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Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism
September 12–December 12, 2014
With works as varied as a Vidal Sassoon Salon from 1968, the U.S. Expo Pavilion in Seville, Spain in 1992, and his steel houses, this exhibit will present an overview of almost fifty years of architecture. Barton Myers first attracted attention in the late 1960s for his civic buildings and urban projects in Canada. He returned to the United States in 1984 to open a Los Angeles office and became known for his performing arts centers, campus buildings, and steel houses among many projects. 

The Barton Myers papers were donated to the Architecture and Design Collection of the AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara in 2000.  The archive covers Myers’s work from 1968 through 2002 and includes sketches and computer drawings, watercolors, images by well-known photographers, detailed study models and models of blocks-long sections of cities, as well as research notes, correspondence, lectures, and writings.

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.

Heath Ceramics Annual Sale
November 21–25, 2014
Heath's annual sale at their locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sausalito offer deals on merchandise along with special presentations.

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.

 

 

Competitions

Registration Opens: October 1
Breaking New Ground
The California Endowment

Deadlne: November 30
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award
International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)

Deadline: December 8

2015 Diversity Scholarship
Gensler

Deadline: December 15
2015 Preservation Awards
Santa Monica Conservancy 

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
Jul092014

FORM on Design: Airstreams for the 21st Century

A large part of Hofmann Architecture's practice revolves around rehabbing and redesigning vintage Airstream trailers. At Auto Camp in Santa Barbara, guests have the chance to stay in the firm's work. Image via Hofmann Architecture. In the 1920s, Santa Barbara gained fame as a fashionable destination for campers. One spot in particular, a Sycamore grove beside Mission Creek, offered a picturesque spot for travelers to enjoy the California coast. Today, the Santa Barbara Auto Camp upholds this area's camping tradition by hosting a collection of restored midcentury Airstream trailers, each uniquely designed and available for rent.

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Wednesday
Jul092014

EVENTS: Colorado Street Bridge Party

This Saturday, head to Pasadena for the Colorado Street Bridge Party—and meet Tavo Olmos, author of the Balcony Press publication The Colorado Street Bridge: Restoration Project Photographs, 1991-1993. Image via Pasadena Heritage. Pasadena Heritage's annual Colorado Street Bridge Party is this weekend. On Saturday July 12th, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m, check out music, dancing, vintage cars, children’s activities, beverages and food. You can also find Balcony Press author Tavo Olmos there, who wrote The Colorado Street Bridge: Restoration Project Photographs, 1991-1993, who will be at the merchandise table from 6:30-7:30 to sign books.

To learn more about the event and to buy tickets, click here.

Tuesday
Jul082014

Showroom: Doors of Discovery

Bertolotto Porte's new collection of doors by artist Elio Garis includes the Casa Zen range, with designs that reference the patterns of sand in the desert. Image courtesy Bertolotto Porte.When is a door more than a door? When they double as pieces of sculpture as they do in new collections from the Italian firm Bertolotto Porte. For the new introductions, Casa Zen and Constellazioni, the company tapped Elio Garis, a multi-talented artist, to add to the company’s collections of high-design doors.

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Monday
Jul072014

Book Review: Under the Skin

By Michael Webb

Performative Skyscraper: Tall Building Design Now. Scott Johnson. Balcony Press, $45.

The wow! factor was there from the start. We have all gazed upwards in awe. For centuries, Gothic spires dominated the city skyline and then, thanks to the invention of the steel frame, elevators, and several other key advances in building technology, office towers outreached them, and the competition to build ever higher is as lively as it was a hundred years ago, when the Woolworth palazzo broke the record. In his second book on the high-rise, Scott Johnson moves beyond height and structure, to review ways in which skyscrapers can perform better and make a positive contribution to the environment.

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Tuesday
Jul012014

FORM Events: July Happenings from Our Industry Partner AIA | LA

A tour of the Sobieski House in South Pasadena is one of the events the AIA|LA has in store for members this month. Image via AIA|LA. The summer months tend to be quiet, but for the AIA|LA, July is shaping up to be busy, with a variety of events and programs planned, not to mention an important deadline to keep in mind. On the tour side of things, there are two planned that are must-dos. On July 13, set your GPS for South Pasadena and another edition of the Spring 2014 Breakfast with the Architect Tour and a visit to Koning Eizenberg's "The Sobieski House," a sustainable, indoor-outdoor compound that makes the most of its large lot. Two days later, take a peek at the recently remodeled Elysian. Once conceived of as the headquarters of the Metropolitan Water District, the William Pereira–designed structure has been given new life by David Lawrence Gray Architects. Swing by the tour to get the full scoop on its transformation.

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