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Nowadays it is interesting to reflect about the importance of the manual skill in the architectural practice. It is a needed task and a challenge to tackle: it deals with the future of architecture, with his civic role and with the possibility that technical knowledges could be still transmitted and spread in useful ways for our time. Showing you the Swiss program held by i2a “Crescere con  l’architettura” it is a way to purpose you a talk about the effectiveness of a learning and working model which embeds the practical and manual behaviours. “Crescere con l’architettura” wants to show the potential of a learning model which shares the learning by doing principle: a learning method which shows the emerging
need of a practical volountee especially in the architectural subject, in order to reconsider the original role of our subject, so far from reality and real objects.

Letizia Carini, 27 years old from Milano. Master of Science in Urban Planning and Policy Design at the Politecnico di Milano in 2013. She is really interested in educational and pedagogical studies related to architecture. Her Master Thesis is about the relation between knowledge and doing where she investigates the importance of practice, manual skills and technical knowledge in architecture.


Silvia Ducart, from Cordoba (Argentina). Graduated in architecture at the FAU UNC of Cordoba, she moved to Switzerland in 1992. She worked as architect, graphic designer and illustrator and she also took part to research project about space, the importance of playing in childhood and handicap deseases. In 2001 she started working as an independent architect and collaborating with other studios in Ticino and in Zurich. In 2011 she started her experience with “Crescere con
l’architettura”, giving to the project a big contribute.


Neostudio Associated Architects is a studio active from more than 10 years, nationally recognized;
Neostudio is a reality that deals with urban projects, with several awards and some built works;
Neostudio is a team active in field of interior design & temporary, with residential, commercial and temporary exhibitions works;
Neostudio is a laboratory in which the profession and research aspects converge in a multidisciplinary structure.

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Prototyping Shelters

BY YUTA ITO
@ VOL 113 ON APR 30, 2014

Yuta Ito talks about his project in Italy. The aim of the project is to design a prototyping shelter at the exhibition site at archaeological park. The site is located in the centre of Mediterranean sea, a place which was not only influenced by Italian culture but also by Spanish, Greek, Arabic and Turkish cultures. 

 

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Demeo & Porvett

BY DARIO DE MEO + MARIANNA PORCELLATO PORVETT
@ VOL 2 ON JAN 31, 2013

Lei Architetto, lui Designer si laureano rispettivamente allo IUAV di Venezia e al Politecnico di Milano e nel 2010, dopo varie esperienze in studi professionali, iniziano la loro collaborazione che li porterà a confrontarsi con il mondo del product, contract, interior e graphic design...

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A Swiss and Japanese Friendship

BY MIGUEL PEREZ-LA PLANTE
@ VOL 121 ON JAN 28, 2015

"It's hard to summarise the more than 240 events that took place celebrating the 150 years of friendship between Switzerland and Japan...but let's start right here at PechaKucha."

In A Swiss and Japanese Friendship from Tokyo Vol. 121, Head of Culture and Public Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo, Miguel Perez-La Plante speaks on the numerous events that were put together to celebrate Switzerland and Japan's shared traditions in art, design, architecture, literature, music, theatre, food as well as humanitarianism.

This presentation originally was featured to commemorate the series of cultural events mentioned within that took place earlier in 2015. PechaKucha spotlights it again for our second collaboration with the Swiss Embassy later this week, together bringing a special instalment of PKN to Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015, Powered by PechaKucha. For more details, visit here

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, September 18th, 2015. 

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NÓS workshop

BY BRIAN BARBER
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 24, 2015

Brian Barber presentis NósWorkshop, a design collective of graduate architects working out of Dublin which emerged during the recession.  Over the last few years, they have taken part in a series of exhibitions, competitions and created various installations throughout Ireland.  All of their projects thus far have not involved the conventional ‘client’ but rather stem from a collaboration with a local community to develop and construct a project.

 

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The Architecture of Sound

BY STEREOTANK !
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Stereotank, founded by Venezuelan NY-based architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, is dedicated to exploring the common territories between space and sound through the design and construction of sound instruments, urban artifacts, and public installations. At PK Night Brooklyn Volume 6, they share some of their sound recordings from installations around the world!

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Swiss Art Books; Inspiration on a Page

BY MIRJAM ROMBACH
@ TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2015, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 19, 2015

Speaker Mirjam Rombach draws from her career as an independent publishing to discuss the feild. Hailing from switzerland, the art, architecture, and design provide plentiful content for publications and artistic books.

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The Wonders of the Pantheon

BY VIVIANA ALTIERI
@ VOL 24 ON JUL 14, 2016

Viviana Altieri speaks on the wonders of the Pantheon... Find Viviana at MONDO ITALIANO! Founded in 2003 with the goal of welcoming and assisting the Italian community in Pittsburgh, Mondo Italiano has become “the” point of reference for anyone passionate about Italy and the Italian culture.

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Designing a Laboratory: Art, Architecture, and the Founding of Fermilab

BY KATIE YURKEWICZ
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

"The sculpture that straddles the lab's entrance appears symmetrical when viewed from below but asymmetrical from all over views, reflecting the view of broken symmetry that is crucial in modern physics."

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory looks like no other science lab on Earth—thanks to the vision of founding director Robert Wilson and artist Angela Gonzales. Under their aesthetic direction, architecture, sculpture, color, and design combined to produce a lab that was revolutionary for its time. In Designing a Laboratory: Art, Architecture, and the Founding of Fermilab from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 5Katie Yurkewicz shows off another side of the legendary physics lab.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2017.

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Pop Up Success

BY AARON JONES
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 08, 2016

Aaron Jones was awarded a residency from the BEMIS Center and participated in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. A master of architecture, he uses his skills to bring pop up structures, experimental theaters and performance art to life.