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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tidbits

Below are some things that landed in my inbox during my two-week break from this blog.

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IAAC's 4th Advanced Architecture Contest, CITY-SENSE: Shaping our environment with real-time data.

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Actuated Matter Workshop on Responsive Materials, Zurich University of the Arts, in collaboration with with Loop Design.

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Two weeks are left in the Institute for Urban Design's By the City/For the City competition.

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"Musical impresario Pharrell Williams and architectural visionary Chad Oppenheim present contemporary treehouse concept to inspire future generations through architecture." More from the press release can be found at Arch Daily.

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Avian Architecture: How Birds Design, Engineer, and Build by Peter Goodfellow

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation released its America's 11 Most Endangered Places list, which includes the Greater Chaco Landscape (above; image source: left and right). One of my first posts on this blog, way back in 2004, was on Chaco Canyon.

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If you'll be attending UIA2011 the 24th World Congress of Architecture in Tokyo, Japan in September, be sure to check out these Japan Architecture Tours.

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The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts announced its 2011 Grants to Individuals, with over half-a-million bucks awarded to 69 grantees. Some familiar names can be found here.

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Trimo Urban Crash winner: Wojciech Nowak and Martynika Bielawska from Poland.

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Living in the Endless City launched at LSE in early June. The book is published by Phaidon and a review on this site is forthcoming.

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