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Recreating the Past: Digital Craft
BY ANDREW PRIES
@ VOL 15
ON FEB 04, 2016
"I brought digital technology to a craftsman's workshop."
In Recreating the Past: Digital Craft from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, Andrew Pries, Digital Fabrication Manager at Boston Valley Terra Cotta, explores the emerging technologies his practice is harnessing to restore dilapidated terra cotta facades from the pre-war era. His team's new digital workflow seeks to amalgamate traditional craftsmen skills with modern computation and fabrication techniques. Boston Valley’s recent project, the restoration of the Child’s Restaurant building on Coney Island, is the culmination of their current research endeavors.
The Belt Line: Hiding in Plain Sight
BY CHRIS HAWLEY
@ VOL 16
ON APR 14, 2016
"The Belt Line … will be the next phase in Buffalo’s sustainable development."
In The Belt Line: Hiding in Plain Sight from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 16, urbanist and preservationist, Chris Hawley, presents the Belt Line -- one of the most conspicuous and least-known features of Buffalo, NY. Each day, trains go by along it and people drive underneath and over it. It is the "third strand" in Buffalo's DNA, as important to the city's physical and economic geography as Joseph Ellicott's radial and grid plan and Frederick Law Olmsted's park and parkway system; as consequential to the city's development as the Erie Canal and Interstate Highway System.
The Belt Line was opened in 1883, with segments dating back to 1836. The rail line is 15 miles long, forming a continuous loop through Buffaloʼs downtown as well as the prominent industrial loft clusters that it helped to create. Today, the Belt Line's 12 million square feet of largely vacant or underutilized industrial space is the city's next frontier for sustainable development. Factory buildings are being recycled as mixed-use developments. These former industrial areas are becoming walkable centers again.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, July 27th, 2016.
How One Man on a 75-Pound Bicycle Took a City's Temperature
BY NICHOLAS RAJKOVICH
@ VOL 16
ON APR 14, 2016
"How do we start thinking about heat waves and why are heat waves so important?"
In How One Man on a 75-Pound Bicycle Took a City's Temperature from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, architect and University at Buffalo Professor, Nicholas B. Rajkovich describes the design of a bicycle-based weather station used to find the “hot spots” of Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Every year in the United States, more people die from heat waves than any other type of natural disaster. Extreme heat events are expected to increase in the future due to climate change. Collecting a fine scale of microclimatic data can help to determine how physical characteristics contribute to human exposure to ground and air temperatures. These data also suggest how urban design strategies can reduce the impacts of the urban heat island effect. However, microclimate measurement poses substantial challenges. Rajkovich’s work investigates the intersection of energy efficient buildings, renewable energy, and climate change resilience.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016.
A Wall and A Column: 2 Projects
"A wall and a column...what they have in common is an interest in looking at the cultural agency of traditional building materials and their ability to speak."
In A Wall and A Column: 2 Projects from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, architect and University at Buffalo Peter Reyner Banham Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor Ang Li presents a pair of site specific installations that explore the cultural agency of vernacular building materials. Horror Vacui is an installation in Lisbon, Portugal that examines the ability of building facades to “speak” through the medium of the Portuguese “azulejo” - hand-painted ceramic tiles often depicting scenes from historic or civic events. The piece explores the narrative potential of bricks and mortar within contemporary image sharing and crowdsourcing platforms. No Frills is an installation in Buffalo, New York that stems out of an interest in the industrialized production of terracotta in the 19th century as a new kind of ornamental language. In a semi-abandoned Chevrolet Factory by the architect Albert Kahn, a 13-foot column interrupts the existing grid of the assembly floor, acting as a bridge between the vast scale of obsolete industry and the human scale of the architectural ornament.
Foraging and Picking
BY BRIAN CARTER
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"Architects are hunters and gatherers."
In "Foraging and Picking" from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 17, professor of architecture Brian Carter provides a retrospective of twenty postcards from his many travels, highlighting what each image signifies in the mind of an architect. Carter reminds us that architecture can be an international language. It prompts travel, causing us walk into buildings, to meet people, and to listen, sense and smell the places that we go.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 21st, 2016.
Return of the Master Builder
BY MATTHEW HUME
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"I tell people I wear two hats—one of the designer and one of the builder, but as I evolve I wish to wear one hat, that of the Master Builder."
In the Return of the Master Builder from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and Owner/Principle of HUME PROJECTS, LLC, Matthew Hume discusses his work creating residential and commercial projects, from the design phase through the construction phase. The traditional Master Builder once integrated both design and construction processes by direct involvement. The profession of architecture and processes of building are shifting back toward a more integrated approach forcing architects to re-evolve into earlier versions of themselves. Hume's recent work in design and construction projects serves as an example of this paradigm shift.
BY JEAN-MICHEL REED
@ VOL 17
ON SEP 15, 2016
"An architect, it seems, has to be an optimist and idealist. That by building we're somehow making the world a better place. But before you need buildings, you need people."
