PechaKucha Presentation

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Satoshi Yoshiizumi

Designer and Representative of TAKT PROJECT, TAKT PROJECT in Tokyo

Designer and artist Satoshi Yoshiizumi takes a deeper look than most into the purity of common objects, this time focusing his unique perspective on the electrical appliance. He treats the electronic components of appliances themselves as his works' materials, imaginatively combining and reconfiguring them in resin without loss of conductivity, retaining their ability to operate as appliances. A purity and beauty seems to rise up out of this seeming distillation of objects and materials, begging the question: at what point do materials stop being materials and start becoming products?

TAKT PROJECTの吉泉聡さんは、ものづくりに対して信念を持って取り組まれています。つくり方とは、たった一つの作品ではなく、新しい価値観と視点を提案・展開させる事が出来る手法だと。既存の枠組みを問い直し、つくり方からつくるデザインについてプレゼンテーションしてくださいます。ミラノサローネなど、国際的なクリエイティブ市場でも注目を集めたTAKT PROJECTの世界について語ります!

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Innovative Materials

@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Mitsuhiro Kanada talks about an often overlooked facet of design - materials. Innovative design solutions to cultural differences, environmental differences, and scarcity problems can be solved by taking a fresh look at materials and the many different ways they can be combined. Mitsuhiro shows us how.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 30, 2013.

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Materials Innovation through Failure

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Mike Moore of Tres Bird Workshop, talks about his approach to architecture and design through "making": a process that allows him to fail and continually improve on his work. He shows this process in action through his past and recent projects and how it has transfromed his work into innovative and environmentally conscious architectural design. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 15, 2014.

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Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, Joy

@ VOL 4 ON APR 22, 2015

"It's nothing to do with creating the perfect drawing, but just to capture the simplicity of an idea with complete freedom."

In "Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, and Joy" From PechaKucha Night Forster Vol. 4Ian Sercombe shares his highly contemplative and tranquil architectural work that is inspired by beauty, magic, and serenity. Ian utilizes traditional adobe and hand-drawn sketches to create energy efficient living spaces of beauty.

Ian creates designs with the use of rammed earth and traditional materials to enhance a lush warmth to the building that his priveleged clients call home in an energy efficient environment.

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Un-Usual Beauty

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 12, 2015

Oklahoma native and architect Geoff Parker describes his passion for finding beauty in the mundane.  This poetic narrative and collection of travel sketches seeks to encourage people to look at things in a unique way, finding the Un-Usual beauty.

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Making Jewels from Design and Art Waste

@ VOL 9 ON NOV 18, 2015

Alice Visin is presenting her projects, transforming waste materials connected to art and design (from free-press newspapers to cashmere-distaff remains) into jewels.   

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The Objective Quality of Beauty

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 01, 2016

“If we are going to work together to make our community a more beautiful place to live, we must have some consensus on what makes something beautiful.”

Andy Mollison is a principal at Intersect Studio, a design firm that specializes in making great places for people.  A native of Niles, he earned his degree in architecture at the University of Detroit Mercy.  He has been involved in the debate over what makes an object or place beautiful since his first studio class back in 1992.  In this PK he attempts to synthesize 2,400 years of theory on the subject into one axiom to guide the creative process towards an aesthetic worthy of human experience.

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Alternative materials that Ma-tt-er

@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Seetal Solanki, founder of materials reserach consultancy Ma-tt-er, gave this PechaKucha talk during Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 and showcased the weird and wacky wonders of using alternative products to create materials and alternative materials to create products - confused? - well watch and Seetal will tell you and it will all make sense! 

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Defining Architecture Through Space, Articulation & Materials

@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

Faisal Arshad talks about space articulation and materials in his projects, including his lake-house passion project. Space utilization, materials, nostalgia, nature, cultural values, family and even language all tie into his ideas of what architectural projects and their essence is all about.  Mr. Arshad's large collection of design and participation in architecture design all around the world bring wisdom and experience that makes for a great talk.

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A Way To Make Mardi Gras More Green: Making Biodegradable Mardi Gras Beads From Microalgae

@ VOL 8 ON APR 06, 2018

"We have great resources to make our Mardi Gras celebrations more sustainable. Microalgae can produce both bioplastic and nutraceutical ingredients very efficiently. Louisiana is one of the best places to cultivate microalgae in the U.S. mainland. We can grow microalgae, then preserve local culture and human health."