EL PASO Search Results: “Restaurant Architecture”
EL PASO PRESENTATIONS
TIME Project in El Paso
BY RIDA ASFAHANI
@ VOL 11
ON OCT 10, 2015
“We're really trying to change the way things are done in El Paso by letting people know that density is a good thing, letting people know that investing in local talent is something that can be really nice and really beneficial for… the people around you.”
In The TIME Project in El Paso from PechaKucha Night El Paso’s 11th Volume, presenter Rida Asfahani describes Root Architect's TIME project. An urban density, mixed use, this spectacular third space brings people together in west El Paso. Using locally sourced materials, commissioning local talent, and trying to overall draw from the local culture, the project successfully managed to create a space that was unique.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday February 10th, 2016.
BY JOSUE MUNOZ-MIRAMON
@ VOL 11
ON OCT 10, 2015
Speaker Josue Munoz-Miramon discusses IncuBus. The premise of this work conceptualizes the development of an autonomous transportation system that does not rely on built infrastructure to freely move bodies across the border between the United States and Mexico. The border evolves into a “transfrontier” defying borders, ownership, and control remnant to the freedom it once enjoyed. In this way, the economic development, resources, and public services associated with current ports of entry begin to sprawl along regions of the border that in contrast, suffer a noticeable lack of economic prosperity, resources and public services.
BY SERGIO RAMOS
@ VOL 11
ON OCT 10, 2015
Computers have been around for a while now but in some ways they have remained underused. Just like a paint brush can be used to paint a door or to paint a piece of art, the computer has the same duality. Just like the paint brush, the computer requires a skill set to explore its creative and poetic potential. Sergio Ramos discusses how computers allow us to create virtual poetry. When this was realized, preconceived notions of how a computer should be used, have been restricting us from looking into how the computer works and how can one extrapolate its processes.
The HyBridge Project
BY FERNANDO TREJO
@ VOL 12
ON FEB 25, 2016
The Hybridge project is a theoretical binational, urban intervention proposed by FERNANDO TREJO for the El Paso \ Juarez Borderplex. The name is a linguistic bridge between the words “Hydrid” and “Bridge”. The project is a hybrid between a civic space (for the proposed Binational Environmental Protection Agency), international border crossing station, public park, and pedestrian bridge.
The apex of the bridge building serves as the physical and metaphorical middle ground that hosts for the proposed Binational EPA headquarters.
As a border crossing station, the Hybridge provides space for security check points on both ends as well as all the necessary requirements for such an operation: office space, holding cells, labs, and beaurocratic service spaces.
The public park segment of the project is an urban neutral zone but unlike the Cordova Island of the early 1900’s this area will serve as a space for unity.
The parks’ extended arm, floats over the Plaza de la Mexicanidad to serve as an auxiliary viewing platform of both La “X” and the amphitheater.
And as a pedestrian bridge over the border, the project attaches it self to a larger urban matrix of bus lines and bike paths. The ends of the parks allow for automobile parking and pick-up zones for pedestrians.
Cardwell Collaborative Building
BY JORGE LOYA
@ 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.
A Semester in the Eternal City
BY ALIX HERRERA
@ VOL 13
ON JUN 23, 2016
Alix Herrera shares on her study abroad trip to Rome for Architecture. Herrera is a senior in the Architecture program at Catholic University of America at Washington D.C. She spent her last semester abroad studying Architecture in the Eternal City — Rome, Italy. Alix shares some of her experiences with us and how the semester has helped reshape her worldview.
Achieving Sustainability by Adaptive Reuse
BY FREDERIC DALBIN
@ VOL 14
ON OCT 15, 2016
Projections show that 50% of architectural design in the next 20+ years and beyond will be for renovating and re-purposing existing buildings. This represents an historic opportunity for the architecture and building community to reverse the most significant crisis of modern time: energy depletion and environmental degradation. Fred Dalbin demonstrate approaches and practices for conservation and adaptive re-use of the existing built environment through projects completed by this firm.
Under the Radar
BY ELAINE MOLINAR
@ VOL 17
ON OCT 21, 2017
Based in New York City, Elaine Molinar has been an architect with Snøhetta for over 25 years. Snøhetta is an interdisciplinary design studio which takes an integrative approach to architecture, landscape, and interior architecture. Originally from El Paso, Elaine began her career as a designer of the Alexandria Library in Egypt after participating in the initial conception for Snøhetta’s winning competition entry. Throughout her time with Snøhetta, Elaine has held key positions in major cultural projects and competitions in the Middle East, Europe and the United States. She currently leads general management, strategic planning and business development as a partner and managing director at Snøhetta. Tonight Elaine presents, Under the Radar which shows works from or destined for the attic, or are unusual enough to actually happen one day. Never published or never realized they represent the place where designers most like to be - under the radar.
