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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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Wednesday
Oct062010

"Sayl" Chairs Combine Beauty of Sailboats and Principles of Suspension Bridges

This new chair is designed by Yves Béhar in collaboration with Herman Miller. It was inspired by the engineering principles of a suspension bridge and the elegance of a sail, explaining its moniker, the Sayl chair. Hailing from San Francisco, Béhar looked to the city's iconic Golden Gate Bridge for inspiration. The spine of the seat back reflects the structure of the bridge, and the full, light shape of the mesh material alludes to the sail, just as the Golden Gate is often surrounded by the distintive sails from nearby sailboats. The chair is also manufactured with minimal environmental impact.

Wednesday
Oct062010

San Francisco's Townhouses as City's First LEED Platinum Certified Multi-Family Housing Units 

The Belles Townhomes are San Francisco's first LEED Platinum-certified multi-family housing units, and they are the only newly constructed residential buildings in the city's historic Presidio district. LivingHomes collaborated with Kieran Timberlake to design the seven unit residential building, located right next to the Presidio Landmark on some of the most beautiful land in the city. The project is made up of seven three-story attached units overlooking a shared central green in front of a wooded area. Each three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit includes its own garage, patio and rooftop deck. 

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Monday
Oct042010

"One Tonne Life" Experimental House Seeks to Drastically Reduce Carbon Footprint of Family

The One Tonne Life Project home was designed by Gert Wingårdh, as an experimental test house for low-carbon living. The two-story home makes the most of its small footprint and utilizes solar passive design to maintain an extraordinarily degree of energy efficiency. Soon a lucky family will move into the super energy-efficient home in Hässelby to see what it takes to live a "One Ton Life" - the goal of the project is to see if a family of four can reduce their carbon footprint from 6-8 tons of CO2 per person down to one ton per person.

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Monday
Oct042010

Amsterdam's Alligator-Shaped Mixed Use Development Offers Unique Public and Private Spaces

The Albino Alligator is mixed-use project composed of five buildings that is designed to regenerate the Buiksloterham region in Amsterdam North. Rotterdam-based Maxwan architects designed each branch of the office to house a different part of the building's program, which resulted in an alligator-shaped building.Each building is used for a different purpose and forms a part of the alligator’s body. A series of public spaces including retail and offices forms the head, a strip of row houses forms the body, a residential tower serves as one of the legs, a tower of live-work studios serves as the second leg, and a fitness club makes up the tail. Each building is shaped by its structural and programmatic needs.

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Monday
Oct042010

LA Cleantech Corridor & Green District Competition Award Ceremony Saturday October 9th

The Cleantech Corridor, located just East of downtown. Imagining an innovative urban vision for the recently designated Los Angeles Cleantech district in downtown Los Angeles is the current focus of SCI-Arc's Future Initiatives program. Under the direction of faculty member Peter Zellner and David Bergman, the post-professional degree program has once again partnered with The Architect's Newspaper to sponsor its latest open ideas competition, Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor & Green District Competition.

The competition asked architects, landscape architects, designers, engineers, urban planners, students and environmental professionals to create an innovative urban vision for Los Angeles' Cleantech Corridor, a several-mile-long development zone on the eastern edge of downtown LA. It asked entrants to move beyond industrial uses—creating an integrated economic, residential, clean energy, and cultural engine for the city through architectural and urban strategies.

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