PechaKucha Presentation

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Jacob Reiner

Architectural Design & Living Systems, Earth Embassy in Tokyo

Modular Sustainable Living Systems

PRESENTED ON APR 27, 2016
IN TOKYO @ VOL 135

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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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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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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Sustainable Museums

BY LESLIE TOM
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 08, 2016

Leslie Tom’s professional mission is to interpret issues of sustainability, energy, husbandry and organizational change. As the Chief Sustainability Officer at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, she does just that.

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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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Living Building Challenge - Camp Glenorchy

BY STEVE HEWLAND
@ VOL 7 ON JUN 24, 2017

Steve Hewland presents a new concept in sustainable hospitality which considers environmental, community and financial sustainability

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Connecting the Dots on Sustainable Communities

BY ESTHER WHITEHEAD
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 20, 2017

Esther Whitehead of Sustainable Queenstown explains how the town of Queenstown can build a future minded community.

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Tiny houses and sustainable communities

BY JIMMYZ HIRST
@ VOL 25 ON FEB 28, 2018

Jimmy Hirst has been traveling the world researching Tiny Housing, sustainable communities (Eco Villages) for the past five years and looking at progressive living ideals. He believes we now have the need, the technology (like with Blockchain), and the consciousness to facilitate a shift in the western living paradigm, to help bring the mainstream population into embracing more sustainable and connective communities. He believes it’s time to reinhabit the village, holistically regenerating human and natural values, to last for generations to come.

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The Happy People of Asheville and Sustainable Joy

BY HAMISH ZIEGLER
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 23, 2018

Hamish Ziegler describes his spiritual journey towards happiness after moving to Asheville, shoutouts the happy people living in town, and how they are discovering sustainable joy in their daily lives.