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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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Entries in interior design (23)

Monday
Aug232010

Thom Filicia Discusses Design Sustainability 

In his Big Think interview, Designer Thom Filica discusses his design aesthetic and the fact that he views his clients' interiors as narratives that should tell a story about the clients themselves. "It's a direct extension of their life, their lifestyle," he says. Filicia has really embraced the trend towards sustainability, which is just as robust in the field interior design as in architecture. And just because an interior is eco-friendly, it doesn't have to look sparse and sterile. Filicia shows an interior that looks inviting and comfortable but was designed using sustainable materials and furniture.

[via Big Think]

Monday
Jul052010

Tommy Bahama by Standard Architects

When the new Tommy Bahama store opens in Laguna Beach, CA, shoppers will be able to enjoy their lunch or drink at the bar without taking their eyes off the merchandise. The space, designed by Standard Architects, will separate its 6,000-square-foot floor plan right down the middle, with a clothing section on one side and a restaurant on the other. Modular clothing displays framed by louvered panels will showcase the tropica-inspired resort wear, while an open kitchen will lend a casual feel to the restaurant as well. Located steps from the beach in the historic Heisler Building, the new venture will be serving up fashion and food this fall.

Monday
Jun282010

a5 Los Angeles

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ORO Editions, who are setting out to document the best of the best in global architecture over the last five years with their a5 Architecture Series, are releasing their debut effort, a5 Los Angeles. The 440-page book, edited by C.M. Mathewson with a foreword by Frances Anderton, spotlights L.A. firms including, Johnston Marklee, Belzberg Architects and Griffin Enright Architects, with completed works and yet-to-be-built projects that we can all look forward to.

Saturday
Jun262010

Restaurant Design Award Winners 2010 announced at Dwell On Design - AIA/Los Angeles

Congratulations to all the winners!

RESTAURANT CATEGORY
Jury Award Winner
South Beverly Grill
Beverly Hills, CA
Assembledge+ & Brad Dunning
Images: Michael Weschler

People's Choice Award Winner
Choice Market
Brooklyn, NY
Evan Douglis Studio
Images: Michael Moran

CAFE CATEGORY

Jury Award Winner 1
Intelligentsia Venice
Venice, CA
MASS Architecture + Design
Images: Edward Duarte

Jury Award Winner 2
People's Choice Award Winner

Modmarket
Boulder, CO
Roth + Sheppard Architects
Images: Raul J. Garcia

BAR/LOUNGE CATEGORY
Jury Award Winner
Press Club
San Francisco, CA
Baldauf Catton von Eckartsberg Architects
Images: Rien van Rijthoven

People's Choice Award Winner
The Varnish
Los Angeles, CA
Kelly Architects & Ricki Kline
Images: Francisco Arcaute

See all the nominees here
FORM gallery here

Friday
May212010

IIDA Calibre Awards 2010

Here are the winners for the IIDA Calibre Awards 2010. The IIDA Calibre Awards gives designers an opportunity to recognize excellence in the members of their project teams who help them to realize their visions. Winners include general contractors, furniture dealers, lighting consultants, etc. Visit our awards gallery and check out the links of the collaborating firms.

IIDA Southern California Chapter is one of the largest chapters in the international organization, with over 800 members throughout the Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Inland and Desert Empire areas. These members currently include almost 400 professional designers, approximately 200 industry members, over 160 student members and a variety of press and media members.