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A Partnership of AIA Los Angeles and USC Architecture: BIM EDGE + BIM GAP
August 22–23, 2014
BIM GAP will feature presentations about the bridging GAPs between BIM tools (analysis, construction, facilities management, and more) and also bridging the GAPs between BIM people (contractors, architects, owners, managers, subs, consultants). Learn how professionals are dealing with these gaps towards realizing the full potential of BIM. Who do you call when you need BIM guidance? EDGE examines potential partners in working with BIM beyond your firm’s current capabilities: BIM coordinators, consultants, modeling services, others.

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.

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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Wednesday
Feb162011

The Inspiration for a New Eco-Housing Complex in Haiti: Coral 

Vincent Callebaut's newest concept for 1000 Haitian eco housing units, entitled Coral Reef, is inspired by the organic form of coral. Built upon seismic piers off the coast of the mainland, the prefabricated, modular units can be fit into a wave-like matrix as space is needed. Each family would have a plot of land to grow their own food, and their passive home would minimize energy usage, while renewable energy sources would make the entire project carbon neutral.
 

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Wednesday
Feb162011

Ski Lift by Roland Baldi in Monte Ivigna, Italy

Bolzano-based architect Roland Baldi has completed a ski lift center in Monte Ivigna, a granite mountain near Merano, Italy. Autonomous in presence, the design consists of two terminals - one in the valley and one at the summit - that maintain a common architectural language through palette and form. 

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Monday
Feb142011

TED Talk: Using Nature's Genius for Green Architecture 

 

How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn, head architect of sustainable development firm Exploration, describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun.
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Monday
Feb142011

BOOM, The Proposed $250 Million Palm Springs Complex, Features Designs from Architecture Supergroup

BOOM, a master-planned community situated in the deserts of Palm Springs, southern California, is the newest project of aging x architecture maven Matthias Hollwich, proprietor of Architizer. Originally conceived as a multi-generational project for the aging gay community, the 100+ acre site will encompass eight neighborhoods, each designed by a different architect, an entertainment complex (LOT-EK), boutique hotels (Sadar + Vuga and Joel Sanders Arhictect), and wellness center (HOLLWICH KUSHNER). The landscape design will be overseen by Surfacedesign of San Francisco. The design-challenge of this pedestrian-oriented community really focuses on a way to package social experiences to residents while also allowing for privacy within residential units. 

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Monday
Feb142011

Feng Shui Mini Dwelling Offers Multiple Living Spaces in Compact Cube 

Liu Ming is a Feng Shui expert in the Bay Area who lives and works out of his 1,100 sq ft live/work loft apartment. He often teaches class to 30 people in this space and would have to move and juggle his personal furnishings out of the way to make room for students. At the same time, when it was just him in the apartment, it felt too vast and open. With the help of SPACEFLAVOR, a Feng Shui architecture firm, Ming designed a mobile, mini dwelling unit, which contained everything he needed for sleeping, studying and meditating and relied on the principles of yin and yang as a way to balance his personal and professional life.
The steel and plywood living cube was prefabricated in order to fit through Ming’s front door and was assembled on site. A steel frame assembled on top of heavy duty casters and the plywood panels fit into the cube. All the wood used for the project was FSC-certified, formaldehyde free and coated with a natural shellac. The lower level features a simple bed and a study on the opposite side. A set of staircases with hidden storage lead up to the meditation loft and tea room.

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