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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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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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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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