EL PASO Search Results: “city building”
EL PASO PRESENTATIONS
TIME Project in El Paso
BY RIDA ASFAHANI
@ VOL 11
ON OCT 10, 2015
“We're really trying to change the way things are done in El Paso by letting people know that density is a good thing, letting people know that investing in local talent is something that can be really nice and really beneficial for… the people around you.”
In The TIME Project in El Paso from PechaKucha Night El Paso’s 11th Volume, presenter Rida Asfahani describes Root Architect's TIME project. An urban density, mixed use, this spectacular third space brings people together in west El Paso. Using locally sourced materials, commissioning local talent, and trying to overall draw from the local culture, the project successfully managed to create a space that was unique.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday February 10th, 2016.
The HyBridge Project
BY FERNANDO TREJO
@ VOL 12
ON FEB 25, 2016
The Hybridge project is a theoretical binational, urban intervention proposed by FERNANDO TREJO for the El Paso \ Juarez Borderplex. The name is a linguistic bridge between the words “Hydrid” and “Bridge”. The project is a hybrid between a civic space (for the proposed Binational Environmental Protection Agency), international border crossing station, public park, and pedestrian bridge.
The apex of the bridge building serves as the physical and metaphorical middle ground that hosts for the proposed Binational EPA headquarters.
As a border crossing station, the Hybridge provides space for security check points on both ends as well as all the necessary requirements for such an operation: office space, holding cells, labs, and beaurocratic service spaces.
The public park segment of the project is an urban neutral zone but unlike the Cordova Island of the early 1900’s this area will serve as a space for unity.
The parks’ extended arm, floats over the Plaza de la Mexicanidad to serve as an auxiliary viewing platform of both La “X” and the amphitheater.
And as a pedestrian bridge over the border, the project attaches it self to a larger urban matrix of bus lines and bike paths. The ends of the parks allow for automobile parking and pick-up zones for pedestrians.
Cardwell Collaborative Building
BY JORGE LOYA
@ VOL 12
ON FEB 25, 2016
El Paso Architect JORGE LOYA presents the new 60,000 SF building for the Medical Center of the Americas. State of the art Bio-Medical Research building, first of its kind in the region designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification. The Cardwell Collaborative will bring the research industry to the local economy and serve two nations and three states.
The El Paso Transnational Trolley Project
BY PETER SVARZBEIN
@ VOL 13
ON JUN 23, 2016
"These were vehicles of economic mobility."
In The El Paso Transnational Trolley Project from PechaKucha Night El Paso Vol. 13, Peter Svarzbien shares his project to get El Paso's trolleys running again as they did in their heyday. Svarzbien is a photographer, artist and now city Councilman of El Paso. He once imagined the historic streetcars returning to the streets of El Paso again with his MFA masters thesis "The El Paso Transnational Trolley Project." Several years later, this project no longer resides only in our imaginations as the first tracks are now being laid in the streets of El Paso for the new streetcar line. With El Paso's first streetcar line in many years now under construction Peter is not content to stop here, but is now gathering political support to push for the restoration of trolley service over the international bridge - reconnecting Juarez and El Paso's fabled international streetcar service. Peter's presentation inspires us to consider how art can operate on a grand city scale to improve our quality of life.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016.
Makers and MakerFaire
BY GUSTAVO ARRIAGA
@ VOL 13
ON JUN 23, 2016
Cathy Chen and Gustavo Arriga discuss the maker movement, how they got involved in it during their time living in Tokyo and what led them to bring this passion back to El Paso with the creation of El Paso's first FabLab. They describe the benefits of MakerFaire and enlist the support of the PechaKucha crowd in bringing a Mini-MakerFaire to our city.
A Semester in the Eternal City
BY ALIX HERRERA
@ VOL 13
ON JUN 23, 2016
Alix Herrera shares on her study abroad trip to Rome for Architecture. Herrera is a senior in the Architecture program at Catholic University of America at Washington D.C. She spent her last semester abroad studying Architecture in the Eternal City — Rome, Italy. Alix shares some of her experiences with us and how the semester has helped reshape her worldview.
Achieving Sustainability by Adaptive Reuse
BY FREDERIC DALBIN
@ VOL 14
ON OCT 15, 2016
Projections show that 50% of architectural design in the next 20+ years and beyond will be for renovating and re-purposing existing buildings. This represents an historic opportunity for the architecture and building community to reverse the most significant crisis of modern time: energy depletion and environmental degradation. Fred Dalbin demonstrate approaches and practices for conservation and adaptive re-use of the existing built environment through projects completed by this firm.
So You Created A City, Now What?
