A Floating Pool in NYC? Hear all about it at City Share: Meet Playlab Monday, November 14, 2011
Join us for lunch at CreateHere or online at Chattanooga STAND.
Learn more here.
48 Hour Launch Schedule Thursday, November 10, 2011
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City Share: Meet PlayLab Wednesday, November 09, 2011
On November 16th, City Share will feature The Office of PlayLab, Inc., founders Archie Lee Coates IV and Jeffrey Franklin, who met several years ago as undergraduate Architecture students at Virginia Tech. After moving to New York and working with well-respected design firms, they quickly realized, they were bored and wanted to pair fun with work. They wanted to work towards solutions that the world didn’t know it needed. “PlayLab is here to explore, discover and learn. We can’t do that without play. Human innovation starts with human imagination.”
Since forming PlayLab, they’ve been exploring social innovation projects around the world. Archie and Jeffrey have a background in graphic design, illustration, printmaking, architecture and industrial design, and they never view them as exclusive. “They are all related: they are working to solve problems, and helping the people involved. Graphic design and architecture may differ in their scale, scope and result, but they both have constraints and require working towards a solution,” Archie explained in an interview.
Based out of Brooklyn, New York, PlayLab is currently engaged in building a floating and self-filtering pool in Manhattan’s East River, an interactive exhibition in Stockholm involving magnification, and Artypes, an informational, inspirational, educational, and economical art resource. Pie Lab, located in Greensboro, Alabama and one of their first projects, developed out of a two week Project M session as “an incubator for dispelling racial tensions in the surrounding areas.”
Chattanooga Stand is excited to have Archie and Jeffrey bring a fun and innovative approach to community-focused design. We hope to see you on Wednesday the 16th.
CityShare is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
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Public Meeting: Gateway Plan for the North Shore Parks District Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Photochrom print of Moccasin Bend from Lookout Mountain, Tennessee by the Detroit Photographic Co. in 1902.
On Monday, November 14, 2011, the community is invited to attend an Open House and Financial Presentation from architecture firm Jones & Jones in the Tennessee Room at the University Center on the UTC campus. The public meeting will focus on final concept plans for the Moccasin Bend Gateway and Stringer’s Ridge, which will be available for public viewing throughout the day, followed by a formal presentation at 5:30pm. The event is hosted by the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency.
The area being studied includes the Manufacturer’s Road, Hamm Road, and Cherokee Boulevard corridors.
“The North Shore Gateway plan will provide fundamental walking and bicycle connections throughout the area, connecting downtown with the national park, Stringer’s Ridge Park, and serve as a new link to Red Bank. Extending transportation options, and especially active and environmentally friendly options, is important to provide accessibility to these resources of our community,” says Philip Pugliese, Bicycle Coordinator at Outdoor Chattanooga.
From 10:00am – 5:00pm, maps, drawings, and a fly-through video will be on exhibit. The Regional Planning Agency staff and members of the design team will also be available throughout the Open House hours to answer questions.
At 5:30pm the formal program will begin with a short video by Grant Jones, Principal Emeritus with Jones & Jones, followed by a presentation of the final “Gateway” concepts, and an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.
Light refreshments will be served.
Free parking will be available in the 5th Street garage after 5:00pm. Prior to 5:00pm there will be a charge for visitor parking.
For additional information, please contact:
Karen Hundt, Regional Planning Agency