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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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Tuesday
Jan172012

FXFowle, CO Architects Announce Joint Venture Firm

The Renaissance Tower in Istanbul, rendering courtesy of FXFowleNYC-based architecture company FXFowle and Los Angeles-based CO Architects have announced a joint venture firm that will be known as CO/FXFowle. According to a press release on the new joint venture, the two firms will retain individual identities and operations while pursuing and completing projects together. CO/FXFowle is already one of three firms participating in a competition to design a new building for an educational institution in New York City, according to the same release, although further details about the competition are yet to be announced.

CO Architects has a practice focused mostly in academic, healthcare, and civic projects—including the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, the East Building of the Salk Institute in San Diego, and the Health Sciences Education Building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The HSEB was awarded with a citation in the Next LA category of the 2010 AIA| LA design awards.

FXFowle most recently made news as the designer of a 606-foot (44-story) skyscraper in Istanbul,  described as the “eastern gate to the city,” which will be known as the Renaissance Tower. Past projects for FXFowle include Eleven Times Square.

HSEB Arizona rendering courtesy CO Architects

Thursday
Jan122012

Steven Ehrlich, 2011 Maybeck Award Winner

Zeidler Residence, Aptos, CA (Photograph by Matthew Millman)Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, founding principal of Ehrlich Architects, was awarded the 2011 Maybeck Award late last year by the AIA California Council (AIACC). The Maybeck Award (named in honor of the late Bernard Maybeck) was awarded for the first time in 1992 and has been awarded to such famous architects as Thom Mayne (2007), Frank Gehry (1997), Raymond Kappe (1995), and Joseph Esherick (1992). The Maybeck Award recognizes outstanding individual achievement in architectural design over an extended career.  Ehrlich is the 14th recipient of the Maybeck Award. Ehrlich Architects has won eight National AIA Design Awards and was named 2003 Firm of the Year by the AIACC, under Ehrlich’s leadership.

Ehrlich’s career has evolved a evolved a unique philosophy called Multicultural Modernism, based on Erlich’s conviction that architecture should respond to the specificities of site and local culture. For those interested in waht's next for Ehrlich Architects, recent commissions include: the John M. Roll Federal Courthouse in Yuma, Arizona; a LEED Platinum (pending) Residence Hall for Pomona College; the LEED Platinum (pending) University of California Irvine New Media Arts Center; and numerous single family homes in California, Texas and Dubai. The firm also won the international design competition for the new Federal National Council Parliament complex for the United Arab Emirates in early 2011.

700 Palms Residence, Venice, CA (Photograph by Julius Shulman & Juergen Nogai)

FNC New Parliament Building Complex, Abu Dhabi, UAE (Rendering by bioLINIA)

ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication (Photograph by Bill Timmerman)

675 West Kendall Street Biotech Research Laboratory, Cambridge, MA (Photograph by Ed Wonsek)

Friday
Dec302011

David Chipperfield Appointed Director of Architecture for Venice Biennale

Image by Chouca via Wikimedia CommonsThe La Biennale di Venezia has selected UK Architect David Chipperfield as the event’s Director of the Architecture Sector. Chipperfield will curate the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, which will be held in Venice at Giardini and Arsenale, from August 29 to November 25, 2012 (a preview will be available from August 27-28).

The following is from the Venice Biennale’s announcement of Chipperfield’s appointment: “After a series of Exhibitions that illustrated the many different ways of approaching the theme of architecture in the contemporary era (sociological, technological, urban), it appeared useful to turn to an architect who demonstrates great interest in architecture as a discipline and raises questions about the elements of which it is composed, about the objectives it pursues, about the constraints that affect it, about the tools that it uses to shape places, spaces, buildings. The next Architecture Exhibition will be characterized by the emphasis on a series of relationships that connect great architects and younger generations that refer to them. This Exhibition will represent a major opportunity to bring both the general public and the world of architecture up to date.”

Chipperfield had a big year, also winning the Royal Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects earlier this year. Below are a few examples of Chipperfield’s designs:

The Hepworth Wakefield
West Yorkshire, UK
Completed 2011
(Image by Mike Kirby via Geograph UK)

America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents’
Valencia, Spain
Completed 2006

Museum of Modern Literature
Marbach, Germany
Completed 2006

Wednesday
Dec282011

Inside the Eric Owen Moss Architects Studio

Jefferson Tower image via ericowenmoss.com

Eric Owen Moss aficionados and design bloggers designboom recently paid a visit to the Eric Owen Moss Architects Studios in the Hayden Tract of Culver City and came away with a great set of photos of the vast assemblage of ribboned high rises and other conceptual models on the desks of the studios. The image above of the Jefferson Tower (or the Glass Tower, as designboom calls it) is the only high rise currently approved for South LA (more information about the project is also available here). If built, the tower would be a fetching addition to the generally 40-foot high South LA architectural landscape. Maybe forward motion on the tower is something to hope for in 2012?

Tuesday
Dec202011

Morphosis Wins International Competition for Eni in San Donato Milanese

A team lead by Morphosis Architects and including Nemesi Studio (architectural design partner), Setec TPI (structures designer), Setec Batiment (plants designer), and Pasodoble (landscape architect) has won an international competition for the conceptual design of the new Eni Exploration & Production Business Center in San Donato Milanese, Italy. The project will mark Eni’s first foray into San Donato Milanese.

The competition included 50 original entrants and ten finalists from the international design community. The competition tasked entrants with a concept design for the new Exploration & Production Business Center for Italian oil and gas company Eni. The new center will have an area of 65,000 square meters, including 60,000 square meters of office space and 5,000 square meters for services.

Besides materials and angles typical of Morphosis, a large central courtyard is perhaps the design’s most striking feature, evoking the public square as the centerpiece of this massive private business center. The Business Center is expected in time for the 2015 Milan Expo.