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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 interiors (9)

Thursday
Feb282013

Fit for Champions

Interlocking rings representing some of L.A.'s recent sports triumphs are a centerpiece in the redesigned Champions Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live. Image courtesy AllAccessLiving.

Los Angeles and sports championships are no strangers to one another. The Lakers have 11 to their credit over the last 40-plus years. The Dodgers have won five. Last year the Kings added to the city’s trophy case by winning their first Stanley Cup. It’s fitting then that members of the Kings were on hand dedicate a new Swarovski crystal sculpture and were part of the redesigned Champions Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live.

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Wednesday
Dec192012

New Michael Webb Posts 

FORM contributor and newly-minted honorary AIA member Michael Webb has been doing some serious reading, checking in with a trio of book reviews over on the Views tab of the FORM Mag website. First is White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes, which documents a succession of inventive exhibitions at the Heinz Architectural Center in Pittsbugh curated by Raymund Ryan. Next is The Iconic Interior: Private Spaces of Leading Artists, Architects, and Designers, which Webb describes as a "gorgeous indulgence." Finally, Webb reviews Taschen's latest update of its collection of works by Pritzker Prize winning Japanese Architect Tadao Ando, Ando: Complete Works 1975-2012. The November/December print issue of FORM Magazine includes an interview with Ando, for those craving more of Ando's unique perspective.

 

 

 

Thursday
Dec152011

Shlemmer+Algaze+Associates Moving to Downtown LA

Commercial interiors and architecture firm Shlemmer+Algaze+Associates (SAA) is in the process of adding another Southern California office in the unused lobby of Paul Hastings Tower in City National Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles. The new office will be in the same complex as Gensler’s new home, which gained so much attention in recent months.

According to Downtown LA blogger Brigham Yen, SAA leased the northern half of the Paul Hastings Tower’s lobby and elevator banks—formerly underutilized because the tower’s office workers enter and exit through the side facing the central plaza, leaving the 4,000 square foot space unused. SAA’s new space will house 22 architects. The interiors for the new office, pictured above and below, were designed by Steven Drucker, design principal of SAA.

Wednesday
Feb022011

Restaurant at Royal Academy in London by Tom Dixon

British designer Tom Dixon finished the interior of the Restaurant at the Royal Academy on January 19, at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, England. Dixon oversaw the design as Creative Director of Design Research Studio. The restaurant is part of the Peyton and Byrne restaurant group, which also runs the renowned dining rooms at the National Gallery.

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Monday
Sep202010

Studio O+A Designs Yelp Headquarters in San Francisco

San Francisco based interiors company Studio O+A recently redesigned the online directory company Yelp's headquarters, also in San Francisco. The space is casual and interactive, featuring a custom-designed wallpaper, bike zone and plenty of bright accent colors, all to capture the zeitgeist of the company's online community. Yelp corroborates user-generated reviews of local businesses, organized and rated by city. Studio O+A is also well-known for their design of other online companies' headquarters, notably Facebook and Paypal.