Monthly Archives: June 2015

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Student Volunteers Needed!

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

AAU Career Seminar

Wondering about Job and Internships? Your Career, Our Advice Friday June 26th – 79 New Montgomery Street Theater 9:30 am – 10:15 am – Our Top Tips for Career Success: How to ace your job and internship applications and connect with opportunity. 10:30 am – 11:00 am – Perfect Your Pitch: Your dream company or […]

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 […]

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. […]

Les Bains Hotel by RDAI, Paris

We fell in love with the interior design of the recently opened “La salle à manger” ‘ restaurant at Le Bains Hotel in Paris. Le Bains was the first spa in Paris when it opened its doors in 1885, the building has received a complete transformation. In this post we will focus on the restaurant-bar, a chic […]

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