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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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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Context Vol. 4: Neighborhoods 2027

Context v4

Context is a forum created by the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s commitment to keeping the conversation alive about the value of excellence in the built environment. The San Diego Architectural Foundation’ presents its fourth event in the Context Series. Context Volume 4: Neighborhoods 2027 aims to change the public perception about development in existing and […]

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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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Urban Jungle

Vertical Forest

There is nothing quite as refreshing as waking up to sunshine, crisp air and the smells of the living world outside your window. Like a fresh spring morning stroll or a picnic on a cool fall day, we crave interaction with nature. However, as metropolitan areas become more crowded, air gets thicker with pollution and smog. City […]

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2017 Modernism Week in Palm Springs

modernism week

Next Thursday, February 16th, kicks off the 11th Annual Modernism Week festivities in Palm Springs, California. Just a short drive away from San Diego, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Palm Springs has been a destination for celebrities, vacationers and design enthusiasts for decades. Ten days of collective events celebrate midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion […]

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