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The Evolution of Web Design

BY ITA BABAYAN
@ VOL 31 ON JUN 29, 2019

As nowadays having a website is an essential part of an internet presence, it is important to know the evolution of websites and web design itself. The first web page went live back in 1991. What has changed since then? What standards have evolved? How to create a structured website in a few clicks that can be a fully structured website - with the use of website builders? Ita Babayan will cover it all during her presentation.

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RE: social music project

BY MIQAYEL VOSKANYAN
@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

RE: is a social music project by belived Armenian ethnic folk & jazz musician Miqayel Voskanyan. By performing experimental acoustic music at abandoned public spaces of architectural importance, Miqayel raises public awareness on the importance of preservation and further development of these places.

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Rethinking Public Spaces

BY LILIT MIDOYAN
@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

From Oval Park to Botanical Gardens, Lilit Midoyan discusses the current state and possible futures of some of the most iconic spaces and buildings in Yerevan. She underlines the importance of co-design, a principle which includes citizens as decision-makers, from the very start of any urban development project.

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Social Architecture

BY ARI HADJIAN
@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

The presentation talks about the concept of social architecture, currently quite popular in South America, and how to design spaces around us for maximum social impact.

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Parametric pavillion in Shengavit

BY AREK KESHISHIAN
@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

Arek Keshishian will present the most interesting developments around this experimental pavilion during the upcoming Night! 

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NetZero houses: How we can adopt forward thinking building construction

BY LUSINE GHUSHCHYAN
@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

Lusine Ghushchyan will present under the title“NetZero houses: How we can adopt forward-thinking building construction”. 

The growing concerns about rising energy prices, energy independence and the impact of climate change show buildings to be as the primary energy consumer in Armenia. This fact emphasizes the importance of targeting building use as key to decreasing the nation’s energy consumption. Currently, there are a small number of NetZero buildings in the world and Armenia has a huge potential to adopt these strategies to decrease energy use and reduce dependence on fossil fuel.

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Exhibition as a public space

BY NAIRI KHACHADOURIAN
@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

Nairi Khachadourian will speak under presentation title “The exhibition: narrative, space, public”. She will be discussing the role of architecture (both aesthetically and structurally) when curating an exhibition, how the narrative of each exhibition should be highlighted through its architecture and how an exhibition can be regarded as both a space invention and a space intervention.

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2 alternative metro stations

BY ARMEN HAKOBYAN
@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

Ideas on metro not just as an important transportation hub, but also as a potential driver for economic change, and an innovative tool for public space transformation.  

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Բալկոն. Երրորդ տարածություն

BY ANUSH KOCHARYAN
@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

In summer of 2017, Anush Kocharyan founded "Balcony" project: it is a 1sqm balcony in her flat at one of the residential buildings of Baghramyan street. This balcony is the only one in the neighborhood, which has preserved its very initial architectural look. Every week Anush hosts a guest: artists, directors, politicians, public figures, activists... An interesting case of space shaping the concept of a long-term storytelling project.

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Gradarak Project

BY ARUSIK ZEYNALYAN
@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

During this time, Arusik Zeynalyan noticed the poor conditions of the rural children’s libraries. Together with a friend, repat architect from Moscow, Hayk Zalibekyan, they have started “Gradarak” NGO (meaning ‘Bookshelf’), crowdfunding and transforming these poor remote libraries into cutting-edge spaces. They believe that by transforming the environment where children study, can hugely affect their love for knowledge and learning. 

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Evil Modernism

BY ASHOT SNKHCHYAN
@ VOL 32 ON JUL 10, 2019

Where do positive movie characters live vs negative characters? And how does media shape our perception of modern architecture?

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Չկարդացվող տառագրություն

BY EMIL TER-AVETIQYANTS
@ VOL 31 ON JUN 29, 2019

Not always designers select easy-to read and well-known  typefaces. Emil discusses when and why you will need to break the common typographic rules with ‘invisible fonts’. 

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