ICYMI: The 40th Pritzker Prize Laureate Frei Otto excelled in designing lightweight structures. The AIA opposes the Shaheen-Portman Energy-Efficiency Bill, which was reintroduced to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.
Tweet of the Day:
In the end, less was more. The grave of Mies van der Rohe in Chicago's Graceland Cemetery. pic.twitter.com/JgUjkDOb0X— Max Grinnell (@theurbanologist) March 11, 2015
Video of the Day: "Furnished Fluid" installation by Akira Kawita visualizes air flow around furniture designs by Philippe Starck, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ron Arad.
Eight More Stories for Thursday:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art picks David Chipperfield Architects to redesign the New York museum's Southwest Wing. [The Metropolitan Museum of Art]
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation selects interim president Julia Stasch as the foundation's next president. [MacArthur Foundation; h/t Blair Kamin] ARCHITECT interviewed Stasch during the How Housing Matters conference last October. [ARCHITECT]
The Guardian's Jonathan Jones argues that despite accusations of labor exploitation at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by Jean Nouvel, Hon. FAIA, the museum is still worth celebrating. [The Guardian]
The owner of a Maine inn is holding an essay contest to sell the property. The idea is to raise the inn's suggested list price in contest entry fees. [UrbanTurf]
South Africa's Steyn City, a development 2.5 times larger than Central Park, opens. [The Guardian]
Boston's MASS Design Group worked with the non-profit Gheskio to build a cholera treatment center in Haiti. [Wired]
On Friday evening, sportswear brand Asics is sponsoring the illumination of each mile marker on the course of the Los Angeles Marathon, which will be held Sunday. [TimeOut Los Angeles]
#TBT: Fiddle Straws construction toys in a 1956 issue of Life. [Socks]
Step Up, Step Down:
Margaret McDonald joined HOK as director of interiors in St. Louis.
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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 American Society of Landscape Architects is accepting submissions for its 2015 Awards. Professional entries are due by March 27, and student entries are due by May 22.
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.
The 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards is accepting entries through May 22.
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