Photo of the Day: Architects Billie Tsien, AIA, and Tod Williams, FAIA, each receiving a National Medal of Arts, bestowed by President Obama at a White House awards ceremony Monday. [ARCHITECT]
Quote of the Day: "Rewatching Episodes 1-3 (as I recently did) is a Where's Waldo of early 20th-century architecture, with references to Frank Lloyd Wright, Art Deco trains, and one of Lucas's favorite painters, Maxfield Parrish, who never met a neoclassical loggia he didn't like." —critic Alexandra Lange on George Lucas selecting Ma Yasong of MAD Architects and Jeanne Gang, FAIA, of Studio Gang Architects to design his new Chicago museum. [ Quartz]
Tweet of the Day:
“Row houses are well known in this country. … [S]ome rows, often of Victorian vintage, are dismal to the extreme.” (Kiplinger’s, 1964)
— Neil Freeman (@fitnr) July 28, 2014
Narrated Slideshow of the Day: Critic John King on green walls. [ San Francisco Chronicle]
Video of the Day: Take a 3D tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. [ Mental Floss]
6 More Stories for Tuesday:
European museums are grappling with rising attendance, trying to accommodate the crowds while preserving their collections. [ The New York Times]
British architect Richard MacCormac, former RIBA president and founder of MJP Architects, died at age 76. [ Dezeen]
Amazon has launched an online store of 3D-printed stuff. [ TechCrunch]
Beijing-based Koryo Tours will lead a seven-day architecture tour of Pyongyang, North Korea, this fall. [ FastCo.Exist]
The smallest slice of private property in New York City is a little mosaic on a sidewalk. [ Factually]
Are "starchitects" destroying city skylines due to an unfamiliarity with the region? Here are four takes on the issue. [ The New York Times]
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