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Kazuhiro Yajima

Architect, Kazuhiro Yajima Architect

Making Space

PRESENTED ON DEC 04, 2013
IN TOKYO @ VOL 109

Architect Kazuhiro Yajima discusses the relationship between three key constructive elements: roofs, walls, and the floor. Here he focuses on the roof element, specifically the temporary roof we often call the umbrella. Kazuhiro tells a story of a young couple in Europe he saw kissing under an umbrella and how it inspired him to build a tool that allows its user to bring private activity to public spaces. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on December 18, 2013.

 
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Minimal Umbrella Stand

BY KENJI ITO + TAKAHIRO UMINO : MUTE
@ VOL 79 ON JAN 26, 2011

The duo of Kenji Ito and Takahiro Umino, otherwise known as Mute, share some of their beautiful -- and almost poetic -- product designs, with a focus on their latest project, the Till Umbrella Stand.
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Putting the Fun into Funky Spaces

BY HUNK DESIGN
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

HUNK Design duo Bart Cardinaal and Nadine Roos come from Rotterdam, Netherlands and here they show off some of their radical interior and exterior design work. From funky interior redesigns and remodels, to outdoor patterned park spaces using artificial grass, HUNK is changing the way people use and interact with space. 

"Presentation of the Day" on September 12, 2014.

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Living in the Space Between

BY KAT SMITH
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 18, 2014

Kat Smith delivers a poetic narrative of the spaces that capture the essence of who she is evolving to become...the magic of places.

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Making Space for Business

BY NICOLA RUTT
@ MADE IN LONDON ON SEP 17, 2014

Nicola Rutt works for Hawkins Brown architecture, which is a company that helps re-model, refurbish and make old buildings more comfortable for employees and businesses. Here Nicola shows us how they took a building that was built for the 2012 Olympics — Here East — and transformed it into a place wherenew and big businesses can work in harmony.

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Green Spaces and Urban Acupuncture

BY ESTHER GERRARD
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

Esther Gerrard, a Landscape Architect, Bloom Fringe Festival Curator and project manager in Construction and Healthcare reform talks about green spaces and urban acupunture.

'I'm fascinated about liveability in cities and our use and greening of public spaces and my work is inspired by my passionate belief that cities are dynamic, spontaneous and great places and that they can provide for the multitude of needs and possibilities which we explore in the Bloomfringe festival.'

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Public Space

BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 16 ON JUL 22, 2015

Ron Yearwood shares about the publish spaces of Nashville. 

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The De-Institution: Or. How to Make A Contemporary Arts Space with no Capital, Networks or Cred

BY DANA MCKNIGHT
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"Number 1. Be an ornery artist. You're mad. You went to art school. You go to shows in basements and living rooms. You are the poster child of the scurvy-laced bohemia. Your parents can't pay your rent."

In The De-Institution: Or. How to Make A Contemporary Arts Space with no Capital, Networks or Cred from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, artist and founder of Dreamland Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, Dana Mcknight, illustrates twenty steps to carving out a cutting-edge, artist-run space outside of the dominant, institutional realm. Mcknight cautions, "To be an institution is to own-- ­­­to place value on possession rather than action. To fixate on conservative contentment rather than Hope and Possibility. Artist-led spaces fizzle out all the time. Let us not leave behind the phoenix eggs to merely touch a tusk in the Elephant graveyard." 

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Making Space

BY MOLLY VAN HART
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Molly Van Hart wears many hats- from after school programme coordinator, to sex ed teacher to yoga instructor and now a project activator with Life in Vacant Spaces, an NGO that brokers public space for creative porjects. Molly explains how all her experiences are about making space for people to be creative, in all sense of the word.

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Space & Place: A Multi-scalar creative approach

BY VREJ HAROUTOUNIAN
@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2017

In this presentation, Vrej Haroutounian takes us on a multi scalar experience of space and place, as we define the phenomena of space creation and the requirements for creative place creation at varied scales.