Design for Urban Living

September


Posted on September 2nd, by David Bjorngaard in Here/There, The Moment. No Comments

Now that summer is officially over, we in San Francisco are about to start our summer, with the fog lifting and the warm days and nights are about to begin. Lucky for us, this September there are some great design events happening around San Francisco. Here’s just a few to help you get inspired!

The month of September: Architecture and the City is a month-long series of films, exhibitions, lectures, behind-the-scenes-tours, and home tours sponsored by the American Institute of Architects. Included will be great examples of residential architecture on display at the annual AIASF home tour, September 20 and 21. {Check out Living Home: My San Francisco here}.  Also worth a look is the exhibition Home: My San Francisco.

Jim Jennings will be on hand to talk about his work at Oliver Ranch, in this behind-the-scenes-tour throughout the AIASF.

Jim Jennings will be on hand to talk about his work at Oliver Ranch, in this behind-the-scenes-tour from the AIASF.

 

September 4: Architects discuss design in the Market-Octavia area, from 6 – 9 p.m. at StoreFrontLab. {Register here}

Stanley Saitowitz will be on hand for the discussion . Here's his 8 Octavia building nearing completion.

Stanley Saitowitz will be on hand for the discussion . Here is his 8 Octavia building nearing completion.

September 19: Don’t miss the Piero Lissoni lecture at FuseProject and exhibition at DZine. Get a chance to hear Piero Lissoni talk about his work, which ranges from luxury hotels to glassware, and important designs for companies such as Boffi and Cassina. If you can’t make this exhibition, you can always stop by to see the month-long exhibition 1:1 Piero Lissoni at DZine {128 Utah Street}. On display will be evidence of his creative process, from models and sketches to finished pieces. {Sign up for the September 19 event here}

Hotel Mamilla in Jerusalem, interiors by Piero Lissoni. Such a beautiful building and interior in a beautiful city.

Hotel Mamilla in Jerusalem, interiors by Piero Lissoni. Such a beautiful building and interior in a beautiful city.

September 27 and 28: The film Sol LeWitt by Chris Teerink at YBCA brings to life the enigmatic artists work. For those of us who love the instructional nature of the work, and will miss the murals in the SFMOMA atrium, here a chance to learn more about this artist who rarely gives interviews. {Learn more here}

The Well Tempered Grid by Sol Lewitt.

The Well Tempered Grid by Sol Lewitt.

September 27 – April 26, 2015: Chinese artist and activist Ai Wei Wei takes over four locations on Alcatraz with site-specific sculpture, sound and mixed-media work. There is something deeply poignant about an artist, under house arrest in his own country, having an exhibition in a former prison. I’m a little ashamed to admit that I have never been to the former prison, but have sent countless tourists-friends & family there. It’s now or never…and i think that NOW is the perfect time to go.

Ai Weiwei's installation will take over the hospital on Alcatraz.

Ai Weiwei’s installation will take over the hospital on Alcatraz.

Have a great late summer in San Francisco.

David Bjørngaard, September 2014





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