ICYMI: German architect and engineer Frei Otto, who died on Monday, was named the 2015 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. Architecture critics reacted to the news on Tuesday. Here are some of Otto's projects. DOE and NIBS have released Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines, and the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation Design Competition is open for submissions.
Quote of the Day: "I don't think you can teach architecture, you can only inspire people." —London-based architect Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA. [The Huffington Post]
Instagram of the Day:
Infographic of the Day: A new nationwide survey found that 51 percent of 25–34 year-olds say they don’t want to work with a real estate broker when buying a home and prefer getting their house hunting information from marketing materials, renderings, and websites. It also concluded that 55 percent of adults under 34 years old find a mobile app more influential than a broker. [Neoblog]
Video of the Day: A 57-story skyscraper went up in China in 19 days. [Gizmodo]
Five Stories for Wednesday:
Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA, is fighting to save the suburbs of many European cities. [NPR]
Metro picks Donatelli Development for a mixed-use project at the Fort Totten Metrorail Station in Washington, D.C. [WMATA]
The history of the TriBeCa Synagogue designed by William N. Breger. [The New York Times]
Visions of space architecture. [The Guardian]
London-based Exploration Architecture has completed the design for a sustainable textile factory in India. [WAN]
Awards: Enter Now!
AIA and Houzz launched the 2015 Future of Architecture Residential Design Contest and Showcase. Entries are due March 31.
The Radical Innovation Awards recognize innovative ideas that impact the hospitality industry. Contestants may submit their next big hotel concept until March 31.
ARCHITECT's R+D Awards recognize innovative building research, materials, and technologies at every scale—from design strategies and building systems to must-have products and digital tools. Entries are due April 17.
The 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards is accepting entries through May 22.
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