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Toru OBA

Architect in Kobe

What Architecture Can Do

PRESENTED ON NOV 29, 2014
IN OSAKA @ VOL 7

Toru Oba discuss the impact of architecture on life, and how local adaptations can be applied to other circumstances.

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Little Architecture

BY DALE WEISS
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 10, 2012

Dale Weiss' day job is making full size architecture. His passion, however, is collecting miniature versions of architecture. In this presentation we see what can happen when you have little buildings on the brain.

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Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil

BY ANDRÉ CORRÊA DO LAGO
@ VOL 118 ON OCT 29, 2014

André Corrêa do Lago is the Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, as well as a curator and critic of architecture. Representing both of these roles, Ambassador Lago's presentation covers Brazil's amazing diplomatic links to architecture, with a final focus on the World Cup 2014 installation that was produced at the Brazil Embassy in Tokyo by esteemed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 18, 2014.

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Architecture: Reaching out for Truth

BY ROHIT SHARMA
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 28, 2015

Rohit Sharma: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architecture, ITM University. Rohit presents his interpretation of the domain he is deeply in love with i.e. Architecture.

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What Is Architecture?

BY ANDREW MAKIN
@ VOL 11 ON JUN 12, 2014

What is architecture? What is a masterpiece of architecture today? Andrew Makin shares a philosophycal view of what architecture is: when architecture is from and on place like children and parents type of connection; when it is engaged in the intellectual discourse of its time; and it provokes visceral experiences in us.

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Fun and Unique Approach to Architecture Projects

BY RAFAEL A. BALBOA
@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

What do Monsters, Prosthetics and Cannibalism have to do with Urban Architecture? Rafael A. Balboa from architecture studio and urban think-tank STUDIO WASABI, talks about injecting humor and non-sense into architecture. Rafael presents project case studies from Split (Croatia), Riga (Latvia), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Tokyo, highlighting the studio's unique approach of designing from metaphors.

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Dystopian Literature and Architecture

BY SARAH MUZAMMIL AZIZ
@ 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.

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What Can Astrology Tell You about Your Personality

BY JULIEN ROUGER
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 13, 2016

Astrology is a widely misused and misunderstood field of knowledge. Astrology can neither be used to predict future events, nor to assess your degree of morality or intelligence, nor to indicate whom you might become friends or lovers with. The zodiac has nothing to do with star constellations. Your solar sign and rising sign might be completely irrelevant to your personality features. Astrology can give a very detailed view over what are personality features, and which environmental stimulations you give high or low priorities to.

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SDGs? CBD? LT&C? - And what have penguins got to do with this?

BY PETER PROKOSCH
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 31, 2016

What future do we want? What are our Sustainable Development Goals? How can everybody do good for the future of the world? What is the best recipe to safeguard all the dierent creatures of the world? And what do penguins have to do with this? Peter Prokosch, Founder and Chairman of Linking Tourism & Conservation, is here to enlighten us.

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What a Good Council Can Get Done

BY TRISTAN CLEVELAND
@ VOL 22 ON NOV 10, 2016

Tristan is an urban planner from Saint Margaret's Bay who has worked in Montreal, Guyana, Venezuela and Halifax. He worked as an advocate for sustainable planning with the Ecology Action Centre for three years until leaving, recently, to become campaign manager for newly-elected Councillor Shawn Cleary. You can now see his weekly column, City Matters, every Tuesday in Metro.