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A new report compares eight CAD programs; Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA, reached a settlement in her lawsuit against The New York Review of Books and critic Martin Filler; and Aaron Betsky reviews a new MoMA exhibit on urban design.

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The rising Pierhouse complex, designed by Jonathan Marvel, FAIA, in New York is blocking views of the Brooklyn Bridge, sparking residents to challenge the building's height. [The New York Times]

Canadian architectural studio Urban Capital and Italian designer Luca Nichetto developed Cubitat, a multi-purpose 100-square-foot cube that comes equipped with a kitchen, bedroom, entertaining area, bathroom, laundry, and storage space. [Gizmag]

A hotel in Portugal has five suites on a raised platform that rotates 35 degrees twice a day so that guests can go to bed while looking at the Santa Tecla Mountains and wake up while looking at the Minho River. [Forbes]

Artist Matthew Haussler drew a maze of Chicago's lakefront and plans on submitting his work to the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest hand-drawn picture maze. [Chicago Tribune]

Historic Charleston, S.C., is experiencing a growth spurt, but the city is having a hard time deciding how to handle new construction. [The New York Times]

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ARCHITECT contributor Aaron Betsky will take over as dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. [ARCHITECT]

Awards: Enter Now!

The Radical Innovation Awards recognize innovative ideas that impact the hospitality industry. Contestants may submit their next big hotel concept from Feb. 2 to March 31.

The 2015 Washington Unbuilt Awards Program recognizes unbuilt theoretical and commissioned projects. The program is open to all registered architects, landscape architects, planners, interior designers, associate architects and students in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Winners of the Unbuilt Awards will be featured in an exhibition at the District Architecture Center in Washington, D.C. Submissions are due Feb. 23.

The Design Talks Institute recognizes alternative ideas for reframing how underutilized spaces can be used in urban environments in its Lost Spaces 2015 competition. Submissions are due March 30.

Robert A.M. Stern Architects is hosting its third annual RAMSA Travel Fellowship, a $10,000 prize for the purpose of travel and research. Open to students in their second to last year pursuing a Master's degree of Architecture from one of 18 U.S. and Canadian schools, the deadline for the proposal submissions is April 10.

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