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Brian Markham

Structural Engineer, Arup in New York

Nerds, and Structural Design

PRESENTED ON AUG 14, 2014
IN BROOKLYN @ VOL 1

Brian Markham, a structural engineer based in New York, discusses nerds - and the way in which nerds apply mathematical strategies inspired by natural elements to develop architectural wonders. 

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Being an Engineer - Making Things Stand Up

BY DARREN PAINE
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2010

Darren Paine about his work as an engineer, working with architects, the earthquakes and the questions he ask himself: Why are we designing these things? What is their function?

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Form Follows Function

BY MICHEL HUISMAN
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 20, 2013

Michel Huisman examines the phrase, “form follows function,” and the human thought process as a whole. He shows how he has previously illustrated these ideas in his art, and what they mean to architecture and design in modern Europe.

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Creating Structural Flow

BY RYUE NISHIZAWA
@ SWISS PECHAKUCHA NIGHT ON FEB 07, 2014

Architect Ryue Nishizawa speaks on the numerous projects and competitions his firm SANAA has participated in and won. Among them, he goes into depth on the flowing, organic Rolex Learning Center; how it was built, and the theory put into its design. (spoken partially in English and Japanese)

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Structural Bamboo

BY STEFANO PODESTÀ
IN GENOVA

Stefano Podestà is a structural designer and Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering, dealing with masonry historic structures and wooden structures mainly. Fascinated by new frontiers, he has dedicated himself to the bamboo study within the structural field for several years, building projects in developing countries.

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Learning to Love Your Obsessions

BY BRIGETTE BORDERS
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Brigette Borders is an artist, designer, educator, and a producer at Google. She loves geometry. 

Her artistic and architecural studies allowed her to overcome some (but not all!) of her obsessive compulsive behaviors, through encaustic painting and pattern making. 

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From Origami to Folded-Plate Architecture

BY LANE ALLEN
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Architect Lane Allen has a life-long passion for art, origami, geometry, and structure. He explores the relationships—both real and imagined—among the geometries of origami, the geometries of structure, and works of architecture, both modern and historic.

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Creative Re-use of Historic and Industrial Buildings

BY SIMON DEVLIN
@ VOL 8 ON JAN 31, 2017

"There are some really unusual historic buildings out there that have been developed into quite interesting buildings."

Architect Simon Devlin talks about some of the more unusual historic buildings in the UK that have been converted and redeveloped for re-use in clever and profound ways that improve culture whilst retaining their iconic status and historical value.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 6th, 2017. 

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An Introduction to Glass Bending

BY SOPHIE PENNETIER
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Sophie Pennetier realllly likes glass. Hot bent glass, cold bent glass, she loves it all! Listen to her PechaKucha presentation to learn about all types of glass production.

Sophie is a structural engineer at Arup in New York. She is involved in the design of non-conventional architectural projects and in research related to freeform geometry facades (Liquid Wall project, IAPP ARC project). Sophie is a member of ASCE and ASTM committees, associated to the development of structural glass standards in the US, and co-authored industry publications on cold bent glass.

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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.