Quote of the Day: "For now, the only sign of the threat looming on the horizon are the small, nearly inconspicuous holes on the sidewalk—where the mobile wall's posts lock into the concrete—wrapping around the eastern, southern, and western sides of the building in perfectly spaced pairs. The day will come when they’re needed. Until then, the aluminum beams remain stowed in a warehouse, the 15,500-pound door opened wide, waiting to protect billions of dollars’ worth of American art."—John Whitaker on the flood protection systems in the new Whitney Museum of American Art. [The Atlantic]
From the Magazine: "Inside the Getty's Initiative to Save Modern Architecture" by Mimi Zeiger
ICYMI: Monica Ponce de Leon, AIA, will become the dean of Princeton University's architecture school, the Graham Foundation is hosting the first U.S. exhibition of the Italian designer Lina Bo Bardi, columnist Aaron Betsky reviews the recently released film Tomorrowland and its depictions of a Santiago Calatrava, FAIA, future, and the AIA’s Technology in Architecture Practice group awards four projects for BIM use.
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Eames Lounge Chairs in white never work.— Alexandra Lange (@LangeAlexandra) May 27, 2015
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Seven More Stories for Thursday:
A review of the auditorium at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by Frank Gehry, FAIA. [The New York Times]
Japanese firm SANAA wins the competition to design a building for Sydney's Art Gallery NSW. [Dezeen]
English architect Bruce Martin died at 97. [The Guardian]
Photos of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, the building restored by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and Roman and Williams. [Curbed Chicago]
The developer of a massive under-construction mansion in Los Angeles said it will be put on the market for $500 million. [Bloomberg Business]
Critic Christopher Hawthorne writes about the "aesthetic marriage" between Frank Gehry and Mark Zuckerberg in designing the new Facebook headquarters. [Los Angeles Times]
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Awards: Enter Now!
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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