ICYMI: Contributor Blaine Brownell, AIA, writes about two natural rebar alternatives for concrete, and a a country estate restored by Roger Ferris + Partners received a citation in the 2015 Residential Architect Design Awards. 

Quote of the Day: "The other important aspect of the book is the demonstration of range of looks and styles going from a log cabin to a manor-house look yet everything hanging together and relating in its own way. That diversity is what’s so rare today in the design world." - Patrick O'Connell in an interview about his recent book, The Inn at Little Washington: A Magnificent Obsession, (Rizzoli, April 2015).

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Five More Stories for Tuesday:

WorldWide Learn ranks the top 15 most inspiring cities by criteria such as the number of art museums, the number of fine arts schools per 100,000 people, and the number of businesses in the creative industries per 100,000 people. [WorldWideLearn]

Industrial designer Yves Behar talks to Curbed about smart homes. [Curbed]

What the skyscraper will look like (and how it will behave) in the future. [The Atlantic]

Gensler was selected to design the Los Angeles Football Club stadium. The project, expected to cost $250 million, would be the first open-air professional sports venue built in the city since Dodger Stadium in 1962. [Los Angeles Daily News]

Last week, the AIA and the Africa Union of Architects signed a cooperative agreement to share tools and resources to achieve development and infrastructure goals in Africa. [AIA]

Awards: Enter Now!

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

Registration is open for Blank Space’s new international competition, Dear Architecture. Submissions are due July 24, 2015.

The Portland chapter of the AIA is accepting entries for Stitch II, a competition challenging students and emerging designers to propose ideas for re-purposing space under a bridge on Interstate 405. Proposals are due June 1.

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