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Modular Furniture

BY SANJIN HALILOVIĆ
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 25, 2011

Sanjin is a big proponent of modularity in furniture design, and in his presentation he shares a shelf-table-chair combo that to him represents the quest for ultimate modularity. (in Bosnian)

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Architetture di legno sostenibili modulari e trasportabili

BY PAOLO SIMEONE
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 13, 2015

Il legno come materiale tecnologico e innovativo. Un materiale eccezionale per realizzare strutture abitative modulari, leggere e resistenti, pre-assemblate in stabilimento con sistemi di prefabbricazione spinta e pronte per essere trasportate e vissute nel sito di destinazione finale, con tutti i confort moderni e nel pieno rispetto dell’ambiente e delle persone.

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.5 ppi Project

BY DUNCAN DEMPSTER
@ VOL 26 ON MAR 11, 2016

"The system is based on modular wood blocks, and it's intended for anyone to be able to access it. So people of all ages and all backgrounds can be quickly instructed in how to make a print like this."

In .5 ppi Project from PechaKucha Night Honolulu - Vol. 26Duncan Dempster introduced .5 ppi Project. .5ppi is an ongoing endeavor that generates collaboratively produced prints and installations revolving around the performative, reproductive, and repetitive aspects of printing and print culture. .5ppi means one half pixel per inch, which refers to the image resolution of the first .5ppi project. Duncan Dempster is a Honolulu-based artist and educator and is the executive director of Honolulu Printmakers.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, June 9th, 2016.

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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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Modular Sustainable Living Systems

BY JACOB REINER
@ VOL 135 ON APR 27, 2016

In Modular Sustainable Living Systems from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, Architectural designer and agricultural specialist Jacob Reiner discusses how developments in high-tech farming and prefab building systems are combining to create a new paradigm for sustainable living in the 21st century.

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The Tiny House Dream

BY DOUG ROBINSON
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 11, 2016

Doug Robinson - Discussing the process of working through the designing and building, to date, of his tiny house. From growing up in Montana, he has played and worked in Wanaka for the last 10 years. He has been designing houses from bespoke houses to both modular and prefab homes, all of which are part of the design concept for his tiny house.

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Home is Where the Heart is

BY RIMIKO YANAI
ON APR 28, 2017

Rimiko Yanai shares gives an facinating and highly informative glimpse into life in the modular temporary housing provided for residents in Kumamoto who lost their homes to the 2016 earthquakes. Her creative inginuity of using available materials and goods in unlikely ways shows how she has transformed a temporary house, into a temporary home

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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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Hacking the Office

BY WES ROZEN
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Wes Rozen is one of the founding partners of SITU Studio, where he leads some of the company's more experimental projects - including interdisciplinary collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and environmental organizations.  Wes takes us through the new Google Creative Lab offices in NY.

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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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PKN Providence Vol. 3

PechaKucha Night hit Providence for a third edition this past week, and that city's organizer Stephanie Gerson -- who you may remember from this post -- files a report. Our third Pecha Kucha night in Providence went down last Wednesday, on May 13th. On that same day, an interview with me about Pecha Kucha came out in the Providence Business News (according to friends of mine, the best local publication), which Jean Snow later found and posted here on the PK Daily. The theme of the night was stimulus, and our location was the upstairs a Lovely brasserie called Bravo, with large windows facing onto the street. Two members of the audience later told me they could tell “something good was going on in there” while peeking through the windows from the street. And something good there most definitely was. Joshua Brandt and Andrew Keating, cofounders of Stack Design Build, gave a fantastic (and fantastically a r t i c u l a t e d) presentation about the emerging international phenomenon that is building with shipping containers. They then presented some of their own work with the medium, showing plans for a Canning Unit for Farm Fresh Rhode Island, along with Containers2Clinics, modular medical clinics made of shipping containers. Co-founder of DandyID Sara Czyzewicz showed us 20 social networks sites in 20 slides, illustrating that no matter how small, obscure, or eccentric your niche is, it exists online. She also happened to be the only solo woman presenter of the night. In other words: ladies in or near the Providence area, we need you! Though, there were women in the final presentation of the evening. In fact, there were multiple. But lemme rewind for a sec… Explaining what Burning Man is to non-burners has notoriously been an amusingly difficult task. So I figured, why not get 20 burners together to give a PechaKucha presentation, and each explain what Burning Man is in 1 slide and 20 seconds? So I orchestrated a 20-person presentation: instead of 1 person with 20 slides, 20 slides with 1 person per slide. I devised the chronology of the images without knowing what the presenters were going to say, and we didn’t perform the presentation until the night of, i.e. we never saw the presentation we were going to give until we actually gave it. Perhaps the BM Gods were smiling upon us, or it’s indicative of Burning Man itself, but somehow, there was a coherency, a momentum, a meaningful chronology to our images and words. We made magic. Our 4th Pecha Kucha night in Providence will be on June 10th. I’m trying to get the mayor to come, and then present at the following PechaKucha night in July. When I called the mayor’s office to inquire, they told me they’d already been considering the same thing… Here's hoping the mayor makes it to that next event! The image at the top of the post is from the Stack Design Build presentation. Below, an image from the Burning Man presentation (left) and one of the sites featured in Sara Czyzewicz presentation (right).

