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August 22–23, 2014
BIM GAP will feature presentations about the bridging GAPs between BIM tools (analysis, construction, facilities management, and more) and also bridging the GAPs between BIM people (contractors, architects, owners, managers, subs, consultants). Learn how professionals are dealing with these gaps towards realizing the full potential of BIM. Who do you call when you need BIM guidance? EDGE examines potential partners in working with BIM beyond your firm’s current capabilities: BIM coordinators, consultants, modeling services, others.

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The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco chapter (AIA San Francisco) and the Center for Architecture + Design announce the 11th annual Architecture and the City festival, the nation’s largest architectural festival of its kind. Taking place in San Francisco every September, the month-long celebration features behind the scenes and walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more, providing opportunities for participants to engage with the local architecture community and experience design in a myriad of ways throughout the city. The 2014 Architecture and the City festival theme, Home: My San Francisco, will examine the shifting nature of home, the different elements that contribute to its definition, and its relation to the urban fabric. Over 40 festival programs will explore the cultural richness and diversity of our local architectural and design community as well as provide a platform for conversation about our changing landscape and its implications for a city in a time of rapidly intensifying housing needs.

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September 23–28, 2014
Presented by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3), and supported by the Knight Foundation, the fourth-annual Detroit Design Festival spans all design disciplines and brings together commerce, culture, education, and entertainment with a full, varied program of exhibitions, openings, installations, shows, talks, open studios, fashion shows, product previews, performances and workshops.

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October 1–30, 2014
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November 2014
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Temporary Pavilion made from 2000 Cardboard Tubes at the Sydney Architecture Festival 

Last fall, a group of architecture students from the University of New South Wales constructed a contemporary pavilion out of recycled cardboard tubes in front of the Sydney Customs House. The pavilion was one of several temporary structures constructed by architecture student groups from Australian universities as part of the CH4 Student Design Competition during the Sydney Architecture Festival. UNSW's Built Environment team was given 2,000 tubes from a company that manufacturers carpet. The goal for the competition was to make use of recycled materials and educate festival visitors on sustainability.
UNSW’s Built Environment team designed, prefabricated and pre-assembled the temporary pavilion at the Tramsheds on UNSW’s Randwick campus. They used plywood sheets and cut holes in the wood to create structural forms, which the cardboard tubes would slide into. The entire pavilion sits on a small foundation of wood slats that curve in half circles to create the pavilion. After pre-assembling the pavilion in the university buildings, the students took apart the structure and rebuilt it in one day on the forecourt of the Customs House in Sydney.
Queenie Tran, a third-year architecture student and one of the team leaders, said “The brief we were given by the Government Architect was to create an event space that uses renewable materials.” All of the teams for the CH4 competition worked with recycled and reused materials, like compressed aluminum cans, giant folding fabric pleats and a grid of large moving puzzle blocks. The exhibition lasted from October 20th to the 31st and was juried by a panel of Sydney architecture professionals. After the competition, the UNSW Built Environment students hoped to send the cardboard tubes back to the manufacturer for reuse or at minimum, the tubes would be recycled into paper.
[via Inhabitat

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