Dwell on Design returns to Los Angeles this April

March 22, 2018 by  
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Attention, design lovers! The 13th annual Dwell on Design conference is returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center from April 5-7, 2018. A longtime magnet for design enthusiasts and professionals, Dwell on Design showcases the latest in modern architecture, design, technology, and more. This year, the conference also boasts designer Jonathan Adler, photographer Seph Lawless, and educator Paula Wallace among its speakers. The exhibition kicks off on Wednesday, April 4 at the Pacific Design Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the architects behind Dwell’s Home Tours , which offer a behind-the-scenes look at innovative homes throughout Los Angeles. The next day will feature iconic American designer Jonathan Adler as the main stage speaker. Adler began his career with a small pottery operation and has since expanded it into a major design empire with operations online and around the world. He has also designed such notable interior spaces as the Parker Palm Springs and the Andaz West Hollywood in California. Related: Tour Two Stunning Eco-Home Renovations from the Dwell on Design NY House Tours At the conference, Adler will discuss his charitable work with Project Red, as well as current influences in his new product lines and design collaborations with brands that include Uniqlo and Clinique. The speaking series will continue over the weekend with Seph Lawless, who will provide in-depth background on his photo series documenting abandoned and deserted locations around the world, and Paula Wallace, the founder of Savannah College of Art and Design. Conference-goers can also participate in The Consultations, a personalized service that provides free one-on-one meetings with professional architects and designers. And, new this year, Shrubhub will provide landscape design consultations throughout the day on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7—just make sure to reserve a time slot when you register for the expo online. Dwell on Design will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on the following dates: Thursday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are available here . + Dwell on Design

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INTERVIEW: Freeman Thomas, Director of Strategic Design at Ford Motor Company

April 11, 2013 by  
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In just a few hours we’ll be kicking off Design with a Conscience , a live webcast panel discussion where visionary California architects and automotive designers will be talking about the intersection of car and building design and how conscious design can spur innovation. This year’s event will feature notable architects such as Allison Willams, Anne Fougeron, and Ann Hand, and will be moderated by  Ford Motor Company ‘s Director of Strategic Design, Freeman Thomas . Mr. Thomas, a pioneer in automotive design, has designed everything from the New Beetle to the Audi TT , and he’s been steering Ford’s Strategic Design department since 2005. In anticipation of this afternoon’s webcast conference , we’ve asked Mr. Thomas to answer few questions for us about the future of car design, as well as some of the things that inspire his work. Read on to hear what he has to say, and don’t forget to tune into our live webcast happening at  12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. pst (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. est) TODAY !   Read the rest of INTERVIEW: Freeman Thomas, Director of Strategic Design at Ford Motor Company Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aia conferences , aia discussions , aia panels , AIA san francisco , American Institute for Architects (AIA) San Francisco , architecture conference , architecture panel , architecture webcast , automotive panel , design conference , design panel , design webcast , design with a conscience , eco design , ford , ford motor company , Ford Strategic Concept Group , Freeman Thomas , Green Design Events , live webcast , strategic design ford , strategic design ford motors , sustainable design , webcast        

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WATCH LIVE: Join Us for the ‘Design with a Conscience’ Webcast and Hear from Leading Automotive Designers and Architects!

April 9, 2013 by  
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Hey Inhabitat readers! We’ll be reporting live from the  Design with a Conscience conference,   happening this Thursday, April 11th,  in the heart of San Francisco, California. We’ve teamed up with Ford Motor Company  and the American Institute for Architects (AIA)  San Francisco to deliver you an exclusive peek into an incredible event where visionary California architects and automotive designers will be talking about the intersection of car and building design and how conscious design will spur innovation in both industries. Be sure to watch our  live stream above and hear what notable and innovative minds from both  AIA  and  Ford Motor Company  have to say. This year’s star panel includes: Allison Willams, principal architect at  AW ink ; Anne Fougeron, Founder of  Fougeron Architecture ; Ann Hand, CEO,  Project Frog ; and Freeman Thomas, the Design Director of Ford Strategic Concept Group. These esteemed panelists will also be answering a few questions posed by Inhabitat readers  — it’s still not too late to ask one of your own, so  submit a question in the comments below! Join us THURSDAY, April 11th, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. pst (3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. est) Read the rest of WATCH LIVE: Join Us for the ‘Design with a Conscience’ Webcast and Hear from Leading Automotive Designers and Architects! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aia conferences , aia discussions , aia panels , AIA san francisco , Allison Willams , American Institute for Architects (AIA) San Francisco , Ann Hand , Anne Fougeron , architecture conference , architecture panel , architecture webcast , automotive panel , design conference , design panel , design webcast , design with a conscience , eco design , ford , ford motor company , Ford Strategic Concept Group , Fougeron Architecture , Freeman Thomas , Green Design Events , live webcast , perkins + will , Project Frog , sustainable design , webcast        

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PowerWINDow: New Bird-Safe Turbine Can Generate Clean, Quiet, Affordable Wind Power in Cities

April 9, 2013 by  
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Wind turbines offer a great way to generate clean power, but they doesn’t exactly work in a city. So Professor Farzad Safaei , Director of the University of Wollongong’s ICT Research Institute , decided to do something about it. Safaei has created a wind turbine that can be installed on skyscrapers or large apartment buildings and can generate energy even safer, quieter and more affordably than current turbines . Read the rest of PowerWINDow: New Bird-Safe Turbine Can Generate Clean, Quiet, Affordable Wind Power in Cities Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: city wind power , green energy inventions , Green Power innovations , ICT RESEARCH INSTITUTE , PowerWINDows , Professor Farzad Safaei , University of Wollongong , UOW Australia , wind energy , Wind power in the City , wind turbine alternatives , Window Turbines        

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Check Out Architecture for Humanity’s Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! Today in San Francisco

November 13, 2012 by  
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Today Architecture for Humanity ‘s 3rd Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! conference is bringing San Francisco a schedule of panels and workshops that “bring together designers, architects, real estate professionals, manufacturers, academics, philanthropists, media and business leaders to address the challenges and lessons learned in humanitarian design.” Inhabitat is on the scene, and we’re looking forward to discussions on topics that include “Key Practices for Success in Disaster Reconstruction” (with input from former AIA President Clark Manus and Greensburg GreenTown founder Daniel Wallach ), “Eco-Development in Low Income Communities” and much more. The day will be rounded off by a Design Open Mic judged by Peter Exley . If you can’t make it there in person, fear not—the event will be streamed live! + Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: afh conference , Architecture for Humanity , cameron sinclair , design conference , design like you give a damn , disaster recovery , humanitarian design , kate storr , San Francisco , sustainable design

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