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AIA Channel

The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architectural profession in the US and the resource for its members in service to society. Through a culture of innovation, AIA empowers its members and inspires creation for a better built environment.

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ArchiAid Channel

ArchiAid was formed soon after the devastating events of 3/11 in Japan. Many of Japan's leading architects joined forces with students of architecture to help design and rebuild some of the hardest hit coastal areas.

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Autodesk Channel

Autodesk is changing the way the world is designed and made. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. Autodesk's partnership with PechaKucha includes a presence at design weeks and festivals around the world through special PechaKucha Night events

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PAST VOL 2

Springfield, MO @ LemonDrop
Apr 01, 2011

PAST VOL 8

Dayton @ The Neon
Sep 16, 2011

PAST VOL 9

Glasgow @ The Lighthouse
Aug 01, 2012

PAST VOL 2

Seinäjoki @ Apila Library
Nov 25, 2013

PAST TOTO Toilet Architecture

London @ TOTO London Concept Store
Sep 16, 2014

PAST VOL 11

Ottawa @ Knox Church
Oct 02, 2014

PAST Design Open Mic

Architecture for Humanity @ Dwell on Design NY
Oct 11, 2014

PAST PechaKucha Night at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Chicago @ Chicago Cultural Center
Oct 30, 2015

PAST VOL 28

Glasgow @ The Whisky Bond
Jul 06, 2016

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Redesign a School

BY PASCALE SABLAN
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Architect Pascale Sablan is sharing her experience promoting diversity and including children in the design process of redesigning a school in Haiti after the earthquake. Following the international building code in the design she is also quantifying the sustainability of the product and encouraging the audience to share their passion and knowledge with children.

 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 15, 2015.

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The Architecture of Sound

BY STEREOTANK !
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Stereotank, founded by Venezuelan NY-based architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, is dedicated to exploring the common territories between space and sound through the design and construction of sound instruments, urban artifacts, and public installations. At PK Night Brooklyn Volume 6, they share some of their sound recordings from installations around the world!

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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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Death by Architecture

BY ANANTH SAMPATHKUMAR
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Architect Ananth Sampathkumar takes us through the world of architectural competitions - from historical examples of the Sydney Opera House and Pompidou Center to a cultural center in Sri Lanka. 

Ananth studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India before moving to New York. Here he co-founded NDNY Architecture and Design, completing projects in Srilanka, India, and the USA.

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Japan and the Temporal Craftsmen

BY NICHOLAS COFFEE
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Nicholas Coffee takes us through history of temporal craftsmen with examples of temples and shrines across Japan. His study was made possible by the Georgia Trust Foundation.

Nicholas is a LEED AP Architectural Designer at FXFOWLE working on a range of projects in NYC from urban design to interior design. Previously he worked at Bjarke Ingels Group on a variety of projects including the Hot to Cold exhibition and publication. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder (his hometown.)

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Zoning New York

BY MARCH CHADWICK
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Listen to this mashup of a PechaKucha presentation by author Anthony Hayden-Guest and architect March Chadwick - about architectural zoning of New York City and its social inhabitants. 

Anthony Haden-Guest is a British-American writer, reporter, cartoonist, art critic, poet, and socialite who lives in New York and London. He is a frequent contributor to major magazines and has had several books published 

March Chadwick, is CEO of M.Arch Architects and CEO of Zoner, www.zoner.city. Architect, professor, and software developer, B.Arch U.Tenn, M.Arch Georgia Tech.

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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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Pavilions of Dreams

BY JESSICA SHERIDAN
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Architect Jessica Sheridan talks about the annual Figment Pavilion design competition on New York City's Governors Island. 

Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Associate at Mancini Duffy. She manages accounts for international financial and technology firms. Jessica is a NY Regional Representative on the AIA Strategic Council. She is passionate about Resilience and Placemaking.

 

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The Architecture of Entitlement

BY EMMA FULLER
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

In a whirlwind PechaKucha presentation, architect Emma Fuller discusses a history of language and the city plan - how entitlement has created a new architectural tool for the powerful to dismantle the collective and empower the singular. See examples from Mussolini to Trump in this 20x20 !

Emma Fuller is an associate with Diane Lewis Architect PC and teaches architectural history and theory at Pratt Institute. She received her degree from the Cooper Union. Her work addresses architecture as art and memory. This is expanded upon in published essays, exhibitions and architectural projects including the "Richmond as a Work of Art" series, the IPA fellowship, the Green Ward and Michelangelo-La Tourette papers, and the Nebo House.

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Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm

BY MARIA AIOLOVA
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

"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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20 Klein Dytham Architecture

PechaKucha Night is of course the baby of architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham, and its with great pleasure that this evening (April 7) we celebrate the duo's 20th anniversary in Japan with not only a retrospective exhibition at Gallery MA in Tokyo, but also the publication of a beautifully-produced book of their works and design philosophy. The exhibition, "20 Klein Dytham architecture," will run from April 8 until June 6, but the celebration for the book launch happens tonight at SuperDeluxe -- otherwise known as PKN Tokyo central -- from 20:00 (free entry). Please come and join in on the festivities!

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PKN Miami + World Architects

PechaKucha Night in Miami is teaming up with World Architects for a special edition PK event to be held on June 10 as part of the upcoming AIA National Convention. The theme for the conference -- and the PK session -- is "Design for the New Decade," and presenters will include representatives from national and local chapters of the Young Architects Forum/Emerging Professionals Group and Architecture for Humanity -- see the official event page for more details.

