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Finnish wood is the focus of the Light | Wood design exhibition in Santiago de Chile in January. This exhibition, one of the main events of Design Biennial in Chile, shows furniture and lighting fixtures from eighteen Finnish designers and craftspersons. The exhibition is curated by Kirsi Gullichsen and produced by Design Forum Finland.
Light | Wood 3–13 January 2013, Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho
Bienal de Diseño Chile, Santiago de Chile
Gear up and join architects David Baker and Robin Levitt and planner Rob Bregoff for a guided ride past some of the city’s most spectacular post-earthquake homes. The tour will focus on notable modern residential architecture outside of San Francisco’s downtown core and will cover 15 miles, including steep hills. It will look at works by Second Bay Area Tradition architects and contemporaries, including buildings by Richard Neutra, William Wurster, Gardner Dailey, Henry Hill, and Anshen + Allen. Part of a rich architectural tradition, these buildings are also a feature of our everyday landscape. Viewing these houses through the focused lens of local architects and planners, our daily city becomes a richer, more revealed place.
Total tour time is four hours. Ride will cover 15 miles, including hilly terrain. Riders must provide their own bicycle (low gearing recommended), lock, and sufficient water, and must wear comfortable clothing with layers and a helmet. Riders will be provided with a route map, a reflective limited-edition laminated spoke card for their bicycle wheel, a souvenir T-shirt and a small snack. The tour will stop for lunch: Please bring your own lunch or cash for an inexpensive lunch purchase.
Tour led by architects David Baker, FAIA, and Robin Levitt and planner Rob Bregoff.