A+D Museum: EAMES DESIGNS

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Charles and Ray Eames inspired us to appreciate the world by honoring “the uncommon beauty of common things.”

This exhibit uses Eames words to focus on the lesser-known aspects of their lives, revealing their appreciation of the value of humble objects and useful tools. Their insights about the simple pleasures of daily life will be illustrated with objects and materials available during their lifetimes and contemporary examples from the world around us.

From tumbleweed to strawberries, a bolt of cloth to a keg of nails, to elephants in India and the bread of Scandinavia, the whole world was their canvas. The technologies they used (and often invented) to record their appreciation, were the most advanced of their time.

The informal “assemblage” will show an aspect of Charles and Ray’s lives, which enchanted everyone lucky enough to know them and which, during Pacific Standard Time, will be available to all. For more information on the event, please visit here.

AB/BRO / MACK Architect(s)

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Architect: MACK Architect(s)
Location: Venice, ,
Project Team: Mark Mack, Carlos Florez
Structural: Parker Resnick
Title 24: South Bay Energy
Methane Investigation: Methane Specialists
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 4,900 sqf
Photographs: Anna Blau

It’s not too late to register for the 2011 Monterey Design Conference – Special pricing now available for ArchDaily readers!

Don’t miss out on this conference which is the premiere opportunity to join in the dialogue about design. Hear from internationally recognized designers including the new McArthur Fellow Jeannie Gang, FAIA, Borja Ferrater, and landscape designer of the World Trade Center Memorial Peter Walker, FASLA.

Held in Pacific Grove at the historic Asilomar Conference Center, this conference has been praised as one of the most prestigious architectural design conference in the . Come watch, interact, learn and recharge your creative energies with hundreds of California’s best-known architects.

1 day pass (Friday) only $125.00
1 day pass (Saturday) only $175.00
MDC Buddy Rate only $295.00

The 2011 MDC will take place at the Asilomar Conference Grounds on Oct 7-9th. A complete conference schedule can fe found at the AIACC Monterey Design Conference website and to register click here.

During the MDC there will be a guided Modern Home Tour which will include visits to projects by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Bernard Trainor + Associates, Jonathan Feldman, among others.

Advancing Sustainability: Business + Design Symposium

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Business and interior architecture students of Woodbury University present: 2011 ADVANCING SUSTAINABILITY – BUSINESS + DESIGN SYMPOSIUM Saturday, October 29, 2011, 10:30-5:30. This year’s symposium will focus on sustainability within the scope of business and design.

The metropolitan area of Los Angeles is facing many environmental, infrastructural and socio-economical challenges in the 21st century. In order to address these, different sustainable concepts and technologies are being developed and successfully implemented. Despite the existence of such solutions, the process of rethinking the world requires time and persistence. More information on the event after the break.

Berkeley Courtyard House / WA Design

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Architects: WA Design Inc
Location: , California, USA
Design Team: David Stark Wilson, Chris Parlette, Frank Eyerly, Tom Peebles, Angela Wong
Consultants: SDC (engineering); Artistic (lighting); Meline Engineering (mechanical)
Landscape Design: WA design
Project Area: 4,880 sqf
Photographs: Courtesy of WA Design Inc

California State University Student Recreation Center / Cannon Design

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Architects: Cannon Design
Location: Long Beach, , USA
Client: California State University, Long Beach
MEP Engineering: P2S Engineering
Civil Engineering: Breen Engineers
Landscape Engineers: Carter Romanek Landscape Architects
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 109,000 sqf
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

Park Residence / MACK Architect(s)

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Architect: MACK Architect(s)
Location: Laguna Beach, California,
Project Team: Mark Mack, Gerardo Rivero, Alia Hasan, Kyle Richardson, Luca Ponsi, Matt Bean
Associate Architect: Dongwoo Architects
Structural: Parker-Resnick
Geotechnical: Geofirm
Civil Engineering: Lawrence R. Wlezien, Inc.
Landscape: Land Architecture
Title 24: South Bay Energy
Builder: Oligino Construction Services
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 4,000 sqf
Photographs: Courtesy of MACK Architect(s)

Aptos Retreat Residence / CCS Architecture

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Architects: CCS Architecture
Location: Aptos, California,
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: Residence, 2800 square feet; Barn, 1600 square feet
Interior Designer: Lynn Ross Designs
Landscape Designer: Natalain Schwartz Designs
Structural Engineer: Ron Belknap
Civil Engineer: David Dauphin
Tent Cabins: Sweetwater Bungalows
Photographs: Paul Dyer

Video: Virgin America and Gensler offer Behind-the-Scenes look at SFO T2

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Gensler, architects of SanFrancisco International Airport’s Terminal2(SFO T2) and Virgin America, the terminal’s anchor tenant, announce the release of A Day in the Life of SFO T2, a video by filmmakers Spirit of Space. A Day in the Life of SFO T2 is a key element in ’s fall promotion “VX Deals on the Fly,” launching today via Loopt, the geo-social network. The promotion will offer travelers mobile check-in rewards at various locations throughout SFO T2. More information after the break.

