From the Magazine: Bar Raval in Toronto wins a 2015 R+D Award. [ARCHITECT]

ICYMI: The National Institute of Building Sciences BuildingSmart Alliance releases the National BIM Standard–United States Version 3, a new film includes stunning shots of Pérez Art Museum Miami, Ai Weiwei gets his passport back, and ARCHITECT mapped the top 10 countries for LEED projects.

Number of the Day: $48 million—The cost of JFK Airport’s new animal terminal, "The Ark," designed by Gensler. [Wired]

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Belgian firm Gijs van Vaerenbergh designed a steel maze in Genk. [Designboom]

Artist and community developer Theaster Gates will host 24 days of programming inside a 14th century church in England, starting in late October. [Curbed]

Michael Cross, founder of Washington, D.C.–based R. Michael Cross Design Group who has designed several pop-ups in the city, speaks out against the city's height restrictions. [The Washington Post]

Furniture inspired by mid-century houses. [Design Milk]

Rent a tiny house for the night from this new startup. [Curbed]

Step Up, Step Down:

New York and Philadelphia–based firm Francis Cauffman promoted Carol Karasek, AIA, to principal of science and technology. 

Awards: Enter Now!

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

The 2A Asia Architecture Award 2015 Competition, which aims to celebrate architecture and design projects located in Asia, has extended its deadline to July 30.

The Architectural Imagination exhibition, hosted by the U.S. Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, is accepting Expression of Interest forms from architects until August 13.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is hosting an ideas competition for a 241,000-square-foot Center for Architecture, Design, and Education, on a prominent downtown site near Millennium Park. The top prize is $10,000, and Chicago Public Schools students will award a special $1,000 prize. Submissions are due Sept. 9.

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