Architect Andrew Just introduces his Power Pavilion, a structure that repurposes glass isolators from old power lines, that would otherwise be destined for landfill. To be erected on a ste of an old power company, now designated for public space, this pavilion will provide a venue for community events and place-making activation.
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Public Interest Design
BY SHANNON VAN ZANDT
@ VOL 3
ON JUN 02, 2015
Public Interest Design is a participatory design practice that brings the power of good design to address social issues for the benefit of the whole community. Shannon Van Zandt identifies the principles of Public Interest Design and shows examples from her work with students and partners working with disadvantaged communities.
Repurposing an Architectural Dinosaur
BY MACIO MISZEWSKI
@ VOL 37
ON MAR 07, 2016
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It’s a Test! The Power of Urban Prototyping
BY NINA CHASE
@ VOL 25
ON OCT 06, 2016
"We're showing citizens what they're buying before they write the final check."
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This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 18th, 2017.
Pavilion of the Sardine
BY TARDITS MANUEL
@ VOL 147
ON MAY 31, 2017
The Setouchi Triennale 2016, a contemporary art festival held every three years on several islands in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan and the coastal cities of Takamatsu and Tamano, aims to revitalize the region which has suffered from depopulation in recent years. Tonight, we will be centering in on one of the islands, Ibukijima, and its recent addition, “the sardine pavilion”, built entirely out of locally sourced recycled materials. Manuel Tardits from Japanese architecture firm Mikan, along with students of Meiji University, share with us this magical collaboration between a carpenter, a tile maker, ten students, staff, and friends.
The Transformative Power Of Glass
BY PEARL DICK
@ VOL 40
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BY FAWAD SUHAIL ABBASI
@ VOL 3
ON MAR 10, 2018
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