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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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Sunday
Sep182011

West Gate Office Building

At the western entrance to the city of Ljubljana, Slovenia lies the West Gate Office Building, a pair of office towers designed by Studio Kalamar. The building complements its urban surroundings and emphasizes the openness of the area with wings pointing west. Its southern tower features a protruding corner which points the way to the city and its lower northern wing is designed with respect to the railway traffic behind it. One wing has 14 floors, the other 8. Different wing lengths allow for various floor divisions and office size options.  On the eastern sides are vertical cores which allow for the possibility of connection to the future extension of an adjacent building.

A white fixed shading element is attached in four different positions on panels, creating an intriguing facade effect.

Placed around the building are tree formations and hillocks, which create a public space in front of the building secluded from traffic.

A low-temperature heating and cooling system with heat pumps maintains a healthy work environment. Users are kept in contact with their surroundings and face little technological inconvenience in maintaining a good climate.  A central control system ensures optimal energy use.

Friday
Sep022011

Featured Event: LightShow/West, October 26-27th, LA Convention Center

LightShow/West is the only trade show and conference specifically created for all west coast specifiers of lighting products and sponsored by Southern California's leading lighting agencies.

See thousands of products from top manufacturers and stay current on the latest lighting trends through the free educational seminars - offered both days of the show! For a list of seminars, click here. 

Be sure to register now to attend LighShow/West on October 26-27th, 2011 at the LA Convention Center. 

Thursday
Aug042011

RSVP Now for the FORM Issue Event, August 25th at DWR Santa Monica

Join us Thursday August 25th for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at DWR’s Santa Monica showroom. During the evening, our headline sponsors will reveal their deep, unspoken discount programs for architects and designers. Peruse the spectacular furniture and kitchen products on-site, hang out with your colleagues, and celebrate the end of summer in classic FORM style. Special prizes/additional discounts will be awarded at the door.

Please RSVP at rsvp@formmag.net with your name, title, company, phone, and email. 

August 25th, 6:30-9:30 PM

Design Within Reach, 332 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica

Wednesday
Jul272011

Skinniest House in the World

 

 

Construction is expected to begin September of this year on what may be considered the skinniest house in the world. Designed by Jakub Szczęsny of Centrala, Keret House will be 4 feet at its widest and 28 inches at its narrowest.

The house will have a simple tri-dimensional steel frame finished with plywood, insulated sandwich panels and styrofoam covered with concrete cloth. Electricity will be generated from a neighboring building, and the independent plumbing designed after boat sewage technology. To save space, the entry stairs will fold up and flatten, becoming part of the first floor at the press of a button.

The residence, created for Israeli writer Etgar Keret, will be located in a crack between two buildings in Warsaw, Poland in the district of Wola. Because it does not meet Polish building code, Keret House is recognized as an "art installation." However, it will serve as both a home and a space conductive to creative work conditions -- a "significant platform for world intellectual exchange. The house is to be a "studio for invited guests -- young creators and intellectualists from all over the world."

 

Wednesday
Jul202011

4 Projects: 4 Scales

LA Forum will be hosting an exhibit July 21 at Woodbury University Hollywood featuring four recent projects by New York based firm Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects: the Arthouse at the Jones Center in Texas, Water Proving Ground and Lobby Wall in New York City, and Sullivan Family Student Center in Laramie. These projects range from 69 million to 108 square feet.

 

EXHIBIT DATES & HOURS:

LA Forum Events @ WUHO*
Exhibition Opening: July 21, 2011 – 7-10pm
July 21 – August 27, 2011
Gallery Hours: Fridays – Sundays, 1pm-5pm

*Woodbury University Hollywood
6518 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

WUHO is located between Metro Redline stops: Hollywood & Vine and Hollywood & Highland. Street parking available, parking lot in the rear of the building.

 

 

The Arthouse at the Jones Center in downtown Austin, Texas is a renovation and expansion project of an existing contemporary art space. In its modifications, LTL looks to highlight the historical qualities of this cross between a turn-of-the-century theatre and 1950's department store.  The design and expansion of the gallery and office spaces serve to embolden the aesthetics of the art in correlation with the surrounding urban environment.

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