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tetra shed®– a new modular building system

BY DAVID AJASA-ADEKUNLE
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 22, 2016

Speaker David Ajasa-Adekunle is an architect and the creator of tetra shed®; a new multi award winning tessellating modular building system, which as a single module, we chose to introduce as a garden office.  An introduction to the system can be seen at www.tetra-shed.co.uk.
 
To date, tetra shed® has been featured in over 60 print magazines in over 25 countries. 
 
Last Summer, a tetra shed® garden office prototype was filmed for Gadget Man on Channel 4 and was aired in mid-October. The show, seen by some 2 million viewers was the first national tetra shed® TV appearance. 
 
After 3 years in R&D and the construction of 5 prototypes, tetra shed® was officially launched last year. 

 

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Poo and sticks as bricks and mortar

BY SEBASTIAN COX
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Designer Sebastian Cox gave this PechaKucha during the Clerkenwell Design Week 2017, and instead of showcasing his own products he took the audience on a journey back in time to the UK during the 1500's when materials were scarce but people made do - including using their own do' (or poo) mixed with sticks to build sturdy homes - come on you know you want to watch and listen now!

 

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Architecture for Humanity Channel

Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit, that has been building a better future through the power of design for the past 15 years. We provide architecture, planning and project management services including construction management and post-occupancy analysis, and facilitate community engagement throughout each project. At the core of our mission, we believe everyone deserves access to the benefits of good design.

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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. 

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A Journey in Hats

BY ELEANOR O'CONNELL
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

New York based and originally from Papua New Guinea, Eleanor O'Connell has been working within the Theatre, Performance Art, Film, Fashion and Design industry as a Costumier, Costume Designer, Wardrobe Manager, Milliner and Artist from London to Melbourne and now New York. Listen to her journey here!

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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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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.

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Vertical Community Building

BY WESTON WALKER
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Wes Walker uses his 20x20 presentation to discuss architectural responsibility to create moments of human interaction - using Studio Gang Architect's recent projects to highlight social justice and community building by developing methods to occupy the exterior of a building.

Weston Walker is an architect and Design Principal at Studio Gang. He came to New York from Chicago in 2014 to establish the studio’s office in lower Manhattan, which has now grown to a staff of 22 with projects both locally and internationally. His current work includes a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History, a new FDNY firehouse in Brooklyn, a boutique office tower along the High Line, and a residential high-rise in Toronto.

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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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A Car-Free Solution in a Transportation Crisis

BY CRICKET DAY
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Friends Cricket Day, Chris Robbins, and Becca Groban have a solution to the looming transportation crisis hitting New York City in 2019! Listen to their logical solution in this PechaKucha presentation in celebration of NYCxDesign.

Cricket Day, Chris Robbins, Becca Groban, and Kellen Parker are four friends who love to argue about their adopted home, NYC. With backgrounds in landscape architecture, journalism, city planning, and financial risk, the group won Transportation Alternatives’ L-ternative Visions: Reimagining 14th Street and Beyond in March.

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Theatre Spaces

BY WALTER HALL
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 15, 2017

"I wanted to see what the already existed in the world as non-traditional but permanent performance space as inspiration for alternative space where drama can exist."

In Theatre Spaces from PeckaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 7, Walter Hall shares his passion for performance, examining a plethora of theatre spaces throughout history and across the globe. He explains the evolution of theatre venues from the ancient Greeks to modern day Macau and how performance space can affect the plays occurring in them. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 20th, 2017. 

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Self Renovating Neighbourhoods

BY JESS STEELE
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Independent community activist and entrepreneur Jess Steele played a key part in saving Hastings Pier from dereliction. She shares her convictions in collective DIY action to improve neighbourhoods with and for local people.

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Don't let the fact that today's presentation is in Japanese stop you from having a look at the surprising tape font Shuetsu-tai, developed by Shuetsu Sato as part of his job in writing temporary signs for areas under construction. Presentation in Japanese -- but an amazing presentation where the images really do tell the story. Trio 4 introduce us to the fantastically generic duct tape font 'Shuetsu-tai' by Shuetsu Sato. Trio 4 is a film and documentary team based in Tokyo.

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Our First School!

During the "PechaKucha Day for Haiti," we were able to raise $80,000 for Architecture for Humanity. Their work went into high gear in 2011, and we were extremely proud to see the construction of the school, École La Dignité, that PechaKucha funded along with the Stiller Foundation -- it opened on November 7, 2011. Thank you everyone who supported PechaKucha for Haiti and a massive thank you to Cameron Sinclair and his team for making the school a reality.  

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Raising Funds for Construction of the "Core House"

