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Design for Social Impact
May 25–August 3, 2014
Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) presents Design for Social Impact, an original exhibition offering a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects and social entrepreneurs use design to solve the problems of the 21st century.

Japanese Design Today 100
June 27–July 19, 2014
The Japan Foundation presents the World premiere of the exhibition Japanese Design Today 100, which opens at UCLA’s Department of Architecture & Urban Design at Perloff Hall. This exhibition showcases the Designscape of contemporary Japan through 100 objects of Japanese design: 89 objects created since 2010 that are well known in Japan, as well as 11 objects that represent the origin of Japanese post-war modern product design. These 100 product designs are displayed in 10 categories: Classic Japanese Design, Furniture & Housewares, Tableware & Cookware, Apparel & Accessories, Children, Stationery, Hobbies, Healthcare, Disaster Relief, and Transportation.

BAM/PFA New Building Topping Out Celebration
July 17, 2014
Construction is nearing midpoint at the downtown Berkeley site of the future home of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). Workers will soon be erecting the last of the steel beams that form the frame of this dynamic building. To celebrate this important milestone, BAM/PFA invites its Bay Area friends and neighbors to a “topping out” ceremony on Addison Street, between Shattuck Avenue and Oxford Street.

39th Annual American Craft Council San Francisco Show
August 8–10, 2014

The American Craft Council returns to San Francisco for its 39th Annual American Craft Council San Francisco Show this August 8-10, 2014 at Fort Mason Center. As the largest juried fine craft show on the West Coast, the 2014 San Francisco Show is expected to draw more than 12,000 fine craft collectors and design enthusiasts.

Conversations in Place 2014
August 10, 2014
ow in its third year, Conversations in Place 2014 begins another series of illuminating explorations of “Southern California – Yesterday and Tomorrow” at the historic Rancho Los Alamitos. The 4-part series begins Sunday, August 10 and continues through Sunday, November 2. The series begins with W. Richard West, Jr, President and CEO of The Autry National Center of the American West, Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, chairman of the United States Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and Pamela Seager, Executive Director of Rancho Los Alamitos, and Architect Stephen Farneth, FAIA, founding partner of the award-winning historic preservation firm Architectural Resources Group, in conversation about the place of museums and historic sites in shaping the story of Southern California. Can these institutions escape the straightjacket of the time to better interpret history to the 21st century?

NOW AND NEXT 2014 Symposium on Technology for Design and Construction
August 13–15, 2014
Meet thought leaders and colleagues interested in architecture, engineering, construction, open BIM Exchange, software trends and more. Learn about the innovations that are moving companies and people forward
including: where and how design and delivery is shifting; which software applications are transformative; best practices for collaborative project delivery; how to engage with the global BIM community. Connect with and hear from the best and the brightest such as Jordan Brandt, AutoDesk; Deke Smith, buildingSMART alliance; Ray Topping, Fiatech; Bill East, Prairie  Sky Consulting (formerly of the US Army Corps of Engineers).

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. 

 

Competitions

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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Workbook: Creating Moments in the New Tom Bradley International Terminal

Images inspired by classic Hollywood films will be some of the content playing across one of seven media installations created in part by Moment Factory when the new Tom Bradley International Terminal opens at Los Angeles International Airport in a few weeks. Image courtesy Moment Factory.“In the past,” says Sakchin Bessette, “travel was more of an adventure, about new discovering new places. Nowadays it’s all based on logistics and security.” For passengers headed through Los Angeles International Airport that has been particularly true. On most days at LAX, there’s a distinct feeling of being part of a poorly tended herd off to who-knows-what rather than a traveler embarking on a journey—even it’s just a quick business trip up the West Coast. There are high hopes, then, that when the new Tom Bradley International Terminal opens to the public in a few weeks, some of the allure of travel will come back, albeit tweaked for contemporary realities. 

If that is indeed the case, then Bessette and Moment Factory, the company he co-founded and where he serves as creative director, will have played a major role in improving the quality of the airport experience. The firm was tapped last year to be the executive multimedia content producers for the new terminal—tasked, along with with Marcela Sardi, of Sardi Design, and Mike Rubin, of MRA International, to create seven distinct, visually compelling media features for the building. “They’re there to enhance that traveler experience, placed strategically along the way,” explains Bessette.

The Moment Factory installations include four hours of original video content and the latest in high-resolution imaging and 3D effects. Technologies that react to people’s movements and real-time airport information were also incorporated. For the project, the team spent time in Los Angeles and immersed themselves in the culture (as they do on each of their projects). “You have to get in the mindset of the place—really researching it,” says Bessette. “We collaborated with local people including a director of photography we had shoot time lapse footage of Southern California landscapes.”

Perhaps the most compelling piece is the 72-foot clock tower that surounds the main elevator. “Some of the video is treated as an architectural piece,” says Bessette. “There’s photo realistic content so people look at it and see if it’s really there. We’re playing with the fact it’s physical." Images of wild animals, homages to the films of Busby Berkeley and Harold Lloyd, even viedo that reacts to people's movements in real time will play across its four sides.

Elsewhere, as passengers exit security they walk under the bridge and see images of Angelenos jumping in extreme slow motion to capture the freedom and joy of traveling. In baggage claim, in response to former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s request for a water feature, there’s two-story scree that features water elements also in extreme slow motion.

For Bessette, “It was wonderful to work within such beautiful architecture," he says. "The terminal is so beautiful and iconic—our pieces are a sprinkle adding to the amazing work.” 

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