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Just 4 weeks after the events of 3/11 in Japan, the worldwide PechaKucha community came together to "Inspire Japan." Over $85,000 was raised for Architecture for Humanity and ArchiAid during a non-stop 24-hour PechaKucha event that circled the globe. The process of re-growth is ongoing, and presentations will continue to be added as we continue to inspire.
117 PechaKucha Night cities came together to raise money for reconstruction in Haiti on the 20th of February, 2010, just 4 weeks after the earthquake. Raising $79,000 for Architecture for Humanity, the money has helped build a school, which opened in November of 2011.
ArchiAid was formed soon after the devastating events of 3/11 in Japan. Many of Japan's leading architects joined forces with students of architecture to help design and rebuild some of the hardest hit coastal areas.
Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit, that has been building a better future through the power of design for the past 15 years. We provide architecture, planning and project management services including construction management and post-occupancy analysis, and facilitate community engagement throughout each project. At the core of our mission, we believe everyone deserves access to the benefits of good design.
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What Is Architecture?
BY ANDREW MAKIN
@ VOL 11
ON JUN 12, 2014
What is architecture? What is a masterpiece of architecture today? Andrew Makin shares a philosophycal view of what architecture is: when architecture is from and on place like children and parents type of connection; when it is engaged in the intellectual discourse of its time; and it provokes visceral experiences in us.
One Designer's Brutal Opinion About a UW Icon
BY RACHEL WALLACE
@ VOL 20
ON DEC 01, 2016
"It's not trying to be something it's not. It's not hiding behind anything else."
In One Designer's Brutal Opinion About a UW Icon at PechaKucha Night Madison Vol. 20, Rachel Wallace shares her fascination with Brutalism and her peculiar connection to the UW Humanities building located in Madison, Wisconsin. We learn how this building led her to appreciate this "raw" style of architecture.
British Brutalist Architecture
BY JON WRIGHT
@ VOL 15
ON JUN 12, 2017
"We've come so far in our taste and appreciation for these buildings that you can buy models of them."
In British Brutalist Architecture from PechaKucha Night London Vol. 15, Jon Wright shares his love of Brutalist Architecture and in particular his love of the examples of this severe form of art in Britain.
Jon's PechaKucha helps to get rid of a few pervasive myths about Brutalism.
He also shows you what buildings we've lost (he would describe this as a disaster!), and how we saved the ones we do have with the meta-narrative being the cyclical nature of popular architectural taste and public opinion, how that is formed and how it manifests itself in popular culture.
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Popular Architecture Sites
Even though PechaKucha embraces all forms of creativity, it's no secret that the format was started by a couple of architects (Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham), and it remains popular within the architectural community, and so we're happy to see that Archidose has included us in it's list of most popular architecture-related sites (we're in at #44).
Arquikids: Japanese vs. Catalan Architecture
Here's another presentation recorded at Barcelona's Inspire Japan event back in April, covering a project that compares Japanese architecture to Catalan architecture through the eyes of children. It was presented in Spanish by Solange Espoille.
The Pattern Language of Taos Architecture
A city's architecture tends to tell you a lot about that city, and in this presentation, Rachel Preston Prinz highlights various architectural trends that you'll find in the city of Taos, New Mexico -- for example, those ornate bars on the image above are a reaction to the city's proximity to the "frontiere." It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Taos Vol. 3.
Pulsations in Architecture
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Pulsations in Architecture" from PKN Miami Vol. 22, Eric Goldemberg, of the design research practice Monad Studio, discusses the recent developments in 3D printing technology, its application to sculptural art and how it assists in structural concepting in architecture.
Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil
“I think pavilions are an instrument for architecture and diplomacy.” André Corrêa do Lago is the Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, as well as a curator and critic of architecture. In “Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 118 Ambassador Lago's covers Brazil's amazing diplomatic links to architecture, with a final focus on the World Cup 2014 installation that was produced at the Brazil Embassy in Tokyo by esteemed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.
Verbal Influences in Architecture
“What does a house want to be?” - Louis Kahn Architectural designer Maureen Myers has always been interested in the way words motivate us and influence our journeys. In “Verbal Influences in Architecture” from PKN Accident Vol. 1, she discusses the effects the words of architects have had on her as she learned to think about and build buildings.
Taking Architecture Beyond
"Architecture has no scale. It can go from a backpack to a city."In Taking Architecture Beyond, from Tokyo, Vol. 125, student of "future master" Sou Fujimoto, fellow architect Marcello Galiotto talks about the process of not only interpreting an abstract concept architecturally, but pushing it beyond its architectural limitations. In this highly sophisticated presentation, Galiotto shares his insights in combining imaginative references of architecture, nature, and structure into real living spaces. Enjoy!
Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, Joy
"We all need shelter for survival and when that shelter is beautiful, magic, and fun, it will uplift our spirits."In Architecture: Elements of Beauty, Serenity, Joy from PechaKucha Forster, Ian Sercombe shares being inspired by magic, mystery, beauty, and serenity, and how he invokes those ideals and aesthetics into his highly contemplative and tranquil architectural work. He uses traditional adobe rammed earth structure and textures to create energy efficient living spaces of beauty to live a life in.
Community Participation and Architecture
"We wanted every design decision that we made to be affordable, made locally, and something that could teach a skill."In Community Participation and Architecture, from PechaKucha Night New Orleans, Vol. 17, architect Mary Gilmore, shares her master’s thesis on Community Participation and Architecture. Her belief is that if people participated in the design and construction of a building, not only will they become stake holders in the process, but also learn something. To put her thesis into practice, Mary moved to India and then later to Mali, West Africa with the Peace Corps. Now as a practicing architect here in the states, she is has rediscovered the notion of community participation and architecture.
Architecture and the Poo Story
“By fundamentals, I’m talking about plumbing; making sure people can go to the toilet and wash themselves safely… many people around the world and around our nation do not have access to running water or toilets for example. This lack of access has a direct affect on people’s health and therefor their lifespans. ” In Architecture and the Poo Story from PechaKucha Night Broome’s 3rd Volume speaker Jessica Black talks about humanity’s favorite taboo, or, in specific, how to flush it away. Watch as she discusses different ways to break down barriers and hierarchies during remote, cross-cultural architecture projects.