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Chocolate Walls in Tokyo

As a #TBT we have a look back at the amazing design of the Godiva store in the super trendy Harajuku district in Tokyo Japan. In order to break the conservative look of the chocolatier, Godiva hired Wonderwall, a famous Japanese based interior design firm, that decided to introduce a new fresh and playful design to the space. […]

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Save the Date- IIDA Pioneers in Design

Chapter Event An Evening with James Corner of James Corner Field Operations Date: Jul 15, 2015 Time: 5:30pm Ends: 9:00 PM SFJAZZ Center 201 Franklin Street (at Fell) San Francisco, CA 94102 Member Price $135.00 Non-Member Price $150.00 Student Price $35.00 Student Non-Member Price $50.00 SAVE THE DATE! Please join us for a celebration of […]

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Modern Tea House in Beijing

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has given a Beijing tea house a great design makeover, he arranged translucent plastic blocks in a brick-like formation to create new walls in the space. By using polyethylene plastic batons he create an elaborate grid across the ceiling and walls of each room of the private member’s club, which is simply named Beijing […]

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8600 Wilshire, Beverly Hills

MAD Architects, a Beijing-based  design firm. just revealed the design behind its first residential project. 8600 Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California, is an 18-unit residential complex built on top of commercial storefronts. Ground-breaking is expected to take place in October 2015. MAD describes the project as a “hillside village” and a “harmonious architectural space of human experience.” The […]

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Visit SHOP657 and Support Y.E.S

Academy of Art University Partners with Juanita MORE! to Raise Money for Youth Empowerment Summit Students help raise funds for the Gay Straight Alliance Network during San Francisco Pride Week San Francisco, CA, June 23, 2015 – This summer Academy of Art University School of Fashion is partnering with local activist Juanita MORE! in her effort to […]

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IAD Student Success Stories

We are so proud to announce that IAD BFA student  Marija Kalas won first-place in Sherwin-Williams STIR Student Design Challenge residential design category this year.  Winners were selected from a pool of hundreds of entries stemming from the top design schools in the nation. Besides recognition, Kalas received $2,500 for the top prize. Kalas’ winning […]

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Student Volunteers Needed!

AAU Volunteers Needed for NEWH’s San Francisco Regional Trade Show  

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Monday Morning Photo(s) Barcelona Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photos we have a look at the Cotton House Hotel in Barcelona, after an intense refurbishment it has opened on the site of the former headquarters of the Cotton Textile Foundation ‘Fundación Textil Algodonera’. Interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán has transformed the iconic 19th-century building while conserving key original elements such as […]

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Old Cinemas in Africa

We found a very interesting post via, Germany’s cultural Goethe-Institute is putting together a fascinating website dedicated entirely to documenting the architecture of Africa’s old cinemas; photographing them, mapping them and finding out as much as they can about them. Here are some of our favorites, the designs are quite simple yet they reflect so much of the culture. […]

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NEWH Volunteers Needed!

NEWH San Francisco Regional Tradeshow is looking for volunteers! See the schedule bellow and email Mary Phalen if interested. To Learn more about NEWH click here      

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