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"Eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"

In "Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats!

Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation, and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.

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Modular Furniture

BY SANJIN HALILOVIĆ
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 25, 2011

Sanjin is a big proponent of modularity in furniture design, and in his presentation he shares a shelf-table-chair combo that to him represents the quest for ultimate modularity. (in Bosnian)

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Carrying Shelter, Design for the Introverted Traveler

BY DAVID KOELLEIN
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 13, 2014

David Koellein talks about places that are designed for introverts to go.  It analyzes how different places and qualities affect how people feel from an introverts point of view.

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Design-Build Education: Creating a New Education Center for Beardsley Community Farm

BY JENNIFER AKERMAN
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 06, 2015

Presented with Bud Archer and Bailey Green. 

Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design will present on the benefits of design-build education as illustrated by an innovative new building being created for Beardsley Community Farm in Knoxville—a non-profit urban demonstration farm promoting food security and sustainable agriculture. Design-build education through architectural design courses at UT enabled making a building that reinforces Beardsley’s mission. The new structure will operate as a teaching tool helping farm staff and volunteers more effectively engage the public about the benefits of local sustainable farming. It also creates significant public spaces for the benefit of the community at large.

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Survival = Shelter

BY RICHARD POTESTIO
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

“Rather than research the artifact, I thought about its purpose and its use. I asked the google about survival and let me tell you, it talked back to me”

Shelters are essential for life. In Survival = Shelter from PechaKucha Night Portland’s 15th volume, speaker Richard Potestio discusses the history of tents as a catalyst which sparked a search for information on shelter and survival. Development, innovation, and usage, of tents as not just a temporary, but also as a permanent form of shelter. In the case of the later, Potestio discusses what is needed to change the status quo.

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Farm to (Cafeteria) Table

BY PATRICK GARMONG
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 13, 2015

Patrick Garmong reflects on our changing relationship with food and particularly our loss of connection with local foods. He shares his ideas about promoting a healthy eating culture within the community, including the school community.

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tetra shed®– a new modular building system

BY DAVID AJASA-ADEKUNLE
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 22, 2016

Speaker David Ajasa-Adekunle is an architect and the creator of tetra shed®; a new multi award winning tessellating modular building system, which as a single module, we chose to introduce as a garden office.  An introduction to the system can be seen at www.tetra-shed.co.uk.
 
To date, tetra shed® has been featured in over 60 print magazines in over 25 countries. 
 
Last Summer, a tetra shed® garden office prototype was filmed for Gadget Man on Channel 4 and was aired in mid-October. The show, seen by some 2 million viewers was the first national tetra shed® TV appearance. 
 
After 3 years in R&D and the construction of 5 prototypes, tetra shed® was officially launched last year. 

 

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Modular Sustainable Living Systems

BY JACOB REINER
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

In Modular Sustainable Living Systems from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, Architectural designer and agricultural specialist Jacob Reiner discusses how developments in high-tech farming and prefab building systems are combining to create a new paradigm for sustainable living in the 21st century.

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From Model to Installation

BY MICHAEL SZIVOS
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Michael Szivos is the founder of SOFTlab, a New York City based design studio that combines research, technology, and ideas to craft work that spans multiple mediums and scales. In 2012 SOFTlab was awarded the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects & Designers, and in 2010 the studio was selected, along with seven other young studios, for the New Practices New York award by the AIA Chapter of New York. He also teaches at Pratt Institute and Columbia University.

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Hacking the Office

BY WES ROZEN
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Wes Rozen is one of the founding partners of SITU Studio, where he leads some of the company's more experimental projects - including interdisciplinary collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and environmental organizations.  Wes takes us through the new Google Creative Lab offices in NY.