From the Magazine: The Denver Performing Arts Complex was a striking example of 1970s civic architecture. H3 Hardy takes on the politically charged task of remaking it for today. [ARCHITECT]

ICYMI: The first site installation of the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology's Active Modular Phytoremediation System aims to generate fresh air inside a New York City building; columnist Blaine Brownell explores the historical materials, practices, and forms that are being revived in the next generation of Chinese architecture; NADAAA principal Nader Tehrani will take over as architecture dean at The Cooper Union; and the latest ADP employment report reveals that the U.S. economy added 237,000 jobs in June.

Quote of the Day: "I wake up, perform my little ablutions, then get back into bed with my eye mask on and my earplugs in, and I work. I imagine. I visualize. I create a film in my head.”—French architect Jean Nouvel, Hon. FAIA, quoted in Justin Davidson's profile, "A Genius in Bed." [New York Magazine]

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Number of the Day:
$3.5 million—The cost of Marlon Brando's former Los Angeles home, built in 1939 and designed by African-American architect Paul Revere Williams. [Forbes]

Instagram of the Day:

We're getting so excited for #theBEACHDC. Surf over starting Saturday! 🏄 #regram from @snarkitecture

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Video of the Day:
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels pitched a building using a model made out of Legos. [Wired]

Five More Stories for Thursday:

The Cornell Tech campus, which broke ground earlier this year on Roosevelt Island, N.Y., encourages students to “cross paths” in its urban design. [Wired]

"Million Dollar Listing: San Francisco," premiering on Bravo July 8, follows three realtors as they compete to close home sales in the Bay Area's most expensive neighborhoods. [San Francisco]

Located in Finland, the St. Henry’s Ecumenical Art Chapel’s clever design materials help the structure blend in with the nature that surrounds it. [Inhabitat]

The National Capital Planning Commission is expected to give its final approval of Frank Gehry, FAIA's design of the Eisenhower Memorial next week, but Congressional funding remains uncertain. [The New York Times]

Business Insider created its own shortlist of the 27 coolest new structures in the running for the World Architecture Festival's 2015 Building of the Year. [Business Insider]

Step Up, Step Down:

Katie Michael-Battaglia is the new chapter president for the International Interior Design Association's New York chapter.

Awards: Enter Now!

An open, international competition has begun for a World War I Memorial on a 1.8-acre site within Washington, D.C.’s Pershing Park. Stage 1 design entries are due July 21.

Registration is open for Blank Space’s new international competition, Dear Architecture. Submissions are due July 24.

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