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
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.
MAY 05, 2014
If there ever was a crystal ball into China's urban future, this is it:
Thomas Hussey discusses China's current growth in urbanization. As we see in "Urban City Development in China" from PKN Chicago Vol. 25, although there are several challenges, such as outdated buildings, over-engineered highways, and pollution to deal with, they hope to redevelop the city, connect cities together, and create new cities entirely that would come to be potential solutions to those probelms.
APRIL 28, 2014
"We rotated each floor 1.2 degrees, almost doing a true 90 degree rotation at about 88 floors."
Jo Palma discusses the ideas and plans behind the twisted building in Dubai. In "The World's Tallest Twisted Building" from PKN Chicago Vol. 28, we hear that the project was initiated by a Chicago team and was designed with passive sustainable methods and long-term economic value in mind. As of now it is the tallest twisting building in the world and it all started in Chicago.
APRIL 13, 2014
Pizza and pie are like siblings separated at birth, caught up in an endless rivalry.
Elliana Krandel and Hannah Altshuler know everything there is to know about pizza and pie. In "Pizza and Pie" from PKN Chicago Vol. 29, they share the endless varieties and technicalities of these foods, and what they have learned over their friendship of seven years. Pizza and pie are not just delicious foods but also a means of bringing people together.