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Rendering of Schuylkill Yard. Image Courtesy of Drexel University

September 21, 2016 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2016 Festival
Architecture is always a key component in DesignPhiladelphia programming and this year there are a bevy of fascinating events that will provoke new avenues of thought and inspire excellence in architects, students, and enthusiasts alike. Here are some events that are sure to strike a chord with the designers of our built environment: 2016 Storefront Challenge Awards Celebration Thursday October 6th | 4:00PM - 6:00PM Help us celebrate the winners of this citywide contest—and meet the people behind the storefront facades that are making Philly a great place to live. More Info [email protected] presents THE BEACON in collaboration with Jenny Sabin Studio: Spotlight on The Rail Park October 6 th -16 th | 24/7 THE BEACON will respond to diverse and multi generational users via a free app, which will ask users a different health question each day; the real-time results will alter THE BEACON’s surface behavior, and these data will be used to radically redesign healthcare. More Info Finding, Conserving, and Supporting George Washington’s Headquarters Tent Thursday October 6 th | 6:00PM - 8:00PM Listen in on a panel celebrating the collaboration of a diverse group of professionals across disciplines who worked together to conserve and display a unique...more
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Student's create terrariums exploring sensory aspects of HOME.

September 20, 2016 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2016 Festival
Five Senses of Home October 6-16 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM UArts & String Theory High School 333 S Broad St. (Gallery 224) & 1600 Vine St. Learn More Defining “Home”: Building Community and the City through Design Thursday 10/13/16 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM University of the Arts, 320 South Broad Street Learn More For the 2016 DesignPhiladelphia Festival, University of the Arts and Spark-Fuel Ignite have paired up to present “Five Senses of Home”, an interactive exhibition where students tell personal stories through terrariums of home. We asked the exhibition organizers “What does HOME mean to you?” and here’s what they had to say… What does HOME mean to you? Each person has a different answer for this seemingly simple question. We all have unique memories and definitions of home: the sight of loved ones, the smell of mom’s cookies, or the sounds of a city. Though often used to describe a location, the way we describe home reveals that home is more than a place. It’s a collection of memories we describe typically using our five senses: the sights, the sounds, the touch, and of course the tastes and smells of home. Over the course of a year, Spark-Fuel-Ignite!...more
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Photo c/o MIO

September 19, 2016 | Press Releases, DesignPhiladelphia, 2016 Festival
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MIO & Bose Professional Present MiXer: A design installation celebrating the power of sound. Philadelphia, September 16, 2016 - MIO, Bose Professional and Philly based producer and DJ Ben Arsenal of Worldtown fame have partnered to create a visually dynamic and aurally immersive design installation for Design Philadelphia 2016. The event will showcase the transformation of MIO HQ through the use of MIO’s collection of acoustic panels and room dividers with experiential sounds created by Ben Arsenal and delivered by Bose speaker technology. “With MiXer we wanted to push sound to the next level by designing it, controlling it and playing with it. Our partnership with Ben Arsenal is based on a shared love of music and rhythm and the search for translating it perfectly into physical space.” - Jaime Salm, MIO Managing Director “Beautiful work and living spaces need to be visually arresting and have sound that is crisp, intelligible and rich. Our acoustical products deliver a range of sound absorption that fits most needs with premium materials and adaptable patterns. Bose professional products deliver unparalleled sound, so they are a great fit for this installation.” - Isaac Salm, MIO Managing Director This event will be...more
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September 17, 2016 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2016 Festival
A good crop of this year’s DesignPhiladelphia programming is being hosted right here at the Center for Architecture and Design. The Center is a concierge for all things design in Philadelphia; connecting people with their environment through education, experience, and engagement. Here is our list of programs you won’t want to miss! Ongoing Exhibition Intercurrences: Intervening Design Strategies Exhibition Sept 29 – Oct 16, 2016 | Mon-Sat: 10:00am – 6:00pm, Sun: 11:00am – 5:00pm | Ticket Price: Free In this exhibition, designers synthesize their research and design ideation and apply their knowledge of typology, program, function, form making, planning, human behavior, construction, materials, building systems, acoustics, lighting, and sustainable tactics within the context of home/house and the built environment. Thursday, Oct. 6 DAG Monthly Meeting | 8am-10am | Ticket Price:Free Join the Design Advocacy Group as we open Design Philadelphia with an informal morning meet-up and freewheeling open discussion about the issues affecting the built environment in Philadelphia. 2016 Storefront Challenge Awards Celebration | 4pm-6pm | Ticket Price: $10 Join the Community Design Collaborative and the Commerce Department of Philadelphia to celebrate the winners of this citywide contest—and meet the people behind the storefront facades that are making Philly a...more
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Photo c/o PlayWorld

September 12, 2016 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2016 Festival
Most people are drawn to strong geometric shapes and color. That’s one of the reasons Playworld, a leading commercial playground equipment manufacturer committed to saving unstructured outdoor play, recently launched PlayCubes . Playcubes offers a new approach to these shapes originally introduced in the 1960s. An exclusive partnership between Playworld and Architect Richard Dattner, FAIA, has revived the use of the cuboctahedron, a geometric shape combining cubes and pyramids. Cuboctahedrons have appeared in numerous works of art and architecture throughout history. Dattner incorporated their interlocking structures into his designs for playground equipment and patented PlayCubes in 1968. Today’s PlayCubes allow designers to use one or more forms to create their own unique and beautiful play spaces. Chinatown Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston is home to the company’s first installation of PlayCubes. Over the past few months, I had the opportunity to spend many hours in Boston observing the play on the new PlayCubes as well as Playworld’s PlayForm 7. I was amazed to see people of all ages from toddlers to older children – teens and both young and older adults engaged in play. Research shows that people of all ages aren’t spending enough time active outdoors,...more