PechaKucha Presentation

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Jo Palma

Architect, Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP in Chicago

The World's Tallest Twisted Building

PRESENTED ON DEC 03, 2013
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 28

Jo Palma discusses the ideas and plan behind the twsited building in Dubai. Initiated by a Chicago team, the building was created with passive sustainable methods as well as created with long term economic value. As of now, it is the tallest, twisting building in the world and it all started in Chicago. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 29, 2014.

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Affordable Housing

BY PETE LANDON
@ VOL 22 ON JUN 05, 2012

Pete Landon describes the role he plays in building healthy and affordable houses for the residents of Chicago. In this presentations he demonstrates that he is indeed giving the community a lot more than houses. He also walks us through his hobby of small scale recreational aviation. 

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Dubai Network for Art, Architecture & Technology

BY ZAYAD MOTLIB
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 10, 2014

Zayad Motlib introduces d-NAT (Dubai Network for Art, Architecture, and Technology), which is a growing community for creative minds in Dubai, exploring new frontier of art, architecture and technology. They will be collaborating with Co-de-iT from Italy to run this event, using cutting edge design tools to explore new territories of this subject.

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Design For Recycling

BY DEBORAH KANG
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 25, 2007

Young architect Deborah Kang won a competition organized by the City of Chicago and AIA Chicago to design an eco-aware trash recepticle that was installed in Millennium Park.  Her team's design garnered interest from design and sustainability organizations around the world - and was featured at Lollapalooza!

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Building M+

BY ARIC CHEN
@ VOL 19 ON JAN 21, 2014

Aric Chen, Curator of Design and Architecture at the new M+ Museum of Visual Culture in Hong Kong, takes us on a tour of their introductory exhibition at Artistree (Jan-Feb 2014) - "Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection" which includes an overview of the collection as well as models of the shortlisted entries for the competition to design the M+ Museum building (scheduled to open 2017).

"Presentation of the Day" on October 23, 2014.

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AIA Think

BY GENE BURR
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Gene Burr and Suzanne Wedekind describe their project to teach critical thinking skills to grade school and high school students using the local built environment and the design process. In 2013, the American Institute of Architects provided them with a grant for the project.

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Go Big or Go Home

BY NATHAN KIPNIS, FAIA
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

Mr Potato Head, your underwear and Popular Science magazine inform Nate Kipnis as he evangelizes the PechaKucha audience in Chicago.

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Architecture During the Recession

BY RICHARD KASEMSARN
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

When the recession hit, Richard Kasemsarn had to adjust his work habits and expectations.  This included hanging out at an old police station.

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Vertical Community Building

BY WESTON WALKER
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Wes Walker uses his 20x20 presentation to discuss architectural responsibility to create moments of human interaction - using Studio Gang Architect's recent projects to highlight social justice and community building by developing methods to occupy the exterior of a building.

Weston Walker is an architect and Design Principal at Studio Gang. He came to New York from Chicago in 2014 to establish the studio’s office in lower Manhattan, which has now grown to a staff of 22 with projects both locally and internationally. His current work includes a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History, a new FDNY firehouse in Brooklyn, a boutique office tower along the High Line, and a residential high-rise in Toronto.

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Living Building Challenge - Camp Glenorchy

BY STEVE HEWLAND
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 24, 2017

Steve Hewland presents a new concept in sustainable hospitality which considers environmental, community and financial sustainability