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On The Map: Shop Talk
August 28, 2014
This week the second installment of On The Map: Shop Talk takes the LA Forum behind the scenes of Ball-Nogues Studio. The integrated design and fabrication practice led by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues operates in a territory between architecture, art, and industrial design. Their work is informed by the exploration of craft. Essential to each project is the design of the production process itself, with the aim of creating environments that enhance sensation, generate spectacle and invite physical engagement. 

LA River Boat Race
August 30, 2014
LA River Expeditions, a leader in recreational kayaking on the Los Angeles River, will host an inaugural LA River Boat Race. The first-ever event will take place on August 30, 2014, between 11am-3pm, at the Glendale Narrows recreational zone in the Elysian Valley. Los Angeles city council member Tom LaBonge will kick off the river celebration, which will feature honorary celebrity kayakers such as Ed Begley and about 100 contestants.

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.

10th Annual KAYAK and SUP Coastal Cleanup Day Event
September 20, 2014
On Saturday, September 20, from 8:15am–1:30pm, The Bay Foundation (TBF) will host its 10th Annual Marina del Rey Kayak Cleanup Day Event as part of the greater annual Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) which draws over 14,000 volunteers from across Los Angeles County to hundreds of events. As the longest-running kayak and SUP cleanup site, the TBF event is immensely popular each year and spaces fill up early.

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
Feb092011

Recent Views from Michael Webb


M
ichael Webb continues to enrich FORM readers with his thought provoking, insightful, and unfiltered colum, Views. From book reviews to commentary on local events, Webb's column adds a refreshing and inspiring look at architecture and Los Angeles. Check out some of these recent posts:
Wednesday
Feb092011

UCSF Institute for Regenerative Medicine by Rafael Viñoly Architects

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The University of California, San Francisco campus is set on Mount Sutro, west of downtown San Francisco. The location affords a sweeping view of the city, but the campus has had very little room to grow beyond its collection of fifties and sixties towers because of the steep hillside. New York based-architect Rafael Viñoly Architects recently finished the new Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The $123 million building, is a series of split-level floors with terraced grass roofs and solar orientation. Open labs flow into each other, with office and interaction areas located on the circulation route between the labs, allowing for the entire research community in the building to interact. The Institute has been dubbed the Dolby Building by students and faculty. 

 

 

Friday
Feb042011

FORM VIDEO INTERVIEW: Thom Mayne - Artist


For more on inspiration, RSVP to the April 7 issue event panel with Perkins+Will and Friends of the Los Angeles River. A panel discussion will explore how infrastructure impacts the human experience, the environment and the economy. Examples and presenters: FoLAR's Piggyback Yard Conceptual Master Plan created with the PBy Collaborative Design Group (Chee Salette Architecture Office, Mia Lehrer + Associates, Michael Maltzan Architecture, and Perkins+Will); Michael Bohn, AIA, Principal, studioneleven at Perkowitz + Ruth Architects, discussing streetscaping and road diets; Cliff Garten on the integration of architecture, landscape and engineering; and Deborah Weintraub, AIA, Chief Architect, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering on architecture and urban infrastructure.

Moderator will be Jack Skelley, architecture/design/urbanism journalist and FORM contributor.

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Thursday
Feb032011

FORM EVENT: February 3 - Jan/Feb's Inspiration, Panelists Yazdani, Ball, O'Herlihy, Chu - RSVP

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Join FORM February 3 as we celebrate January/February's Inspiration issue and the AIA/LA Design Awards supplement at Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design . The event will feature a panel discussion on inspiration with AIA/LA Design Award winners Mehrdad Yazdani, Benjamin Ball, Lorcan O'Herlihy, and Annie Chu. Moderator will be Michael Webb, architect, architecture/design writer, and FORM contributor.

Date:  2/3/11 - Thursday     Time:  6:30-9 PM
1901 Avenue of the Stars, Ste 175, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Self-parking available at Westfield Century City Shopping Mall
(3 hrs-no charge)

Please forward on to colleagues!  The FORM Team

Wednesday
Feb022011

Southern California Wood Solutions Fair Offers Free, Multifaceted Event on The Use of Wood in Commercial Buildings 

The Southern California Wood Solutions Fair is here again, on March 2, 2011 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Wood Solutions Fair was created as a way for architects, engineers, and others to obtain the maximum amount of information on the design and construction of nonresidential wood structures in a single day-for free for all attendants. With learning opportunities including seminars on wood design and construction, as well as relevant trade booths, Wood Solutions Fair is sure to provide a comprehensive and practical learning experience to apply to projects immediately. 

To see the complete schedule, click here and to register for the event (for free!), click here