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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.

RICS Development Series Los Angeles 2014: Wilshire Grand Center
November 20, 2014
Join RICS Southern California chapter for the launch of their Los Angeles Development Series seminar, which takes an in-depth look at the development and construction of the upscale, world-class Wilshire Grand Project in downtown LA.

Innovation and Design Excellence in Healthcare Facilities Design: Today and Tomorrow
November 21, 2014
Hosted by AIA Los Angeles and AIA San Francisco, Future Care: Design for Health is a one-day healthcare symposium featuring the top minds in healthcare planning, design and construction. Speakers will address the rapidly changing healthcare environment and how these changes impact what healthcare providers need from the design and construction community.

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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Thursday
Mar222012

What to Do this Weekend: de LaB's Echo Park Home Tour

Image: ©Laure Joliet/Sunia HomesGlad to see that the good people of de LaB (stands for Design East of La Brea) are broadening their reach with an inaugural home tour. The tour will be held on March 24 in Echo Park, California—one of Los Angeles' recently hip neighborhoods, characterized by the urban perks of walkability, mixed use commercial corridors, some of the city’s oldest, most charming neighborhoods, and great examples of homes built in the last decade with modern design sensibilities and sustainable technologies.

Keeping with the local milieu, all of the destinations on the tour are within walking distance. The tour features homes by Good Idea Studio, Simon Storey, Heydey, and Jerome Pelayo (pictured above--the first effort by Sunia Homes is the newest addition to the neighborhood among this batch).

Below is the rest of the info you will need to buy tickets for what is hopefully the first of many home tours by de LaB. Act quickly because there is only one day left to buy tickets!

Saturday March 24th
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Self-directed, tickets will be issued via email with addresses of the homes.
Tickets for the tour cost $35/person and must be purchased in advance. We will not accept payment for tickets on the day of the tour.

Tuesday
Mar202012

Ball-Nogues Wins Pavillon Spéciale Competition


Los Angeles-based architecture firm Ball-Nogues Studio has been selected as the winner of the “Pavillon Spéciale” competition for the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture. The competition provides an opportunity for students and practitioners to work together for three months from design to construction for a new experimental pavilion for a large rectangular outdoor garden at the school. Winners are selected as “emerging international architects under the age of 45.”

Ball Nogues, a firm familiar with building systems of interactive, repeated components, has produced a form active canopy for the winning design. As explained by the Bustler in a post announcing the winner, “The structure is comprised of approximately 200 ‘cells,’ each made from locally sourced plastic tubing that will be bent and curled in custom jigs designed and constructed by students.  To provide shade, each cell will have a locally sourced sheet material spanning between the tubes within it. The cell module is a very effective way of constructing a temporary structure: each can be transported as a flat unit and rapidly assembled on site; when it is time for the structure to come down, dismantling and transportation to a new site is easy.”

The structure will require Ball-Nogues and students to test full-scale mock ups because the form active system is difficult to duplicate with software without direct empirical evidence.

Monday
Mar192012

Arup Ireland Wins Huge Hospital Contract in Austria


Arup’s Ireland office
has been awarded a huge contract for a €500 million hospital complex in Vienna, Austria. Added to current projects in Korea and Helsinki, the office will be busy for the foreseeable future. The 800-bed facility will be built next to the Danube and will have capacity for “40,000 hospital admissions, 250,000 outpatient frequencies and about 16,000 surgical procedures per year,” according to an article from Architecture Lab.

Thursday
Mar152012

Ring House by Apollo Architects

Photography by Akira NishikawaDesign Milk has a full set of photos of the fetching Ring house by APOLLO Architects. The house is located in Kitayama-cho, Fuchu, Tokyo, and was designed for a pair of teachers that work in the nearby school. (Can’t help but wonder how many teachers in the USA get to live in custom build residential—wow!)  After a long day with rambunctious school children, the teachers/residents of Ring will come home to some seriously cooling and calming materials and lines. This is Modernist design at its best.
 
Photography by Akira Nishikawa

 

Tuesday
Mar132012

New High Line Designs Released; Phase 3 Expected in Spring 2014

Images courtesy of James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro released designs for a third and final phase of the High Line in NYC yesterday. The designs mix enough new ideas into the familiar trope of the elevated walkway weaving between high rises and native plants to ensure that the final extension of the High Line will not disappoint.

According to a post from Architizer, the third phase includes several components: “Spur,” which includes a tiered arena above the junction of 30th Street and 10th Avenue; “Crossroads” which connects Phase 3 with Phase 2; and “Interim Walkway,” a half-loop of preserved train tracks and wild flora, offering the types of views of the East River only available to the High Line.

The "Spur."Some of the best idea-provoking moments on the High Line are the many interactive features that invite visitors to radically rethink the flexibility of uses available in the public sphere. New “peel ups” on Phase 3 include picnic tables, planters, and seesaws—exciting and thoughtful expansions on the signature benches, performance space, and water features of the earlier sections.

"Peel-Ups"
The Friends of the High Line and the city of New York expect the new section to open to the public by Spring of 2014 with a $90 million price tag.