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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
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.


Monday
Mar122012

Tom Dixon's New Lamp Makes Good Use of Pentagons

Image via FastCo DesignBritish Designer Tom Dixon is familiar to those who like their light fixtures suspended and sleek, but his latest production makes a groundbreaking addition to his product line by intricately networking 60 irregular pentagons. The Etch Web, as it’s called, opens and complicates the ideas first generated by the Etch Light Brass—and to good effect. According to a recent FastCo Design post, the Etch Web is made “with an acid-etching process similar to that used in manufacturing circuit boards.” The aluminum lamp measures out to 26 inches but weighs only two pounds. And if you want one, you’ll have to wait a little longer. The product is not yet for sale.

Wednesday
Mar072012

Morley Builders Awarded Best Hospitality Project for the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica


The Los Angeles Business Journal recently awarded the 2012 Commercial Real Estate Award for Best Hospitality Project to the beachfront Shore Hotel on Ocean Boulevard in Santa Monica.

The two, four-story buildings of the Shore Hotel feature high-end exterior finishes, such as stainless steel panels, Trespa Meteon façade cladding, and point-supported glass walls. The hotel is expected to achieve LEED Gold after surpassing LEED Silver requirements. San Francisco-based architecture firm Gensler designed the California Modern building, while Santa Monica-based Morley Builders built the hotel while salvaging or recycling 90 percent of construction waste. The building opened to the public in October of 2011.

Morley Builders accepted the award at a ceremony in Santa Monica on February 29.