Photo of the Day:
ICYMI: FirstBuild is teaming up with MakerBot and Thingiverse to produce new gadgets, NCARB awarded over $50,000 to architecture programs at Clemson University and Parsons, and J.Crew shot the Glass House for a fall catalog.
Quote of the Day: "The stuff I've been doing with buildings is twisting them so we thought we could do something like that. We tried it and they all loved it. When you sit it down [on a table], the front edge, it tilts up at you. It's like, 'Come and get me baby.' " —Frank Gehry, FAIA, on the bag he designed for Louis Vuitton. [Women's Wear Daily]
Eight Stories for Monday:
New York–based architect and designer David Rockwell, AIA, published a book, What If…?, exploring the intersections of architecture and theater. [ForbesLife]
One developer is transforming out-of-use, underground missile silos into luxury condos for affluent survivalists. [The Wall Street Journal]
London's Tower Bridge unveiled two glass walkways over the Thames. [The Independent]
Safra Group, a São Paulo–based investment firm, is buying London's Gherkin skyscraper for £726 million ($1.2 billion). [Bloomberg Businessweek]
A cement shortage is holding up Michigan construction projects. [Detroit Free Press]
A new monograph on the work of Mario Botta. [T Magazine]
Step Up, Step Down:
Yale University's architecture dean Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA, is planning to retire after his term ends in spring 2016. [Yale Daily News]
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