Photo of the Day:

Guinness World Records identified the Hefei Wanda Culture and Tourism Exhibition Center in Hefei City, east China's Anhui province, as the world's largest drum-shaped building on Saturday. The two-story structure, named "China Drum," opened over a year ago, on Oct. 3, 2013.
Imaginechina via AP Images Guinness World Records identified the Hefei Wanda Culture and Tourism Exhibition Center in Hefei City, east China's Anhui province, as the world's largest drum-shaped building on Saturday. The two-story structure, named "China Drum," opened over a year ago, on Oct. 3, 2013.


ICYMI: Dutch firms MVRDV and morePlatz won a design competition to update the industrial harbor of Mainz, Germany.

Quote of the Day: "One man's heroic rebuilding may be another man's financial folly. This one is full of contradictions that express the tensions of our time. One World Trade Center signals the rebirth of the city but stands apart from it. It says 'we're back' but not with the artistry it could have." —Critic Blair Kamin reviews New York’s One World Trade Center, which will take over as the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building when it opens next month. [Chicago Tribune]

Six Stories for Monday:

Architect Judith Edelman, who fought for the representation of women in architecture, died at 91. [The New York Times]

Denver's urban playground at Union Station fails to attract people of color. Is the building's architecture to blame for the lack of diversity? [The Denver Post]

John Day, Assoc. AIA, a principal at Cambridge, Mass.–based firm LDa Architecture & Interiors, designed a house for his family, combining a conventional exterior with a contemporary interior. [The Boston Globe]

Artist James McNabb opened an exhibition series titled "Metros" at Miami's Robert Fontain Gallery, featuring wooden cityscapes. [Colossal]

Artist Filip Dujardin creates "impossible structures" with digital collages. [Wired]

The Google Doodle in the United Kingdom today celebrates the architect Christopher Wren, who would have been 382 today. [The Independent]

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