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Greenspan Construction - Building Benton Harbor's First Container Home

PRESENTED ON SEP 16, 2016
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 6

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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Shipping Container Architecture

BY MYLES ALEXANDER
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 31, 2015

What is it like to design and build the largest shipping-container building in the US?

Myles Alexander is the founding and managing principal for Form & Function Architecture. He shared his experience designing the Smoky Park Supper Club and provided some behind-the-scenes knowledge about the property, the process and the challenges along the way at PechaKucha Night Asheville: "The Art of Science."

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Making Life Happen; the rebuilding of Benton Harbor

BY JERRY PRICE
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

"How do we go from living in circumstance to living in choice? How do we rebuild our city with heart, with resiliance?"

Jerry Price
 remembers his family moving from Brooklyn to Benton Harbor Michigan in 1969 hoping to find more opportunity. Jerry's story recounts the change that happened after he went away to college and came back in 2003. 

 

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The Architecture of Sound

BY STEREOTANK !
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Stereotank, founded by Venezuelan NY-based architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, is dedicated to exploring the common territories between space and sound through the design and construction of sound instruments, urban artifacts, and public installations. At PK Night Brooklyn Volume 6, they share some of their sound recordings from installations around the world!

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Reflections on Water

BY KEN ANKLI
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 16, 2016

Ken Ankli is the Chief, Cook, and Sidewalk Sweeper (aka President) for Brammall Supply Co. He is an Observer, Investor & Cheerleader for the Benton Harbor Arts District, and the President of the New Territory Arts Association for the past 6 years. As a developer and manager of the urban-industrial Quarter Note Lofts, his work is one example of his favorite quote - "It's never too late to re-imagine an alternate outcome!"

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Swimming Upstream – A Large Plan for the Harbor to Stir the Soul

BY JOHN EGELHAAF
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 16, 2016

John Egelhaaf is described - by a close, anonymous friend of his -  of usually being the smartest guy in the room with the highest, most honest standards. "If we could only see the goo in his head, it would be in technicolor and packaged brilliance." John is the Executive Director at Southwest Michigan Planning Commission

Peter Colovos is a Chicago native who's been described - by a close, anonymous friend of his -  "to be admired for his relentless jump-out-of-bed-every-day-with-a-purpose tenacity."   Founding Prairie Real Estate Group in Chicago, IL in 1994 was a culmination of transforming Peter’s passion of architecture construction and real estate experience into a career. Creating the optimal blend of good architecture and design product that enhances their tenants’ quality of life is the keystone of The Prairie Real Estate Group. (A quality of life that allows Peter the gusto to take our challenge to HACK THE HARBOR and swim from shore to shore. ;)

THEY GIVE a fresh look at the Twin Cities Harbor - by questioning everything, it might be possible to swim against the flow of the last half century!

 

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Craft Life

BY SIMON RUSK
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Simon Rusk is the head brewer and owner at the Livery Microbrewery in Benton Harbor, MI. After a lot of college, passing the bar and becoming a lawyer, he decided on a major life change to pursue his passion in the craft beer industry.

 

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Building a Unique Home on a Budget

BY BETHANY DAVIDSON
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 05, 2018

Bethany Davidson explains how to build a unique home on a budget.

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Sustainable Containers

BY MARK WILLE
@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

Builder Mark Wille is the go to guy for construction, green materials, sustainable consulting, net zero projects, passive house projects & a variety of types of off-site building technologies.  Here he talks about his passions for sustainabiity and shipping containers.

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Shipping Out with Factotum

BY JUSTIN KUEHL
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 07, 2018

Millions of shipping containers go unused every year. What if you could turn those unused shipping containers into cozy homes? Just Kuehl will show you how he does it.