York if you could start from scratch? Urban designer Mitchell Joachim gives his two cents. [ BBC]
Londoners protested outside of the city hall as Mayor Boris Johnson approved a plan by a Chinese investor to build up to 3,500 homes near the Canary Wharf financial district. Foreign investment in the city’s real estate has driven prices out of reach of most Londoners. [ Bloomberg]
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development unveiled 10 finalists in the “Rebuild by Design” competition to design more resilient infrastructure in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. [ Crain's New York Business]
Step Up, Step Down:
Carl Knutson, AIA, has re-joined Perkins+Will to as design director and principal at the Washington, D.C., office.
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