Gallery: Kansas City Design Week Delivers Thought-Provoking Events

Kansas City Design Week 2012 hosted the area's 15th Pecha Kucha night at the Atkins Auditorium. Among the presenters were three of the Nelson-Atkins Pavilion finalists, including winners Tom Proebstle and Mike Kress (pictured) of Kansas City-based Generator Studio. The jury, lead by the Nelson-Atkins Bloch Building architect Steven Holl, chose the eco-friendliest of temporary structures to sit in the Kansas City Sculpture Park during their forthcoming design exhibition, “Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1851-1939." Generator Studio's “Sun Pavilion” is not only made of old shipping containers which can be broken down and repurposed - its most interesting feature is its fragmented canopy of solar panels conceived with the help of LA-based artist Tm Gratkowski.

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