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Rethinking Resettlement

BY ERKIN ÖZAY
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"How can we make our endeavors clear and approachable enough that we can actually contribute to the public debate at a very high level?"

In Rethinking Resettlement from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, Erkin Özay, reviews some of the social and design issues involved in rehousing and supporting Buffalo, New York's new Americans. Özay's Spring 2016 UB graduate studio explored the potential for temporary and long-term housing for newly arrived refugees and immigrants, as well as the role of supporting institutions, community assets, and reimagining the existing housing stock. Özay's project investigates "compassionate urbanism." He is interested in how groups of limited means--new and existing residents--support each other through careful intersections. 

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Universal Design

BY EDWARD STEINFELD, ARCH. D., AIA
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation."

In Universal Design from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Director of the IDeA Center in Buffalo, NY, Edward Steinfeld, ArchD, AIA, provides an overview of how the built environment affects access. The University at Buffalo's Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) is dedicated to making environments and products more usable, safer and healthier in response to the needs of an increasingly diverse population. The IDeA Center’s activities are based on the philosophy of Inclusive Design, often called “Universal Design” or “Design for All.” It is a way of thinking that can be applied in any design activity, business practice, program or service involving interaction of people with the physical, social or virtual worlds.

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “housing”

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New Cities Foundation: WhatWorks Channel

The New Cities Foundation's mission is to incubate, promote and scale urban innovations. WhatWorks is a speaker series curated by the Foundation aimed at finding the up-and-coming innovators working on solving the great urban challenges of our time, including energy, mobility, health, housing, and many more.

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Vaduz @ Kunstraum Engländerbau
Dec 15, 2009

PAST VOL 9

Des Moines @ Science Center of Iowa
Apr 12, 2012

PAST VOL 55

San Francisco @ SPUR - San Francisco Planning + Urban Research
May 06, 2014

PAST VOL 58

San Francisco @ SPUR - San Francisco Planning + Urban Research
Mar 19, 2015

PAST VOL 25

Taipei @ xuexue institute
Jul 11, 2015

PAST VOL 53

Auckland
Jun 22, 2017

PAST VOL 54

Auckland
Jul 25, 2017

PAST PechaKucha Event

Powered by PechaKucha @ New London Architecture, The Building Centre
Sep 07, 2017

PAST OAW 2018: Gimme Shelter, Powered by PechaKucha

Powered by PechaKucha @ Alma Duncan Room, Ottawa Art Gallery
Sep 14, 2018

PAST VOL 7

Appleton @ Lambeau Field Atrium
Nov 07, 2018

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Rebuilding a Village in Tohoku

BY DAISUKE SUGAWARA AND MASAYUKI HARADA
@ VOL 92 ON MAY 30, 2012

In this presentation, architects Daisuke Sugawara and Masayuki Harada describe a reconstruction project they've been working on, to help rebuild in the Tohoku region. As you'll see, they've been trying to rebuild villages, to keep the community together. (in Japanese)

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6 Decades of Irish Landscape

BY NICOLA RYAN
@ VOL 7 ON APR 22, 2015

Nicola Ryan and Gráinne Dunne set up Studio Red Architects in 2008 after working for Gilroy McMahon and DTA Architects respectively. Shane Coyle joined the firm in 2014.

'We place utmost importance on sensitive and project-specific design. We know that strong communication and working closely with contractors and craftspeople will deliver beautiful buildings.

We understand that Architecture is about relationships – primarily the relationship between the building and its users – and also the relationship between building and its surroundings – be that rural, suburban or urban.  As Architects we are instrumental in the success of those relationships.'

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Home to Me

BY LORCAN SIRR
@ VOL 10 ON DEC 02, 2015

Born on the wrong side of a DART station, Lorcan Sirr took a while to find his way into the city, but when he did he made straight for the port and a ferry to England. He spent a period of time a Europe's most highly qualified truck driver, until a Finn called Teemu also got his PhD and a new Scania. He likes giving controversial talks, but has sometimes noted a bright red dot following him about on his forehead and wonders what that is.

