ICYMI: Fondation Louis Vuitton by Frank Gehry, FAIA, opened to the public, and Ohio State University researchers developed a solar-powered battery.

From the Magazine: Istanbul-based architecture studio Autoban created a wooden village to encourage wandering in a vast terminal.

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Six Stories for Tuesday:

Columnist Paul Krugman argues that America needs to invest in infrastructure. [The New York Times]

Worldcenter, a 27-acre Miami development which won city approval last month in an attempt to revive an urban neighborhood, is "the definition of slum and blight right at the doorsteps to some of the best areas in Miami." [Bloomberg]

Compare renderings with reality for a few recent Boston projects. [The Boston Globe]

New York–based designer Marjin van Oosten created a 3D paper map of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. [Fast Company's Co.Design]

Snøhetta and SCB's San Francisco office are working on a San Francisco tower, which would be the first one stateside for the Norway firm. Richard Meier, FAIA, was previously designing a tower for the same site. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Five firms will design and build the $60-million U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs, Colo.: New York's Diller Scofidio + Renfro (design architect), Denver's Anderson Mason Dale Architects (architect of record), Washington, D.C.'s Gallagher & Associates (exhibit designer), Portland, Ore.'s Pacific Studio (exhibit fabricator), and local firm G.E. Johnson Construction Co. (general contractor). [The Gazette]

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