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2017 World Building of the Year – Shortlist Announced

2017 World Building Shortlist

Nominees for the 2017 World Building of the Year have been announced this month. Home Cateogory: New Wave Architecture, Three Views / A House, Tehran, Iran The World Architecture Festival takes place each November in Berlin and celebrates the latest and greatest in the world of architecture. The Festival is where the architecture community meets on a world-level […]

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California: A Design Paradise

California Design

“Designed in California” is the new “Made in Italy” California is best known as the land of make-believe: the home of Disney, Hollywood and video gaming. But there’s also much to be said for Silicon Valley’s booming tech industry – from social media empires to the ever-growing Google & Apple companies, the area is consistently spitting […]

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Our Dream Homes

Kevin dream home

We asked our Design Consultants to share their dreams with us – their Dream Homes that is! They went to their favorite interior design blogs and found a featured home that represents their style and taste. Read on to get a feel for each of their individual personalities through a complete design. Dwayne This house […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday

Thursday, June 8th, marks the 150th birthday of the iconic architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright designed over one thousand building over the course of his career which were influential in our country’s architectural and cultural identity. To commemorate the milestone, historic Wright-designed sites, museums, and hotels are celebrating with special events over the next several months. […]

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Bucket List Design Destinations

Casa Batllo

We asked our team to describe their top Design Destination from their travel bucket list – somewhere they hope to go and be inspired by the architecture, interior design and art. While traveling to a new place, inspiration is all around. Seeing a new city or country for the first time is one of the […]

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OH! San Diego is this weekend

Barcelona San Diego

This weekend, March 25 & 26th, the San Diego Architectural Foundation presents the 3rd Annual OH! San Diego event. Over the course of the weekend, over 40 unique architectural sites throughout Downtown, Barrio Logan, Bankers Hill and Balboa Park will be open to the public for both guided and self-guided tours. Visitors are encouraged to […]

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Desert X

Desert X Map

Picture the serene desert: the heat of the sun; harsh light beating down, reflecting off the sand, casting shadows from the scarce vegetation; hardly anything taller than a tree for miles. The horizon is only interrupted by the towering bluish-gray mountains in the distance. Then there is a shimmer – suddenly out of the landscape […]

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Pendry San Diego: The Gaslamp’s Newest Addition

Pendry Pool

Earlier this month, the Montage International hotelier group revealed their newest project, the Pendry Hotel San Diego. This $120 million project took over two years to complete, but the final result is well worth the wait. The hotel has a “low-key luxury” vibe and is designed to attract a similar – but perhaps more laid […]

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San Diego Architecture: Irving J. Gill

Marston House 1905

The name Irving Gill may not ring any bells, but you most likely -perhaps unknowingly- are aware of this architect’s influence on our city. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla, the Bishop’s School in La Jolla, and the Marston House in Balboa Park are just a few of his lasting impressions […]

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