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Koichi Suzuno

Fun by Design

PRESENTED ON OCT 27, 2010
IN TOKYO @ VOL 77

Torafu Architects never cease to delight the audience with innovative projects each time they participate at PechaKucha Nights in Tokyo. This time, architect Koichi Suzuno does so by showing off three unique pieces of art and design as part of a special pre-Tokyo Design Week edition. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Week" on August 28, 2013.

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FUN Gallery - Art from the Streets

BY BILL STELLING
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

A presentation by Bill Stelling of slides documenting the history of the legendary 1980s New York graffiti gallery. (in English)

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Finding Fun in Architectural Education

BY ANNA UMANTZ
@ VOL 98 ON DEC 19, 2012

Not long after moving to Tokyo, architect Anna Umantz found work at Klein Dytham architecture (yes, home to the founders of PechaKucha). Here Anna speaks of her architectural education, and rather than discussing its trying aspects, she focuses on the fun of it all. 

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Innovation through Play

BY MOUNA ANDRAOS
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH ON APR 01, 2014

Co-founder at Daily Tous Les Jours Mouna Andraos shows us several of her interactive design studio's delightful projects; all of which involve creating spaces for people to come together, play, and collaborate. From giant, 100-person sing-along installations, to swings that play notes as you swing back and forth, these projects transform the way citizens interact with their cities and one another. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 12, 2014.

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Putting the Fun into Funky Spaces

BY HUNK DESIGN
@ VOL 116 ON JUL 30, 2014

HUNK Design duo Bart Cardinaal and Nadine Roos come from Rotterdam, Netherlands and here they show off some of their radical interior and exterior design work. From funky interior redesigns and remodels, to outdoor patterned park spaces using artificial grass, HUNK is changing the way people use and interact with space. 

"Presentation of the Day" on September 12, 2014.

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BY YASUYUKI FUKATSU
@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Yasuyuki Fukatsu speaks about some kid's products he's designed to simulate cooking using a bit of cardboard, a smartphone, and a whole lot of love.

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Fun and Unique Approach to Architecture Projects

BY RAFAEL A. BALBOA
@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

What do Monsters, Prosthetics and Cannibalism have to do with Urban Architecture? Rafael A. Balboa from architecture studio and urban think-tank STUDIO WASABI, talks about injecting humor and non-sense into architecture. Rafael presents project case studies from Split (Croatia), Riga (Latvia), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Tokyo, highlighting the studio's unique approach of designing from metaphors.

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Serious Fun

BY SUZY HARVEY
@ VOL 5 ON DEC 12, 2016

Suzy Harvey talks about her career in being a 'Fun Specialist' and how vital it is to connect, to have fun, to play and enjoy life! 

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How to Design an Escape Room...and All Sorts of Fun Things That You Learn About People When You Lock Them in a Room

BY MIKE RINGROSE
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Escape City's Mike Ringrose dives into the details of what goes into creating some of Edmonton's most popular escape rooom, detailing how game theories and mechanics evolve into fascinating storylines and a whole lot of fun between groups of locked-in guests.

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Survive the Apocalypse: A Fun Guide for Kids

BY TONY DEIS
@ VOL 28 ON DEC 11, 2018

What does it take to survive the apocalypse of modern childhood? Some traits are obvious: grit with the ability to functionally use a knife for all manner of forest crafts. Some are subtle: silence, strategy, and profound empathy. Together, let's explore wilderness survival, tracking, alloparenting, and other skills of the wild on a quest to help save the free-range kid from extinction.