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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.

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Urban Solitudes

BY LAURA PIOVAN
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 07, 2016

What is the future of our cities? In a time of major demographic and fast socio-cultural changes, we are looking for keys to unlock, review and re-interpret the traditional urban housing models into new directions.
A metamorphosis of the housing market from the static individualistic models towards a dynamic, collective synergy.

Laura Piovan is a Italian architect based in Maastricht and has a passion for people and identity driven design.

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Let's Build a City

BY VIRGIL IERUBINO
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 13, 2016

Virgil Ierubino asks if you could build a city from the ground up, how would you do it? I don't just mean the buildings. By 'city' I mean the collection of humans and facilities and services and systems that collectively form a functioning society. Would you make different decisions than those which are made for us, all around us, every day? Or, realising that this question assumes you are in a position of considerable power, maybe you'd just go nuts?

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 11th, 2017. 

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Wood in Multi-Family Residences

BY MATT MAHON
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Matt Mahon talks about the use of timber in multi-family residences in this PechaKucha presenation for NY Build.

Matt is an acoustic and audiovisual consultant in Arup’s New York office and is involved in a wide variety of projects, from performing arts facilities to corporate fit-out.  Matt studied mechanical engineering at Northwestern University and has a background in live sound and broadcast.

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Living less with the car

BY PAUL OSBORNE
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

York remains a unique and attractive city, in part because it has always sought to deter cars from entering the city centre.  The historic core has been preserved by pedestrianisation, cycle routes, car parking policies, and park and ride.  But as the city grows, how do we nurture the city’s wider neighbourhoods to become less car reliant? Paul Osborne discusses how can developers tempt us with car-free living rather than automated double garage doors? And what do we all stand to gain from living less with the car?

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PechaKucha in Charity Mode, Public Housing in Oshika, and the Pattern Book Project

Presentations Today we share a few more presentations from last week's "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" event, and we're also very pleased to announce that at the event itself, over 350,000 yen (US$4275) was raised for the "Core House" project, which we described in yesterday's post. There's still a ways to go, and you can contribute directly through our Inspire Japan site. PechaKucha co-founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham cover (in Japanese and English) the global charity events done under the PechaKucha banner, including "PechaKucha for Haiti" and Inspire Japan. Makoto Watanabe and Taketo Shimohigoshi share (in Japanese) a case study for public housing in the Oshika Peninsula. Momoyo Kaijima talks (in Japanese) about a pattern book project to help reconstruct people's lives, aimed at those who live close to the coast, in the Oshika area. Posters Ostrava will soon be celebrating its 10th edition (on December 15) with a huge event, and above you can see the series of posters that has been produced. For more PKN posters, you can of course visit our Tumblr blog, which has also been updated today with the flyer for tomorrow's PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, as well as our latest PKN Tokyo flyer, pictured below, designed by Luis Mendo from a photo by Michael Holmes. Tokyo's Vol. 97 happens tonight. Photos Today we share another three photo galleries from recent PKNs, with PKN Toronto Vol. 18 -- part of the DesignThinkers 2012 pre-party -- pictured above.PKN Augsburg Vol. 2 [Facebook]PKN Dornbirn Vol. 1 [Facebook] PKN Toronto Vol. 18 [Flickr]Calendar Here's a look at tonight's (November 28) PKN lineup: PKN New Haven Vol. 14, PKN Kathmandu Vol. 7, PKN Tokyo Vol. 97, PKN Providence Vol. 44, PKN Glasgow Vol. 12, PKN San Jose (Costa Rica) Vol. 4, and PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 8. Tomorrow, it gets even bigger, with 11 events on the calendar: PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, PKN Madison, WI Vol. 4, PKN Miami Vol. 19, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 8, PKN Cologne Vol. 13, PKN Seattle Vol. 40, PKN Kolding Vol. 19, PKN Skovde Vol. 10, PKN Varberg Vol. 4, PKN Kitakyushu Vol. 8, and PKN Logrono Vol. 8.

