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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 sustainability (6)

Monday
Oct082012

EVENT: Greenbuild 2012

Coming to San Francisco from November 14-16, Greenbuild 2012 is “the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.” The event brings together industry leaders and experts dedicated to sustainable building and features three days of speakers, networking, industry showcases, LEED workshops, and tours of San Francisco’s green buildings. FORM is particularly excited to see urban artist/interventionist Candy Chang on the list of invited speakers. Registration, available in a variety of packages and prices, is now open for the event.

Tuesday
Jun122012

BOOK: The Shape of Green

Can a set of principles be adopted for an aesthetics of sustainable design? In the The Shape of Green, Lance Hosey, architect and former director of William McDonough + Partners, argues that to be truly sustainable, design must be beautiful: Not only is beauty often more streamlined, it also inspires people to love their surroundings. If you are curious, preview a chapter of the book, published this month by Island Press, by reading an online excerpt of the chapter “Aesthetic Imperatives.”

Thursday
Aug042011

A+D Museum Presents RETHINK LA

The Architecture and Design Museum will be hosting the Rethink LA Exhibit August 4 through September 4 to discuss the future of Los Angeles. Presentations will address current environmental issues while considering future options, goals and the role of sustainability in urban planning.

The event will focus on how to go about reworking Los Angeles and what steps can be taken to make for a brighter tomorrow. The exhibit will explore possible changes to the city as it calls upon individuals to reflect on what the future will look like, how we will get there, and whether or not a sustainable approach will be taken in developments.

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Friday
Dec032010

BOOK: Greening Modernism: Preservation, Sustainability, and the Modern Movement 

Carl Stein's New Book, Greening Modernism: Preservation, Sustainability, and the Modern Movement, raises discussion about the connection between sustainable practices and modern architecture. Through addressing the environmental impacts of building decisions, the author argues the inherent sustainability in Modernist design. Focusing upon the importance of preserving and reusing historical buildings as a key sustainability strategy, Greening Modernism serves as a resource for architects, engineers, urban planners, as well as environmentalists. To support his case, Stein provides quantitative data to support the reintegration of modernist strategies, through reducing our dependency on finite resources, such as petroleum. The book rings clear with the sentiment that through understanding the environmental importance of their decisions, architects can continue their practice while doing their part to save the planet. 

Sunday
Oct312010

FLOR's New Santa Monica Showroom Offers Up-Close Look at New Fall Collection

Mag-Neat-O from the FLOR 2010 Fall CollectionFLOR is excited to announce its new Santa Monica store, located near the 3rd Street Promenade, which will offer an engaging space to explore the myriad colors, textures, and styles of its carpet squares. Through working with one of the FLOR design consultants, shoppers will be able to create a unique and customized look for their flooring needs.

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