Photo of the Day:

This photo released by Grand Canal Land Public Company Ltd. shows a scale model of a skyscraper that a property developer plans to build in Bangkok that will be among the 10 tallest buildings in the world when completed in 2019. The 125-floor tower will rise 615 meters (2,018 feet) and include a luxury hotel, offices, and an observation deck with panoramic views of the Thai capital, the developer said in a statement.
AP Photo/Grand Canal Land Public Company Ltd. This photo released by Grand Canal Land Public Company Ltd. shows a scale model of a skyscraper that a property developer plans to build in Bangkok that will be among the 10 tallest buildings in the world when completed in 2019. The 125-floor tower will rise 615 meters (2,018 feet) and include a luxury hotel, offices, and an observation deck with panoramic views of the Thai capital, the developer said in a statement.


ICYMI: Architect Li Xiaodong won the first Moriyama RAIC International Prize for his Liyuan Library design, and the U.S. Green Building Council announced its 2014 Leadership Awards.

Quote of the Day: "I love architecture. For me, it's simply art on a much larger, more technical scale. A smart art, I like to call it." —Designer Kelly Daniels [The Huffington Post]

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Congratulations #stevenholl and #arvopart for receiving the #praemiumimperiale this year, often considered the most prestigious art prize in the world

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Six Stories for Wednesday:

The National Air and Space Museum will begin a renovation in 2017. [NBC Washington]

New York's tallest residential tower, 432 Park Avenue designed by New York firms Rafael Viñoly Architects and SLCE Architects, reached its full height of 1,396 feet. [The New York Times]

The Independent's Jay Merrick described the new Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at the London School of Economics as an example of " 'excellent ordinary' architecture." [The Independent]

New York's planned QueensWay is "like the High Line on steroids." [The New York Times]

A New Haven, Conn., house designed and built by Yale School of Architecture students opened last week. Though Yale students have been designing houses for over 40 years, this year was the first time partnering with a local affordable housing nonprofit organization. [Yale Daily News]

The new $64 million North Wing of the Corning Museum of Glass, designed by Thomas Phifer, FAIA, is expected to open in March in Corning, N.Y. [The New York Times]

Step Up, Step Down:

Ty Tabing named executive director of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. [Newcity]

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