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Jessica Eyers

Architectural Designer, Hiberna Ltd

Techno-mud: Optimising natural building


Jessica Eyers - How the most recent technology, combined with century-old construction techniques produces the best buildings – for our health, the planet and our souls

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The Future of Building

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 30, 2011

What is the future of building? James takes a shot at describing the next fifty years of architecture. For him, the spaces where we live will be truly personalized and individualized to best fit each person. (in English)

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Modern Architecture in Kyiv

@ VOL 7 ON FEB 22, 2012

In Vladimir Geiko's presentation, he covers the injection of revolutionary ideas in the architectural appearance of Kyiv, and introduces us to the most advanced building technologies. (in Ukrainian)

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Casa Batroun - The Story of an Eco-Friendly House

@ VOL 20 ON SEP 10, 2014

Maha Nasrallah and Maya Karkour share the adventurous experience of turning an old house into an exemplary, award winning eco-friendly home. Green magic, if you will! 

Taking something old and crumbling away, and refurbishing it and enhancing what is already there, is a step closer to eco-friendly living and homes. Reusing and recycling wood, and using natural materials, Maha and Maya were able to create and inspire more to do the same. 

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Standing at the Crossroads of Biology, Computation, and Design

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

David Benjamin is Principal at The Living, a design firm that brings architecture and design to life — literally. David expounds upon some of the amazing projects his firm uses to combine natural, biological intelligence and artificial intelligence to find new solutions to old problems.

Whether it’s using living mussels and sensors to understand changes in water quality, or growing biodegradable bricks using the root-like structures of mushrooms and agricultural waste, and then building a structure using 10 thousand of these, the projects in action are a small window into our future.

 This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 29th, 2017.

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The Pomodoro Technique

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

Software tester, Shey Crompton guides us through the little-known technique that boasts workflow, increases productivity and stops procrastination.

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Cardwell Collaborative Building

@ VOL 12 ON FEB 25, 2016

El Paso Architect JORGE LOYA presents the new 60,000 SF building for the Medical Center of the Americas. State of the art Bio-Medical Research building, first of its kind in the region designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification. The Cardwell Collaborative will bring the research industry to the local economy and serve two nations and three states.

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tetra shed®– a new modular building system

@ VOL 9 ON FEB 22, 2016

Speaker David Ajasa-Adekunle is an architect and the creator of tetra shed®; a new multi award winning tessellating modular building system, which as a single module, we chose to introduce as a garden office.  An introduction to the system can be seen at
To date, tetra shed® has been featured in over 60 print magazines in over 25 countries. 
Last Summer, a tetra shed® garden office prototype was filmed for Gadget Man on Channel 4 and was aired in mid-October. The show, seen by some 2 million viewers was the first national tetra shed® TV appearance. 
After 3 years in R&D and the construction of 5 prototypes, tetra shed® was officially launched last year. 


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Natural collaborator

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 03, 2016

Marc Brown shares the collaborative nature of architecture, literally and physically. At the forefront of most of his projects his work integrates with the natural environment whether it’s through energy efficient utilities or using the surrounding landscape to form parts of the building.

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Vertical Community Building

@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Wes Walker uses his 20x20 presentation to discuss architectural responsibility to create moments of human interaction - using Studio Gang Architect's recent projects to highlight social justice and community building by developing methods to occupy the exterior of a building.

Weston Walker is an architect and Design Principal at Studio Gang. He came to New York from Chicago in 2014 to establish the studio’s office in lower Manhattan, which has now grown to a staff of 22 with projects both locally and internationally. His current work includes a major expansion of the American Museum of Natural History, a new FDNY firehouse in Brooklyn, a boutique office tower along the High Line, and a residential high-rise in Toronto.