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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.

Detroit Design Festival
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.

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
Hansgrohe+Axor


Deadline: September 5

2014 Designer Dream Bath Competition
Duravit

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

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Thursday
Dec192013

Showroom: Music to Bathe By

Tucked into Duravit's existing range of mirrored LED cabinets, the company's new Sound System brings a premium audio experience into the bathroom. Image courtesy Duravit.For the last decade or so, our music has easily traveled with us. In the car, at the office, around the house. There is something of a final frontier, though: the bathroom. Given its unique acoustics (and potential for unintentional dunkings), a typical system doesn’t make sense. Enter Duravit. The company has made a name for itself creating innovative products for the modern bath—think the SensoWash Starck shower toilets or the System Tubs that combined jets, LED illumination and a sound module that transforms the tub into an above and below water speaker. With the Duravit Sound System, the company is bringing high quality sound into the bathroom.

Offered neatly packed into the bottoms of the company’s existing range of mirrored LED cabinets, the new system offers two five-watt speakers—and a 25-watt woofer. It’s protected by a permeable textile, which allows the sound out but doesn’t let the water in—given where most of the cabinets will be installed near sinks. The result is an audio product that works perfectly with the unique acoustics of bathrooms. And, with multiple cabinets in a variety of dimensions, there’s something to fit every type of bathroom.

Even better, if you share your bathroom, you can link up to eight devices via Bluetooth, ensuring that you can listen to your music no matter what, just as long as your device is Bluetooth compatible. And, once a connection is made, it will be remain there, making it a breeze to listen to your favorite morning-motivational music and get you ready to face your day. 

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