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PKN Tel Aviv Vol. 8

Another monster PechaKucha Night for Tel Aviv -- something we've all learn to just accept as one of those things that just is -- and here's co-organizer Anat Safran with a report on the evening's festivities. Full house once again at PechaKucha Tel Aviv Vol.8. 2000 people, 9 presenters, 2 hosts and tons of emotions, thoughts and excitement filled the Hangar at the Tel Aviv port last week. Alex Libac, one of the most recognized photographer in Israel, also being referred to as the Paparazzi of the anonymous opened the evening with a series of 20 amazing photos. Dror and Tamir, writer and illustrator, followed with an hilarious manifesto about life, words and illustrations. Tali Krakovsky, on a visit from LA, blew our minds away with her work of experience design. Yair Garbuz, one of the leading artists in Israel, accompanied by accordionist Maya Dunitz, read a sharp testimonial text. Yonil, a young graphic designer with a severe stage fright did a genius presentation about his problem without saying one word. Ziv bar Ilan presented his modular guitar Zoybar and the sharing-open source-let's do it together theory behind it as well as a live demonstration by guitarist Dudi Levy. Assaf Gavron is the first writer ever on our stage, who revealed to us a little about the process and research he leads, while working on a new novel. Merav Shaham, a talented illustrator, has invited a band to play with her live on stage and directed her 6:40 into a poetic musical and visual experience. Last were Merav and Gaston, architects from the northern city of Haifa, who have launched the monsters project in their city, where hundreds of monsters showed up all around the city with one goal only: to make us humans happy... Well, there were many happy people that night, and we are all looking forward to our next event in April! Below, a few more photos from PKN Tel Aviv Vol 8, courtesy of Alma Machnes.

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Modular Furniture

Sanjin Halilović is a big proponent of modularity in furniture design, and in this presentation he shares a shelf-table-chair combo that to him represents the quest for ultimate modularity. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Sarajevo Vol. 2, and is in Bosnian.

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Transformer Apartment

Wouldn't you like more living space? What if your living space adapted instantly for you? In today's edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 66), we feature a man who has made these ideas a reality.  Gary Cheng has lived in the same 32m2 space in Hong Kong since 1976. Over the years he has lived there with family, colleagues, and ultimately alone. As a result, the ways this space have been used have changed drastically. By 2006 he had incorporated numerous modular units that have mulitple functions. In total, his apartment has 45 permutations: pulling out the TV wall expands the kitchen, rolling out the CD shelves reveals the bathtub. His sofa becomes a bed, and flips up into the wall; the shower room doubles as a phone booth. The functions are seemingly endless, and the interior design is beautiful.   

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What is Gacha-Gacha?

"We are now in the throws of a Gacha-Gacha Renaissance ... I mean this is fried sharks and heavy machinery."Modular vending machines filled with wild and wacky character goods have been an integral part of the Tokyo landscape for as long as most of us can remember. But what’s the story behind these silent purveyors of goodies and their enduring popularity? In "What is Gacha-Gacha?" from Pechakucha Night Tokyo Vol. 133, the legendary Don Kratzer expounds on the history, novelty, and hilarity of the world of Gacha-Gacha!

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.5 ppi Project

"The system is based on modular wood blocks, and it's intended for anyone to be able to access it. So people of all ages and all backgrounds can be quickly instructed in how to make a print like this." In .5 ppi Project from PechaKucha Night Honolulu - Vol. 26, Duncan Dempster introduced .5 ppi Project. .5ppi is an ongoing endeavor that generates collaboratively produced prints and installations revolving around the performative, reproductive, and repetitive aspects of printing and print culture. .5ppi means one half pixel per inch, which refers to the image resolution of the first .5ppi project. Duncan Dempster is a Honolulu-based artist and educator and is the executive director of Honolulu Printmakers.

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Introduction of Doug Robinson

Hi Pecha Kucha World, it's less than one week to go! Today's speaker is architect and tiny house builder Doug Robinson Doug Robinson graduated in 2001 as BArch at Montana State University. And subsequently worked for VBSA in Boseman, Montana for 3 years, then he has been working with Salmond Architecture in Wanaka for 8 years. Doug has been designing houses from bespoke houses to both modular and prefab houses that are part of the design concept for my tiny house. From growing up in Montana, he has played and worked in Wanaka for the last 10 years. See teaser below: PKN Wanaka crew