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The West Hollywood Design District Presents Decades of Design 1948–2014
November 19, 2014–February 2015
The first-ever retrospective exhibition uncovering, examining and celebrating six decades of rich design history in West Hollywood. The curated ­­gallery will showcase design pioneers and present tastemakers through bold graphics, photographs and original product.

FOG Design + Art Fair
January 15–18, 2015
Benefiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), FOG Design+Art is a four-day celebration and exploration of modern and contemporary design, architecture, and art with dynamic exhibits, custom installations, art galleries, lectures, and discussions with leaders in the art and design worlds.

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio
February 20–May 24, 2015
This February, the Hammer Museum will present the West Coast debut of Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, featuring the imaginative work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, such as a handbag for Longchamp, to large-scale structures like the new distillery for Bombay Sapphire Gin.

 

 

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

Deadline: January 16
Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2015
Ceramics of Italy 

Deadline: February 23
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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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Thursday
Feb102011

SCI-Arc's Michael Young - Thesis Video 2010 - A Home Within A Home



One of FORM's Enhanced Issue Content pieces for Jan/Feb 2011 issue.
Featured in Making the Grade - new education section in our print version.