PechaKucha Presentation

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Jessica Black

Architect in Broome

Architecture and the Poo Story

PRESENTED ON JUL 07, 2015
IN BROOME @ VOL 3

“By fundamentals, I’m talking about plumbing; making sure people can go to the toilet and wash themselves safely… many people around the world and around our nation do not have access to running water or toilets for example. This lack of access has a direct affect on people’s health and therefor their lifespans. ”

In Architecture and the Poo Story from PechaKucha Night Broome’s 3rd Volume speaker Jessica Black talks about humanity’s favorite taboo, or, in specific, how to flush it away. Watch as she discusses different ways to break down barriers and hierarchies during remote, cross-cultural architecture projects.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016. 

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Wooden Handle

BY ALEX MOWAT
@ TOTO TOILET ARCHITECTURE ON SEP 16, 2014

Alex Mowat presents his product of wooden handles for public toilets, and be easy to use for those who need them. Taking many into account who will need assistance to be able to go to the bathroom, wooden handles are much more friendlier than your common ice cold steal handle bars. From the type of wood, to how it should be shaped, and using disinfectant oil on the wood itself, is all thought out. Insuring a safe and comfortable expeirence to everyone who uses them. 

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Smart about our Shit

BY BARBARA PENNER
@ TOTO TOILET ARCHITECTURE ON SEP 16, 2014

Being smart about our "shit", is what may save us in the future. 

Barbara Penner expresses her academic knowlegde of toilets and what goes into them. How much do we flush away, and what people can do to conserve their waste, not only the "stuffs" that goes through us, but the water that is going through the pipes as well. It doesn't take a 'rocket surgeon' to know, that in developing countries, water is scarce and highly valued. So it is a opportunity to develope toilets that do not need the use of water, and uses our human wastes intellegently. 

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Everybody Poops

BY JAMIE MITCHELL
@ TOTO TOILET ARCHITECTURE ON SEP 16, 2014

In Honor of World Toilet Day:

"The toilet is something that unites all of us."

In "Everybody Poops" from PechaKucha Night London: TOTO Toilet Architecture, Jamie Mitchell presents his journey around the world as he went exploring public toilets, studying the intricate details of their building designs. From Hiroshima, Japan to Austin, Texas to the mountains of Norway, Jamie shares various designs of public bathrooms, and how they are successful in terms of design and architecture. 

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Toilet

BY JONATHAN GAUNT
@ TOTO TOILET ARCHITECTURE ON SEP 16, 2014

Jonathan Gaunt demonstrates his concern on conserving water and keeping the public health a priority. Developing new ideas and ways to get away from using water in toilets all together. Researching 3rd and developing countries as a reminder that people still do not have access to a safe toilet, leading to thousands of deaths. Making it a goal to make a clean and bright future for everyone, both eco friendly and economically.  

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Toilets of the World

BY PHILIPPA TURRELL
@ TOTO TOILET ARCHITECTURE ON SEP 16, 2014

Adding some fun to your daily bathroom breaks can be fun, or too much that it makes you think, "I can hold it."

Philippa Turrell talks about the various types of famous, glamorous, and breath taking, literally breath taking, toilets in the world. From the most expensive toilet, to the most awkward style restrooms, to add more excitement to your trips of relieving yourself. Maybe toilet rooms should be left as a simple toilet rooms and privacy? You be the judge. 

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How Very Intimate

BY THOMAS KLASSNIK
@ TOTO TOILET ARCHITECTURE ON SEP 16, 2014

Thomas Klassnik gives various examples of what it is to use the toilet. It is a very personal and self serving room. To take the toilet and make it not only personal for yourself, but with others as well. Bringing the outside in, and the toilet to the table, it allows more chance to be intimate with everything and everyone around you, and let the world be intimate with you. 

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We Wee

BY JO-ANNE BICHARD
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 08, 2016

Dr. Jo-Anne Bichard has studied toilets for many years, looking at the wider social and political conversations of the division between these male and female spaces. Now working on an app of public loos in the UK, Bichard presents an intelligent and comical talk. 

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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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A Collaborative Model for Architecture

BY ZACH GEORGE
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

Even a few decades ago, Zach George's job would have been very different. A designer at Workaday Design Firm, Zach utilizes networking and cutting-edge technology to achieve an innovative final product. Most notedly, Zach and his partners use remote collaboration to make remote design possible and efficient.

Design for the 21st Century.