Small House in Olive Grove / Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture

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Architects: Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture
Location: , California, USA
Project Team: Wendy Evans Joseph, Chris Cooper, Chris Good, Michael Walch, Reed Langworthy, Farzana Gandhi
Architect of Record: Richardson Architects
Civil Engineer: CSW / Struber-Stroeh Engineering Group, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Tysinger & Associates Structural Engineers
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 850 sqf
Photographs: Elliot Kaufman Photography

Hayes Valley Community Clubhouse / WRNS Studio

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Architect: WRNS Studio
Location: , California, USA
Project Team: Bryan Shiles, Brian Milman, Geoff Brown, Jenny Huang, Li Kuo, Rus Sherman, Melinda Turner
Landscape architect: TPL
Client: The Trust for Public Land
MEP Engineer: Mechanical Design Studio
Structural Engineer: Daedalus Structural Engineering
Civil Engineer: Luk and Associates
Contractor: CLW Construction
Project Area: 2,500 sqf
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Ken Gutmaker

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive presents Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s design for new museum complex

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The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) today held a community open house to present the schematic design for its new facility to the public. The project, designed by the renowned New York City-based firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), will unite a repurposed former UC printing plant at 2120 Oxford Street with a new structure. More information and images after the break.

Video: Chris Burden / Metropolis II

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’s massive kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II, will debut at at LACMA this fall. The project took Burden and his chief engineer Zak Cook four years to complete.

Burden, a performance artist known for crucifying himself on a Volkswagen and once hiring a friend to shoot him in the arm, doesn’t have any particular interest in transportation or urban planning, he says, although he has used toys in his artworks since the 1970s. “Toys are interesting as objects — they’re the tools you use to inculcate children into adults,” he told Fastco Design. “They’re a reflection of society.” His mini-city is “modeling something that’s on the twilight of extinction: the era of the ‘free car,’” Burden says, referring to the idea of jumping into one’s car anytime and going wherever one pleases. “Those days are numbered, but think it’s a good thing. The upside is that cars can be faster and safer, and you don’t have to worry about drunk drivers. Think about it: The cars in Metropolis II are going a scale speed of 230mph. That’d be great to do for real in L.A.”

 

25th Street Residence / Shimizu + Coggeshall Architects

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Architect: Shimizu + Coggeshall Architects
Location: Santa Monica, California,
Project Team: Joshua Coggeshall, Janice Shimizu, Sean Harris, Ryan Klinger, Danny Mascari
Project Area: 2785 sf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Joshua White

WATERMARKS: Acqua Alta, Resiliency, and Precise Meanders

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Architect Jennifer Bonner‘s at the Woodbury Hollywood Gallery.

“Bonner filled the gallery with water in order to provoke a discussion of crisis, flood, drought, and watershed geographies. This piece is not only timely, but critical. The question of flooded environments is not an abstraction but a reality. In an arid climate such as Los Angeles, the wet, hot, and humid installation heightens awareness of other environments and potential future scenarios.” -Mimi Zieger

WBF Lab / Flad Architects

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Architect: Flad Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Flad Architects 

Pitfire Pizza / Bestor Architecture

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Architects: Bestor Architecture
Project Location: Culver City, , USA
Project Team: Barbara Bestor (Principal), Cathy Johnson (Project Architect), John Colter (Senior Designer)
Landscape Architect: Urban Organics Landscape Design, Nicholas Tan
Structural: Gordon Polon Engineering
Contractor: Colin Thompson
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Ray Katchatorian

Francis Parker School / Lake|Flato Architects

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Architect: Lake|Flato Architects
Location: , California, United States
Project Team: Greg Papay, FAIA, Brandi Rickels, Betsy Johnson, AIA, Kristin Wiese, AIA, Matt Burton, Brantley Hightower, AIA, LEED AP, Vicki Yuan, LEED AP, Laura Kaupp, AIA, Lewis McNeel, Joe Farren and Jeremy Fields
Project Area: 36,271 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Hester + Hardaway Photographers, Frank Ooms