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Unbuilt San Francisco

Visions of the future have long captivated audiences—science-fiction fans, designers, and architects alike. A new exhibition organized by the AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design for the upcoming Architecture in the City festival (September 1–30) explores a hyperlocal look at various "futures." Unbuilt San Francisco is divided into two parts: In "Dreams Deferred" spy conceptual proposals that will never be built or early iterations of some of the city's most beloved buildings. "On the Boards" presents projects that will be realized in the future, such as the Treasure Island master plan to be completed in 2020. The exhibition is on view now through November. A sampling of the works is in the following slideshow.For more conceptual experimental and visionary architecture from the past, visit our slideshow on Never Built: Los Angeles.
August 22, 2013
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Winners of the Inside 2013 Design Competition

We're thrilled to announce the winners of Inside 2013, a design contest seeking to "promote the research, exploration, and investigation currently happening amongst today's emerging talent." Using Morpholio, a new group of applications for creatives, the entrants shared their most innovative design and architecture projects, which ranged from interiors to furniture to conceptual structures. Inside 2013 is divided into two categories: Future Voices, students only, and Emerging Talent, young professionals or enthusiasts (see all the entries here. Our favorite projects included the Emerging Talent winner, Hive City, a 22-foot-tall silo built to house a colony of bees in Buffalo, New York. Flip through the slideshow to see the champions and honorable mentions.
August 20, 2013
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American Craft Council's Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft in San Francisco

This year's American Craft Council show at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center had a special component. To celebrate the 2013 show season, regional interior designers, architects, and stylists were invited to create room settings inspired by a piece of fine craft made by one of the show artists.
August 5, 2013
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DIFFA Picnic by Design 2013

Much like great design, great meals are considered by most to be an art. Dwell has long supported the work of innovative designers regardless of their canvas or craft because creativity challenges and propels further ingenuity. Thus, it is with great pleasure we announce our exclusive media sponsorship of DIFFA’s Picnic By Design, an event that couples charitable donation with original design on August 21st. Out of the 45 contributing designers, we have picked out five of our favorites after the jump.
July 11, 2013
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Dwell Vision Awards

Dwell Media proudly introduces the Dwell Vision Awards with the Big Ass Fan Company.
June 16, 2013

Facades Plus Performance San Francisco 2013

Join us in San Francisco for facades+ PERFORMANCE on July 11th-July12th. The Architect's Newspaper and Enclos present a two day conference that will examine the increasingly fast-paced evolution of façade technology and explore innovative, sustainable design practices. Last year's Keynote was Snøhetta's Craig Dykers. Don't miss the chance to network with leading industry experts, participate in discussion-based panels, and learn through hands-on workshops. Symposium for San Francisco is AIA:CES approved for 8 LU | HSW credits. Early bird special in effect through June 14th. Don't miss the event by registering now!
June 11, 2013

The California Museum’s exhibit "Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design"

February 23, 2013 - February 23, 2014 "Celebrating the centennial of legendary designer Ray Eames, this all-new exhibition is the first to explore the early life and work of the Sacramento native who broke barriers during an era of limited opportunities for women in the arts. Although the work of Eames Office is well-known for innovations in modern architecture, furniture, films, toys, photography, textiles, exhibition design, and more, Ray Eames often remains often overlooked or mistaken for the brother of her husband and business partner, Charles, in history."
June 6, 2013
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Art Nouveau Architect Henry van de Velde

Noted architect Henry van de Velde (1863-1957) designed gorgeous, modern buildings and interiors in his now famous Art Nouveau style. What Van de Velde was to Art Nouveau architecture Walter Gropius was to Bauhaus. The stunning Art Nouveau buildings he designed still exist in Germany’s Thuringer and Saxony region.
June 4, 2013
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