Salt + Honey
BY MAGGIE ASFAHANI
@ VOL 20
ON OCT 12, 2018
Maggie Asfahani is the proprietress of the city’s finest all day Brunch establishment, Salt + Honey, which could be credited with starting a mass firestorm of Brunch offerings from other restaurants who were left feeling as if they missed the boat when Maggie opened her doors. Maggie’s brother, Rida Asfahani was the architect who realized her dreams in brick and mortar to create an addictive ambiance that keeps you wanting for more.
SITEWIDE Search Results: “Restaurant Architecture”
Just 4 weeks after the events of 3/11 in Japan, the worldwide PechaKucha community came together to "Inspire Japan." Over $85,000 was raised for Architecture for Humanity and ArchiAid during a non-stop 24-hour PechaKucha event that circled the globe. The process of re-growth is ongoing, and presentations will continue to be added as we continue to inspire.
117 PechaKucha Night cities came together to raise money for reconstruction in Haiti on the 20th of February, 2010, just 4 weeks after the earthquake. Raising $79,000 for Architecture for Humanity, the money has helped build a school, which opened in November of 2011.
ArchiAid was formed soon after the devastating events of 3/11 in Japan. Many of Japan's leading architects joined forces with students of architecture to help design and rebuild some of the hardest hit coastal areas.
Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)3 non-profit, that has been building a better future through the power of design for the past 15 years. We provide architecture, planning and project management services including construction management and post-occupancy analysis, and facilitate community engagement throughout each project. At the core of our mission, we believe everyone deserves access to the benefits of good design.
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The Chinese Restaurant
BY IMOGENE LIM
@ VOL 2
ON SEP 26, 2015
The Chinese restaurant is an iconic example of Asian-pacific influence in current culture. Take a trip into Nanaimo's past with Imogene Lim, and explore Chinese influence in our city theough the eyes of immigrant settlers, and multi-generation families that helped shape our present, and future.
Post 911 Restaurant Ruin to BajaGringo Taco Truck Dream
BY KIM JORGENSEN GANE
@ VOL 5
ON MAY 19, 2016
Kim Jorgensen Gane is a realtor, writer, producer and "Write2TheEnd" facilitator. She is ALSO the wife of taco-truck-owning photographer, Scott Gane, and she will tell us about their checkered history, and how it led to BajaGringo Taco Truck!
At the Intersection of Cuisine and Culture
Hien Ngo shares on his restaurant venture. You have probably never wondered how a restaurant set up by an amateur restauranteur, once a trained biochemist then a salesman (who was born and raised in Saigon, grew up in Sacramento, CA and left America from Boston, MA) would turn out. Here is what Hien Ngo said: "I'm a wanderer who has a passion for food especially Vietnamese food, so why not making something fun out of food while I'm here in Vietnam, why not adding another interpretation about Vietnamese food to the table." So let's find out what has he done.
Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm
BY MARIA AIOLOVA
@ NEW YORK BUILD
ON MAR 16, 2017
"Eating bugs is good for you, good for the planet, and good for the future!"
In "Cricket Shelter: A Modular Insect Farm" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol. 18, architect Maria Aiolova discusses her obsession with cricket farming. Her firm, Terreform ONE, built a sustainable insect shelter on site to conduct extensive research on crickets - studying their growth, social development, and reproductive habits...before harvesting the adults and turning them into tasty treats!
Maria is an architect, educator, designer, and community builder in New York City. She is an innovator in ecological design, smart cities, sustainable urban infrastructure, water, transportation, and waste. Maria is a leader in interdisciplinary education focused on future cities.
Dialects of Architecture
BY SCOTT COHEN
@ VOL 47
ON NOV 29, 2018
This presentation comprises a brief look at some of the projects Scott Cohen has been involved with since establishing his practice in 2001. Specific focus has been given to restaurants and bars. It is his wish to convey, through photos and words, how he works with context and cultural undercurrents, to create unique places within the city. Modern architecture has the capacity and responsibility to expand its scope, and to learn multiple dialects, so that it may speak from a diversity of independent voices. By understanding how to manifest these idiosyncratic desires into built form, we help create the pulsating beat of an inspired city.