BY MAYA SANCHEZ
@ VOL 16
ON JUN 29, 2017
The honorable Mayor of the City of San Elizario, Maya Sanchez tells the story of a group of determined individuals worked tirelessly to save their community by creating a new city in 2013. As president of this group, it was assumed that Maya would run for mayor, but she almost did not. However, having birthed this new entity, she quickly realized that she and the group of community organizers that made it happen must not stop with it’s creation and ensure that the young City was set on the right path. Maya shares how the oldest community in Texas became its newest city with the story of the City of San Elizario from 1598 to 2017.
Under the Radar
BY ELAINE MOLINAR
@ VOL 17
ON OCT 21, 2017
Based in New York City, Elaine Molinar has been an architect with Snøhetta for over 25 years. Snøhetta is an interdisciplinary design studio which takes an integrative approach to architecture, landscape, and interior architecture. Originally from El Paso, Elaine began her career as a designer of the Alexandria Library in Egypt after participating in the initial conception for Snøhetta’s winning competition entry. Throughout her time with Snøhetta, Elaine has held key positions in major cultural projects and competitions in the Middle East, Europe and the United States. She currently leads general management, strategic planning and business development as a partner and managing director at Snøhetta. Tonight Elaine presents, Under the Radar which shows works from or destined for the attic, or are unusual enough to actually happen one day. Never published or never realized they represent the place where designers most like to be - under the radar.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “city building”
Our 2012 global event had the goal of celebrating every PechaKucha Night city, worldwide. It was a weeklong celebration (February 20-26) that brought all PechaKucha organizers, presenters, and attendees together, with a focus on highlighting all of the amazing cities that make up the global PechaKucha community.
"Powered by PechaKucha" events are one-off events that are separate from regular city-based PechaKucha Nights, and that are usually held as part of festivals and conferences, but can also act as standalone events. These events include presentations that use the PechaKucha 20 images x 20 seconds format.
Once a year on February 20th — the anniversary of PechaKucha’s founding — we celebrate the proliferation of worldwide creativity, and the amazing interconnectedness of cities from all over. PechaKucha Global Night is a coming together — a time where we recognise that each PechaKucha Night is not alone, but part of something greater. Find a PechaKucha Night in your city and join in the global festivities!
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.
Amricani Cultural Centre
Jun 26, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
New Art Exchange
Oct 10, 2014
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Feb 20, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
La Jolla Historical Society
Aug 25, 2016
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 01, 2017
Oct 23, 2017
RIAD - Giardino Farm Cultural Park
Jun 28, 2018
Frist Art Museum
Aug 23, 2018
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)
Building a New City on the Waterfront
BY STEPHEN RAINBOW
@ PKN_AKL_SPECIAL EDITION
ON MAR 28, 2014
General Manager of Strategy at Waterfront Auckland Stephen Rainbow speaks on the numerous projects that make up the massive redevelopment this port city is undergoing. Industrial parks have been converted to community spaces, housing built on water, innovative commercial and service districts, and sustainable transport options to connect the city.
Building a City Through the Power of Being Friendly
BY JODY NEWMAN
@ VOL 20
ON DEC 01, 2015
How New Immigrants Could Build Their New City
BY AMITIS NOUROOZI
@ VOL 10
ON JAN 22, 2016
Within the architecture field, Amitis Nouroozi works in the intersection of planning, design and community-building. She shares her story, as a new immigrant, who is building her new home in the first years of immigration to Canada.
Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border
BY WILLIAM HELM
@ VOL 134
ON MAR 18, 2016
"We hope whoever becomes president builds more bridges instead of walls [because] we are sister cities, divided only by the river."
In Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border from PKN Tokyo Vol 134, PechaKucha Night El Paso City Organizers (and acclaimed architects) William Helm and Edgar Lopez describe the symbiotic relationship of the sister cities of El Paso and Juarez. The residents of the two cities activate a third space of the US/Mexico border, called "Pass of the North" which produces a rich milieu of creativity, art and culture. In this place which was historically known as "Paso del Norte" along the Spanish road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, the two cities have come together to use the PechaKucha conversation to bridge across the border. 20 x 20 x 2 cities = building bridges not walls.
How to Accidentally Help Save a Heritage Building
BY WINSTON PEI
@ VOL 26
ON SEP 29, 2016
"We have these things we're passionate about up and down, but we don't actually reach sideways and acknowledge all the other cool stuff that people do. And that's what actually allowed us to save this building."
Winston Pei shares an inspiring story about saving a historic church in downtown Edmonton. It started with the simple act of joining a choir, but rippled outwards into a process of collective action that highlights the transformative power trying something new.
