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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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Monday
Sep132010

2010 Opportunity Green Conference at Los Angeles Center Sept. 22-24  

The 4th annual Opportunity Green Business Conference, held September 22-24 at LA Center Studios in partnership with the UCLA Anderson Price Center for Entrepreneurship, is a convergence of the most innovative and successful design, technology and business leaders driving today's green economy.

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Monday
Sep132010

Architecture Library in Netherlands Features Desk Made of Books

The new Architecture Library at Delft University of Technology just opened featuring a spectacular front desk built out of recycled books. After the devastating fire in the Architecture building that took a portion of the library's reserve, the school set out to establish a new collection that would consist of the salvaged books that went unburned and a bounty of others newly purchased to replace the destroyed volumes. Opened less than a year after the engulfing inferno, the new library is a bright, cheery space of architecturally inspired elements and stacked to the brim with an endless amount of books.

[via Inhabitat]

Monday
Sep132010

Upcoming Event: Fall 2010 Home Tours - Sunday, Sept. 19

Next Sunday, September 19, AIA Los Angeles will host the Fall installment of the 2010 Home Tours, entitled "THE HILLS: FROM EAST TO WEST." The event is from 11am - 4pm and will feature homes by Zoltan Pali, FAIA of Studio Pali Fekete architects (SPF:a), Marc Angélil and Sarah Graham, FAIA of agps architecture, John Pugliese, Assoc. AIA of Cambia Designs LLC, and Aleks Istanbullu, AIA of Aleks Istanbullu Architects.

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Monday
Sep132010

Form Magazine at the IIDA Leader's Breakfast 

FORM was at the JW Marriott/LA Live last Friday morning to cover the IIDA Leader's Breakfast. As one of the event sponsors, we snapped some pictures of the guests at the event, and got to listen to the thrilling stories and inspirations of Alison Levine, Team Captain of the First American Women’s Everest Expedition, business leader, and all-around superwoman. Levine's talk, entitled "Lessons From Everest," highlighted the similarities between climbing mountains and overcoming the hurdles of life and business as a pioneering leader. 

The event honoree was Shane’s Inspiration, a non-profit founded to eliminate bias against children with disabilities by building accessible playgrounds around the world. 

Monday
Sep132010

Interior Designers Draw Inspiration from Showtime Characters for New York City Exhibition 

Last week, the cable channel Showtime unveiled an experimental exhibition entitled the Showtime House at the TEN Arquitectos-designed Cassa Hotel and Residences in New York City. Invited designers were commissioned to interpret the network's hit shows through the design of individual rooms. Invited designers include Brooks Atwood and POD Design, Space4Architecture, Studios Go, Poesis, Marc Thorpe, Eric Chan and ECCO Design, Laura Bohn, Jeff Miller, Stephen Chung, and Bruce Mau Design. The shows the designers were assigned to include Dexter, Nurse Jackie, Weeds, United States of Tara, Californication and new programs, The Big C with Laura Linney, and The Borgias with Jeremy Irons.

The Showtime House is open now and It’ll be open every Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., through October 24. For more info, visit the website here.