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On The Map: Shop Talk
August 28, 2014
This week the second installment of On The Map: Shop Talk takes the LA Forum behind the scenes of Ball-Nogues Studio. The integrated design and fabrication practice led by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues operates in a territory between architecture, art, and industrial design. Their work is informed by the exploration of craft. Essential to each project is the design of the production process itself, with the aim of creating environments that enhance sensation, generate spectacle and invite physical engagement. 

LA River Boat Race
August 30, 2014
LA River Expeditions, a leader in recreational kayaking on the Los Angeles River, will host an inaugural LA River Boat Race. The first-ever event will take place on August 30, 2014, between 11am-3pm, at the Glendale Narrows recreational zone in the Elysian Valley. Los Angeles city council member Tom LaBonge will kick off the river celebration, which will feature honorary celebrity kayakers such as Ed Begley and about 100 contestants.

Architecture and the City Festival
September 1–30, 2014
The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco chapter (AIA San Francisco) and the Center for Architecture + Design announce the 11th annual Architecture and the City festival, the nation’s largest architectural festival of its kind. Taking place in San Francisco every September, the month-long celebration features behind the scenes and walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more, providing opportunities for participants to engage with the local architecture community and experience design in a myriad of ways throughout the city. The 2014 Architecture and the City festival theme, Home: My San Francisco, will examine the shifting nature of home, the different elements that contribute to its definition, and its relation to the urban fabric. Over 40 festival programs will explore the cultural richness and diversity of our local architectural and design community as well as provide a platform for conversation about our changing landscape and its implications for a city in a time of rapidly intensifying housing needs.

10th Annual KAYAK and SUP Coastal Cleanup Day Event
September 20, 2014
On Saturday, September 20, from 8:15am–1:30pm, The Bay Foundation (TBF) will host its 10th Annual Marina del Rey Kayak Cleanup Day Event as part of the greater annual Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) which draws over 14,000 volunteers from across Los Angeles County to hundreds of events. As the longest-running kayak and SUP cleanup site, the TBF event is immensely popular each year and spaces fill up early.

San Francisco Living: Home Tours
September 20–21, 2014
AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design are excited to announce the 12th annual San Francisco Living: Home Tours, a two-day open house event featuring a select number of modern residences. The popular weekend showcases a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods and residences, including single-family homes, contemporary renovations and multi-family residences, and is the first tour series in the Bay Area to promote residential design from the architect's point of view. Throughout the weekend, tour participants can see some of the city's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover innovative design solutions that inspire unique San Francisco living.

Detroit Design Festival
September 23–28, 2014
Presented by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3), and supported by the Knight Foundation, the fourth-annual Detroit Design Festival spans all design disciplines and brings together commerce, culture, education, and entertainment with a full, varied program of exhibitions, openings, installations, shows, talks, open studios, fashion shows, product previews, performances and workshops.

Archtoberfest San Diego 2014
October 1–30, 2014
Archtoberfest San Diego 2014 is a collaboratively-operated initiative aimed at establishing an annual, month-long program of public events and activities pertaining to architecture, design, planning and sustainability.

New Urbanism Film Festival
November 2014
The primary goal of the New Urbanism Film Festival is to renew the dialogue about urban planning with a broader audience. The Festival brings in movies, short films, speakers, on the topics of architecture, public health, bicycle advocacy, urban design, public transit, inner-city gardens, to name a few. 

 

 

 

 

 

Competitions

Deadline: August 18
Fabric
Formabilio


Deadline: September 2
Hansgrohe+Axor Das Design Competition
Hansgrohe+Axor


Deadline: September 5

2014 Designer Dream Bath Competition
Duravit

Deadline: December 31
Kitchen Design Contest
Wolf and Sub-Zero 

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Monday
Jun072010

August 5 - International Issue Event - Palacek Showroom at LA Mart Design Center - RSVP

We know it's early, but no time like the present.  RSVPs accepted now.

FORM celebrates the July/August International issue featuring innovative design around the world and our exclusive interview with Santiago Calatrava on his work with the New York City Ballet.

Click here to fill out the RSVP form
Click here for the PDF

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Thursday
Jun032010

'Table Cloth' by Ball-Nogues Studio with UCLA Students 

Table Cloth for the Courtyard at Schoenberg HallA site-specific installation by Ball-Nogues Studio, in collaboration with UCLA students, will serve as a temporary environment for music, dance and other performances on the UCLA campus. The project explores a "cross-manufacturing" strategy: After the structure has served as a set piece, the parts making up the installation will become smaller-scaled commodities, available as consumer products.

The installation is open now and will last until June 12, 2010. Check out more about it at Ball-Nogues Studio's website.

Wednesday
Jun022010

This Saturday: IIDA Art Walk + Designer's Craft Show

In conjunction with the Culver City Art Walk, IIDA is hosting this event to bring to light how talented the design community is. The event will take place at the Tandus Showroom, 5968 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232. Live Entertainment provided by Paperbag Rider from 1:30 - 2:30pm and Flashpoint from 4 - 6pm. Reception starts at 4pm.

Tuesday
Jun012010

Reminder - This Thursday: Design for the Planet

This Thursday, June 3, from 6:30-9PM, FORM magazine invites you to celebrate the May/June Design for the Planet issue and our new partnership with USGBC-LA. A lively panel moderated by FORM publisher Ann Gray, FAIA LEED AP will explore the collaboration of architect, contractor, and owner in creating what is widely regarded as one of the most successful sustainable new projects in Los Angeles—LA Trade-Tech’s Student Services and Classroom buildings.

LA Trade-Tech South Campus
TE Building
S. Grand Ave & W 22nd St.(approximate)
Los Angeles, 90007

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Friday
May282010

Landscape: Airport Demonstration Gardens Design Contest

Local landscape designers were invited to submit designs for three unique sustainable demonstration gardens to be installed at the Santa Monica Airport. These designs include the latest features in sustainable landscaping that can be incorporated to any yard: raised veggie gardens, play areas, outdoor rooms, permeable paving, native and Mediterranean plants, cisterns, drip irrigation and lawn alternatives. A panel of experts has narrowed the field down to nine designers, and now the community gets a chance to vote. Click here to view the finalists and VOTE.