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Design for Social Impact
May 25–August 3, 2014
Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) presents Design for Social Impact, an original exhibition offering a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects and social entrepreneurs use design to solve the problems of the 21st century.

Japanese Design Today 100
June 27–July 19, 2014
The Japan Foundation presents the World premiere of the exhibition Japanese Design Today 100, which opens at UCLA’s Department of Architecture & Urban Design at Perloff Hall. This exhibition showcases the Designscape of contemporary Japan through 100 objects of Japanese design: 89 objects created since 2010 that are well known in Japan, as well as 11 objects that represent the origin of Japanese post-war modern product design. These 100 product designs are displayed in 10 categories: Classic Japanese Design, Furniture & Housewares, Tableware & Cookware, Apparel & Accessories, Children, Stationery, Hobbies, Healthcare, Disaster Relief, and Transportation.

BAM/PFA New Building Topping Out Celebration
July 17, 2014
Construction is nearing midpoint at the downtown Berkeley site of the future home of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). Workers will soon be erecting the last of the steel beams that form the frame of this dynamic building. To celebrate this important milestone, BAM/PFA invites its Bay Area friends and neighbors to a “topping out” ceremony on Addison Street, between Shattuck Avenue and Oxford Street.

39th Annual American Craft Council San Francisco Show
August 8–10, 2014

The American Craft Council returns to San Francisco for its 39th Annual American Craft Council San Francisco Show this August 8-10, 2014 at Fort Mason Center. As the largest juried fine craft show on the West Coast, the 2014 San Francisco Show is expected to draw more than 12,000 fine craft collectors and design enthusiasts.

Conversations in Place 2014
August 10, 2014
ow in its third year, Conversations in Place 2014 begins another series of illuminating explorations of “Southern California – Yesterday and Tomorrow” at the historic Rancho Los Alamitos. The 4-part series begins Sunday, August 10 and continues through Sunday, November 2. The series begins with W. Richard West, Jr, President and CEO of The Autry National Center of the American West, Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, chairman of the United States Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and Pamela Seager, Executive Director of Rancho Los Alamitos, and Architect Stephen Farneth, FAIA, founding partner of the award-winning historic preservation firm Architectural Resources Group, in conversation about the place of museums and historic sites in shaping the story of Southern California. Can these institutions escape the straightjacket of the time to better interpret history to the 21st century?

NOW AND NEXT 2014 Symposium on Technology for Design and Construction
August 13–15, 2014
Meet thought leaders and colleagues interested in architecture, engineering, construction, open BIM Exchange, software trends and more. Learn about the innovations that are moving companies and people forward
including: where and how design and delivery is shifting; which software applications are transformative; best practices for collaborative project delivery; how to engage with the global BIM community. Connect with and hear from the best and the brightest such as Jordan Brandt, AutoDesk; Deke Smith, buildingSMART alliance; Ray Topping, Fiatech; Bill East, Prairie  Sky Consulting (formerly of the US Army Corps of Engineers).

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 SCI-Arc (13)

Tuesday
May272014

VIDEO: Testing the Limits at SCI-Arc

We're totally intrigued by this video documenting the installation of BAUMGARTNER + URIU's site specific work Apertures at SCI-Arc. Requring no additional structural elements, the 16-foot-tall structure instead relies only on its thin surface (1/8") for support, which is crafted from 223 panels of CNC milled from polyurethane foam.

The exhibition wrapped up, but the video provides a compelling story and insight. Take a look.

Baumgartner+Uriu APERTURES from Baumgartner + Uriu on Vimeo.

Wednesday
Jun192013

Workbook: Mountain Chic for the New Belgium Ranger Station

Scout Regalia's design for Snowmass Village's New Belgium Ranger Station features a contemporary take on mountain design. Photography by Laure Joliet/Courtesy Scout Regalia.For Benjamin Luddy and Makoto Mizutani, the New Belgium Ranger Station (a restaurant and bar with a warm, contemporary take on its namesake just next to the lifts and gondola in Snowmass Village, Colorado) represents a return to their roots. You see, the pair received master’s degrees at SCI-Arc and have been practicing together since 2006 at their multi-faceted, LA–based design studio, Scout Regalia. There, they have been designing furniture, home products and graphic identities. With the Ranger Station, they’ve completed their first built architectural project.

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Wednesday
May292013

Workbook: Bridging the Gap

 Guy Martin's chair design for the LA restaurant Trois Mec merge the digital and the handmade. Image courtesy Guy Martin.

Trois Mec, the new Los Angeles restaurant from chef Ludovic Lefebvre (late of L’Orangerie, Bastide, Ludo Bites, and Top Chef Masters to name just a few) and Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, of Animal and Son of a Gun fame, challenges the traditional approach to dining—for starters, instead of reservations, guests purchase timed tickets for entry. For our purposes, though, one of the most compelling parts of the restaurant, housed in a former pizza joint that still maintains its unassuming facade, just may be the chairs.

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Tuesday
Sep252012

Peter Zellner Lecture at SCI-Arc

Matthew Marks Gallery (Photo Courtesy of ZellnerPlus)Peter Zellner, of the Venice-based firm Zellnerplus, will present a lecture this evening at SCI Arc titled "Practices & Projects". He is also a faculty member at the school where he co-coordinates the Future Initiatives postgraduate urban design program with David Bergman. Zellner has held visiting Professorships in Architecture at UC Berkeley, FIU, the University of Southern California, the Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris and the Institut für Städtebau und Raumplanung (Institute for Urban Design & Urban Planning) at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Reburbia Competition (Photo Courtesy of ZellnerPlus)Zellner's firm is unique in its combination of services—ranging from site analysis, space programming, and design to real estate analysis, facilities location strategies, and urban design. In 2010, Harper’s Bazaar included Zellner in its Editor’s Selection “Best of What’s New—Designers to Watch.” In January 2012, Zellner completed his first free-standing building, the Matthew Marks Los Angeles Gallery. Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne described the project as "one of the most conspicuous architectural debuts to appear in Southern California in a number of years" and named Zellner one of "10 Faces to Watch in 2012 in Dance, Theater, Architecture and Art."

The lecture is this Wednesday, September 26, at 7pm at the W.M. Keck Lecture Hall and will begin with an introduction by Eric Owen Moss.

Wednesday
Aug012012

Alexis Rochas of SCI-Arc Presents STEREO.BOT

Stereo.Bot (Courtesy of SCI-Arc)Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) will present Alexis Rochas' installation of STEREO.BOT this Friday at the school's Library Gallery. The exhibition documents the creative process behind the Coachella Gateway Pavilion, which Rochas designed and built for the 2012 Coachella Music Festival in Indio, Calif. The freestanding structure measured 70 feet in width and 35 feet in height and featured over 18 hours of video content.

Stereo.Bot (Courtesy of SCI-ArcThe exhibition will feature dynamic architectural models, 3D mapping projections, and documentary material that follows the development of the project from inception to realization. The pavilion concept was born out of a collaborative initiative seeking to fuse architecture, art, and engineering into a unique, immersive experience. The project combines innovative 3D building systems developed by STEREO.BOT, 4D generative visuals created by Bryant Place of Sensory Sync, and state-of-the-art engineering by Bruce Danziger of Arup Los Angeles.

Stereo.Bot (Courtesy of SCI-Arc)Stereo.Bot shows from August 3rd through September 23rd. An exhibition discussion will take place on Friday, September 14th and a Reception will be held on Friday September 21st.