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Juan Calvo

The Psychological Impact of the Architectural Environment

PRESENTED ON APR 20, 2012
IN MIAMI @ VOL 15

Architect Juan Calvo uses a series of projects to explain and illustrate the psychological impact the surrounding environment can have on the viewer when walking through or around a structure. He shows us that the blending of architectural and natural elements can evoke a deep sense of belonging.

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EnergyGlass

BY ROZ GATEWOOD
IN MIAMI

In this presentation, part of a special PKN event in Miami that dealt with sustainability and the environment, Roz Gatewood introduces EnergyGlass, a type of window that can produce heat. (in English)

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Nature in Albany

BY SUSAN SCHWARTZ
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 28, 2013

Susan Schwartz celebrates nature in Albany, and highlights the hours of hard work done by volunteers in order to keep the natural habitats and inhabitants of Albany and other areas alive for future generations. 

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Children In The Natural World

BY ANDREW LINDSEY
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 25, 2013

Andrew Lindsey introduces us to his work with Wilderness Youth Project. He explains the various ways that the natural world is beneficial to children as well as the language of the natural world.

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Materials Innovation through Failure

BY MIKE MOORE
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Mike Moore of Tres Bird Workshop, talks about his approach to architecture and design through "making": a process that allows him to fail and continually improve on his work. 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. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 15, 2014.

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Opening Up Architectural Questions

BY DOUGLAS CARSON
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

Douglas Carson is co-founder of Carson and Crushell Architects with Rosaleen Crushell. They design landscapes, buildings, interiors and furniture and also teach and write about the built environment.

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Confined Architectural Space and Psychological Unease

BY GARY SCZERBANIEWICZ
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 17, 2015

"I want to destabilize the viewer in relation to the work."

In Confined Architectural Space and Psychological Unease from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 14, artist, sculpture, and professor, Gary Sczerbaniewicz shares his practice involving an insatiable fascination with interior architectural spaces that evoke a sense of psychological unease. This compulsion toward an aesthetics of anxiety leads him to fabricate confined space environments which include-scale shifts-using architectural models seamlessly blended into full-sized structures - into which the viewer is invited to physically enter and explore.

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Natural collaborator

BY MARC BROWN
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 03, 2016

Marc Brown shares the collaborative nature of architecture, literally and physically. At the forefront of most of his projects his work integrates with the natural environment whether it’s through energy efficient utilities or using the surrounding landscape to form parts of the building.

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Towards a Circular Economy

BY IULIA FALCAN
@ POLICY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES ON APR 19, 2017

Iulia Falcan shares the concept of circular economy, refering broadly to reducing waste as much as possible on one side, and developing long lasting and re-usable day-to-day products on the other, thus limiting the negative impact that waste has on the natural environment.  

The concept of circular economy encompasses many phenomena, of varying degrees of complexity, that allow even the most seemingly disengaged person to have a positive impact on the environment.

Dipping your toe into the sea of knowledge on ways towards environmental sustainability can be overwhelming. However, be assured that there are many small changes anyone can make that will have a positive impact!

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Making Space

BY BONNIE CASAMASSIMA
@ VOL 36 ON AUG 26, 2018

Bonnie Casamassima opens up a conversation on the science of how our homes, workplaces, and play places impact our quality of life. The field is called Environmental Psychology within Interior Design- the science of how places impact our psychological and biological wellbeing!