From the Magazine: Designers who evolve and diversify their areas of expertise will stay relevant in the profession. [ARCHITECT]
Instagram of the Day:
The National Building Museum launched a crowdfunding campaign for this summer's "The Beach" installation. [Indiegogo]
Quote of the Day: "Architecture is never more than a container for social relations. And so high-rise sociology is troubled by larger factors—who is living in the high-rise, and under what conditions?" —Tom Vanderbilt on the psychological effects that living in a skyscraper can have on high-rise residents. [Fast Company's Co.Design]
Tweet of the Day:
Marina City from the Riverwalk: butter with your corncobs? pic.twitter.com/eqm4VDvin8— Blair Kamin (@BlairKamin) June 2, 2015
Five More Stories for Wednesday:
A real estate agency in Dubai is selling luxurious boathouses nicknamed "floating seahorses" for $1.8 million each. So far, 42 houses have been built and 35 have been sold. [Quartz]
New York's 432 Park Avenue, the new $1.3-billion luxury condo tower set to be the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, was inspired by a trash can, according to architect Rafael Viñoly, FAIA, and developer Harry Macklowe. [Wired]
A 14-foot-wide spinning dome house in New Paltz, N.Y., is on the market for $975,000. It was originally listed for $1.2 million, four years ago. [The New York Times]
A growing movement in architecture and urban planning aims to encourage physical activity and to improve public health through the design of the built environment. [Next City]
Photos of City Museum in St. Louis, which Christopher Jobson describes as "quite possibly the ultimate urban playground." [Colossal]
Step Up, Step Down:
Populous acquired Jump Studios, a London-based interior design practice.
Awards: Enter Now!
Bentley is accepting entries for it annual Be Inspired Awards competition, which celebrates innovative infrastructure design, engineering, construction, and operation. Submissions are due June 5.
AIA|DC’s Emerging Architects Committee is holding its second annual Thesis Showcase. Graduates from accredited architectural degree programs (B.Arch. and M.Arch) in the last three years who have completed a thesis project are eligible to apply. Submissions are due July 1.
Registration is open for Blank Space’s new international competition, Dear Architecture. Submissions are due July 24.
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