Under construction at Sunny Hills High School is a new 45-meter pool and aquatics facility. The original, decades-old, 25 yards long, “L-Shaped” pool had served its purpose and was in need of replacement. Along with the construction of the new 45-meter pool, the project includes new concrete decking with ample shade, upgraded restroom facilities, a … Continued
What better way to celebrate the year than a holiday video! It’s the season for giving thanks and we are filled with a deep sense of gratitude for the good fortune PJHM has been blessed with this year. Thank you to all of our Clients, Colleagues and Friends for a fantastic 2014. We have many … Continued
Building a skyscraper? Forget about steel and concrete, says architect Michael Green, and build it out of … wood. As he details in this intriguing talk, it’s not only possible to build safe wooden structures up to 30 stories tall (and, he hopes, higher), it’s necessary. Michael Green wants to solve architecture’s biggest challenge — … Continued
Ellen Dunham-Jones fires the starting shot for the next 50 years’ big sustainable design project: retrofitting suburbia. To come: Dying malls rehabilitated, dead “big box” stores re-inhabited, parking lots transformed into thriving wetlands. (Filmed at TEDxAtlanta.) Ellen Dunham-Jones takes an unblinking look at our underperforming suburbs — and proposes plans for making them livable and … Continued
OCMA and the Newport Beach Film Festival present: IF YOU BUILD IT Thursday, February 6, 2014 6:30 – 8:30 pm | Food Truck Onsite: Soho Taco 8 pm | If You Build It IF YOU BUILD IT follows designer – activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work … Continued
In a wildly entertaining discussion with Richard Saul Wurman, architect Frank Gehry gives TEDsters his take on the power of failure, his recent buildings, and the all-important “Then what?” factor. A living legend, Frank Gehry has forged his own language of architecture, creating astonishing buildings all over the world, such as the Guggenheim in Bilbao, … Continued
How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car — which he calls “a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device” — by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people. Jeff Speck is a city planner and the author … Continued
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I’m geeking out this morning. inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way. inFORM can also interact with the physical world around it, for example moving objects on the table’s surface. Remote participants in a video conference can be displayed … Continued
From TED.com: Filmed, September 2013 (16:37) Architectural Inspiration – 8 Talks A future more beautiful? Architect Thomas Heatherwick shows five recent projects featuring ingenious bio-inspired designs. Some are remakes of the ordinary: a bus, a bridge, a power station … And one is an extraordinary pavilion, the Seed Cathedral, a celebration of growth and light. … Continued
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What if a building was so light that on a windy day it could take off and elevate in the air? This is the question that Tomás Saraceno asked himself when developing Solar Bell. With this body of work the visionary artist shares his dreams of a utopian new land, not reclaimed from the sea, … Continued