From the Magazine: The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway takes visitors up, through, and above the Kirstenbosch arboretum in Cape Town, South Africa. [ARCHITECT]
ICYMI: Kohn Pedersen Fox partner Paul Katz died, Fontanot designed the staircase of the Torre Isozaki, researchers developed an energy harvester composed of flexible silicone and a metal coil, and a new affordable and veterans housing project by Sorg Architects is under construction in Washington, D.C.
Quote of the Day: "The appeal of a great public space like Grand Central comes from its scale and its materials and its rich ornamentation and the idea that we—yes, we!—can build structures that reflect not just the sky, but our ambitions. Fulton Center is built in a transit vernacular that extrapolates the charm of a subway car to the scale and complexity of a Piranesian prison; it’s a low-maintenance grime-and-graffiti-proof architecture designed to withstand the masses rather than give them something to which they can aspire."—Jimmy Stamp writes about New York's Fulton Center, by Arup and Grimshaw with James Carpenter Design Associates, which opened earlier this month. [The Guardian]
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Five Stories for Tuesday:
Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship store in New York, called "the single-most valuable retail building in the world," was recently appraised at $3.7 billion. [New York Post]
Taiwan Today reports that Taiwanese architect Han Pao-teh died at age 80. [Taiwan Today]
The keys to cutting chaos out of the design of a connected home. [Wired]
Can a hospital's design help facilitate patient recovery? [Gizmodo]
Critic John King writes that the Presidio Parkway proposal by James Corner Field Operations is "the most intriguing vision for how to connect two different terrains, and simple enough that it can be stripped back without the essence being lost." [San Francisco Chronicle]
Step Up, Step Down:
Berkeley, Calif.–based ELS Architecture and Urban Design promoted Diana Hayton, AIA, Sean Slater, AIA, and Jeffrey Zieba, AIA, to principals.
Awards: Enter Now!
The AIA's COTE Top Ten and Top Ten + Awards recognize innovative projects that incorporate sustainable design strategies, while educating the profession and the public about the increased value of buildings that protect the environment. Submissions are due Jan. 26.
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