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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. 

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.


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. 

 

Competitions

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

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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Wednesday
Sep082010

Public Housing Building in Paris to be Heated by Metro System

The warmth generated by human bodies in the Parisian metro will help heat a public housing project in the city center, the capital's largest owner of social housing said Friday. The building, located near the Pompidou museum, is being renovated in an environmentally friendly way, due to it's connection to the metro through a stairway. Francois Wachnick from Paris Habitat states that had there not been a way to directly capture the heat from the metro, such as the staircase, the project would have been impossible.

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Tuesday
Sep072010

"Cloudscape" at Venice Biennale Combines External and Internal Environments

Japanese studio Tetsuo Kondo Architects and environmental engineering firm Transsolar have suspended a cloud inside the Arsenale exhibition space at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Called Cloudscapes, the installation is created by pumping three layers of air into the space: cold dry air at the bottom, hot humid air in the middle and hot dry air at the top. A spiral walkway guides visitors up through the layers to emerge above the cloud, before they descend back down through the vapour to the floor. The installation forms part of the exhibition People Meet in Architecture, directed by Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA.

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Tuesday
Sep072010

Design for Parisian Mini-Parks Unites Urban and Natural

's new project “Parc Disponible” is one of the finalists on an international competition recently held in  on ways to incorporate nature into the urban environment in original ways. “Parc Disponible” is a glass box enclosing a mini-park for individual use within the city. 

 

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Tuesday
Sep072010

Aesthetically Pleasing (And Functional!) Solar Panel Slate Roofing 

These innovative solar slates from Heritage Solar Slate have been developed with similar aesthetic properties to roofing slates. They are fully weather proof and, unlike traditional solar panels, blend in with standard roof slates to provide an aesthetically pleasing solar panel roof. Heritage Solar Slates are ideal for use in conservation areas, on historic buildings, new builds or renovation projects. It is hoped that the slate panels will enable groups like The UK's National Trust to reduce the carbon footprint of historical buildings and attractions.

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Tuesday
Sep072010

Inexpensive and Eco-Friendly "House-In-A-Can"

Architects Austin + Mergold have a proposal for how to reuse agricultural silos and other circular structures of the U.S. farm belt: A-House-In-A-Can.

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