Feb
4
Mon
VAULTS BEDS GARDENS: Public Hedonics and Alternative Publicness @ North Gallery
Feb 4 – Mar 15 all-day
VAULTS BEDS GARDENS: Public Hedonics and Alternative Publicness @ North Gallery

VAULTS BEDS GARDENS: Public Hedonics and Alternative Publicness presents amid.cero9’s investigations on the role of architecture in the formation of the contemporary public realm. Through large format drawings and precious models recreating the working environment of their studio in Madrid, the exhibition presents architectural projects ranging from the beginning of their practice in 1998 to their most recent work.

Amidst the ruins of Western public space and the growing contemporary collective anesthesia, amid.cero9’s projects propose, in a playful and subversive way, a series of public artifacts whose ambition is to shape, through architecture, the place and the nature of human interactions, reformulating what public space can be nowadays. Communal beds, processions of portable gardens, vaults covering public interiors, gardens that recreate the concept of third natures, assemblages of machines for public demolition processes, outdoor gardens as communal houses, spaces for interaction with digital art or infra-light domes that celebrate the counter-routine are some of the subjects that the exhibition presents with a festal and positive commitment and intellectual ambition, reflecting amid.cero9’s aim to reconnect the practice of architecture with the complexity, richness, and overabundance of reality.

In VAULTS BEDS GARDENS: Public Hedonics and Alternative Publicness, amid.cero9 proposes an array of catalysts for alternative forms of publicness. The interiorization of public space, the displacements from the domestic sphere to the public, complex environments based on interaction with other species, the reinvention of public rituals, or the rediscovery of intimacy and pleasure in public try to respond and counteract the current banalization, commercialization, and forms of control of public space.

This collection of structural forms, contemporary rituals, immersive spaces, and gardens as collective constructs explains amid.cero9’s interest in the architectural project as a form of knowledge and discovery. The projects presented aim to propose alternative forms of beauty that would trigger new forms of affiliation and affection among individuals: an attempt to reformulate a new public sphere through architecture where physical interaction and the construction of the realm of collective beliefs, affections, and hopes can still happen.

Mar
7
Thu
Opening Night Reception: Because it Rains @ Center for Architecture & Design
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Opening Night Reception: Because it Rains @ Center for Architecture & Design

Join us for the Opening Night Reception of “Because it Rains,” the latest exhibit at the Center for Architecture & Design.

Recipient of AIA Seattle’s 2018 Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship, Laura Bartunek Assoc. AIA explored the concept of rain as a creative catalyst within design. Rain, so often approached as a universal foe to be deflected away from buildings, became the focus as both an ecological and cultural phenomenon that can challenge how we engage with our environment. Bartunek sought out five notorious rains found in Florida, New Mexico, Kauai, London and Norway, experiencing and studying the individuality of rain through the lens of architecture. The exhibit catalogs these tales of rain through a series of climate illustrations and architectural research models, asking and inspiring us to think differently about our weather.

Exhibit on view March 7 – May 25, 2019

Mar
21
Thu
DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN 2019 @ Pier 92
Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 9:00 pm
DIFFA's DINING BY DESIGN 2019 @ Pier 92

DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) will host its annual DINING BY DESIGN fundraiser from March 21-25. Staged for five days, DINING BY DESIGN showcases extraordinary dining environments from renowned designers and brands to raise critical funds for DIFFA’s work fighting HIV/AIDS. 2019 marks the event’s 10th year at Pier 92 in conjunction with the Architectural Digest Design Show. AD Design Show ticket holders will receive free admission into DINING BY DESIGN.

The fun and fundraising starts on Thursday, March 21 with the annual COCKTAILS BY DESIGN. This special preview party offers attendees the first look at these one-of-a-kind dining installations. Guests are treated to bites from some of New York’s favorite restaurants at tasting tables. Early bird tickets start at $150.

As the keystone event, the GALA DINNER includes cocktails and table-hopping followed by an elegant seated VIP dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets start at $500.

The public is invited to see this spectacular display of design during general admission hours (Friday, March 22 from 10am to 6pm – Sunday, March 25 from 10am to 5pm)

Visit https://diffa.org/dining-by-design/ to learn more.

Tickets will be available at this link: https://e.givesmart.com/events/bZg/.

Times and Tickets

– Media Tour: Thursday March 21 | 3-4pm
Registration at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdiMBYdsiqnAvZGxoKX-UL3NVpQ_pUZn-0lc7BKzuO0FMwR4A/viewform?usp=pp_url

-Cocktails By Design: Thursday March 21 | 6-9:30pm Tickets are available for $150 (early bird rate)

-Public Viewing: Friday March 22 – Saturday March 23 10am – 6pm | Sunday, March 25 10am – 5pm

-*AD Design Show Ticket holders can enter for free

-Gala Dinner: Monday, March 25 | 6:30-10:30pm Individual tickets start at $500, see site for ticket packages

Apr
2
Tue
Save A Sample! @ Across the United States!
Apr 2 – Apr 4 all-day

Every year, Save A Sample! creates a second life for unused brochures, fabrics and finish cards. Over the years, thousands of pounds of materials have been donated by some of the country’s busiest design firms. Materials are delivered to local design schools with the help of local furniture dealers. As a result, talented students have richer resources to choose from during the year.

We are going to be in 18 design markets this year:

Atlanta
Boston
Chicago
Cincinnati
Dallas
Indianapolis
Minneapolis
Nashville
New York City
New Jersey
Philadelphia
Phoenix
Portland
San Diego
San Francisco
Seattle
Washington DC

School sign up begins October 21st.
Delivery team sign up begins November 19th.
Design firm sign up begins January 28th

Apr
9
Tue
Coverings 2019 @ Orange County Convention Center
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm
Coverings 2019 @ Orange County Convention Center

Coverings is the largest global tile & stone exposition in North America, providing a stage for the most innovative products, tools, and machinery on the market. The show features more than 1,100 exhibitors from over 40 countries and attracts thousands of architects, designers, builders, remodelers, fabricators, installers, retailers, and distributors. Coverings is a resource for continuing education and unparalleled networking opportunities for the tile & stone industry and all programming is available at no cost. Registration is free to all industry professionals and available at coverings.com/register.