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RICSSummit of the Americas Toronto 2014
May 4-6, 2014
RICS Summit of the Americas 2014 is for any real estate professional looking to draw from timely, in-depth market knowledge that will be shared by local and international experts in the land, property and construction sectors. The summit will provide an excellent opportunity to connect with top professionals from around the world and engage in educational seminars and premier discussion forums. 

Sonoma Living: Home Tours
May 10, 2014
AIA San Francisco and AIA Redwood Empire are excited to announce Sonoma Living: Home Tours, a new home tours program for 2014. Sonoma Living will showcase a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect's point of view. The program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in Sonoma county. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Sonoma living.


Design for Social Impact
May 25–August 3, 2014
Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) presents Design for Social Impact, an original exhibition offering a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects and social entrepreneurs use design to solve the problems of the 21st century. 

 

Competitions

Deadline: April 25
Call for Entries (Student Awards) 
ASLA 

Deadline: June 1 
AIA|LA 2014 Design Awards Program Registration 
AIA|LA

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

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Monday
Dec062010

Shohei Shigematsu Discusses the Role of Financial Crises on Architecture 


S
hohei Shigematsu, partner at OMA, talks about architecture in the financial crisis at U Laval in Canada. Basing his speech on research of how past financial crises have affected architecture in the past, he relates historical precedent to his current projects, including the Milstein Hall at Cornell and OMA’s winning entry for the extension of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ).

To view Shigematsu's speech, skip to 7:00.

Monday
Dec062010

Foster + Partners To Design Apple's New Campus


         

Famed British Architects Foster + Partners are set to design technology giant Apple's new campus in Cupertino, California, according to Architecture Daily. The campus will focus on sustainability and the streamlined efficient workspaces typical of Foster, who has reportedly been in collaboration with head of Apple, Steve Jobs, for quite some time. Stay tuned for updates; the plan is sure to be representative of a match made in design heaven. 

Monday
Dec062010

Low Cost Shipping Pallet Home 'Slumtube' Insulates Residents from Fluctuating Temperatures 

Designers Andreas Claus Schnetzer and Pils Gregor have created a low-cost shipping pallet home that was completed this year in South Africa. The 'Slumtube' utilizes discarded pallets along with other local materials like clay and straw to make an insulated and affordable home that can withstand the extremely hot and cold temperatures of Johannesburg.

Schnetzer and Gregor built upon what they learned from constructing modular pallet houses, improving upon their original design to make it even more affordable. In previous designs, the pallets were used as floors, walls, ceilings and cladding, but they required sturdy wood beams, which were the most expensive part of the home. The new round design eliminates some of these expensive beams, but it’s still designed and built to European standards for structural soundness.

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Wednesday
Dec012010

No. 3 Bench by Floris Wubben

 

The No. 3 Bench by Dutch designer Floris Wubben is constructed from polypropylene, wood, and lacquered metal. The polypropylene is attached to the large piece of unshaped wood in a wave-like pattern. The polypropylene follows the curve of the wood, juxtaposing the white, manmade material with the natural curvature and coloring of the wood.

Wednesday
Dec012010

Bamboo Barn and Green Farm by De Leon & Primmer Architects 

'Mason Lane Farm Operations Facility' by American practice de leon & primmer architecture workshop
is an entry into this year's World Architecture Festival for the production, energy and recycling category.
Located in Goshen, Indiana, the project is a new complex for farm equipment, servicing, re-fueling and
storage on a 2,000-acre property utilized for agriculture, recreation, wildlife habitat and conservation purposes.

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