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.
On October 1 and 2, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture, a conference called New Aging "will investigate recent advances in architecture and urbanism dealing with age-related challenges." As Matthias Hollwich, the conference's instigator, phrases it, designers can work to positively transform the aging process:
"Not by building nursing homes for the elderly, but by creating architecture that supports a life that we personally would also be interested in living when old."