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  1. Joseph Eichler

    Developer Joseph Eichler (1900–1974) sold dreams of suburban happiness with each of the 11,000 modern tract houses he built between 1950 and1974. Designed by prominent architects like A....

    08.28.09

  2. Amirah Shahid

    Amirah Shahid

    Amirah Shahid is a landscape designer at SWA Group's San Francisco office. In September 2011, she embarked on an 800-mile solo cycling trip from Beijing to Shanghai. Her goal: to better understand...

    09.08.11

  3. Exhibition: Work AC—49 Cities

    Exhibition: Work AC—49 Cities

    49 cities is a call to re-engage cities as the site of radical thinking and experimentation, moving beyond ‘green building’ towards an embrace of ideas, scale, vision and common sense combined with...

    03.01.09

  4. 10x10 Cities Green Facts, Challenges, Futures

    This is a three-part exhibit on sustainability, featuring datascapes showing the current challenges facing 10 major North American cities, including San Francisco, project boards from those 10...

    04.09.09

  5. Los Angeles vs. Las Vegas: Which is the Most Unreal City in America?

    Reality has hit both cities: water grows scarce, space is tighter, cars clog roads and pollute the air, and money is disappearing. Zócalo hosts a panel of experts—including architect...

    04.13.09

  6. The Urban Housing Handbook by Eric Firley

    The Urban Housing Handbook by Eric Firley

    Eric Firley will discuss his recent research for the book The Urban Housing Handbook (Wiley, 2009), co-authored with Caroline Stahl. Exploring the relationship between architecture and the urban...

    04.13.09

  7. Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City

    Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City

    Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City will reveal the island of Mannahatta on September 12, 1609, the moment of Henry Hudson's arrival – a fresh, green new world at the...

    05.08.09

  8. Design S: Swedish Design Award

    Design S: Swedish Design Award

    This exhibition will feature 19 shortlisted entries to Sweden’s biggest design award competition, which focuses on design for sustainability issues including climate, the environment, the...

    06.04.09

  9. In the Shadows of Cities: Gregor Eichinger

    In the Shadows of Cities: Gregor Eichinger

    Austrian architect and designer Gregor Eichinger will discuss the subject of our increasing need for "shadowy places." He will reference past eras, when business was conducted in public...

    06.16.09

  10. Urban China

    Jiang Jun, editor of Urban China magazine, and curator Benjamin Godsill of the New Museum introduce a dynamic multimedia presentation on the history of Urban China as well as the exhibition Urban...

    07.01.09

  11. Reburbia Competition

    Reburbia Competition

    Dwell Magazine and Inhabitat.com are pleased to announce the first ever Reburbia competition: a design competition dedicated to re-envisioning the suburbs. Calling all future-forward architects,...

    07.08.09

  12. Situated Technologies: Toward the Sentient City

    Situated Technologies: Toward the Sentient City

    This exhibition is a critical exploration of the evolving relationship between ubiquitous computing, architecture and the city. It will imagine alternative trajectories for how various mobile,...

    07.22.09

  13. What Remains of a Building

    What Remains of a Building

    The exhibition focuses around questions pertaining to the built environment, with a specific focus on Los Angeles. Following the question - What remains of a building divided into equal parts and...

    02.12.10

  14. Planning India: From Chandigarh to NanoCity

    Planning India: From Chandigarh to NanoCity

    swissnex San Francisco invites a panel of experts to discuss the past and future of urban planning in India, highlighting two examples: Chandigarh, a city mandated by the Nehru government in the...

    06.29.10

  15. Foodprint Toronto

    Foodprint Toronto

    Foodprint Toronto is the second in a series of international conversations about food and the city. With the Toronto Board of Health having just formally adopted a new city-wide food strategy, the...

    07.06.10

  16. Whatever Happened to Italian Architecture?

    Whatever Happened to Italian Architecture?

    Architects, architectural historians, and critics from both Italy and abroad will come together for a two-day symposium at the Swiss Institute in Rome (ISR) to present and debate their intellectual...

    10.05.10

  17. Nathan Harger

    Nathan Harger

    Harger photographs objects, scenes and spaces in the everyday urban environment such as highways, cranes, bridges, airplanes, power lines, factories and other structures behind the massive forms of...

    11.28.10

  18. What’s Out There Weekend

    What’s Out There Weekend

    On September 17th and 18th in San Francisco, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) will host What’s Out There Weekend San Francisco, providing residents and visitors an opportunity to...

    07.19.11

  19. Making City

    Making City

    In partnership with AIR, the architecture centre in Rotterdam, the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) is organizing five lectures on the theme ‘Making City’....

    09.01.11

  20. Simon Ewings of Snøhetta at Stanford

    Simon Ewings of Snøhetta at Stanford

    Snøhetta project manager and senior architect Simon Ewings will speak at Standford on Thursday, October 6. The lecture outlines research projects that Snøhetta is involved in and...

    09.19.11

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