SEPTEMBER 01, 2014
AUGUST 18, 2014
84 days on an airplane. Buying Ferraris after lunch. The life of one architect.
Mike Pfeffer, AIA Chicago member and winner of the 2014 national AIA Young Architect Award, has spent almost three months in the air flying between Chicago and China in the past six years. In "Balance in the Life of an Architect" from a special 2014 AIA Convention edition of PKN Chicago, Mike talks about what this entails in his job as Managing Director of SOM in Chicago.
AUGUST 04, 2014
"The love of the process isnt about solving, but about the asking. It's taking your agenda out of the picture and seeing what there is to be discovered."
Leah Ball's childhood fascination with outer space, alien beings, and cosmic thinking informs her research, inquiry, and design process. In "Aliens Might Have Claimed My Sisters" from PKN Chicago Vol. 29 Leah shows us her passion for creation, and how that passion started out with metal working, and has led her to ceramics. Every work she creates she does so in reference to her miniscule presence in the vast universe.
JULY 30, 2014
This is what one might call a minimalist's nightmare:
Chicago-based AIA architect Dan Wheeler, FAIA has an eBay problem. In "My Name is Dan, and I Have an eBay Problem" from a special edition of PKN Chicago held during the 2014 AIA Convention, Dan shows us the growing number of objects he's accumulated over the years in his home. Though the sheer volume might seem overwhelming, he has put his collections to exemplary use in the home he shares with his wife Julie.
JULY 29, 2014
JULY 13, 2014
Young God and Old God playing table foosball on the ocean. Gifting an ice sculpture of the Ten Commandments to the public. A Bust of Obama composed entirely of butter.
Industry of the Ordinary is a two-person art group that aims to explore and celebrate the commonness of everyday life as well as challenege the derogatory notions of the ordinary.
JULY 09, 2014
Stunning works of projection-map lighting paired with works of modern architecture -- what's not to love?
At a special edition of PKN Chicago set during the 2014 American Institute of Architects National Convention, we see the luminous work of Chicago-based artist Petra Bachmeier.
JUNE 10, 2014
Be part of the largest event in world architecture this year. PechaKucha Night Chicago with AIA Chicago and SOM are pleased to present a special edition PechaKucha Night at the AIA National Convention in Chicago.
This event is one of a series of "Design + Dining" events hosted by AIA Chicago in conjunction with the 2014 AIA National Convention. If you plan to register for the National Convention, you can find this event in the official convention schedule by using the code EV217. Non-convention attendees are welcome to RSVP and purchase tickets through AIA Chicago’s website. Ticket price includes buffet food and 2 drink tickets.
JUNE 02, 2014
Two tickets to the gun show. Take a tour?
Ben Nicholson, frustrated by his raccoon problem, decides on which gun to use in plans to skin it, eat it and make it into a hat to match his fur coat. In "Raccoon Problem? There's a Gun for That" from PKN Chicago Vol. 28 he humorously describes different types of guns in hopes to stop his raccoon friend from visiting his log cabin.
MAY 22, 2014
Poster for PKN Chicago Vol. 30
Chicago is about to celebrate its 30th PechaKucha Night, and its got the poster to the prove it! It was designed by Michael Vendiola. For more info on the city's Vol. 30 -- set for June 3 -- you can visit the official event page. And please note that a special Vol. 29 -- a collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Foundation -- is happening on May 29.