We’re just beginning to recover from Cleveland Architecture Week held April 15 thru April 24. A wide range of outstanding events were held- from lectures and round table discussions to hardhat tours and a fantastic Pechakucha night!
Sponsored by AIA, the week centered around the their exhibit- “Connecting Cleveland through a celebration of architecture” at Convivium 33 gallery in Cleveland. The exhibit focused on “regional architects and activities of the built environment and their role in the future of the region.”
A definite highlight of the week was Pechakucha night. After the AIA Happy Hour at Verve (a Cleveland restaurant and bar hot spot) the crowd migrated to the gallery to enjoy the Pechakucha presentation at Convivium 33.
Pechakucha originated in Japan and is a photo presentation event that features a succession of designers showcasing their work, ideas and obsessions in a series that lasts 6 minutes and 40 seconds. A total of 20 photos are shown, each getting displayed for 20 seconds. The concept gives each of the designers only 20 seconds to talk about their photo(s), keeping the presentations short and relevant and most importantly the screening moving along. (Everyone knows how much architects and designers can talk!)
One really unique architectural design highlight featured an old carriage house that was converted into three separate businesses; a catering company, sound studio and a private swingers lounge! Yes, a SWINGERS lounge!
A few photos from the AIA Happy Hour at Verve. Become a fan of our Facebook page to see all of the photos from that night.