Dish Pit to Restaurant Owner: A Chef Story
BY JAMES GALBRAITH
@ VOL 16
ON MAR 28, 2019
James Galbraith is a local chef who has been cooking in St. Joseph and Benton Harbor for 15 years. He lives (and cooks) in the Arts District with his little girl Ava, and their dog Roxy. James is one half of the sibling-duo behind the New American restaurant Houndstooth coming to the BHAD.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
Popular Architecture Sites
Even though PechaKucha embraces all forms of creativity, it's no secret that the format was started by a couple of architects (Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham), and it remains popular within the architectural community, and so we're happy to see that Archidose has included us in it's list of most popular architecture-related sites (we're in at #44).
Arquikids: Japanese vs. Catalan Architecture
Here's another presentation recorded at Barcelona's Inspire Japan event back in April, covering a project that compares Japanese architecture to Catalan architecture through the eyes of children. It was presented in Spanish by Solange Espoille.
The Pattern Language of Taos Architecture
A city's architecture tends to tell you a lot about that city, and in this presentation, Rachel Preston Prinz highlights various architectural trends that you'll find in the city of Taos, New Mexico -- for example, those ornate bars on the image above are a reaction to the city's proximity to the "frontiere." It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Taos Vol. 3.
Pulsations in Architecture
In today's Presentation of the Day, "Pulsations in Architecture" from PKN Miami Vol. 22, Eric Goldemberg, of the design research practice Monad Studio, discusses the recent developments in 3D printing technology, its application to sculptural art and how it assists in structural concepting in architecture.
Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil
“I think pavilions are an instrument for architecture and diplomacy.” André Corrêa do Lago is the Brazilian Ambassador to Japan, as well as a curator and critic of architecture. In “Architecture Celebrated at the Embassy of Brazil” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 118 Ambassador Lago's covers Brazil's amazing diplomatic links to architecture, with a final focus on the World Cup 2014 installation that was produced at the Brazil Embassy in Tokyo by esteemed Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.
Verbal Influences in Architecture
“What does a house want to be?” - Louis Kahn Architectural designer Maureen Myers has always been interested in the way words motivate us and influence our journeys. In “Verbal Influences in Architecture” from PKN Accident Vol. 1, she discusses the effects the words of architects have had on her as she learned to think about and build buildings.
Taking Architecture Beyond
"Architecture has no scale. It can go from a backpack to a city."In Taking Architecture Beyond, from Tokyo, Vol. 125, student of "future master" Sou Fujimoto, fellow architect Marcello Galiotto talks about the process of not only interpreting an abstract concept architecturally, but pushing it beyond its architectural limitations. In this highly sophisticated presentation, Galiotto shares his insights in combining imaginative references of architecture, nature, and structure into real living spaces. Enjoy!
Community Participation and Architecture
"We wanted every design decision that we made to be affordable, made locally, and something that could teach a skill."In Community Participation and Architecture, from PechaKucha Night New Orleans, Vol. 17, architect Mary Gilmore, shares her master’s thesis on Community Participation and Architecture. Her belief is that if people participated in the design and construction of a building, not only will they become stake holders in the process, but also learn something. To put her thesis into practice, Mary moved to India and then later to Mali, West Africa with the Peace Corps. Now as a practicing architect here in the states, she is has rediscovered the notion of community participation and architecture.
MOTION + eMOTION: The Aesthetics of Movement in Architecture
"Normally when we think about building, we think of them as static objects, but why?" In MOTION + eMOTION: The Aesthetics of Movement in Architecture from PechaKucha Night Bryan Vol. 10, Negar Kalantar explores the concept of transformability as a novel architectural design tool. In her work, motion itself is the design intention. Her creations take advantage of both the perceptual and functional qualities that movement can offer.
British Brutalist Architecture
"We've come so far in our taste and appreciation for these buildings that you can buy models of them." In British Brutalist Architecture from PechaKucha Night London Vol. 15, Jon Wright shares his love of Brutalist Architecture and in particular his love of the examples of this severe form of art in Britain. Jon's PechaKucha helps to get rid of a few pervasive myths about Brutalism. He also shows you what buildings we've lost (he would describe this as a disaster!), and how we saved the ones we do have with the meta-narrative being the cyclical nature of popular architectural taste and public opinion, how that is formed and how it manifests itself in popular culture.