Image of the Day:

Architect James Furzer designed static pods which could be 
placed across London to give the city's homeless people shelter at night.  

The pods, designed to be attached to the side of a building or structure, would be held up by two steel frames and raised above head level. Access would be provided by a ladder.
James Furzer/REX Shutterstock Architect James Furzer designed static pods which could be placed across London to give the city's homeless people shelter at night. The pods, designed to be attached to the side of a building or structure, would be held up by two steel frames and raised above head level. Access would be provided by a ladder.

ICYMI: 

The AIA announces its 2015 Healthcare Design Awards; Snøhetta wins a cable car competition in Italy; pavers, planters, upholstery, and more round out our picks of exterior furnishings and finishes; the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat names its 2015 Urban Habitat Award winner; and the AIA signs a five-year collaboration with the International Code Council.

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Quote of the Day:

"When it comes to New York’s urban future, Bjarke Ingels may be the most important architect you have never heard of." —Reporter Charles Duhigg. [The New York Times]


Six More Stories for Friday:

Shots of "Doo Wop motels" in New Jersey by Philadelphia-based photographer Mark Havens. [T Magazine]

Steven Heller writes about his addition to OldNYC.org. [Wired]

The Walkie Talkie by Rafael Viñoly is reportedly causing strong winds that knock people over. [Dezeen]

Currently under construction, the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, designed by HKS, is well over its budget. [Star Tribune]

Mark Byrnes reviews of "Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio" at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. [CityLab]

Musician Pharrell Williams and architect Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA, have collaborated to create new sneaker designs for Adidas.[Dezeen]

Awards: Enter Now!

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