Presentations We kick off the week with a few presentations that were part of last week's special "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" charity event here in Tokyo. The goal of the event was to raise funds for the building of the "Core House," that is described (in English) in this presentation by Atelier Bow-Wow's Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (and pictured above). It's a production system to build a small house at a cheap cost, that can later be enlarged, adding more rooms, etc. The target date for completion is Christmas day, and you can contribute by making a donation through the PayPal button at the top of our Inspire Japan site -- $80,000 needs to be raised to complete the project. For the other two presentations we share today (both in Japanese), the first one explains what ArchiAid is all about, and the reconstruction efforts it has been doing in the Tohoku region. The second one takes a look at a project to construct shelter for ArchiAid vounteers in the Tohoku region, in the Ayukawa area. They renovated and rebuilt homes for both ArchiAid volunteers and local residents. Posters During our post hiatus we've continued to update the Tumblr blog, and so there are lots of posters to take in you haven't checked lately, coming from the following cities: San Jose (Costa Rica), Logrono, Granada, Ekaterinburg, Chicago, Kitaskyushu, and more. Above, the poster for Thursday's PKN in Seattle, which will mark the city's 40th edition. Photos We've got a lot of photo galleries to share, so for the next few days we'll run through a few of them. Above from top, Dusseldorf, Ekaterinburg, and Maribor.PKN Dusseldorf Vol. 1 [Flickr]PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 7 [Flickr]PKN Maribor Vol. 10 [Flickr] Calendar It's been our biggest month yet with close to 120 events. Today we have the first PKN in Rio de Janeiro, as well as PKN Aalborg Vol. 10, and tomorrow sees the following 7 PKNs: PKN New Haven Vol. 14, PKN Kathmandu Vol. 7, PKN Tokyo Vol. 97, PKN Providence Vol. 44, PKN Glasgow Vol. 12, PKN San Jose (Costa Rica) Vol. 4, and PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 8. 

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My Airfield, My Festival

How many people could you motivate to join you in building fragile works of art on a windy day in a Swedish airfield? For most, this task may seem impossible, but for someone as magnetic as Bella Rune, it wasn't such a big deal. In today's edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 67) Bella shows us what happens when you're asked by a major network in your country (in this case, Sweden) to film a art-show/vignette for a cultural TV program. She tells us of the financial trials of running out of funding quickly, tribulations of calling on friends to put together massive works composed of bamboo and plastic, and the eventual triumph of carrying out the construction of a 17-meter-high cobra. 

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Illusory Glass Structures

We've always desired an escape from gravity, and we've always been tied to our shadow. What if we were free from both? In "Illusory Glass Structures", today's edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 72), architect Dirk Jan Postel -- one of the world's leading proponents of glass in building construction -- discusses the innovative usage of this transparent structural material: how it allows architects to make additions to existing historical buildings, seemingly levitate large concrete slabs, and creatively let light enter or exit spaces.

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PKN Posters: Springfield Vol. 10

Springfield, Missouri's Vol. 10 is coming up early this July (the 6th, to be exact) and on their City Page they've gone into great depth on the design of their latest poster, here's a snippet: The symbol of the X is important the identity of the ideaXfactory which sits at the intersection of two main arteries connecting downtown arts districts and sections of a major urban park under construction. Finding X's in unexpected places and titling them: eXploration, eXpansive, eXotic, and eXile became a game that crossed over to Facebook where anyone could suggest X words. Check out the full post on their City Blog.  To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.

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Shigeyoshi Yajima

A "tobi" is a professional scaffold builder whose focus is to make sure construction workers are able to work safely, and we'll be welcoming tobi Shigeyoshi Yajima at Friday's Vol. 106 -- our PechaKucha Global Night edition -- part of our "hidden heroes" theme.建設現場で主に足場を作る職人である鳶。仮囲いの裏側で、普段は知ることのできない彼らの本当の姿PechaKuchaプレゼンテーションにてぜひ(9月20日)。

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Tobi: Through the Eyes of a Scaffolder

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Tobi: Through the Eyes of a Scaffolder" from the Global Night edition of PKN Tokyo (Vol. 106), Shigeyoshi Yajima, a "Tobi" (the Japanese word for one who constructs and dismantles scaffolding) for over 24 years, gives us a rare and thrilling view from the heights of large buildings amid their construction. Yajima shows pictures of himself and his coworkers hard at work, with breathtaking views of the city below them and outlines the dangers of working at such heights, while explaining how they keep themselves safe.

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Building M+

“The idea is to introduce the movement of peoples between Asia and the rest of the world.” Curator Aric Chen takes us on a tour of the under-construction M+ Museum of Visual Culture (to be completed late 2017) in Hong Kong, and the exhibition he has put together of numerous architectural works in the form of model and drawings. In “Building M+” from PKN Hong Kong Vol. 19 Aric demonstrates the way by which the exhibition conveys the processes of architectural design, places the M+ construction within history, and surveys unrealised and failed construction plans.

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Penticton Vol. 2

Penticton's second Pecha Kucha night was a great success!  We had a great turn out which, for a small city, attests to the appeal of the Pecha Kucha format. The presentations covered a diverse range of subjects by some really amazing people.  Austin Hawkins spoke of his personal journey and vision as an architect in a way that made you see what his heart truly desires from his own practice.  Michele Johnson shared the conception and successful launch of the language revitalization school for the Indigenous Okanagan People.  Peter Wolf gave an emotive and insightful journey of his meditative growth over 1 year constructing a house designed by Landform Architects.  Mimi Moylan spoke of her extensive art work that includes a strong yoga practice and important community engagemnt.  Emily Elizabeth shared beautiful images that inspired the guests and explained some of the creative process involved in making her amazing beautiful jewelry pieces.   To wrap it up Vince Freeborn celebrated the first year anniversary of his email journal The High Scribe.  As always, Vince made the crowd laugh and the High Scribe experience was made complete with a sticker book of his 20 x 20 Pecha Kucha slides!  It was a brilliant idea and had our guests greedily grabbing and trading stickers to be the first to fill up their books!   Unfortunately I did not record the presentations correctly so once I reformat them I will post them for you to watch. We have already filled up the next roster for the January 2016 Pecha Kucha night!  That is how inspiring these nights are!   Check out Vince Freeborn's sticker book here.  If you like his drawings and want to see more go to www.thehighscribe.com and get subbed up!  In my opinion it is one of the best newsletters out there.