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Myles Alexander

in Asheville

Shipping Container Architecture

PRESENTED ON JUL 31, 2015
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 8

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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Construction Problems

BY GERO QUASTEN
@ VOL 17 ON DEC 01, 2010

Sven Kling and Gero Quasten, both architects in Darmstadt, talk about little and bigger problems that appeared at two highrise construction sites. (in German)

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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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The Challenges of Mid-Rise Construction

BY ROLAND ROM COLTHOFF
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 27, 2013

Roland Rom Colthoff of RAW design explains the opportunities and challeges of new mid-rise construction in Toronto. Mid-rise construction is an investment by purchasers in not only a condo, but also a neighborhood. This affirmation of the importance of the street and urban environment as a place to live, shop, and work has led to the design of unusually shaped and unique interior environments and exceptionally generous outdoor spaces.   

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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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Sky Pie: An Overlook Park for the Land of the Sky

BY TAMARA GRAHAM
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 09, 2015

Tamara Graham explores the possibilities of an overlook park for Asheville atop Beaucatcher Ridge.

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Return of the Master Builder

BY MATTHEW HUME
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 15, 2016

"I tell people I wear two hats—one of the designer and one of the builder, but as I evolve I wish to wear one hat, that of the Master Builder."

In the Return of the Master Builder from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17Adjunct Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning and Owner/Principle of HUME PROJECTS, LLC, Matthew Hume discusses his work creating residential and commercial projects, from the design phase through the construction phase. The traditional Master Builder once integrated both design and construction processes by direct involvement. The profession of architecture and processes of building are shifting back toward a more integrated approach forcing architects to re-evolve into earlier versions of themselves. Hume's recent work in design and construction projects serves as an example of this paradigm shift.

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Construction 2000

BY JUHO VIITASALO
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 01, 2016

Juho Viitasalo shares Construction 2000, a unique geometric steel sculpture in Helsinki, Finland. Its most eye catching feature is a 600 kg pyramid that seems to float in air without any support. This 10 meter tall physics defying structure has stood since 1982 and is truly unique in the world. However it is still somewhat unknown. Construction 2000 was designed by Markku Viitasalo and now his son wants to take the design to the world out of the confines of the office block where it stands in Helsinki. More information here: http://viitasalo.com/himmeli/

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 3rd, 2017.

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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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Attention All Shipping!

BY BECKIE SENIOR
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 28, 2017

What could be more intrinsically British than the Shipping Forecast? Beckie Senior discusses who was behind it, why it is so enduring, and explores whether we still need it.