Ms. Hsieh recounts using an 80-year-old traditional house from the Japanese occupation era as the base for 'Tainan One House'. Together with 6 friends, all with different skill sets, they held various activities by carefully managing local resources. She also shares with us her shocking but highly amusing gardening adventures, and her outlook on future operations.
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BY MARTIN VAN DER LINDEN
@ VOL 119
ON NOV 26, 2014
Tokyo-based architect Martin van der Linden (van der Architects) takes us on a tour of one of his latest projects, the Orandajima House, an after-school facility and community centre in Yamada-machi, a small town on the cost of Northern Japan that was almost completely destroyed after the tsunami of March 2011.
Crowdfunding and building: we build the house all together
Let's club together to build a house? Actually this phrase is the idea of Chelyabinsk project “The Ants”. The authors have come up with a scheme to invest in construction through Crowdfunding. How does this work? How to make the building process as clear as possible? And where is planned the first building, which can be observed online? Alexander Medvedev, one of project’s authors, gave the answers on these issues in the course of Pecha Kucha.
I Can See My House from Here: The Rise of the Atlanta Airport
BY HANNAH PALMER
@ VOL 26
ON SEP 20, 2015
Hannah Palmer grew up in the neighborhood that would one day become the world's busiest airport, Harstfield-Jackson International Airport. But where did this behemoth come from?
Laos, Coffee and The Little House
BY YOKO MATSUSHIMA
@ VOL 2
ON MAR 31, 2016
"To start a day with a cup of coffee, knowing where it's comes from and recalling the people in each process is very rewarding."
In Laos, Coffee and The Little House from PechaKucha Night Vientiane - Vol. 2, Yoko Matsushima, who has lived in Laos for 16 years and is the owner of The Little House café in Ban Simuang, Vientiane, talks about her work as a cafe owner, the relationships she has built with the farmers who produce the coffee beans, her staff who keep the cafe going, and her customers. She hopes for a future where people can continue to drink good Lao coffee.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016.
I want to live in a Naked House
BY NAKED HOUSE
@ VOL 10
ON MAY 12, 2016
In 'I Want to Live in a Naked House' Simon Chouffot brings a breath of a fresh air to the Londong Housing Crisis.
While London's new Mayor is striving to deliver 50,000 new homes in London each year, it is people like Simon who actually make that happen!
Simon's talk was one the most talked (and tweeted) about PechaKucha of London's Vol 11 which had the theme of HOME.
Listen and have your heart warmed as Simon tells us about how everyone deserves to have their 'home sweet home'.
Creativity of Tainan
BY SONIA SELAVY
@ VOL 156
ON APR 13, 2018
Tainan’s Creative Collective “氣口” pronounced “Kwee Kau” was founded in 2016 by Leslie Tsai, Kang, Henry Huang, Sonia Selavy and Masahiro Han on the concept of creative expression and community networking. The group curates PechaKucha Night Tainan, with every event taking new form based on the immediate needs of the community. They’ll be sharing about their special city and the creativity that abounds there.
How to Build a House Out of an Old Grocery Store
Geoff Orr is a custom home builder who had a crazy idea: to craft his dream home halfway up a mountain using the reclaimed beams from an old Super Value grocery store, in the valley far below. Wood you believe it? Fuego is one house all aspiring home builders have to checkout.