Graphic of the Day:
The data come from Daily Rituals, a book by Mason Currey about how geniuses divided their days. The visualization comes courtesy of Info We Trust. It's neat—and good for Corbusier that he got to spend a quarter to a fifth of his day in artistic contemplation—but isn't this graphic missing an important null set? The amount of time these geniuses spent making their homes or caring for their children? Not all of them had children (or homes, I suppose), but surely someone picked up after Kant and Balzac and Dickens and Milton and Tchaikovsky and Freud and (you see a pattern here?), enabling them to live the life of the mind.
French developer Petit Espace proposed 62-square-foot apartments in Washington, D.C.'s most vibrant commercial corridors—for $3,000 a pop. [DC Urban Turf]
Renderings of London skyscrapers shaped like slices of bread popped up. [Dezeen]
Unearthed architect selfies with their most famous buildings. [ArchDaily]
London's Gherkin goes green. [Inhabitat]
And a bunch more from press releases. [Daily Telegraph]
Funny? #YOLO? April 2 is the soberest day of the year; we're all a little better for it.
Sprawl and the City: A study conducted by the University of Utah led researchers to create a sprawl index, which links sprawl with higher rates of obesity, fatal car wrecks, and other societal ills. [The Wall Street Journal]
Tada! Ando: The opening is nigh for the long-awaited opening of the expansion of the Clark Art Institute. A profile of Tadao Ando, Hon. FAIA, explores how that project evolved over the course of 12 years and the strong personalities that shaped it: namely, Ando and the Clark's director, Michael Conforti. [The New York Times]
5 Stories To Get You Into Wednesday:
A federal investigation into the building explosion in Harlem last month found that there were an unspecified number of small gas leaks below the pavement. The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City announced that a total of $333,243 has been raised for those affected by building collapse. [The Washington Post]
Construction has begun on the first full-size 3D-printed house. [The Verge]
Everything you wanted to know about Ferris wheels. [Trendhunter]
Step Up, Step Down:
Gregory Hodkinson has been appointed the chairman of Arup Group. He is joined at Arup by deputy chairs Tristram Carfrae and David Whittleton.
William E. Rushing was elected as the president of the American Concrete Institute.
Powerhouse Company promoted two project architects to associates: Stijn Kemper and Stefan Prins.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy named the 2014 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards, known in certain circles as the “Preservation Oscars.” [New York Landmarks Conservancy]
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