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Three New Projects by Torafu Architects

Torafu Architects never cease to delight the audience with their innovative projects every time they participate at a PechaKucha Night in Tokyo -- they usually pop in every year to update everyone on their latest works -- and they do so again this time as part of a special pre-Tokyo Design Week edition.

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Neji Architects

When Neji Architects hopped on stage at last week's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 79, they may have come off as a fashionable boy band, but they are in fact an architectural firm, and their presentation has the projects to prove it.

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Young Architects Forum x PechaKucha

The Young Architects Forum in Salt Lake City is readying another special PechaKucha event, this time with the theme of "Life" -- see the list of presenters on the poster above. It all happens October 21 from 19:00 at the Salt Lake Art Center.

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The Work of Crofton & Benjamin Architects, Electronic Artists Eternity Brothers, and a Special PKN for Ekaterinburg

Presentations Leon Conradie is an experienced architectural academic, who is doing his Masters Research on "The Work of Crofton & Benjamin Architects: 1955 -1964." Crofton & Benjamin Architects were prolific in the 50s and 60s on beachfront developments, and have designed many iconic Durban buildings, each with an Art Deco style. In his presentation (from PKN Durban Vol. 7), Leon gives us a tour of these buildings, and points out their unique quirks. Pavel Fila is an IT specialist, programmer, and also organiser of the "Šramlfest" festival. In his presentation (in Czech, from PKN Znojmo Vol. 1), he talks about Eternity Brothers, a local group of VJs and electronic artists, and shares some of their work. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster for the upcoming PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 6 (pictured above), which will be part of the The Second Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, an important event on the city's cultural agenda. It will also be the first time a PKN in Ekaterinburg is themed, with all presentations tied to art -- below, more details on the event:This time PechaKucha Night Ekaterinburg invites everyone to think about contemporary art during the parallel program of The Second Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary art. We wonder if there is some place for modern art in modern person`s life? You can tell there about your personal experience, projects, interests or ideas in the field of modern art. We try to find the answer if it is necessary to be an artist to make art? Do you make art? Does your art have a target? What do you what from contemporary art as a consumer? How are your projects connected with art? Photos Take a look at last week's PKN Singapore Vol. 5 courtesy of this photo gallery [Facebook]. As organizer Jon Siegel tells us, it was a fantastic event with a great turnout (close to 300) and a terrific lineup of presenters. Above, a look at part of the crowd, and presenter Jon "Yongfook" Cockle.  Calendar We kick off the week with tonight's (September 10) PKN Muscat Vol. 2, and tomorrow you can catch Toronto's Vol. 17. 

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PKN Weimar #4 Radio Lotte

On the brink of summer. Between two World Cup games. Squeezed in Radio Lotte Weimar, the fourth Pecha Kucha Night! What a delight! The songs Panon hideung, Personal Jesus performed by the locally famous Limona Jam reminded us of the great PKN #3. The three musicians reached the peak with I feel good! which moved some of the audience towards a loud dance in the bar area of the hospitable Lesesaal at Goethe Platz 12. The great photos of the evening by Simona Zajancauskaite are streamed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/110288053@N04/sets/72157645103325358/. During the evening, for the third time we hosted our good neighbor from Erfurt, Barbara Kuntze, who just a week later succesfuly launched the first PechaKucha Night in Erfurt! Huge congratulations, and let's rock Thuringia together! Straight after the concert we received five involving presentations, each of them charged with a slightly scientific focus:  Christiane Lewe, a PhD at the Media Faculty of the Bauhaus University presented her fascinating research on the genealogy of facebook. Clarissa (first left) except for enjoying the nicest bar tender in the world (Sara and Carl) in a two-presenters presentation shared her perception of the Merketal dormitory juxtaposed with the impressions of the Jakobsplan by Simona Z. The travelling architect Joshua Raff enriched our evening by his story on learning Chineese by the means of sharp hand drawings, while Carlos Sandoval of Mexico took us into his hipster photo story charged with explosive sense of humour. The evening was topped with the brilliant trio of Fabulous Jakobsplan who invited us all to participate in their participatory research about the only scyscraper of Weimar - the Jakobsplan dormitory. Who knows where will we end up in September! Thanks to all for your great support and see you next time! 

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Architectural Archives

The American Institute of Architects Channelon our site continues to grow with content, with the presentation archives now including the two sessions that took place at the AIA Convention 2013, here and here.

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Verbal Influences in Architecture

“What does a house want to be?” - Louis Kahn Architectural designer Maureen Myers has always been interested in the way words motivate us and influence our journeys. In “Verbal Influences in Architecture” from PKN Accident Vol. 1, she discusses the effects the words of architects have had on her as she learned to think about and build buildings.

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PechaKucha Night - SLC March 18th!

PechaKucha Night SLC and Women in Architecture are bringing together a great presenter line-up. Come experience it March 18th! View this email in your browser It's time to get your tickets! For the 3rd straight year, the Women in Architecture group has persuaded fantastic presenters to take the stage and share with us their best 20x20 PechaKucha presentations. Get a load of this group!Amanda Bordeloin - civil engineerAngela Dean - architectWomen of Design Build BluffVirginia Pearce - Utah film commissionerLauren Barros - family rights attorneyCurtis Miller - mathematician/student/wage gap researcherJen Plumb - emergency room physicianMaria Vyas - transportation plannerSofia Gorder - dancer/educator/creatorPat Bagley - editorial cartoonistEsther Gubbay - architecture studentLuisa Whittaker-Brooks - chemistWhere: The State Room (638 South State Street)When: Friday, March 18th Doors open @ 7pm Presenters start @ 8pm-10:30pmTickets $15 advance - $20 at the door