Quote of the Day: "Equipped with as many glass sails as a three-master, all billowing cubistically in contradictory directions, the building lists to starboard while leaning fore, its prow sailing over a stepped cascade of lapping water. The museum seems to glide within the surrounding canopy of trees in the park, its upper sails piercing the tree line." —Critic (and ARCHITECT contributor) Joseph Giovannini on Frank Gehry, FAIA's Fondation Louis Vuitton. [Los Angeles Review of Books] Giovannini interviewed Gehry on the project for ARCHITECT's October issue. [ARCHITECT]
ICYMI: October's Architecture Billings Index score was 53.7, Martha Stewart enters the 3D printing market, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art named a president, and the Lloyd Wright Studio and Residence is up for sale for $1.9 million.
Tweet of the Day:
Earlier this year, MASS Design Group spoke with ARCHITECT about designing the first-ever cancer treatment center in Rwanda. [ARCHITECT]
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Infographic of the Day: Revenue from renewable energy is on the rise. [U.S. Census Bureau]
Eight Stories for Wednesday:
Critic Alexandra Lange writes about the state of building preservation (and destruction) in today's social media world. [The New Yorker]
Civil rights activist and historian Timuel Black argues why the Barack Obama Presidential Library should be built in Chicago's South Side. [Chicago Tribune]
LittleBits has released a $249 kit to design custom "smart home" installations. [Wired]
The New York Times Magazine's photography director shot the Grey Lady's building, designed by Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA, and has compiled these photos into a new book. [Slate]
A Kurdish businessman is building a White House replica in Iraq. [NPR]
Blackstone Group has reached an agreement to sell a Manhattan office tower for $2.25 billion—representing the second most expensive sale of an office building in U.S. history. [Reuters]
London's garden bridge by Thomas Heatherwick and Joanna Lumley will have restrictions on large groups and bicyclists, as well as close at midnight. [The Guardian]
Critic Blair Kamin asks why Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been tough on riverfront signs following the Trump sign, but lax on the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on the lakefront. [Chicago Tribune]
Step Up, Step Down:
Mouzhan Majidi, AIA, former chief executive at London-based Foster + Partners, is joining Zaha Hadid Architects, also based in London. [Zaha Hadid Architects] Majidi departed Foster + Partners in February. [The Guardian]
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