Grab the New York premiere of a documentary film exploring the life of famous world architect Norman Foster, or observe the job of two emerging architects in Atlanta, Georgia. Discover the most up-to-date in modern interior design at Toronto’s IDS12 trade show, or get motivated to go outdoors through a display honoring the life of naturalist John Muir. If you’re looking for ways to be motivated, here is our shortlist of things to do this month.
Amy Lau Design
TRADE SHOW — Jan. 26 – 29, 2012
IDS12 Interior Design Show
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St W Toronto, Ontario, Canada
See what is new in interior design and the most up-to-date in design goods at Canada’s largest modern design honest. Mingle with design professionals, find the newest from merchandise exhibitors, attend workshops and meet with other design-savvy customers and media. Not to overlook is that the 3rd annual “Conversations in Design” symposium featuring 12 international “Trailblazers and Trendspotters.” The symposium will comprise: Amy Lau (work shown here), Michael Bruno of 1st Dibs, John Edelman of Design Within Reach and many others.
EXHIBIT — Through Jan. 22, 2012
Emerging Voices 11
Museum of Design Atlanta (MoDA)
1315 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA
Combine AIA Atlanta and the Young Architects Forum Atlanta since they celebrate the job of two emerging young architects, Tristan al-Haddad (left), and Ryan Gravel. The exhibition Emerging Voices 11 spotlights Gravel’s job that led to the Atlanta BeltLine, also Al Haddad’s study and experimentation with Formations Studio and at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Also on view MoDa are entrances from a 48-Hour Design Competition that asks pupils, designers, and architects to react to style problems facing Atlanta.
First Run Features
FILM — Jan. 25, 2012
“How Much Can Your Construction Weigh, Mr. Foster?”
323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
Grab the New York opening of a documentary exploring the trip of architect Norman Foster’s humble upbringing in Manchester, England to his rise as one of the world’s premier architects. Directed and photographed by Norberto Lopez-Amado and Carlos Carcas, the film follows Foster’s unending search to improve the quality of life through style, touching on why architecture matters and how hard it’s to perform well. The film highlights the breadth and scale of Foster’s iconic works from London’s Swiss Re Tower, New York’s Hearst Building, Berlin’s Reichstag, the world’s largest building in the world, Beijing Airport and the France’s breathtaking Millau Viaduct. The movie’s title comes from journalist and futurist Buckminster Fuller, who famously asked Foster this question.
EXHIBIT — Through Jan. 22, 2012
A Walk in the Wild: Continuing John Muir’s Journey
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA
Get motivated to go take a stroll out in the wild by researching the life and heritage of Sierra Club co-founder and character preservationist John Muir. The exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California pays tribute to Muir’s enduring influence on modern environmental stewardship. Explore first drawings, manuscripts, journal entries, and interactive displays — such as a simulated version of Muir’s trek from Yosemite to Mount Whitney and a night spent in a giant sequoia.
LECTURE — Jan. 31, 2012
Art of this Detail
Library at the General Society
20 West 44th Street, New York, NY
Combine Washington D.C. principal architect Milton Grenfell since he discusses his latest novel, Comparative Brick Details: A Choice from Pencil Points 1932-1937. The compilation brings together 280 detailed drawings of everything from cupolas doors, windows, fences, gates, to rock finishing as well as radiator enclosures for application in today’s drafting rooms. The quantity includes drawings by leading architects John Russell Pope, Delano & Aldrich, Grosvenor Atterbury, and many others.
Cost/Learning Unit: Free for ICAA members and employees of professional members companies; free to full-time students with current ID; $20 for the general public. Limited distance, RSVP by calling -LRB-212-RRB- 730-9646, ext. 109 or enroll online.
More design occasions: Dec. 23-Jan. 27, 2012, Jan. 6-31, 2012, 5 Best January Occasions
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