PechaKucha Presentation

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Jon Wright

Heritage Consultant in London

British Brutalist Architecture

PRESENTED ON JUN 12, 2017
IN LONDON @ VOL 15

"We've come so far in our taste and appreciation for these buildings that you can buy models of them."

In British Brutalist Architecture from PechaKucha Night London Vol. 15Jon Wright shares his love of Brutalist Architecture and in particular his love of the examples of this severe form of art in Britain.

Jon's PechaKucha helps to get rid of a few pervasive myths about Brutalism.

He also shows you what buildings we've lost (he would describe this as a disaster!), and how we saved the ones we do have with the meta-narrative being the cyclical nature of popular architectural taste and public opinion, how that is formed and how it manifests itself in popular culture.

 

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Detroit in a World Heritage Area

BY JULIAN RAXWORTHY
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 12, 2012

Julian Raxworthy is a registered landscape architect. Initially working as a landscape tradesman, he studied at Ryde Horticulture TAFE, until 1992. He later graduated with his undergraduate degree (with honours) and research masters degree (by design), both from RMIT, Australia. He is currently completing his PhD with the University of Queensland, concerning change in landscape architecture. Here Julian discusses the creative utilisation of low rental properties in his presentation "Detroit in a World Heritage Area." (in English)

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Brutalism

BY EMMA BROOKE
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

When Emma Brooke turned 20 she suddenly fell madly in love - with concrete.  She describes the beginnings of her whirlwind love affair with the architectural style so called "Brutalism" for its callous, unfeeling, unyielding structural dominance. Emma shows us some or her favourite examples of this architectural genre in both Japan and London.

 "Presentation of the Day" on May 31, 2013.

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BY TORU OBA
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 29, 2014

Toru Oba discuss the impact of architecture on life, and how local adaptations can be applied to other circumstances.

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Unifinished Architecture

BY KAZUKI MOROE
@ VOL 26 ON MAY 13, 2016

Kazuki Moroe shares about standard and simple, unfinished architecture.

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Scotland's Built Heritage

BY TARA CROOKE
@ VOL 15 ON MAY 24, 2016

Architect from the National Trust for Scotland, Tara Crooke, shares some fascinating secrets from some of Aberdeen's most special estates. 

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Ronald Boydell examines the architectural heritage and country setting of Galashiels after being inspired by the view from his office window.

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BY RACHEL WALLACE
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2016

"It's not trying to be something it's not. It's not hiding behind anything else."

In One Designer's Brutal Opinion About a UW Icon  at PechaKucha Night Madison Vol. 20,  Rachel Wallace shares her fascination with Brutalism and her peculiar connection to the UW Humanities building located in Madison, Wisconsin. We learn how this building led her to appreciate this "raw" style of architecture.

 

 

 

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Brutal Charm in Stockholm

BY MARTIN RĂ–RBY
@ VOL 56 ON APR 21, 2016

Architectural historian Martin Rörby shows the best the city of Stockholm has got in terms of brutalism! Get to know another side of Stockholm, and it's definitely charming.