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David Grisham

Architect / Designer, Smith Gee Studio

Nashville Design Lab

PRESENTED ON OCT 14, 2014
IN NASHVILLE @ VOL 14

David Grisham is an architect in Nashville who ventured into making custom mailboxes for people around the United States. He explains the processes and surprises through his continuing journey as an entrepreneur. He started off very small but now has built his own business called Nashville Design Lab. To see more of his work visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/NashvilleDesignLab# 

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Lab Experimentations

BY MAP-ARIA LAB
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 25, 2012

The MAP-Aria Lab (for IT application field and research in architecture) was founded in 1988 at the Architecture University of Lyon. The prinicpal topic of this presentation is the use of digital simulations in the fields of architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture. Research subjects are: generative processes as a factor of help for decision making in architecture and urban design, tools and methods for building design and fabrication processes, digital tools for promoting architectural heritage, and finally acquisition, detection, and analysis of natural and built environments. (in French)

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Sick, Sad Nashville

BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Urban designer Ron Yearwood presents the less glamorous parts of Nashville and the negative impacts of poorly designed infrastructure and sprawl. He emphasizes the importance of incorporating crosswalks at busy intersections, and explains that effecting change takes community involvement and participation. 

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Wildcard Design

BY MATT CHILDRESS
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 14, 2014

Architect Matt Childress with started his own business, Wildcard Design. Their design process involves extensive brainstorming and critiquing in order to make each detail perfect.

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How To Become A Paper Architect-101

BY ETIENNE BASTORMAGI
@ VOL 21 ON DEC 10, 2014

Architect/urban planner/visual artist Etienne Bastormagi gives us valuable insight on how to become a paper architect. Get ready to embark on a beautifully colored journey! 

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Transformative Motorcycle Design

BY MATTHEW ROBERTS
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL @ AUTODESK POP-UP ON NOV 08, 2015

"The easiest way to describe what we do is like a two wheeled equivalent of the Eames LCW. We're looking for something that's timeless and embodies the essence of motorcycles."

Matthew Roberts of Speedtractor Industries, a custom motorcycle and design studio in Tokyo known from its elegant and personal custom creations, believes motorcycle design has finally come of age, to a place and time where people can appreciate the truest essence of motorcycling. Matthew discusses how a movement of bespoke design houses like his, offer riders and non-riders alike a glimpse of how a a new wave of contemporary design sense won't necessarily have to be rooted in a bygone time, nor will it likely loose it's mod look decades from now. An ultimately cool PechaKucha.

 

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Nevermind Nashville

BY RYAN DARROW
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 23, 2016

Ryan Darrow tells us the projects that were planed for Downtown Nashville but never put in place.

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Rethinking the Newark Waterfront

BY JAE SHIN
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Architectural and urban designer Jae Shin talks in this PechaKucha presentation about how we might advocate for accountable development of our cities through imaginative, community-focused design and planning practices. 

Jae Shin is a partner at Hector, an urban design, planning & civic arts studio, where recent projects have included a memorial for an eco-feminist nun, a riverfront park, and a large-scale exhibition commemorating the 350th anniversary of the founding of Newark, NJ, including a crowd-sourced scale model. Jae has recently served as an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow at New York City Housing Authority, where she facilitated the agency’s efforts to define and implement design principles for safe, clean and connected communities. As an educator, Jae has led design studios at New Jersey Institute of Technology & Harvard Graduate School of Design.
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Integrative Design in Our Built Environment

BY GREER O'DONNELL
@ VOL 36 ON SEP 17, 2018

Greer O'Donnell is an urban strategist, entrepreneur and Director of the Urban Advisory, New Zealand's first dedicated urban strategy consultancy. Recently named a finalist in the Business Enterprise category of the Westpac-Stuff Women of Influence Greer is an agitator for change within her industry and in the way that we 'work', and in how we think about mental health and well-being.


The built environment exists only to serve people - at least in theory. The reality is, our 'man-made' environments are killing us. Through adopting an integrative approach to city building Greer uses examples from her journey working for the government on New Zealand's largest urban renewal programme (the Canterbury earthquake recovery), co-creating OHU (Office for Holistic Urbanism), the SYNC Collective, and the Urban Advisory and from a recent European study-tour of ethical development models, to explore how re-thinking city making (including our mobility systems) provides us with the opportunity to return balance to our living system; to people and to place.

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Custom Boat Building

BY BRUCE JOHNSON
@ VOL 35 ON NOV 08, 2018

Watch Bruce Johnson design & build a spectacuklar yacht.