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dECOI Architects (Mark Goulthrope), Hyposurface, 2004. Courtesy of Canadian Centre for Architecture (gift of Mark Goulthrope).
Last week Chicago's Graham Foundation announced the 42 recipients of its grants to organizations, $480,000 to "support projects that engage original ideas in architecture." We highlight ten standouts from the bunch.
NORD Architects Copenhagen

Urban Hospice

Works 21. August 2014
By: NORD Architects Copenhagen
Frederiksberg, Copenhagen Sjælland, Denmark - 2015
Hospice seen from the main street. Image: NORD Architects Copenhagen
NORD Architects has designed a new hospice for the deaconess community in Copenhagen. The project will replace the existing hospice, designed to reflect and support the notion that healing architecture has a positive effect on palliative patients.

Making a Classic Modern

Film 21. August 2014
By: John Hill
Image: © Gehry Partners, LLP
With the exhibition Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry’s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art closing at the museum on September 1, we take a look at a short clip with Gehry discussing his very un-Gehryesque design.

BIG's LEGO House Breaks Ground

Headlines 20. August 2014
By: John Hill
Rooftop rendering. Image: BIG
The "LEGO House" experience center broke ground in Billund, Denmark, yesterday as three generations of the LEGO Group family laid foundation stones for the Bjarke Ingels-designed building set to open in 2016.

Olafur Eliasson - Riverbed

Found 20. August 2014
By: John Hill
Photo: Anders Sune Berg, courtesy of Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson's first solo show at the Louisiana Museum of Art in Humlebæk, Denmark, opens today, running until January 4, 2015.

Urban Reef

Found 20. August 2014
By: John Hill
Photo: Nick Milkovich Architects/Instagram
Urban Reef, the competition-winning design of Kaz Bremner, Jeremiah Deutscher, Michael Siy and Kenneth Navarra, has taken over one block of Vancouver's Robson Street with a curling sculpture that invites people to sit, relax and play.

Moscow's Shukhov Tower Saved

Headlines 19. August 2014
By: John Hill
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The Moscow Times reports that the Shukhov Radio and Television Tower, threatened with demolition, has been placed on an official protected landmarks list.

Rebel Architecture - Guerrilla Architect

Film 19. August 2014
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
The first installment in Al Jazeera's Rebel Architecture series looks at "self-build legend" Santiago Cirugeda's work in and around Seville, Spain.

Up Hill Down Hall: An Indoor Carnival

Found 19. August 2014
By: John Hill
Image: Courtesy of Tate Gallery
As part of its BMW Tate Live 2014 series, London's Tate Modern presents Up Hill Down Hall: An Indoor Carnival, a new performance commission that will take place in the museum's turbine hall on Saturday, August 23.
Coop Himmelblau, “Super Spaces,” c. 1969. Color photo-offset lithograph (poster), 27 1/2 x 37 5/8”. Collection of the Alvin Boyarsky Archive.
Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association exhibits for the first time the architectural drawings from the private collection of Alvin Boyarsky. It opens at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis on September 12.