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Juho Viitasalo

Industrial designer in Osaka

Construction 2000

PRESENTED ON OCT 01, 2016
IN OSAKA @ VOL 14

Juho Viitasalo shares Construction 2000, a unique geometric steel sculpture in Helsinki, Finland. Its most eye catching feature is a 600 kg pyramid that seems to float in air without any support. This 10 meter tall physics defying structure has stood since 1982 and is truly unique in the world. However it is still somewhat unknown. Construction 2000 was designed by Markku Viitasalo and now his son wants to take the design to the world out of the confines of the office block where it stands in Helsinki. More information here: http://viitasalo.com/himmeli/

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Construction Problems

BY GERO QUASTEN
@ VOL 17 ON DEC 01, 2010

Sven Kling and Gero Quasten, both architects in Darmstadt, talk about little and bigger problems that appeared at two highrise construction sites. (in German)

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Steel Sculptures

BY GEORGE SCHROEDER
@ VOL 10 ON MAY 28, 2013

George Schroeder, works in steel, aluminum, and many other metallic elements to produce sculpture oftentimes based in expressing sound forms. His work is often large in scale, and here he discusses his numerous public installations. 

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Pulsations in Architecture

BY ERIC GOLDEMBERG
@ VOL 23 ON SEP 20, 2013

Eric Goldemberg, of the design research practice Monad Studio, discusses the recent developments in 3D printing technology, its application to sculptural art and how it assists in structural concepting in architecture. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 15, 2013.

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The Challenges of Mid-Rise Construction

BY ROLAND ROM COLTHOFF
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 27, 2013

Roland Rom Colthoff of RAW design explains the opportunities and challeges of new mid-rise construction in Toronto. Mid-rise construction is an investment by purchasers in not only a condo, but also a neighborhood. This affirmation of the importance of the street and urban environment as a place to live, shop, and work has led to the design of unusually shaped and unique interior environments and exceptionally generous outdoor spaces.   

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Prototyping Shelters

BY YUTA ITO
@ VOL 113 ON APR 30, 2014

Yuta Ito talks about his project in Italy. The aim of the project is to design a prototyping shelter at the exhibition site at archaeological park. The site is located in the centre of Mediterranean sea, a place which was not only influenced by Italian culture but also by Spanish, Greek, Arabic and Turkish cultures. 

 

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Shipping Container Architecture

BY MYLES ALEXANDER
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 31, 2015

What is it like to design and build the largest shipping-container building in the US?

Myles Alexander is the founding and managing principal for Form & Function Architecture. He shared his experience designing the Smoky Park Supper Club and provided some behind-the-scenes knowledge about the property, the process and the challenges along the way at PechaKucha Night Asheville: "The Art of Science."

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From Neutral to concrete

BY SOPHIE VAUGARNY
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 12, 2016

From Neutral concept by Roland Barthes, to concrete, from Neutral and Concrete research, the principal element will be : the generic house. In parallel to security issues, what this private space could it look like an extreme way ? In a smaller scale, how the concrete come in our interiors and in what form ?
 

 

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Greenspan Construction - Building Benton Harbor's First Container Home

BY VICKI FRANKS
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 16, 2016

Vicki Franks, with her husband Shane, built Benton Harbor's first container home in 2015, a beautiful space that will make us rethink what's possible in real estate. The inspiration to do this hit at the crossroads of a trip she took and the time the couple snagged an outrageously affordable lot in Benton Harbor. Vicki's PK is eye candy for design lover's!

 

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Wood in Multi-Family Residences

BY MATT MAHON
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Matt Mahon talks about the use of timber in multi-family residences in this PechaKucha presenation for NY Build.

Matt is an acoustic and audiovisual consultant in Arup’s New York office and is involved in a wide variety of projects, from performing arts facilities to corporate fit-out.  Matt studied mechanical engineering at Northwestern University and has a background in live sound and broadcast.