SITEWIDE Search Results: “houses”
SPUR - San Francisco Planning + Urban Research
May 06, 2014
Feb 24, 2015
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Mar 19, 2015
Jul 11, 2015
Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse
Sep 02, 2015
Guild House Tokamachi
Nov 14, 2015
Camden Opera House
Nov 13, 2015
Rockport Opera House
Jan 29, 2016
May 22, 2017
Cranach Stiftung Wittenberg
Mar 09, 2018
No Place Like Houses
BY TAKASHI YANAI
@ VOL 115
ON JUN 25, 2014
Takashi Yanai, an architect from Los Angeles, talks about what it is he enjoys so much about creating a home -- the collaboration between designers, the satisfaction of clients, and the journey from concept to realization. Take a look at the incredible dream-like California homes that Takashi and his team have turned into a reality.
"Presentation of the Day" on July 25, 2014.
BY SANTIAGO MOTA
@ VOL 37
ON SEP 25, 2014
Santiago Mota is founder and leader of Casa UNAM, an awarded project in Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, the world´s most important sustainable design and construction competition. Twenty teams from students all over the world gather to research, design, manufacture, build, manage and exhibit a dwelling prototype fueled 100% by solar energy, evaluating its environmental, social and economical impact as well as its waste production through its life cycle.
New York: City on a Grid
BY GERARD KOEPPEL
@ VOL 7
ON DEC 04, 2015
Actor David Duchovny (!) says of Gerard Koeppel's new book: “ I’ve spent most of my life walking the straight lines of the world’s greatest city, and have never thought to ask: Is this a different shape from other cities, and if so, why, and who did it? Koeppel’s book answers these questions, in an easygoing, good-humored manner, with interesting facts unearthed on nearly every page. This is one of those books you always wished would be written, and here it is. Indispensable for anyone interested in the history of New York and cities generally, and bound to fuel cocktail conversations up, down, and across the city for years to come.”
Listen here for a whirlwind history of NY's grid as it develops!
Gerard Koeppel writes history, mostly New York related, but also in anything from magazines and journals to historical signage in city parks. He was also a captain of a charter sailboat, an awful law student, a licensed hack (out of a Greenwich Village taxi garage), and then, for many years, a radio reporter/writer/editor/producer, mostly with CBS News.
20 examples of lettering within 20 miles of my house
BY PHIL BAINES
@ VOL 5
ON MAR 29, 2016
Designer and senior lecturer in typography at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design Phil Baines tells us about his love of lettering and gives examples of found typography close to where he lives.
The Magic House
BY MAIR HYMAN
@ VOL 3
ON JUN 02, 2016
“The house is built around the concepts of water, air, wind and light.”
In The Magic House from PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 3, Mair Hyman talks about the process of designing and building a dream house for him and his artist wife in Vientiane, Laos in the neighborhood of Ban Apinihan. The result is a stunning house that combines both Lao and Western elements.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
BY CHRISSY BROWN
@ VOL 6
ON JUN 28, 2016
"It's not only a way of life, but it's a necessity for some to survive."
In "Upcycling" from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 6, Traveller, blogger, and upcycler Chrissy Brown tells us why her passion for saving, collecting and reusing objects and materials has transformed the way she sees the world and helped her win Shed of the Year 2015.
HOUSE VISION 2016
BY SADAO TSUCHIYA
@ VOL 138
ON JUL 27, 2016
くらし研究家の土谷貞雄さんはこれからの理想の暮らしについて、 アジア各地で地域に根付いて考え続けています。 その活動のひとつ、2010年から始まった HOUSE VISION プロジェクトは、日本を代表するグラフィックデザイナーの原研哉氏を代表とし、建築家をはじめとする多くのクリエイターや企業と素晴らしい未来の暮らしのあり方を提案してきました。今回のPKNでは、2016年7月末からお台場で開催の展覧会 HOUSE VISION 2016 から、選りすぐりの内容を紹介してくださいます。
Spirit Fairies and Fish Skins
BY BRYNNE RINDERKNECHT
@ VOL 17
ON MAR 09, 2017
When a psychic tells you to take a trip to Scotland do you go? Design Principal Brynne Rinderknecht did! Find out what happens in her presentation from PK NY Vol 17..
