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Myles Alexander

in Asheville

Shipping Container Architecture

PRESENTED ON JUL 31, 2015
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 8

What is it like to design and build the largest shipping-container building in the US?

Myles Alexander is the founding and managing principal for Form & Function Architecture. He shared his experience designing the Smoky Park Supper Club and provided some behind-the-scenes knowledge about the property, the process and the challenges along the way at PechaKucha Night Asheville: "The Art of Science."

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The Challenges of Mid-Rise Construction

BY ROLAND ROM COLTHOFF
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 27, 2013

Roland Rom Colthoff of RAW design explains the opportunities and challeges of new mid-rise construction in Toronto. Mid-rise construction is an investment by purchasers in not only a condo, but also a neighborhood. This affirmation of the importance of the street and urban environment as a place to live, shop, and work has led to the design of unusually shaped and unique interior environments and exceptionally generous outdoor spaces.   

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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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Construction 2000

BY JUHO VIITASALO
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 01, 2016

Juho Viitasalo shares Construction 2000, a unique geometric steel sculpture in Helsinki, Finland. Its most eye catching feature is a 600 kg pyramid that seems to float in air without any support. This 10 meter tall physics defying structure has stood since 1982 and is truly unique in the world. However it is still somewhat unknown. Construction 2000 was designed by Markku Viitasalo and now his son wants to take the design to the world out of the confines of the office block where it stands in Helsinki. More information here: http://viitasalo.com/himmeli/

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 3rd, 2017.

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Greenspan Construction - Building Benton Harbor's First Container Home

BY VICKI FRANKS
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 16, 2016

Vicki Franks, with her husband Shane, built Benton Harbor's first container home in 2015, a beautiful space that will make us rethink what's possible in real estate. The inspiration to do this hit at the crossroads of a trip she took and the time the couple snagged an outrageously affordable lot in Benton Harbor. Vicki's PK is eye candy for design lover's!

 

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Attention All Shipping!

BY BECKIE SENIOR
@ VOL 14 ON NOV 28, 2017

What could be more intrinsically British than the Shipping Forecast? Beckie Senior discusses who was behind it, why it is so enduring, and explores whether we still need it.

 

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Sustainable Containers

BY MARK WILLE
@ VOL 47 ON SEP 19, 2018

Builder Mark Wille is the go to guy for construction, green materials, sustainable consulting, net zero projects, passive house projects & a variety of types of off-site building technologies.  Here he talks about his passions for sustainabiity and shipping containers.

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Shipping Out with Factotum

BY JUSTIN KUEHL
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 07, 2018

Millions of shipping containers go unused every year. What if you could turn those unused shipping containers into cozy homes? Justin Kuehl will show you how he does it. 

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Cargo Architecture

BY BRECK CRANDELL
@ VOL 38 ON JUL 31, 2019

Breck Crandell, Lead Designer + Project Architect for Three Squared Inc, tells us about the resilient reuse of steel shipping containers and how they’re being used as a viable building material for residential and commercial buildings all over.

Three Squared Inc currently has 15 active projects, and Crandell shows us some insight on past projects. He explains why they’re a perfect building material, how they’re changing how we look at building on smaller lots and being ecologically smart about future building material options.

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Finding the Future: Data for Smart Contracts in Design & Construction

BY HASSAN ANIFOWOSE
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 24, 2019

Hassan Anifowose highlights significant moments on his journey to improve project delivery in the construction industry. His ongoing research at the Department of Architecture in Texas A&M University focuses on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Blockchain Technology. He discusses how data will provide the framework for enhanced stakeholder participation on design and construction projects.