In Collage City from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 17, artist, designer, realtor and retired paramedic, Jean-Michel Reed, shares stories and perceptions of Buffalo, New York as an intimate outsider. Reed moved to Buffalo in 1992, working first as a paramedic, and later transitioning to both a designer and a realtor as the city attempted an about face. Cites are made first of people, and then within those individual people, of experiences. It is this combination of convergent and divergent experiences that construct the sociological makeup of place and city, which, in turn manufactures the physical landscape.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016.
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Shaping Space and Realities
BY LAUREN SLOWIK
@ VOL 4
ON MAY 18, 2015
"What I find funny is the idea that doomsday preppers think they can inoculate themselves from effects of an apocalypse by collecting things we have manufactured in the last 100 years to protect themselves from the future, but in fact what we need more are tools and solutions to overcome the quandary that the demise of our species is at our own hands."
In Shaping Space and Realities from PechaKucha Night Brooklyn Vol. 4, self-proclaimed design evangelist, educator, and promoter of play Lauren Slowik explores the infinite possibilities of shaping space and realities with advancing 3-d printing technology to create new physical connections. Join her as she goes deep into the rabbit hole of how our future can be reimagined with a shift in thinking.
This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, September 10th, 2015.
New York: City on a Grid
BY GERARD KOEPPEL
@ VOL 7
ON DEC 04, 2015
Actor David Duchovny (!) says of Gerard Koeppel's new book: “ I’ve spent most of my life walking the straight lines of the world’s greatest city, and have never thought to ask: Is this a different shape from other cities, and if so, why, and who did it? Koeppel’s book answers these questions, in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page. This is one of those books you always wished would be written, and here it is. Indispensable for anyone interested in the history of New York and cities generally, and bound to fuel cocktail conversations up, down, and across the city for years to come.”
Listen here for a whirlwind history of NY's grid as it develops!
Gerard Koeppel writes history, mostly New York related, but also in anything from magazines and journals to historical signage in city parks. He was also a captain of a charter sailboat, an awful law student, a licensed hack (out of a Greenwich Village taxi garage), and then, for many years, a radio reporter/writer/editor/producer, mostly with CBS News.
20 examples of lettering within 20 miles of my house
BY PHIL BAINES
@ VOL 5
ON MAR 29, 2016
Designer and senior lecturer in typography at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design Phil Baines tells us about his love of lettering and gives examples of found typography close to where he lives.
Creative reuse of historic and industrial buildings
BY SIMON DEVLIN
@ VOL 8
ON JAN 31, 2017
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.
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.
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.
Bird, Meet Skyscraper
BY DEBRA KRIENSKY
@ NEW YORK BUILD
ON MAR 16, 2017
Conservation biologist and bird lover Debra Kriensky discusses the importance of bird safety in architectural design in this PechaKucha presentation for NY Build.
Debra Kriensky works at NYC Audubon - where she works on conservation and research programs as a staff conservation biologist. Debra holds a BA in communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MA in conservation biology from Columbia University.
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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PechaKucha Night presentations don't always have to be about one's own works or projects, and here's a perfect example from architect Jane Frederick. She based her PKN Charleston presentation -- for last Wednesday's Vol. 3 -- on buildings and spaces that have "inspired, delighted, and amazed" her. Jane has posted all of her slides on her blog, including descriptions for each. Above, Rem Koolhaas' Prada Soho Store, to which Jane explains: When both of your parents are architects; family vacations always revolve around buildings that must be seen. When I told my youngest daughter, Jessica, about this presentation, she asked “Are you going to include the Prada Store.” Jess…..this one is for you.
This being our anniversary week -- PechaKucha is 10 years old! -- our "Presentations of the Day" will feature some of the most popular presentations we've had on the site. How could a man witness the fatal failure of a bridge in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which killed 114 people, designed by his own firm, and then become one of the founders of the US Green Building Council, and have a profound impact on how our buildings impact the entire planet? The theme for this presentation is "failure." In April 2009, this was a theme everyone was confronting in one way or another. Bob Berkebile came to this event fully aware of how failures -- some his own, others he merely witnessed -- have the potential to shape lives for the better. During the course of his 20 slides, he expresses in a very uniquely personal way the mindset and imagination necessary to see failures as the opportunities for insight that they can be.
Klein Dytham architecture
Since the venue of tomorrow's special "Powered by PechaKucha" event was designed by Klein Dytham architecture, it only makes sense to have Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham join the lineup! Following the "green" theme of the night, their presentation will focus on green buildings -- buildings that are colored green, that is!明日の会場Heineken Star LoungeをデザインしたのはPechaKucha Nightの考案者でもあるKlein Dytham architectureのAstrid KleinとMark Dytham。二人もプレゼンターとして「グリーン」をテーマに登壇します。
Final Event for the Year
We are proud to present our final event of the year which has a focus on heritage - iconic heritage buildings, sites and objects. Presented in partnership with the Otago/Southland branch of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, Pouhere Taonga, this event will feature some great presenters which we will announce very soon.Thursday 14 NovemberToitu Otago Settlers MuseumDoors open 7:00pm, starts 7:30pm$10 Entry/$8 ConcessionDoor sales only. Cash bar
Creating Enduring Art
Why is it that structures like the Pyramids of Giza remain thousands of years later, yet our skyscrapers go up and down in less than a century? Artist representative Ryan Roth talks (at PKN Tokyo Vol. 109) about how undervalued art and architecture is in many of today's cities. Buildings are often built in standard ways with art as only an afterthought. They are torn down again within a few years whereas buildings that are built in artistic ways are left standing for hundreds of years. Check out the full scoop in "Creating Enduring Art."
