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

Toronto/Canada

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.

http://www.dx.org

Index Dubai

November 14-17

Dubai/UAE

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.

http://www.indexexhibition.com

Singapore Design Festival

November 20-30

Singapore

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. 

http://www.singaporedesignfestival.com

Burj Dubai opens

December 2

Dubai/UAE

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

http://www.burjdubai.com

Interior Lifestyle

December 2-4

Tokyo/Japan

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.

http://www.interior-lifestyle.com

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.

http://www.aia.org

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