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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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Thursday
Sep052013

Architecture Meets Art: HomeLA Engages Architecture and Dance

HomeLA stages dance performances in architecturally significant residences around Los Angeles. A Fung + Blatts house played host to the first. The next performances are scheduled for this weekend. Image courtesy HomeLA/Rebecca Bruno.This Saturday, HomeLA brings architecture and dance together in Los Angeles in a series of performances organized by Rebecca Bruno in partnership with the Dance Resource Center. Audience members of will have a unique (and nearly unprecedented opportunity) to engage with independent dance artists in a Pacific Palisades house.

The idea of performances in private homes comes naturally to Bruno, whose father hosted semi-regular jazz concerts in the family home during her childhood in Santa Barbara. “My father designed our homes so the living rooms would be big enough to accommodate the performances,” says Bruno. “I was influenced by seeing them and all the people from my parents’ lives coming together. It has remained with me as a special experience.” 

Bruno’s dance background led her to begin a performance series of her own in her San Diego home. Now, as a Los Angeles resident, she’s bringing performances to residences around the city, driven by a desire to expand the spaces for dance and to capitalize on the uniquely LA tendency of people to “retreat and surrender to their homes,” she says.

For the first event, she sent out a call for spaces. The first response came from Chloë Flores and Tim Lefevre, whose Fung + Blatts–designed house in the city’s Mt. Washington neighborhood proved to be perfect backdrop for the inaugural event, with its clean, modern spaes.

This weekend’s performances will take place in a house that’s “a big departure and spoke to me as a nice counterpoint,” says Bruno. “It was built in the 1940s; the owners are an interior designer and cinematographer. There’s just a huge attention to detail—everything is arranged with such precision. It’s a departure from the blank slate of the first house.”

Future events are planned, including a sunrise performance at a place in Highland Park in November. The slate of dancers promises to be different. As Bruno puts it, “My intention is that it doesn’t become a repertory company but an event that serves as a network for dance artists to share ideas and to come together and work in a site sensitive way. The idea is to expand the artists’ networks.” 

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