Brynne Rinderknecht of From the Inside creates residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with a focus on connecting spirits to surroundings. Originally from ST. Louis and a graduate of SAIC in Chicago, Brynne has made New York City home: collaborating with people to make functional and sustainable concepts—conscious.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Itakura Core House
The Great Tohoku Earthquake struck the north-eastern coast of Japan just two years ago, and brought with it tsunamis that took lives and destroyed countless homes along the coastline. To this day, there are an estimated 315,000 people living in temporary housing as a result of natural and man-made disasters that occured after the quake. As this is the two-year anniversary of this catastrophic event, we're spending the entire week highlighting presentations from the PechaKucha x ArchiAid Channel. In his presentation -- from the special PechaKucha x ArchiAid fundraiser -- Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (of Japanese architecture firm Atelier Bow-Wow) speaks of his efforts to build small, easily-expanded houses using the "Itakura Method" of construction to not only revitalize life on the Tohoku coastline, but to stimulate the surrounding forestry industry. Easy assembly, disassembly, and transport are among the additional benefits of the Itakura technique. The original, Japanese version of this presentation (from Tokyo Desiger's Week) can be found here. To contribute to Tohoku's reconstruction efforts, you can donate to ArchiAid's "Core House" project here.
Housing the Dead
For our last "Presentation of the Day" for the week, we go slightly morbid. Jonathan Jeffrey talks about grave houses, explaining the differences between houses and other cemetery structures like crypts. He gives some examples of different types of grave houses, and talks about the variety of architectural features and styles that can be found in grave houses around Kentucky.
Love an Old House
"Nothing is more painful to me than the sight of an abandoned old house..." David Dominé believes that old houses are like old people - if you listen to them, they'll have a story to tell. David moved to Louisville in 1993, where he was immediately taken by the abundance of vibrant, classical architecture. He began writing books about old houses in the neighborhood, bringing to the forefront their colorful and interesting pasts, and in "Love an Old House" from PKN Louisville Vol. 11, you'll hear a few of those stories.
No Place Like Houses
We see challenges as opportunities. We took a height limit and leveraged it to emphasise the horizontal view of the ocean. Takashi Yanai, an architect from Los Angeles, talks about what it is he enjoys so much about creating a home -- the collaboration between designers, the satisfaction of clients, and the journey from concept to realization. In "No Place Like Houses" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 115, take a look at the incredible dream-like California homes that Takashi and his team have turned into a reality.
Do we really want to live in cities full of skyrises? Urban planner Tay Pruecksamars attempts to summarize the research and work he has done in the past year. In particular he focuses on shop houses, which are generally despised by architects and urban designers, but which can serve multiple purposes, and use their space much more efficiently than many other types of buildings. In "Shop Houses" from PKN Bangkok Vol. 6, he proposes solutions to problems facing modern urban designers, and takes a closer look at the solutions shop houses can provide.
Eclectic Houses: Embracing The Kuwaiti Style
The delightfully kitsch Kuwait homes here are here to stay, and here's why: Architect Ali Al Yousifi details the aspects of Kuwaiti architecture that make their style unique. In "Eclectic Houses: Embracing the Kuwaiti Style" from PKN Kuwait City Vol. 9 he takes us on a tour of some of the houses he finds interesting in Kuwait City, and we find that the flamboyant, flashy approach is not lost on the Kuwaiti people.
A New Picture House
"Cinema can make sense of history, distort memories, and shape time."In A New Picutre House from Huddersfield, Vol. 11, John Harrison from Studio Dekka talks about the creation of Dewsbury's New Picture House. In the spirit of the James Joyce's first Cinema, Volta, established in 1909 in Dublin, where showing obscure Italian arthouse films was pushing the envelope of what cinema could mean, Harrison and 15 cohorts took it upon themselves to open a new picture house where they too would push the expectations of film. In this unique presentation, he shares his story, and the stories of others who share his vision. Get some popcorn!
The Chicago House Sound
"The kick drum went through my chest, the bass line came up through the floor, the high hats and cymbals came fizzing from above ... when the smoke machine cleared, there were rich people, poor people, black, white, straight, gay ...and I thought, 'these are my people now, this is my music'."In The Chicago House Sound from PechaKucha Night Chicago Vol. 36, IDEO's Neil Stevenson went on a quest to find the roots of House Music that, during its evolution from New York to Chicago and then in its momentum across Europe, he fell in love with. Here he shares that compelling quest and his love for Chicago House, its evolution, and the legacy of Frankie Knuckles.
The Magic House
“The house is built around the concepts of water, air, wind and light.” In The Magic House from PechaKucha Night Vientiane Vol. 3, Mair Hyman talks about the process of designing and building a dream house for him and his artist wife in Vientiane, Laos in the neighborhood of Ban Apinihan. The result is a stunning house that combines both Lao and Western elements.
Bergen's Mini House
"I'm here to tell you how I built this little house." In "Bergen's Mini House" from PechaKucha Bergen Vol. 8, Aurore Stephany answers why she decided to build a little house on wheel. She and her friends built the whole thing in Bergen last summer. It's a 6sqm box on a trailer. It has a kitchen, two windows and a hammock. They can sit comfortably 2 people on the sofa for a dinner. Next summer the little house will travel across Norway for more adventures.