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Hamid Shahi

Founding Partner, Architectural Designer , Unify Design Art in Toronto

Re-Unify through Architecture

PRESENTED ON JUL 26, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 149

Canadian architects, Erin and Hamid, have spent many years examining the powerful effect of architecture over local communities and around the world. This PechaKucha night, they have flown all the way across the Pacific ocean to share with us how architecture can unite communities and incite positive social changes!

カナダ人建築家のErin and Hamidさんは長年にわたって、世界各地のコミュニティで建築が地域に与える効果を検証してきました。 今回のPechaKucha Nightでは、彼らは太平洋を越えて、建築がいかにコミュニティを結びつけ、積極的に社会変化を後押しできるかを教えてくださいます!

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The Olympic Effect

BY ANDREW JOSEPH TAYLOR
@ VOL 122 ON FEB 20, 2015

Andrew Taylor talks about how the architectural design of a olympic stadium can create social changes in a community. This idea of urban regeneration can create a better enviroment for locals after the Olympics are over. Andrew's firm, MAKE Architects, put this idea into practice during the 2012 London Olympics.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 27, 2015.

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Re-designing a school in a social sustainable way

BY CHRISTINA SILVFERHIELM
@ VOL 53 ON AUG 18, 2015

Christina Silfverhielm is an Arkitekt SAR/MSA, working at OkiDoki Architects in Gothenburg, Sweden. In her PechaKucha she guides us through a project where Christina and her colleagues re-designed a school with help from the children studying there.

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Better Living through Architecture

BY BRUCE ENGEL
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 11, 2016

Bruce Engel went into architecture with the dream he could make life better through architecture. His dream took him to Africa, where he helped design a women's center in Rwanda and other houses for local villages.

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Architecture and Wanderlust

BY ALI RAHMAN KHAN
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

Ali Rahman Khan talks about how he learnt the importance of drifting in finding purpose in Architecture and Entrepreneurship through systems thinking.

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Expressions and Reflections - Culture through Architecture

BY GHOUSIA HUSSAIN AHMED
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 10, 2018

The best way to understand a traditional building’s architecture is to is to understand the culture that is reflected by it. Almost all countries have their societal and cultural values reflected in their architecture. This presentation by Ghousia Hussain Ahmed is about understanding the influence of culture on architecture that she has experienced during her travels across Pakistan and Europe. 

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Imagine Architecture Through the Use of Design, Light & Photography

BY BRIAN ANSEL
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Brian Ansel explores a creative and innovative way of persuading architecture into the viewer’s imagination through the use of design, light, and photography.  Suggesting that through the use of design, light, and photography, anyone can take an everyday ordinary object and turn it into a piece of architecture.

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Tackling Loneliness Through Design

BY MITCHELL REARDON
@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

We're living closer together but feeling further apart. According to the former US Attorney General we're in the midst of a loneliness epidemic. How can we solve this? Happy City uses evidence-based urban design to boost social connection and create happier, healthier cities.

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A Career Path Through Architecture

BY DENISE LIU
@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

Denise Liu received her undergraduate and Masters degree in architecture from the University of Manitoba. She has developed a focus on residential, retail, and hospitality interiors.

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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.