ICYMI: The AIA announced the winners of the AIA 2015 COTE Top Ten for Students, and regional collectives stood out at WantedDesign NYC.
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Quote of the Day: "Wisely, Piano didn’t even try to emulate the icon. Rather than transporting Breuer’s ideas downtown, he shifted paradigms, designing up from the neighborhood’s character and the museum’s requirements rather than fitting the program into a simple form or single concept. More worldly and engaged, Piano’s Whitney acknowledges the surrounding environment, a willing participant in the push and pull of buildings high and low, ugly and beautiful." —Joseph Giovannini on the new Whitney Museum, designed by Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA, whose firm worked with executive architect Cooper, Robertson & Partners on the 220,000-square-foot building. [Los Angeles Review of Books]
Six More Stories for Friday:
The Hemnet Home, also known as “The House of Clicks,” was designed based on the analysis of the most desirable features and finishes on a Swedish dream home. According to the data (200 million clicks on 86,000 properties over a 10-month period), Swedes favor open kitchens, fireplaces, plain white walls, wood parquet flooring, granite countertops, and gray couches. [Quartz]
Critic John King reviews the new San Francisco International Airport control tower. HNTB created the project's conceptual design, and Fentress Architects and Hensel Phelps was the design-build team. [San Francisco Chronicle]
Guy Hollaway Architects designed a proposed 5-story, 10,800-square-foot skatepark for Folkestone, England. [Wired]
Justin Davidson on the significance of the Landmarks Preservation Commission's decision on proposed changes to the Four Seasons Restaurant. [New York Magazine]
On a plan for Philadelphia's Boyd Theatre, critic Inga Saffron writes, "The flat, lifeless structure shown in the rendering isn't worthy of the richly detailed, historic facades that will bookend it." [The Philadelphia Inquirer]
The Guardian wants your photos of city buildings made famous by film. [The Guardian]
Awards: Enter Now!
The 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards is accepting entries through today, May 22.
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.
Bentley is accepting entries for it annual Be Inspired Awards competition, which celebrates innovative infrastructure design, engineering, construction, and operation. Submissions are due June 5.
AIA|DC’s Emerging Architects Committee is holding its second annual Thesis Showcase. Graduates from accredited architectural degree programs (B.Arch. and M.Arch) in the last three years who have completed a thesis project are eligible to apply. Submissions are due July 1.
Registration is open for Blank Space’s new international competition, Dear Architecture. Submissions are due July 24.
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