From the Magazine: London-based Eva Jiricna Architects designed the Miles Stairs to complement the Somerset House, a neoclassical landmark. [ARCHITECT]
ICYMI: Columnist Aaron Betsky celebrates the recent Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage with a reflection on projections of rainbows onto architecture, and Rick Fedrizzi, Hon. AIA, announced he will step down as USGBC’s CEO at the end of 2016.
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"New Horizon" by Atelier 37.2 for Denmark’s Sculpture by the Sea festival.
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On This Day in History: Bavarian architect Dominikus Zimmermann was born June 30th, 1685. [The New York Times] Zimmermann was known for designing the Pilgrimage Church of Wies in Germany. [Encyclopædia Britannica]
Quote of the Day: "It is extraordinary that a design that triumphed over 1,700 competitors should turn out to be rather ordinary. It is respectful, yet teases out no identity unique to Helsinki." [The Economist]
Number of the Day: $2 billion—The cost of Tokyo's National Stadium, designed by Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA, which has risen to nearly twice the original estimate. The stadium, which will be used in the 2020 Olympics, will also be completed two months later than initially expected. [Reuters]
Four More Stories for Tuesday:
London is "eating itself," says critic Rowan Moore. [The Guardian]
Florida architect Robert Broward, a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright who designed 514 projects over a 61-year career, died at 89. [The St. Augustine Record]
Many architects enter the profession by following in their father's footsteps. [The Wall Street Journal]
Atheistic Architecture. [Dezeen]
Step Up, Step Down:
Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, dean of the Lawrence Technological University’s College of Architecture and Design in Southfield, Mich., will become president of Boston Architectural College on Sept. 1. [The Boston Globe]
Awards: Enter Now!
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 tomorrow.
An open, international competition has begun for a World War I Memorial on a 1.8-acre site within Washington, D.C.’s Pershing Park. Stage 1 design entries are due July 21.
Registration is open for Blank Space’s new international competition, Dear Architecture. Submissions are due July 24.
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