ICYMI: The campaign for Boston to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games ends, a spider-inspired ETFE-and-carbon-fiber shell shapes this research pavilion, columnist Aaron Betsky investigates the evolving landscape of architectural affordances, these humanoid robots receive a 2015 R+D Award citation, and Peter Busby, Intl. Assoc. AIA, managing director of Perkins+Will's San Francisco office, talks about his new book.

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Berlin and Zurich-based FAKT designed "#034," an aluminum installation inside a courtyard in Montpellier, France. [Designboom]

Nine More Stories for Tuesday:

IKEA's Concept Kitchen 2025 is "a big lie," writes Max Ehrenfreund. [The Washington Post]

Suffolk University professor emeritus Harry Bartnick argues for preserving Boston City Hall by enclosing the building in a tinted glass curtainwall. [The Boston Globe]

Photos of the under-construction Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. [Curbed DC]

The 606 trail in Chicago is getting Wi-Fi. [Chicago Tribune]

A two-person sleeping pod called Cocoon Tree. [Contemporist]

Architect Hyuntek Yoon designs a "hugging" kiosk for the Chicago Architecture Biennial. [Designboom]

Little paper models of buildings that look a lot like the real thing. [Fast Company's Co.Design]

Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno designs "Sundial for Spatial Echoes," a new installation inspired by clouds for a shopping center in Norway. [Designboom]

A giant mural in Mexico spans across 209 houses. [Colossal]

Awards: Enter Now!

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.

Doug Mockett & Co. wants innovative ideas for furniture parts, components, accessories, and hardware for its 30th Annual Design Competition through September 8.

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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