Tower Neighbourhood Renewal
“These are the most important buildings of the future.” Architect Graeme Stewart speaks out on benefits of 1960s tower-style high-density urban housing as opposed to the sprawl often found in the US. In “Tower Neighbourhood Renewal” from PKN Toronto’s special Urban Innovation Happy Hour, we see that Graeme has taken the lead on the Tower Renewal project — whereby he’s taken steps to eco-retrofit these 50-year-old buildings, and worked to transform the surrounding areas into villages through policy changes and community-building campaigns.
Thirtieth PechaKucha Miami Draws 300 Fans
World Red Eye covers PechaKucha Miami City of the Future. Miami, FL – February 20, 2015 – Innovation & Engineering Weekend at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science continued with a fascinating City of the Future PechaKucha Night 20×20 presentation, a speaker format in which 20 images are shown, each for 20 seconds. Local young professionals and key tastemakers were invited by the Frost Science Young Patrons to enjoy an evening of fun in an intellectual atmosphere. The night begun with a welcome from Gillian Thomas, CEO and President of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, followed by the PechaKucha presenters which included Camille Coley, J.D., Associate Vice President for Research and Interim Director of Sponsored Research for Florida Atlantic University’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center; Meg Daly, Founder and President of The Underline; Stephen Davis III, Ph.D., Wetland Ecologist for the Everglades Foundation; Trevor Powers, Vice President of Engineering & Facilities of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science; and David Rifkind, Associate Professor of Architecture at Florida International University. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed libations courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, Mandarine Napoléon, ZIOBAFFA, Lucky Buddha and Lemon City Tea, music by Dani Nicole, and gifts from Aesop, while making their very own pottery through a special Maker’s activity. The evening concluded by the “raku” kiln fire while the pottery was cured for guests to take home.
#PKNADL17 "Sustainable House Day" - the Adelaide Sustainable Building Network (AdelaideSBN) and PechaKucha Night
Come join us at The Joinery for #PKNADL17 "Sustainable House Day" - the Adelaide Sustainable Building Network (AdelaideSBN) and PechaKucha Night - Adelaide event this FRIDAY the 11th for a quick fire display of some of the most sustainable homes in South Australia! Sustainable House Day (SHD) is Australia’s largest national sustainability event giving people the opportunity to see and learn from the best environmental homes. This year the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) is partnering with EnviroShop to hold SHD on Sunday, September 13th, 2015. In the lead up to SHD 2015, #PKNADL17 focuses on six (6) SHD 2015 sustainable homes in Adelaide as part of a fun event where you can meet the architects, designers, builders and owners who created these low footprint homes and buildings - hear about the projects at SHD 2015/PechaKucha Night prior to selecting which house you want to see! Fantastic tastes of South Australia will also be available on the night - Thanks to our sponsors; Cafe Troppo Whistling Kite Wines Goodieson Brewery and Door Prizes and Raffles by De La Liff, Headshots Adelaide and Sustainability House - all be part of what is set to be a cracker of a night! #PKNADL17 – AdelaideSBN / PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Collaboration "Sustainable House Day/Pecha Kucha Night" Date: Friday, 11th of September, 2015 Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm Venue: The Joinery – 111 Franklin St, Adelaide 5000 Tickets: $8 Online at Eventbrite, or $10 at the door. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pknadl17-sustainable-house-daypecha-kucha-night-tickets-18130336324 Speaker Line-Up: Brett Aylen | TS4 Architecture | The Miller Residence Mark Thomas | Goodhouse | Goodhouse #05 & #07 Mark Clayton & Jeremy Miller | Sustainability House | Emily Street Residence Bohdan Dorniak | Bohdan Dorniak Architects | Peacock House Nathan Mcgair | Passive Resistance House Peter Morrison | Strawbilly House Come join the AdelaideSBN and Pecha Kucha Night - Adelaide for a rapid-fire presentations of some of the most sustainable homes in South Australia!
Around the World in 20 Buildings
“I’m showing a different building for each slide - and that’s quite ambitious, actually, because I know we have 20 slides for one building.” In "Around The World in 20 Buildings", from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 24 Nick Lomax takes us on a tour of twenty buildings he has designed all around the world. Facing different challenges, including weather and the surrounding environment. Nick is a phenomenal, prize-winning architect from the United Kingdom.