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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded

    Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded

    This exhibition of approximately 70 works from MoMA’s collection that explore and manipulate the materiality of paper. Comprising prints and illustrated books as well as drawings and a papier...

    04.14.09

  4. Tangled Alphabets: León Ferrari and Mira Schendel

    Tangled Alphabets: León Ferrari and Mira Schendel

    This is the first major museum retrospective in the United States to survey the work of León Ferrari (Argentine, b. 1920) and Mira Schendel (Brazilian, b. Switzerland, 1919–1988), and...

    04.14.09

  5. DWR Presents: M+D+F Winners

    DWR Presents: M+D+F Winners

    M+D+F 2009 is a juried exhibition of innovative furniture by emerging designers in the San Francisco area. Organized by the DWR Potrero Studio and juried by Derek Chen of Council Design, Peter...

    04.14.09

  6. SLO Symposium 2009

    SLO Symposium 2009

    This event is an opportunity to discuss all things related to landscape architecture, and is scheduled around the 5th-year design presentations at Cal Poly and Cal Poly LADAC's regularly scheduled...

    04.17.09

  7. DWR Sample Sale in San Francisco

    DWR Sample Sale in San Francisco

    Save up to 75% on studio floor samples, photo samples, overstocks and customer returns at this two-day event in Potrero Hill. There will be items offered from every category, including classics,...

    04.17.09

  8. Tufenkian Showroom Sale

    Tufenkian Showroom Sale

    Tufenkian's annual sale, in which rugs from Clodagh, Barbara Barry, Keven Walz, and other designers will be available for up to 75% off. A range of sizes from 2’x3’ to 10’x14...

    04.17.09

  9. Trains and Other Transport,

    Trains and Other Transport,

    This is an opening reception for Minneapolis–based painter Beth Loraine Bowman's new collection of works, Trains and Other Transport.

    04.18.09

  10. Annual Morel Hunt and Lunch

    Annual Morel Hunt and Lunch

    Join mycologist Leon Shernoff and Slow Food Chicago for a guided hunt for morels.  Leon is the editor of  Mushroom The Journal of Wild Mushrooming, the only North American consumer...

    04.20.09

  11. Project Earth Day Fashion Show and Design Competition

    Project Earth Day is dedicated to green design principles and sustainability, and to providing a platform for environmental responsibility and innovation within the fashion industry. Brought to you...

    04.20.09

  12. MOBIUS LA

    MOBIUS LA is the AIA Los Angeles' design conference. The conference is a multi-day event featuring professional development seminars, lectures, panel discussions and various other special events....

    04.20.09

  13. Arthur Q. Davis: Legacy of a Modern Architect

    Arthur Q. Davis: Legacy of a Modern Architect

    In 1947, a time in which few New Orleans-based architects were advancing modern architecture, Arthur Q. Davis and his partner, Nathanial C. Curtis, established their practice in the city. The...

    04.20.09

  14. Richard Neutra, Architect: Sketches and Drawings

    Richard Neutra, Architect: Sketches and Drawings

    This exhibition features a selection of travel sketches, figure drawings and building renderings by one of modernism’s most important architects, Richard Neutra (1892-1970). The pieces range...

    04.20.09

  15. World Premiere of Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes

    World Premiere of Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes

    Denver-based filmmaker Amie Knox of A bar K Productions shot the documentary on location in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Makkum, Indianapolis and New York. The half-hour film explores Jongerius’...

    04.24.09

  16. 20 Years: 20 Hours

    From 11 am on Saturday, May 2nd, to 7 the next morning, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) presents the exceptional 20-hour program 20 Years: 20 Hours in celebration of its achievements and...

    04.24.09

  17. Now What Architecture

    Now What Architecture

    In his 1931 Kahn Lecture at Princeton University, Frank Lloyd Wright posed the seminal question: “Now what architecture?” Over the course of his seventy-year long career, Wright taught...

    04.24.09

  18. How to Make Your Older Building More Energy Efficient

    Explore the link between historic preservation and green design to see how preservation can enhance energy efficiency. This workshop will give owners/stewards of historic houses and multi-family...

    04.24.09

  19. Modern Architecture USA: Survival in the Sub-urbis

    Modern Architecture USA: Survival in the Sub-urbis

    In conjunction with the exhibition Marcel Breuer, architect Diane Lewis lectures on the competition-winning “Riverview Music Quadrangle,” a project to save Paul Rudolph’s first...

    04.25.09

  20. Walking Tour: Cape Cod Modern Architecture

    Visit the Cape Cod National Seashore to view the Modernist cottages.  A chartered bus provides transportation for an exclusive tour by architect Peter McMahon, principal of PM Design, a...

    04.25.09

  21. Bruce Nussbaum in Conversation with Ezio Manzini

    Bruce Nussbaum, Visiting Professor of Innovation and Design at The New School and BusinessWeek contributing editor, will host a conversation with international design innovator Ezio Manzini as part...

    04.25.09

  22. The Modernist Landscape- Then and Now

    Celebrate the anniversary of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius' birthday and the ninetieth anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus at the Gropius House on Sunday, May 17, with half-price admission....

    04.26.09

  23. Closing Next Week: Deborah Butterfield

    Closing Next Week: Deborah Butterfield

    At the opening for sculptor Deborah Butterfield’s current show at L.A. Louver gallery, which runs through May 9, visitor after visitor walked up to the monumental bronze horses, leaned...

    04.27.09

  24. The Cinema Cabaret: Live Film Narration

    The art of live film narration reached its peak with the benshi, a performer who voiced silent films from the stage. Reviving this tradition with a contemporary twist, the "neo-benshi"...

    04.27.09

  25. Legends of La Cienega

    Legends of La Cienega

    This three-day event, benefiting Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles, honors the 60-year-old La Cienega design district. There will be book signings, vignettes by a collection of interior...

    04.29.09

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