LONDON Search Results: “materials”

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Alternative materials that Ma-tt-er

@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Seetal Solanki, founder of materials reserach consultancy Ma-tt-er, gave this PechaKucha talk during Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 and showcased the weird and wacky wonders of using alternative products to create materials and alternative materials to create products - confused? - well watch and Seetal will tell you and it will all make sense! 

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Poo and sticks as bricks and mortar

@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Designer Sebastian Cox gave this PechaKucha during the Clerkenwell Design Week 2017, and instead of showcasing his own products he took the audience on a journey back in time to the UK during the 1500's when materials were scarce but people made do - including using their own do' (or poo) mixed with sticks to build sturdy homes - come on you know you want to watch and listen now!


SITEWIDE Search Results: “materials”

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Materials Testing Lab in CA


Vienna @ OFROOM
May 29, 2010


Southend-on-Sea @ Chalkwell Parkview Suites
Jun 09, 2011


Lausanne @ Forum, Rolex Learning Center
Sep 24, 2011


Hjørring @ University College Nordjylland
Sep 22, 2012


Roorkee @ Room 202
Jan 20, 2014


Chichester @ Pallant House Gallery
Feb 12, 2015


Glasgow @ The Whisky Bond
Apr 16, 2015


Lausanne @ Opera
Sep 02, 2013


Oulu @ Keltainen talo
Nov 08, 2017


Islamabad @ Behbud Cafe
Mar 10, 2018

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4 Things About Architecture

@ VOL 10 ON SEP 07, 2011

Emanuele is an architect, and in this presentation he shares fragments of his works. He uses the images as a pretext to get us to think about the following four keywords that are involved in architecture: materials, light, space, and nature. (in Italian)

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Industrial Hemp - A Renewal of Common Sense

@ VOL 8 ON JUN 05, 2012

Moseley Putney talks about a greatly misunderstood crop called Hemp. Allowing farmers to grow hemp will create new jobs, give us healthier foods, and reduce our dependence on foreign raw materials such as oil. Let it grow!

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From Lady Dior to the Voyage à Nantes

@ VOL 7 ON DEC 17, 2013

Glass-Fabrik is a craft studio of experiment and production of works and glass objects in the service of the creators. According to the formal, functional and economic , Glass-fabrik proposes an approach by the resear  and the techniques adapted among the extent of the possibilities of shaping of the glass. A network of professional partners in the craft environment allows Glass-fabrik to follow the project in her entire production and to favor the meeting between the persons receiving benefits (providers) in the service of the work. (in French)

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The Impossibility Of Nature

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 26, 2014

The repetitive use of natural detritus brings Shona Wilson closer to understanding the world we share. The materials themselves are storehouses of knowledge and information. They act as 'keys', unlocking doors to memory, science, history and imagination. Her current work increasingly responds to and reflects upon the cross-pollinations between nature, humans and culture, referencing in particular, plastics' invasion into the 'natural' world. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 29, 2014. 

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.GIFs: an Emotive Vocabulary

@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Sha Hwang takes us through the history of .gifs, and their use in society, as an emotive vocabulary for current events, sports, and every day life.

Sha is an information designer and technologist based mostly in Brooklyn. A failed architect and an accidental entrepreneur, Sha has designed and built work for clients such as the New York Times, MTV, Flickr, and Adobe. Previously, Sha worked at Stamen Design and later cofounded the company Movity, which was acquired by Trulia. Sha spends his nights trawling Tumblr and printing gifs as Gifpop and his days working with Nava to improve and other parts of government.

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20 examples of lettering within 20 miles of my house

@ 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.

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The art and technology behind 3D printing

@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2016

Dutch born Marc Bax is a Mechanical engineer who loves turning ideas into prototypes and has spent the last few years working with 3D printing technology to do just that. He talks us about the diffence between conventional and 3D printing.

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A Wall and A Column: 2 Projects

@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"A wall and a column...what they have in common is an interest in looking at the cultural agency of traditional building materials and their ability to speak."

In A Wall and A Column: 2 Projects from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, architect and University at Buffalo Peter Reyner Banham Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor Ang Li presents a pair of site specific installations that explore the cultural agency of vernacular building materials. Horror Vacui is an installation in Lisbon, Portugal that examines the ability of building facades to “speak” through the medium of the Portuguese “azulejo” - hand-painted ceramic tiles often depicting scenes from historic or civic events. The piece explores the narrative potential of bricks and mortar within contemporary image sharing and crowdsourcing platforms. No Frills is an installation in Buffalo, New York that stems out of an interest in the industrialized production of terracotta in the 19th century as a new kind of ornamental language. In a semi-abandoned Chevrolet Factory by the architect Albert Kahn, a 13-foot column interrupts the existing grid of the assembly floor,  acting as a bridge between the vast scale of obsolete industry and the human scale of the architectural ornament.

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@ 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.

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Pavilions of Dreams


Architect Jessica Sheridan talks about the annual Figment Pavilion design competition on New York City's Governors Island. 

Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Associate at Mancini Duffy. She manages accounts for international financial and technology firms. Jessica is a NY Regional Representative on the AIA Strategic Council. She is passionate about Resilience and Placemaking.