Pop Up Urbanism – Black Rock City
BY THOM WHITE
@ VOL 16
ON NOV 12, 2016
What happens when some friends start having a Summer solstice bonfire on the beach? Well, if you keep it up long enough you end up building the 3rd largest city in Nevada for 70,000 radical self-expressionists for one week a year, and then erasing all trace of it until the next solstice. Thom White has been participating for a number of years and shares his insider knowledge of Black Rock City and the Burning Man Festival.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
The Al-Shibani Building in Aleppo
In that last post about Aleppo's recent PechaKucha Night Vol. 1 we mentioned that the next event (to be held on February 27) will be held at the Al-Shibani Building -- also known as the Al-Shibani School and Church -- and here then is a look at said building, taken from the a Wikipedia entry. Dating back to the 12 century, it should make for an amazing PKN venue.
Poster for PKN Salt Lake City Vol. 6
PechaKucha Night in Salt Lake City Vol. 6 is set to happen October 29 at the Avocet Building, and you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.
The Future of Building
What is the future of building? James Thomson takes a shot at describing the next fifty years of architecture. For him, the spaces where we live will be truly personalized and individualized to best fit each person. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Derby Vol. 2.
The Buzz is Building
The buzz is definitely building for our next event to be held at New Town Art Gallery. Thanks to WYDaily for a super article. They really nailed the essence of PechaKucha. New Town Art Gallery is a collaboration of 12 local artists in a great location at the end of the main drag of our New Urbanist downtown. Come stroll the shops, dine out at one of the many eateries, and then catch the PK show. One of our past presenters, Lori Jakubow, will be the featured artist at the gallery when we have our event. You can see her presentation here on our city page. We've got a great mix of repeat offenders and new converts to the cult of PechaKucha in Williamsburg. It amazes me how much of a creative culture we have in this area, and the variety is almost unfathomable. One of the challenges of scheduling this event was finding a weekend that wasn't already filled with some kind amazing entertainment. And what's astounding is that much of it is locally grown and harvested. Go get out and be creative. I love living here.
The Buzz is Building
The buzz is definitely building for our next event to be held at New Town Art Gallery. Thanks to WYDaily for a super article. They really nailed the essence of PechaKucha. New Town Art Gallery is a collaboration of 11 local artists in a great location at the end of the main drag of our New Urbanist downtown. Come stroll the shops, dine out at one of the many eateries, and then catch the PK show. One of our past presenters, Lori Jakubow, will be the featured artist at the gallery when we have our event. You can see her presentation here on our city page. We've got a great mix of repeat offenders and new converts to the cult of PechaKucha in Williamsburg. It amazes me how much of a creative culture we have in this area, and the variety is almost unfathomable. One of the challenges of scheduling this event was finding a weekend that wasn't already filled with some kind amazing entertainment. And what's astounding is that much of it is locally grown and harvested. Go get out and be creative. I love living here.
The World's Tallest Twisted Building
"We rotated each floor 1.2 degrees, almost doing a true 90 degree rotation at about 88 floors." Jo Palma discusses the ideas and plans behind the twisted building in Dubai. In "The World's Tallest Twisted Building" from PKN Chicago Vol. 28, we hear that the project was initiated by a Chicago team and was designed with passive sustainable methods and long-term economic value in mind. As of now it is the tallest twisting building in the world and it all started in Chicago.
Building Massive Sustainable Infrastructure
"With the growing population of SF ... one solution is to look at an offshore/floating city approach." Architect Elizabeth Ranieri of Kuth/Ranieri Architects shows off a few fascinating projects that could dictate the way San Francisco looks in the future. In “Building Massive Sustainable Infrastructure” from PKN San Francisco Vol. 53 we see that from floating cities to solar-power-enhanced bridges, her firm looks to take on large-scale problems head on with radical solutions.
Building Communities with Signs
Can a sign change the way a community views itself? Designer Stephen Jones discusses his travels across the United States, and the numerous signage he found during his journey. In “Building Communities with Signs” from PKN Nashvile Vol. 13, he goes into depth on the character that a sign can bring out of and give back to a city.
City Focus: Erfurt
For this week's "City Focus" we head to Germany, where the city of Erfurt has a young series that is already building an impressive presentation archive. The city's next PechaKucha Night is set for June 26.
Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border
"We hopes whoever becomes president builds more bridges instead of walls [because] we are sister cities, divided only by the river."In Building Bridges, Not Walls at the US - Mexico Border from PKN Tokyo Vol 134, PechaKucha Night El Paso City Organizers (and acclaimed architects) William Helm and Edgar Lopez describe the symbiotic relationship of the sister cities of El Paso and Juarez. The residents of the two cities activate a third space of the US/Mexico border, called "Pass of the North" which produces a rich milieu of creativity, art and culture. In this place which was historically known as "Paso del Norte" along the Spanish road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, the two cities have come together to use the PechaKucha conversation to bridge across the border. 20 x 20 x 2 cities = building bridges not walls.