He plans to build an 80-foot-tall tower by stacking former railway planks at a slight spiral so that the entire structure will appear to change directions midway up, like a game of Jenga gone askew. Inside, a restaurant will sit on the building's lobby floor while a cantilevered, wooden staircase will lead visitors to the various white-cube gallery floors above. — wsj.com
The Kimball Art Center is one step closer to its expansion and restoration project. A seven-person jury has selected the Top 5 architectural firms to compete for the job. — parkrecord.com
The five firms, which were chosen from a list of 18, are: BIG/Bjarke Ingles Group, New York and Copenhagen, Denmark Brooks and Scarpa Architects, Los Angeles Sparano and Mooney Architects, Salt Lake City Will Bruder and Partners Ltd., Phoenix Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, New York
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