PechaKucha Presentation

The internationally acclaimed Swedish architectural partnership, Claesson Koivisto Rune bring their multi-disciplinary approach to Japan, this time to DESIGNART, debuting a new series of printed works that delve into the repetition, proportion, and artistic sensibility of the grid. Derived from the artists’ passion, discussions, research and experience of architecture after close to a quarter of a century in the profession, these works embody their synthesis of design and art, abstracting from skyscraper façades something other than architecture ...other than art a search for the essence of the grid.

国際的に高い評価を得ているスウェーデンの建築家集団クラーソン・コイヴィスト・ルーネは、DESIGNARTでは多分野からアプローチを行い、グリッドの反復性、比例性、芸術的感性を掘り下げた新シリーズのプリントワークを発表します。 建築家の情熱や討論、研究そして経験から生まれたこの作品は、建築以外の超高層ファサードから抽出し抽象化したものを素材にしてデザインと芸術の統合を体現しています グリッドの本質を追求しています!



@ VOL 84 ON JUL 27, 2011

Designer Tadahiro Gunji shares some of his works.


Finding Order in the World: Grids and Circles

@ VOL 2 ON SEP 04, 2012

Fran Ward sees grids and circles in the world around her. She uses those references to make sense of that world and her place in it. Fran goes into depth on some beautiful examples of grids in modern and classical Japanese design, and tells tales of her travels in Asia.


Distinction Through Typology

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Christian Webb has a unique way of making art. He takes pictures of similar things and then arranges them in a grid. Its the perfect mix of chaos and structure, and it produces striking results that lead to questions about typology, diversity, and change.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 7, 2014.


Dubai Network for Art, Architecture & Technology

@ 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.



@ VOL 8 ON JUL 04, 2014

AIRSTUDIO is a french creative studio that specialises in 3D views for (unbuilt) arhitecture and design.
Our task consist in finding a way of honouring each architect and each piece of architecture. We're always looking for "the good light", the good atmosphere or feelings. We're always trying to create a sensible relashionship between the light and the shadows... and make the story that should take place in the image possible!
Communication and understanding with the archi team are such important as our curiosity, sensibility and creativity! {in French}


The Intersection of Architecture and Wool

@ VOL 8 ON AUG 13, 2015

By day, Pamela Leonard uses colored pencils and models in her life as an architect, creating buildings and spaces for habitation and wonder. By night, yarn and watercolors become the materials by which rich structures for warmth and joy are created at her hand. A graduate of Mississippi State University School of Architecture, and a practicing Architect, Pamela always looks for the intersection of the physical and the spiritual in her work, day and night. Join her as she intersects architecture and wool.


Dystopian Literature and Architecture

@ VOL 35 ON SEP 01, 2015

Architecture student Sarah Aziz talks about how dystopian literature and growing up in England influence her theoretical designs and their associated narratives.


New York: City on a Grid

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 04, 2015

Actor David Duchovny (!) says of Gerard Koeppel's new book: “ I’ve spent most of my life walking the straight lines of the world’s greatest city, and have never thought to ask: Is this a different shape from other cities, and if so, why, and who did it? Koeppel’s book answers these questions, in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page. This is one of those books you always wished would be written, and here it is. Indispensable for anyone interested in the history of New York and cities generally, and bound to fuel cocktail conversations up, down, and across the city for years to come.”

Listen here for a whirlwind history of NY's grid as it develops!

Gerard Koeppel writes history, mostly New York related, but also in anything from magazines and journals to historical signage in city parks. He was also a captain of a charter sailboat, an awful law student, a licensed hack (out of a Greenwich Village taxi garage), and then, for many years, a radio reporter/writer/editor/producer, mostly with CBS News.


Designing a Laboratory: Art, Architecture, and the Founding of Fermilab

@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

"The sculpture that straddles the lab's entrance appears symmetrical when viewed from below but asymmetrical from all over views, reflecting the view of broken symmetry that is crucial in modern physics."

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory looks like no other science lab on Earth—thanks to the vision of founding director Robert Wilson and artist Angela Gonzales. Under their aesthetic direction, architecture, sculpture, color, and design combined to produce a lab that was revolutionary for its time. In Designing a Laboratory: Art, Architecture, and the Founding of Fermilab from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 5Katie Yurkewicz shows off another side of the legendary physics lab.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2017.