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Eclectic Houses: Embracing The Kuwaiti Style

PRESENTED ON JUN 26, 2013
IN KUWAIT CITY @ VOL 9

Architect Ali Al Yousifi details the aspects of Kuwaiti architecture that make their style unique. He takes us on a tour of some of the houses he finds interesting in Kuwait City, and we find that the flamboyant, flashy approach is not lost on the Kuwaiti people. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 4, 2014. 

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Shop Houses

BY TAY PRUECKSAMARS
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 03, 2012

Urban planner Tay Pruecksamars attempts to summarize the research and work he has done in the past year. In particular he focuses on shop houses, which are generally despised by architects and urban designers, but which can serve multiple purposes, and use their space much more efficiently than many other types of buildings. In his book he proposes solutions to problems facing modern urban designers, and takes a closer look at the shop house problem.

"Presentation of the Day" on July 28, 2014.

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American-Style Architecture

BY MARK CAMPBELL
@ VOL 25 ON MAR 05, 2013

Mark Campbell talks about the history of American-stlye architecture and its origins with a famous architect named Frank Lloyd Wright. Mark talks about how Wright's prairie style houses, that emphaises horizontally shaped houses, an open-planned interior, and copiuos glass windows, have had an empact on architects of the time and on the style of houses created today. 

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My Creative Process: eclectic influences and inspirations

BY VILAKONE PHACHANTHAVONG
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

Speaker Vilakone (Kone) Phachanthavong is a Lao graphic designer who is known for his distinct contemporary style. In this presentation he shares his sources of inspiration and their influence on his design work.

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Eclectic Life

BY MADALYN KNEBEL
@ VOL 29 ON SEP 20, 2016

"I do all kinds of different things. I don't like sticking to one medium; I think it makes life more interesting that way."

In "Eclectic Life" from PechaKucha Night Detroit Vol. 29, Madalyn Knebel is a Detroit-based freelance graphic designer, set stylist and model. At Build Institute, a local start-up organization that helps people turn business ideas into reality, she is the Brand Strategy Manager as well as a graduate from Build’s business plan course, which allowed for the pursuit of her entrepreneurship aspirations.

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The Eclectic Works of Chris Lehwalder

BY CHRIS LEHWALDER
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 20, 2017

Chris Lehwalder shares his years of artistic creativity from detailed oils to watercolors to old style scrimshaw.

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Tiny houses and sustainable communities

BY JIMMYZ HIRST
@ VOL 25 ON FEB 28, 2018

Jimmy Hirst has been traveling the world researching Tiny Housing, sustainable communities (Eco Villages) for the past five years and looking at progressive living ideals. He believes we now have the need, the technology (like with Blockchain), and the consciousness to facilitate a shift in the western living paradigm, to help bring the mainstream population into embracing more sustainable and connective communities. He believes it’s time to reinhabit the village, holistically regenerating human and natural values, to last for generations to come.

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Empty Houses

BY EMILY ATWOOD
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 27, 2018

Emily Atwood's work takes her into countless empty homes. As a designer, she gets a unique opportunity to look at the lines and style of individual's homes unfettered. Check out the beautiful images of sometimes quirky homes she has explored.

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Embracing Sustainability Through Interior Design

BY PRIYANKA SONI
@ VOL 18 ON NOV 17, 2018

Embracing Sustainability Through Interior Design by Priyanka Soni.

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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.