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Design News & Info

We have a few tidbits of news and information from this week that we’d like to share:

*Reminder to UCLA Extension Arc_ID students and recent graduates that the deadline for NCIDQ Exam late registration ends in 4 days (on August 17th)! You can register here.

**Dwell Magazine offers an excellent vacation idea – Rent an architectural masterpiece! “Ever wonder what it would be like to live in a house designed by a world-class architect? The team behind the new venture Living Architecture lamented the fact that most people only experience great architecture in large public spaces like transit hubs and museums, while exceptional residential architecture remains private. In response, they have commissioned a number of superior architects to design a series of homes that will be available to rent year-round.”
Sounds pretty great (and unique!) to us.

***We urge all those interested in sustainability and green design to pre-order Emily Pilloton’s new book Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People. It will be released on October 31st. Amazon describes it thus: ” Featuring more than 100 contemporary design products and systems–safer baby bottles, a high-tech waterless washing machine, low-cost prosthetics for landmine victims, Braille-based Lego-style building blocks for blind children, wheelchairs for rugged conditions, sugarcane charcoal, universal composting systems, DIY soccer balls–that are as fascinating as they are revolutionary, this exceptionally smart, friendly and well-designed volume makes the case for design as a tool to solve some of the world’s biggest social problems in beautiful, sustainable and engaging ways.”

****ACCESS DESIGN CHALLENGE: Green Student Study Lounge
All ASID student members are eligible to submit design concept that provides an innovative solution to the challenge. All submissions must be color-rendered, CAD or hand drawn on a single white 11 by 17 inch paper. Submissions should include a description of 500 words or less. Selected submissions will be posted on the ASID Web site and will appear in the following issue of ACCESS. One winner will be selected by ASID professional members to receive a cash prize of $500. You can find further details and instructions here.

Go the ASID UCLA Extension student chapter website and learn how you can join our award-winning chapter!

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