Weekly design calendar: Toronto exhibits Japanese architecture

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During the week of November 7, the Toronto Design Exchange is hosting a large retrospective called Parallel Nippon, and the Index design fair kicks off in Dubai. Coming up within the next four weeks: the Singapore Design festival, Interior Lifestyle in Tokyo, and the opening of the world's tallest building.

Parallel Nippon

November 10 - January 24


The Toronto Design Exchange has curated a new exhibition showcasing the best in contemporary Japanese architecture, including the Tokyo National Museum, the Sendai Mediatheque, and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa.


Index Dubai

November 14-17


Hosted at the Dubai World Trade Center, the fair is the region's leading interiors exhibition and trade show, showcasing the latest design trends and products.


Singapore Design Festival

November 20-30


Themed "Design 2050: Possibilities for Tomorrow," the event -- running November 20-30 -- will for the first time open to the public via citywide Design Trails. The third Singapore Design festival will also be a special one because this year, it is hosting the ICSID World Design Congress. 


Burj Dubai opens

December 2


The world's tallest building, the 800-meter-high Burj Dubai tower, will open its doors next to the Dubai Mall.


Interior Lifestyle

December 2-4


This trade-only fair is one of the main trend indicators for the Japanese high-end design industry, attracting more than 600 exhibitors from 30 countries.


American Institute of Architects Gold Medal winner announced

December 4

New York/USA

The institute's highest honor -- and one of the country's most prestigious architecture awards together with the Pritzker Prize -- will be handed out on December 4. Previous winners include Renzo Piano, Norman Foster, and Frank Gehry.