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ICYMI: A new AIA survey reveals what's trending in kitchen and bath design, Pittsburgh's Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens added a SEED Classroom to its site, DC Public Library executive director Richard Reyes-Gavilan discusses the latest renderings of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library renovation, and columnist Aaron Betsky proposes alternatives to big box residences. Quote of the Day: "The building is suffused with light, almost blindingly so. Comment?
In The Unreal America: Architecture and Illusion , Ada Louise Huxtable wrote this about a Jon Jerde project: "The social stroll has become a sensuous assault." She was discussing one of the architect's more perverse exercises, the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas. Comment?
"Treatise: Why Write Alone?," organized by Jimenez Lai, brings together 14 young design offices to consider the architectural treatise as a means of theoretical inquiry, experimentation, and debate. The exhibition , currently on view at the Graham Foundation in Chicago, will be accompanied by a series of volumes, with each firm publishing its own title. Comment?
This new office and hotel complex in Mexico City was selected as an award winner in the 62nd annual Progressive Architecture Awards. This revitalization of the area immediately south of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., was selected as an award winner in the 62nd Annual Progressive Architecture Awards. Comment?
Jon Jerde, best known for his "experiential" designs of retail-oriented urban complexes, passed away on Feb. 9 . He founded his firm, The Jerde Partnership , in 1977. Comment?
The Lloyd Wright Studio and Residence, a 2,413-square-foot duplex sited on 858 North Doheny Drive in West Hollywood, Calif., was designed and built by Lloyd Wright, the first son of Frank Lloyd Wright. Built in 1927, it served as both Lloyd's personal studio and residence while he opened an office in Los Angeles in the 1920s to establish his own career and help oversee his father's projects in Southern California, such as the Hollyhock House and Ennis House . Comment?
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