EL PASO Search Results: “landscape 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: “landscape 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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Three San Francisco Projects
BY NICK GOTTHARDT
@ VOL 53
ON SEP 05, 2013
Nick Gotthardt, a landscape architect, shows us some of the projects that he and his team have undertaken. One is the landscape at the visitor center at land's end. Another is some work they did around the Golden Gate Bridge. The final one is a outdoor rooftop bar.
Forever Weird, and Not So Clear
"Exploring the successful intersection of nature and design is THE challenge of the 21st century. Where does nature end and architecture begin?"
Writer and architect Ed Keegan tells us just why Chicago architecture is so weird. Ed delves into the history behind Chicago’s architectural oddities and ultimately concludes these unique spaces are a good thing.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 17, 2015.
The Grottoes of the Blue Mountains
BY HAYLEY WEST
@ VOL 11
ON FEB 06, 2015
Hayley West's interest is in fabulously grotesque concrete structures built in the 1930s-50s. Here she shares her passion for the Grottos of the Blue Mountains. Check out her other blog for some great photos - it's a work in progress: Blue Mountains Grotto Love.
Transforming our Landscapes and Public Spaces
BY PETER SCHAUDT
@ VOL 15
ON SEP 07, 2010
The ultimate collaborator, Peter Schaudt FASLA (1959-2015) shares before and after images of his poetic and transformational landscapes across North America. And cannot resist mentioning his beloved Chicago Cubs.
Green Spaces and Urban Acupuncture
BY ESTHER GERRARD
@ VOL 8
ON JUL 22, 2015
Landscapes for Better Living
BY KURT VOMFELL
@ VOL 1
ON APR 19, 2017
Kurt Vomfell shares his passion for Landscape Architecture and the subtleties behind site design, planning and vegetation. He gives us an insiders look at how landscape architects go about creating outdoor spaces that fit harmoniously with structures the surrounding lanscape.
Getting to the Root of Permaculture
BY RICK HATCH
@ VOL 7
ON MAR 09, 2017
Cherry Tree Permaculture owner, Rick Hatch, discusses the meaning & origin of permaculture, and various permaculture techniques. While showing examples and sharing his own farm practices, Rick explains how ethical design can meet our needs while improving the environment around us.
Dementia Friendly Garden Project
BY TAMAE ISOMURA
@ VOL 1
ON MAY 31, 2018
Originally from Japan, now living in Chelmsford, Tamae Isomura talks about her project designing the dementia friendly garden for local Broomfield hospital and the inspiration behind her work.
Tamae graduated from the Higher Certificate in Garden Design and MA in Garden Design at Writtle College with multiple awards. With an extensive experience in working at a large NHS hospital to create the healing outdoor spaces, she specialises in therapeutic landscape design by utilising both Japanese and English landscape philosophy and principles.
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.
I Do Want Ugliness in My Landscape
Today's presentation (in Spanish), the provacatively titled "I Do Want Ugliness in My Landscape," was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Ferrol Vol. 5, and features Ergosfera talking about the quality of territories which, after being described negatively (first by the Market, as unproductive, and now by the State, as ugly), need new stories and arguments to keep development open.
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.
Landscape in Lens
Sites of nerve-gas disposal, toxic chemical and oil spills, widespread nuclear waste, all within the United States borders. In today's Presentation of the Day, "Landscape in Lens" from PKN Fairfield Vol. 1, David Hanson describes his photographic work as "an investigation into the contemporary American landscape." His primary focus is the human impact on nature, and among his subjects are dirty coal-driven power plants, ICBM nuclear missile silos hidden amongst agricultural land, and hazardous waste sites. His fascinating work helps to contextualize these sites within history, and their surrounding areas.
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.
What secrets are yet untold by your environment? Janet Stephenson presents (at PKN Dunedin Vol. 20) us with numerous idyllic photographs of the New Zealand tussock grasslands, and encourages us to question the subtle inconsistencies found within her photographs. In "Landscape-told Stories" she speaks specifically on the small creeks or "races" lining the hillsides, and at first inquires as to why they exist -- she then delves into the mysteries nature unveils.
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.
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!
Invitation to Islamabad - Volume 3
This PechaKucha Night Islamabad is all about the beauty, elegance, and intricacies that make up the world of architecture! Our speakers represent the diversity one finds in the ever-evolving architectural landscape of Islamabad. Hasan Lashari talks about the transformative nature of thresholds and the juxtaposing Saidpur village within Islamabad city inhabits all the traits of a threshold. Murtaza Bilal will be talking about his experiences in trying to strike that fine balance between the client brief and an architect’s creative expression. Sannah Ejaz outlines ideas of space/time in architecture as opposed to architecture in space/time. Masshal Saif from Khaam Studios, enumerates the qualities and the variances one can experience in the rigid material that is concrete. Mustafa Naeem talks about his continuing journey of discovery in the field of architecture since he first started out in 2004. Ali Rahman Khan’s presentation is all about how he learnt the importance of drifting in finding purpose in architecture and entrepreneurship through systems thinking. Faisal Arshad’s presentation will be about the challenges of incorporating the natural elements as well as innovative materials and technologies. Ghousia Ahmed will be speaking about discovering, in her travels, how culture has impacted architecture. Awais Aqdus will be talking about mass transport projects in the various cities of Pakistan and their impact on city development and the heritage sites. Fawad Suhail will be speaking about the importance of pubic and community spaces in the city. It will be an enlightening, educational and enriching experience of what architecture means in these times For details visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/618456498486180/?ti=cl