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Tramping Huts

Architecture students typically build models for their theses, Callum Dowie constructed a complete building. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PechaKucha Night Auckland Vol. 17) he speaks of the tramping huts found throughout New Zealand -- once used for overnight stays on hunting trips, now used for long-term hikes -- and how they were built of materials that needed to be carried. These huts inspired him to construct a foldable, easily assembled (by 4 people, in 2 hours) living space that could have valuable real-world application for those in areas post natural disaster.

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Kyouei Design

Kouichi Okamoto surprises us with his innovative -- and oftentimes whimsical -- lights, furniture, and installations. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Kyouei Design", (from a special Tokyo Design Week edition of PKN Tokyo Vol. 96) Kouichi discusses how he molds various metallic materials to throw light and sound about his spaces in very unconventional ways. 

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Materials, Tradition, and Craft

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Materials, Tradition, and Craft" from a special PechaKucha Tokyo event entitled 「ICSでNight!」 at the ICS College of Arts, designer Yuki Tanaka speaks on her reverance for Japanese traditional craftsmanship. Her idea for a bottle holder is rejected due to it being too costly both time-wise and money-wise. She redesigns her holder to a less costly design that is remarkably elegant. She also shows us some of the other unique projects she has undertaken, including a spherical fruit basket and a cubic clock composed of three different variations of bronze.

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Innovative Materials

Ever wonder how these crazy, newfangled structures are being built? Mitsuhiro Kanada talks about an often overlooked facet of design - materials. Innovative design solutions to cultural differences, environmental differences, and scarcity problems can be solved by taking a fresh look at materials and the many different ways they can be combined. In "Innovative Materials" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 108, Mitsuhiro shows us how.

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Materials Innovation through Failure

Making ... allows me to invent something, mock it up, and fail. And then improve it.  Mike Moore of Tres Bird Workshop, talks about his approach to architecture and design through making and inventing: a process that allows him to fail and continually improve on his work. In "Materials Innovation through Failure" from PKN Denver Vol. 19, he shows this process in action through his past and recent projects and how it has transfromed his work into innovative and environmentally conscious architectural design. 

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Our Sponsors

We're excited for our next event that's just two weeks away! For PKN Bemidji volume 22, we're taking some extra time to recognize our sponsors: Amity Graphics, Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon, Real Living First Realty (Noemi Aylesworth), Garden of Edits, Glass Doctor of Bemidji, KRLS, and Red Zest Design. Their behind-the-scenes support makes PKN possible in our community, and we appreciate all their time and efforts. Today, we'd like to focus on Amity Graphics. The team at Amity supplies PKN Bemidji with all of our printed materials, including the posters and programs. It is wonderful to be able to showcase our poster designers' talents and our speakers' information with high-quality prints. Amity offers an array of printing options, promotional materials, and custom websites. They provide friendly (hence the name!), efficient, and thoughtful service no matter what your needs might be. A big thank-you to Amity for your ongoing sponsorship! You will be able to chat with many of our sponsors on Thursday, May 15th at The Sanford Center!

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The Impossibility of Nature

What comes of a synthesis of plastic into our natural world at the microscopic level? The repetitive use of natural detritus brings Shona Wilson closer to understanding the world we share. The materials that make up her work are storehouses of knowledge and information. They act as 'keys', unlocking doors to memory, science, history and imagination. In "The Impossibility of Nature" at PKN Forster Vol. 2 her current work increasingly responds to and reflects upon the cross-pollinations between nature, humans and culture, referencing in particular, plastics' invasion into the 'natural' world. 

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Ceramic Assemblies

"Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives." In Ceramic Assemblies from PechaKucha Buffalo vol. 17, Laura Garófalo and Omar Kahn of Liminal Projects discuss their prototypes for ceramic building systems that were developed at the European Ceramics Workcentre (ekwc), in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands. They are designs that explore ways that architecture can mediate heat, water and nature. Ceramics, which are fired clay, are one of the oldest building materials. But they defy easy categorization because their behavior and properties are so diverse. Ceramics were used to build the Roman aqueducts and also used for the heat shield on the Space Shuttle. Ask a ceramicist and they will insist that the material lives. It is this quality that Garófalo and Kahn want to capture and perpetuate in their work.

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Introduction of Alex Guichard

Here is our another speaker for Friday's night at Rippon Hall! Alex Guichard is a founder and CEO in the Revology. Revology ambition is to go as far as possible in the design and development of new products, using natural composite and bio-based materials that bring added benefits to the consumer. The inspiration for their design come from two spheres - the natural world and the design past. Alex will share with us the reinvention of the Bistrot Chair and the definition of New Luxury. revology.com PKN Wanaka crew

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v.39 presenter showcase

Thrilled to have GRAS talking about the CUSTOM LANE SUMMER PAVILION: A temporary, community-built summer pavilion, in the Custom Lane courtyard Custom Lane & GRAS Custom Lane and GRAS will work with Custom Lane residents and members of the wider creative community to design and build an experimental, temporary structure within the Custom Lane courtyard, responding to the theme Common Senses. The new structure will perform a variety of functions but, most significantly, will be designed to encourage regular use of the recently reclaimed public space. Where possible, found materials will be used and all materials will be capable of future re-use or recycling.