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A Partnership of AIA Los Angeles and USC Architecture: BIM EDGE + BIM GAP
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.

Architecture and the City Festival
September 1–30, 2014
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.

San Francisco Living: Home Tours
September 20–21, 2014
AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design are excited to announce the 12th annual San Francisco Living: Home Tours, a two-day open house event featuring a select number of modern residences. The popular weekend showcases a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods and residences, including single-family homes, contemporary renovations and multi-family residences, and is the first tour series in the Bay Area to promote residential design from the architect's point of view. Throughout the weekend, tour participants can see some of the city's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover innovative design solutions that inspire unique San Francisco living.

Archtoberfest San Diego 2014
October 1–30, 2014
Archtoberfest San Diego 2014 is a collaboratively-operated initiative aimed at establishing an annual, month-long program of public events and activities pertaining to architecture, design, planning and sustainability.

New Urbanism Film Festival
November 2014
The primary goal of the New Urbanism Film Festival is to renew the dialogue about urban planning with a broader audience. The Festival brings in movies, short films, speakers, on the topics of architecture, public health, bicycle advocacy, urban design, public transit, inner-city gardens, to name a few. 

 

 

 

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Deadline: August 18
Fabric
Formabilio


Deadline: September 2
Hansgrohe+Axor Das Design Competition
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Deadline: September 5

2014 Designer Dream Bath Competition
Duravit

Deadline: December 31
Kitchen Design Contest
Wolf and Sub-Zero 

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Wednesday
Jan302013

Light up Your Life with the New Stickbulb Collection by RUX

The new Stickbulb Collection from RUX features lights inspired by fireworks. Image via RUX.

You might say that RUX’s wide-ranging design practice runs from the sublime (a concept for floating bridges spanning the East River) to the more, perhaps, utilitarian (a prototype for a very 21st-century gum dispenser springs to mind). With the Stickbulb Collection of LED lights, now available to order, they’ve created something that is both.

As founder and principal Russell Greenberg tells the story, “RUX was designing a house in Miami that needed a large light installation in the foyer. At the same time, the production of another one of our projects was producing linear strips of wooden ‘waste’ that were piling up in our workshop. We challenged ourselves to make a light fixture out of the wooden scraps. Instead of developing a one-off installation with the sticks, we set out to design an elegant modular product, like a light-up erector set.”

The elegant new results of RUX’s experiment include the Bang Series, a group of three lights, ranging from a tabletop model just under three feet tall to a nine-foot tall floor-sized piece, all reminiscent of exploding fireworks and tree branches. The simple, elegant Torch Series—just a single, linear light—also comes in three sizes. All the lights emit a warm glow reminiscent of candles but without the flicker.

Besides looking fantastic, the Stickbulb Collection has some seriously eco-friendly cred. “Conservation of resources is at the heart of the Stickbulb collection,” says Greenberg. “We use responsibly sourced and reclaimed woods for the enclosures.” In practical terms, it means the pieces are constructed from sustainably harvested maple and pine, from Southern yellow pine reclaimed from construction sites in New York and Connecticut, and from ipe salvaged from the Coney Island and Atlantic City boardwalks.

On top of that, “We work with local manufacturers and craftsman for the minimal lamp components,” says Greenberg. “At RUX we are not only interested in designing innovative products, but we are also interested in developing elegant supply chains to produce those products.”

To supply yourself with a light from the Stickbulb collection, contact the company at orders@stickbulb.com.

 

 

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