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Pecha Kucha Night, Vol. 2

  Join us at the Kentucky Museum in the Kentucky Room for our second Pecha Kucha Night! So far, we have two presenters locked in-Jonathan Jeffrey (Housing the Dead: Kentucky's Grave Houses) and Lesley Montgomery (Why I Knit). More presenters to be announced soon! Please email christy.spurlock@wku.edu or call (270) 745-6082 for more information. Hope to see you there! 

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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.

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Your Castle for a Night

Rent a castle to get married in, have all your guests stay in it -- a true fairytale wedding! In today's Presentation of the Day, "Your Castle for a Night" from a special Tokyo Designers Week 2013 edition of PKN Tokyo Vol. 107, Hitomi Wakamatsu, from Airbnb Japan, goes into depth on the industry disrupting global housing/rental/hotel phenomenon that has taken the world by storm since 2008. She gives examples of how people have used Airbnb to finance their mortgages, travel the world for cheap, and spend the night in villas, castles -- even treehouses!

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Houdini's Charmed Life

Charles Greene III speaks on the most famous magician of all time: Harry Houdini. He goes into depth on Houdini's life, illusions, accomplishments, and the escape art that catipulted him to worldwide fame. In "Houdini's Charmed Life" from PKN Bemidji Vol. 19, Charles shows us how -- like Harry Houdini -- we may escape from life's restraints and confined spaces, and become true escapologists.

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Creativity: the Key to a Happy and Productive Life

Creativity springs forth in the most unexpected places. Where's the most unusual place you've discovered it? Alicia Medina Laddaga explores the idea of cities as the ultimate epicenter for creativity, and travels to Vancouver in order to tap into it's creative potential. In "Creativity: the Key to a Happy and Productive Life" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 30, she focuses on housing and architecture as a founder of LOHA, a non-profit organization which provides affordable, alternative housing options. 

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Tower Neighbourhood Renewal

“These are the most important buildings of the future.” Architect Graeme Stewart speaks out on benefits of 1960s tower-style high-density urban housing as opposed to the sprawl often found in the US. In “Tower Neighbourhood Renewal” from PKN Toronto’s special Urban Innovation Happy Hour, we see that Graeme has taken the lead on the Tower Renewal project — whereby he’s taken steps to eco-retrofit these 50-year-old buildings, and worked to transform the surrounding areas into villages through policy changes and community-building campaigns. 

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PECHAKUCHA!

  On June 2 for PK3, we heard fascinating presentations from dynamic local people: Geneticist Giri Athrey of Texas A&M; Dan DeLeon, pastor of Friends UCC; Ronin Cooking owners Brian and Amanda Light; high school teacher and seasoned European "couch-surfer" Barbara Klein; and Shannon Van Zandt, Director of Texas A&M's Center for Housing and Urban Development. Thanks for all your love and support! Please consider nominating people for PK4, in the fall. See you soon!

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PKN TAIPEI vol.25

  PechaKucha Night Vol. 25  「社會住宅的想像」The Imagination of Public Housing   PKN vol.25 in Taipei at XUE XUE Stage tonight had drawn nearly 400 people to celebrate the event. There were eight architects and five designers sharing their ideas and presenting the imagination of social housing. Some of them used the metaphor of lunch box to liberate audience’s thought; some of them concerned about the adequate problem of living quality; and some of them cared about the life essence and the way to establish human’s relationship. Next PKN vol.26 will hold on October 10, with XUE XUE Institute highly honor, we invite creators, both designers and architects from various filed to share the creative stories on devoting to their hometown. Coming soon! See you at XUE XUE on October 10!

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How Public Art Can Save The World

“Housing and transportation may make the foundation for a great city, but art is what brought it to life.” In How Public Art Can Save the World from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 9th volume, Speaker Taleen Der Haroutiounian explains why art should be considered a necessary feature in any community and why public art is the key to building healthier and happier communities, especially in the suburbs! Taleen is a placemaker who is passionate about community well-being in the suburbs.