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The West Hollywood Design District Presents Decades of Design 1948–2014
November 19, 2014–February 2015
The first-ever retrospective exhibition uncovering, examining and celebrating six decades of rich design history in West Hollywood. The curated ­­gallery will showcase design pioneers and present tastemakers through bold graphics, photographs and original product.

FOG Design + Art Fair
January 15–18, 2015
Benefiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), FOG Design+Art is a four-day celebration and exploration of modern and contemporary design, architecture, and art with dynamic exhibits, custom installations, art galleries, lectures, and discussions with leaders in the art and design worlds.

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio
February 20–May 24, 2015
This February, the Hammer Museum will present the West Coast debut of Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, featuring the imaginative work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, such as a handbag for Longchamp, to large-scale structures like the new distillery for Bombay Sapphire Gin.

 

 

Competitions

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

Deadline: January 16
Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2015
Ceramics of Italy 

Deadline: February 23
I Like Design
Interiors & Sources 

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Monday
Sep012014

Events: What's Happening with Our Industry Partner—AIA|LA

This month, the AIA|LA has a tour planned of Caruso Affiliated's 8500 Burton Way. Photography courtesy Caruso Affiliated. We’ve hit September. The easy rhythms of the summer are yielding to the brisker tempo of fall. It’s true for us here at FORM, and it’s true for our friends at the AIA|LA, who are kicking off the first month of autumn with a bang-up calendar of events, lectures and even an exhibition.

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Wednesday
Aug272014

Wayback Wednesday: Follow the Sun: Ray Kappe's 50-Year Pursuit of Energy Conserving Design

Ray Kappe's Rochedale Lane residence eflect an approach in which energy efficiency results from a problem-solving design approach. Image courtesy Ray Kappe.Over our 15-year history as FORM: Pioneering Design, we've had the chance to interview some legends of design. Our 2008 September/October issue featured an exclusive conversation with the legendary architect Ray Kappe, whose work embodies a particuarly Southern Californian spirit. In the chat, conducted by Danny King, Kappe addresses energy conservation, a topic that's importance was becoming more and relevant to design. Six years on, it's intriguing to see the ideas Kappe has addressed throughout his career have become such imporant and relevant parts of architectural dialogue in the second decade of the 21st century.

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Tuesday
Aug262014

Showroom: A New Option for Railings

After successfully introduing a new line of awnings, umbrellas and cabanas last year, Source Outdoor is expanding its offerings with Source Railings, a new collection of completely custom railings, fences and gates. Iamge courtesy Source Outdoor. If you happen to have 22 artisans—craftsmen, welders, painters—at your disposable, what do you do? If you’re Source Outdoor, you maximize their talents. Last year, the company introduced a new line of umbrellas, awnings and cabanas to great acclaim, and, says Gerald Shvartsman, Source Outdoor's CEO, “We started thinking about things we could do to work inside our spectrum, using the equipment we already had, to meet the needs of the design community.” The elegant solution turned out to be Source Railings, a new line of railings, fences and gates.

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Monday
Aug252014

Workbook: A Naturally Inspired Venue for Cirque du Soleil

Grupo Vidanta is building a new theater to house its upcoming Cirque du Soleil show, JOYÁ. The theater, designed by architect Arturo Hernandez, takes its cues from its location in the heart of the jungle. Image courtesy Grupo Vidanta.

Later this year, Cirque du Soleil and Grupo Vidanta will be opening a new show and culinary experience on the Riviera Maya. Since Cirque du Soleiil shows often conjure thoughts of Vegas, we were particularly intrigued about the possibility of translating the show experience into a venue in a more natural—read jungle—setting. The new show, dubbed JOYÁ, will live in a 600-seat theater. We chatted with the architect of the project, Arturo Hernandez, who graciously gave us some details on the upcoming project. 

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Wednesday
Aug202014

FORM Issue Extra: Expert's Corner: Peter Grueneisen, FAIA, Principal and Founder of nonzero/architecture

Courtesy Peter Grueneisen/nonzero/architecture.Peter Grueneisen believes it’s important to take a comprehensive approach towards architecture, one that integrates the project with art and technology, but is grounded in functionality and sustainability. Perhaps this is one reason why so many musicians and film composers are keen to work with the firm. “The creation of stimulating structures and spaces is a primary aspiration, while economic realities, social dynamics and limited natural resources demand a thoughtful and conscious approach to design and construction,” he adds.

What are some of your current projects?

We’re finishing up a building complex called Remote Control Productions; it’s a group of film composers [that work with] Hans Zimmer. When we started, they owned quite a few buildings—eclectic light industrial buildings—some were converted into studios others into office space. It’s a whole campus. The latest building was ground up, 16 smaller studios and two larger suites. In the new building, the studios are dark, no windows, floating rooms in the building. But when you come out, all the hallways on the upper floors have large skylights. There is also a balcony with cantilevers. You have screens that can move to regulate the shade; it’s very connected to the environment.

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