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Ecology.Design.Synergy Exhibition

From March 18 – April 19th Cisco Home (440 N. La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, California) is staging an exhibition to redefine the term sustainability
“by examining how people inhabit their built environments.” This exhibition will showcase the designs of Behnisch Architekten and Transsolar ClimateEngineering through their international projects and constant collaborations.

Behnisch Architekten has long been known in Europe for a dedication to sustainable practices and has built a reputation in the United States through their Los Angeles offices. They have also recently added a studio in Boston. The firm has serviced many fabulous clients including Harvard University, the City of Santa Monica, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and University of Baltimore. Their best-known North American building is the LEED-Platinum Genzyme Center in Cambridge, MA, which is featured in the exhibition.

Thanks to DWELL magazine for the head’s up!


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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External Links: Dwell and Interior Design Mag

Interior Design Magazine has an interesting article on the new directions Ethan Allen interiors are taking, from custom made products, their new design center in Las Vegas, and partnerships with independent designers. You can read the entire article here.

Dwell Magazine‘s Reburbia contest is in it’s final voting stages and they want your opinion on the final 20 contestants.
From their website: The selected finalists range from practical to fantastical—sci-fi scenarios interspersed with ideas that could be implemented today. We’ve got McMansion mods, sprawl repair kits, second lives for swimming pools and more.

Check out all twenty and cast your vote today! While all of you make your decisions for the Reader’s Choice award, our distinguished panel of judges will be reviewing the top 20 as well, working to select one Grand Prize winner to receive $1000 cash. The Reader’s Choice winner, Grand Prize winner, and two runners-up will be featured in Dwell’s December 2009/January 2010 issue, as well as on the Dwell, Inhabitat, and Reburbia websites.

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