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Design worth celebrating: New features mark a decade of design on the West Coast

Vancouver, Canada

Interior Design Show West (IDSwest)

Vancouver, Canada, 2014-07-31 -

In celebration of ten years as the premiere design event in the West, this year’s IDSwest features projects and keynote speakers take design to a whole new level. From September 25 to 28, exhibitors from at home and abroad will convene in Vancouver to showcase the latest trends, ideas and new products for the home. Design aficionados will be inspired by new furnishings, floorcoverings, fixtures, décor and ... (continued)

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A pop-up field in the centre of the city

Milan, Italy

A4A Rivolta Savioni Architetti

A4A’s installation experiments with the capacity to change an urban setting.  

Milan, Italy, 2014-07-30 -

Over 1,500 man-sized sheaves of corn for the field that shot up overnight at the end of July, in the heart of Milan, opposite the Sforza Castle, between the two Expo Gate pavilions.


quantomais, the project devised and produced by A4A Rivolta Savioni Architetti, on an invitation from Expo Gate's artistic curator Caroline Corbetta, will be part of the city for the entire month of August.


quantomais is an... (continued)

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Lunel and Sète offer two new museums to the Languedoc Roussillon region

Sète, France

C+D Architecture

Nimes, France, 2014-07-29 -

The recently opened Médard Museum in Lunel and the Maritime Museum in Sète are now part of a wide choice of cultural visits offered in Languedoc Roussillon. The region has supported the towns in the financing of these cultural amenities. Benefiting from new funds, the two museums stand out  from the rest because of the way their architecture has been restored – they are both diametrically opposite in histo... (continued)

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Moriyama RAIC International Prize deadline: August 1, 2014

Ottawa, Canada

Royal  Architectural  Institute of Canada (RAIC)

The deadline to submit for the Moriyama RAIC International Prize is fast approaching!

Ottawa, Canada, 2014-07-25 -

Submit your project before AUGUST 1 to ensure it is eligible for consideration by the jury. The prize of CAD $100,000 will be awarded every two years and includes a handcrafted sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew.


Click HERE to enter your submission online quickly and easily.


Raymond Moriyama, FRAIC, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the RAIC Foundation have created the Mor... (continued)

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Blood Center

Raciborz, Poland

FAAB Architektura

Raciborz, Poland, 2014-07-24 -

Investment divided into three phases, including (1) construction of the new Regional Blood Center building, (2) shelter for the mobile blood center [bus] and (3) the first in Poland specialized Center for Blood Cancer Diagnostics to be located within the existing building. At the moment, the first phase has been completed.


The first phase building houses modern cool rooms and storages, blood collecting un... (continued)

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All Set for Design for Asia Awards 2014 Judging

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC)

Around 1,000 International Entries Vie for Asia’s Top Design Accolades

Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2014-07-23 -

Organised by Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), the Design for Asia (DFA) Awards 2014 is all set for the judging in July 2014. Lauded by the design industry and the business community as one of the top design awards in Asia, DFA Awards 2014 has received around 1,000 international entries from 24 countries and regions. 


The DFA Awards judging will take place at the InnoCentre at Kowloon Tong, with the Categor... (continued)