BAKOKO's Alastair Townsend participated in Pecha Kucha Vol. 64 held at SuperDeluxe, Tokyo on July 29th 2009.
BAKOKO is a international design practice based in Tokyo, Japan, founded by architects Alastair Townsend and Kayoko Ohtsuki.
Townsend presented the design and construction of the Cutty Sark Pavilion (the world's first building to have been realized using Bentley's parametric design software, Generative Components). The talk goes on to briefly present recent projects including Acacia Arboricola Synthetica (a synthetic tree house), a restaurant on the water (on top of a skyscraper), the Shi Shi O Doshi rain shelter, and the Matuso Mansion.
Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.
The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.
for more: pecha-kucha.org
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