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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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Wednesday
Dec012010

'Tower of Power' Takes Renewable Energy Production to New Heights

The ambition behind NL Architects' proposal for the Taiwan Tower Competition was to create a 300-meter high freestanding tower with sightseeing and recreational functions that will serve as a 'model green building'. By simply combining the two typologies of windmill and observation tower, their design, 'Tower of Power', aspires to change the ‘content’ of the new generation of tourist towers and at the same time, the appearance of future wind energy generators. Instead of being yet another ‘empty’ icon, it actually is a usable object. Other than the required functionality as sightseeing tower and telecommunication base, it is also an environmentally friendly power plant. NL Architects' tower raises questions on how power plants of the future can be turned into objects of beauty.

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Tuesday
Nov302010

Steven Song's View on the World Architecture Festival: Lectures and Panel Discussions 

FORM reader and founding partner of think tank team VIUM, Steven Song, attended the World Achitecture Festival, November 3-5 in Barcelona, Spain. What follows are his ruminations on his experience and his overall takeaway from the event:

From November 3 to November 5, 2010, an international group of architects, urban designers, landscape architects, critics, and students convened at Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB), the venue for the 2010 World Architecture Festival. World Architecture Festival was launched in 2008 as a celebratory conference that features seminars and panel discussions with leading figures in the field of architecture and urban designers, and competition entries of exemplary projects.

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Tuesday
Nov302010

Steven Song's View on the World Architecture Festival: Winning Projects and Final Thoughts

While the interesting series of lectures and panel discussions were held at the main seminar room, in the smaller meeting rooms were presentations of shortlisted projects. Each project was presented to, and then critiqued by a group of juries in twenty minute intervals. On the third day, category winning schemes were presented in the main seminar room.

Click after the jump for the list of winning schemes.

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Monday
Nov292010

Nov. 18 FORM Event at Seven Grand in Downtown L.A.

Thanks to everyone who came to Seven Grand last week and made our November/December "Designing for the Senses" issue event a success! Thanks to our friends at Aquaovo OVOPURBang & Olufsen Pasadena, and bar architect George Kelly for sharing his design secrets. 

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Photographer: Carolina Farias

Happy Holidays!

Monday
Nov292010

Beta Tank Object Questions Tax Difference Between Art and Furniture

Design studio Beta Tank designed a chair with moving panels that transform it from a functional furniture object (on which tax is payable at 19%) to an art object (tax payable at 7%). Especially in the current age, where the realms of art and design are continually merging, the object offers a particularly evocative point of view. 

 

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