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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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Monday
Aug302010

Buildings App Syncs Location and Architecture

The London-based company OpenBuildings recently released an App for iPhone and iPod touch that allows users to sync their location to find local architecture. The App, simply called Buildings, mimics the function of OpenBuildings, acting as an encyclopedia for architecture. It pulls from various online resources to provide a comprehensive architectural database. Using Buildings, the user can browse the international collection, look at photos, watch video, and get directions. The App is available at the iTunes Apps store. 

Monday
Aug302010

Abstract Geometric Seating Installation at Venice Biennale 2010

New York studio Aranda\Lasch have installed a collection of seating that’s made up of foam triangles at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Entitled Modern Primitives, the series was developed in collaboration with Italian fashion brand Fendi and forms the first part of a project to be concluded at Design Miami in December.

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Sunday
Aug292010

Giant Rainbow Hued Umbrellas Pop Up in Spain

Residents of Spain no longer have to travel all the way to its beaches to sit under colorful umbrellas. ParedesPino Arquitectos recently completed an installation commissioned by the city of Cordoba to construct a unique place that would not only provide an incredible public space for play and local commerce, but refocus the city center by creating a more concise connection between the neighborhoods, the central railway station and urban areas. Set as a beautiful array of multi-colored sunshades across a 128,000 sq ft space, the Centro Abierto de Actividades Ciudadanas (CAAC) project not only provides ample shade during the day, but also an enchanting light at night. And in true umbrella form, each aids in helping the city to cope with water issues, allowing for drainage inside.

[via Inhabitat]

Friday
Aug272010

Edward Cullinan Architects Discusses How to "Green" Your Office Building

Baldwin Terrace – ECA OfficeTom Dollard from ‘Team Green’ at Edward Cullinan Architects (ECA) sent Hattie Hartman's Sustainability Blog Footprint a report with steps they’ve taken to ‘green’ their office:

As architects, it is essential that we lead by example when it comes to green living. We can guide our clients and designs from our own experience by living and working in a sustainable way.

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Friday
Aug272010

How Augmented Reality Windshields Could Transform Driving 

Self-navigating cars, small streets and a city crawling with information is architect Jurgen Mayer H.'s winning idea for Audi's Urban Future Award, announced this week at the Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy. Audi's Urban Future competition tapped six firms to imagine mobility and urbanism in the city of 2030. The winning concept, by J. Mayer H. Architects focused on a future where navigating an urban environment is no longer the headache-inducing, traffic-snarling norm--and driving will actually be an entirely pleasant experience.

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