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Visitors walk through the Luminarium, an inflatable sculpture realized by British artist Alan Parkinson. It was constructed for the Geneva Festival in Switzerland. The Luminarium will be open to the public until August 10, 2015.
Associated Press Visitors walk through the Luminarium, an inflatable sculpture realized by British artist Alan Parkinson. It was constructed for the Geneva Festival in Switzerland. The Luminarium will be open to the public until August 10, 2015.


From the Magazine:
Going to the barricades in the AIA’s Year of the Advocate is a collective effort and an individual responsibility. [ARCHITECT]

ICYMI: The “Pyramid Tower” in Jerusalem, by Studio Libeskind has been approved, and is anticipated to break ground in 2019, and the Chicago Architecture Foundation is hosting an ideas competition for a new downtown facility.

Quote of the Day: "In short, it was never a good or objectively feasible idea to entrust to a foreigner the challenge of meeting the requirements of a massive modern sports project with the structural, aesthetic, and, yes, psychological, needs for a replacement for the iconic and ultra-Japanese existing Japanese national stadium." —Stephen Harner on Zaha Hadid Architects' design of the Tokyo stadium. [Forbes]

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Five More Stories for Friday:

The ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture in London, designed by Anish Kapoor for the 2012 Summer Olympics, will be home to the “world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide.” [Dezeen]

Chicago-based designers Jack Newell and Seth Unger have started a Kickstarter for a public-art idea titled “The Wabash Lights,” which will stretch along the bottom of the elevated train tracks over Wabash Avenue. [CityLab]

The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places and Spaces, an exhibition taking place in the London Transport Museum until September 6, displays the 100 illustrations of various areas within the city. [Londonist]

Boston's tallest building, John Hancock Tower, will be renamed 200 Clarendon. [WHDH]

A look inside a $24 million penthouse in the Dallas Museum Tower. [Dallas Business Journal]

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 today.

ChiDesign, a competition for developing a facility for architecture, design and education in Chicago, is accepting submissions until August 7.

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 AIA is now accepting submissions for its Institute Honor Awards, which recognizes achievements for a broad range of architectural activity in order to elevate the general quality of architectural practice, through August 21.

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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