PechaKucha Presentation

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Sebastian Cox

in London

Poo and sticks as bricks and mortar

PRESENTED ON MAY 24, 2017
IN LONDON @ VOL 14

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 City Born of an Aircraft Graveyard

BY TUC TEAMSON
@ VOL 6 ON JUL 04, 2013

Tuc Teamson talks about how three students in architecture and design start a project focusing on an "extreme situation"; A need for living space in the Arizona desert. They designed new homes from aircraft carcasses found in an aircraft graveyard. Turbines turn into a churches, cabins, and houses. Soon, a city emerges from the chaos. (In French)

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Straw Bale Houses

BY MANUEL ZEITLIN
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Manuel Zetlin, Principal Architect at Manuel Zeitlin Architects, aims to build sustainable houses by using natural materials and no chemicals. In one project, his team had to construct an additon for a 1945 brick home using straw bales, which came with its own unique challenges. 

 

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Crowdfunding and building: we build the house all together

BY ALEXANDER MEDVEDEV
IN CHELYABINSK

Let's club together to build a house?  Actually this phrase is the idea of Chelyabinsk project “The Ants”. The authors have come up with a scheme to invest in construction through Crowdfunding. How does this work? How to make the building process as clear as possible? And where is planned the first building, which can be observed online? Alexander Medvedev, one of project’s authors, gave the answers on these issues in the course of Pecha Kucha.

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Build It With Bales

BY JAMIE LEE
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 23, 2015

Milt and Jamie Lee's presentation is "Build it with Bales" and they describe it this way: "We started building in our 50s, you are never too old to do something new."

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The Magic House

BY MAIR HYMAN
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 02, 2016

“The house is built around the concepts of water, air, wind and light.”

In The Magic House from PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 3, Mair Hyman talks about the process of designing and building a dream house for him and his artist wife in Vientiane, Laos in the neighborhood of Ban Apinihan. The result is a stunning house that combines both Lao and Western elements.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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Greenspan Construction - Building Benton Harbor's First Container Home

BY VICKI FRANKS
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 16, 2016

Vicki Franks, with her husband Shane, built Benton Harbor's first container home in 2015, a beautiful space that will make us rethink what's possible in real estate. The inspiration to do this hit at the crossroads of a trip she took and the time the couple snagged an outrageously affordable lot in Benton Harbor. Vicki's PK is eye candy for design lover's!

 

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Bricks

BY CLARE DALES
@ VOL 8 ON OCT 26, 2017

"In Myanmar there exists vast barns to store crops away from the drenching monsoon rains and they really are spectacular. Some of the largest brick structures in the world, they come complete with brick roofs and decorative details. This barn, still in perfect working order, is over 1000 years old."

Clare Dales presents about ancient architecture methods using brick.

 

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An Architect's Own Home

BY CHAD BOETGER
@ VOL 25 ON NOV 16, 2017

Chad Boetger explores the challenges and opportunities inherent in modern residential design. He explains from first-hand experiences of an architect designing and building a home for him and his family. 
 
Chad explores in his discussion issues of lifestyle, home size, materiality, energy efficiency, and construction cost in his projects and how those choices impacted the design of a modern residence overlooking the Holston River in Knoxville, Tennessee. 
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Building More than Houses

BY MADELINE ZWICKE
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 05, 2018

Madeline Zwicke and Carl Orozco talk about their experiences working with Habitat for Humanity in Bryan/College Station, Texas.