From the Magazine: Aesop Store in Oslo, designed by Snøhetta. [ARCHITECT]

ICYMI: SRG Partnership's 1987 carpet design for the Portland International Airport gained its own celebrity, the future of Sweet Briar College's historic buildings is uncertain, and the James Beard Foundation announced six nominees for restaurant design. Also, voting closes at 2 p.m. EST today for Arch Madness 2015: Round Two.

Quote of the Day: "For a century, a skyscraper's size was defined by an inexorable formula: The higher the cost of land, the more stories needed to pay for it. At a certain point — where, exactly, is a moving target — this logic falls apart. Instead, another impulse takes over, a craving even more primal than making money: the need for immensity."—Critic Justin Davidson on "The Rise of the Mile High Building." [New York]

Instagram of the Day: [h/t Colossal]

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Video of the Day: Blueprint NYC’s documentary on Manhattan Municipal Building. [Untapped Cities]

Four More Stories for Wednesday:

Washingtonian listed four projects that are going to change Washington, D.C. The list includes the 11th Street Bridge Park, designed by OMA and Olin. [Washingtonian]

A prototype for a kitchen designed for seniors and the disabled. [PSFK]

A Kickstarter campaign to help build a temporary park in New York's Times Square. [Fast Company's Co.Design]

New York's Baccarat Hotel & Residences, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, opens. [SOM]

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.

The Design Talks Institute recognizes alternative ideas for reframing how underutilized spaces can be used in urban environments in its Lost Spaces 2015 competition. Submissions are due one week from today, on March 30.

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.

Robert A.M. Stern Architects is hosting its third annual RAMSA Travel Fellowship, a $10,000 prize for the purpose of travel and research. Proposal submissions are due April 10.

The 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards is accepting entries through May 22.

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.

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