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.
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.
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.
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.
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.