From the Magazine: New York firm LevenBetts used concrete in the 36SML Beach House to mimic the color of sand.
Number of the Day: $1.3 billion—The price that investment firm Blackstone Group plans to pay to buy Chicago's Willis Tower, which would be the highest price ever paid for a U.S. office tower outside of New York. [The Wall Street Journal]
Tweet of the Day:
Pullman arcade: French formality in a Midwest company town. pic.twitter.com/t7mrj9fKCy— Blair Kamin (@BlairKamin) March 16, 2015
Six More Stories for Monday:
A history of the Venice Architecture Biennale. [The New York Times]
Tips for visiting Frank Lloyd Wright's Arizona designs. [The Seattle Times]
A bold new look for Turkish architecture. [The Washington Post]
Carolina Miranda reviews Smiljan Radic, Hon. AIA's redesign of the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art in Santiago. [Los Angeles Times]
A hand-woven carbon fiber Eames sofa. [Designboom]
How Frank Lloyd Wright's principles are influencing digital designers. [The Guardian]
Awards: Enter Now!
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.
Marvin Windows and Doors are seeking designs that utilize the company’s products for for its seventh annual Architects Challenge. Submissions are due May 1.
The 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards is accepting entries through May 22.
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