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Venice/Santa Monica Modern Home Tour
May 3, 2014

The Venice/Santa Monica Modern Home Tour gives L.A. residents a chance to explore and view some of the greatest examples of modern architecture right in their own area, via self-guided driving tour. Attendees learn from homeowners what it's like to live in a modern home and find out where the architects got their inspiration - directly from the architects themselves. The tour is self-guided and self-driven, allowing guests to explore these modern treasures at their own pace.

RICSSummit of the Americas Toronto 2014

May 4-6, 2014
RICS Summit of the Americas 2014 is for any real estate professional looking to draw from timely, in-depth market knowledge that will be shared by local and international experts in the land, property and construction sectors. The summit will provide an excellent opportunity to connect with top professionals from around the world and engage in educational seminars and premier discussion forums.

Heath Open Studio Events
May 9–11
The traditional Spring event, where Heath opens the doors to the factory and studio so visitors can explore both Heath's history, as well as current projects and collections, will be held at the company's San Franciso, Sausalito and Los Angeles locations.

Sonoma Living: Home Tours
May 10, 2014
AIA San Francisco and AIA Redwood Empire are excited to announce Sonoma Living: Home Tours, a new home tours program for 2014. Sonoma Living will showcase a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect's point of view. The program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in Sonoma county. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Sonoma living.

de LaB Presents an Eastside Home Tour: Architects at Home
May 10, 2014
De LaB presents its second annual Eastside home tour, “Architects at Home,” on May 10th from 12:00-4:00 p.m. The popular tour will explore homes designed and built by architects for their own families. A sense of experimentation, playfulness, inspiration, and a creative approach to budget constraints pervade these homes.

The Venice Art Walk
May 18, 2014
The proud tradition of artists and volunteers providing health care to their neighbors in need and the celebration of Venice’s vibrant artistic culture continues today. This event is free and open to the public and features a highly anticipated 350 piece art auction, live entertainment, and an impressive lineup of gourmet food trucks. Participants can purchase tickets to highly regarded Architecture Tours that held throughout the year and/or view exclusive art studios that will be featured on the day of Venice Art Walk & Auctions.

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.

Celebrate: Groundswell
June 28, 2014
A+D Architecture and Design Museum > Los Angeles (A+D) celebrates its 13th year of cutting edge exhibitions and progressive architecture and design programs with its annual gala and fundraiser.

 

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Deadline: April 25
Call for Entries (Student Awards) 
ASLA

Deadline: May 18
Imagine Hillandale
Imagine Hillandale

Deadline: June 1 
AIA|LA 2014 Design Awards Program Registration 
AIA|LA

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

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Aug192013

The FORM Questionnaire: A Conversation with Russell Greenberg

U*tique, a luxury vending machine, springs from the mind of Russell Greenberg. Image courtesy RUX Design. Russell Greenberg founded RUX in 2008 with the intention of creating a space for innovative thinking, where, as he puts it, "lightning strikes twice daily." In practice it means the firm's portfolio encompasses everything from architecture and product design to brand identity and technology. Stickbulb, a line of lighting, launched last year, and there's also Cameo, a jewelry collection, not to mention a luxury vending machine. We're delighted to bring you a conversation with Russell, as part of our on-going q-and-a series with architects and designers. Here, he touches on the beauty of fragments—and a complicated relationship with caffeine. You can also see more of the work of RUX Design in our Summer issue, arriving soon.

What direction do you see the profession heading?

3D printing will completely revolutionize the way we build.

What buildings inspire you?

Factories. 

Where else do you find inspiration?

My immediate environment. An elegant crack in a sidewalk . . . The crooked curve of a stranger's nose . . . I'm more inspired by fragments than wholes.

What are your three favorite objects?

Pad. Pen. Pillow.

Russell Greenberg. Image courtesy RUX Design.Who are some of your favorite young architects?

What If i told you I googled "young architects" to try to answer this . . . I'm hopelessly out of the loop and always have been.

If you could live anywhere, where it would it be (a location or specific structure)?

I play this game with myself all the time and the answer depends on my mood. Right now, I would say a renovated old brick warehouse with high ceilings, a saw-toothed roof, impeccably white walls, polished dark concrete floors, original cast-iron columns and a massive roaring fireplace.

A decade from now, what trends will be cringeworthy?

Drinking 3-plus cups of coffee a day.

What currents trends will stand the test of time?

Drinking 3-plus cups of coffee a day.

Do you collect? If so, what?

Yes. Ideas.

Color—yes or no?

Of course yes. If you think in black and white then you make in black and white.

What are you reading?

Absolutely nothing. 

What are you wearing?

A pair of nice jeans I accidentally wore in the shop and ruined, canvas slippers no socks, a button down shirt untucked (always) and my wedding band. Oh, and SPF 30. 

What are you eating?

Green juice, sushi, and PORK.

Do you listen to music while you're working?

I don't miss it when I don't have it, but I love it when its there. 

Are you a sketcher or a computer person?

Both. You have to be these days. But in my heart I'm a sketcher.

Social media—yes or no?

No.

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