Skip to main content

A Salute to LOT-EK




It was about three years ago when Vincent Sansalone introduced us to LOT-EK, the NY-based architectural firm that's widely known (and awarded) for their exceptional repurposing of shipping containers.

Since then, we've made it a habit to re-visit LOT-EK.com for inspiration, motivation and a continuos stream of "of course we can" thoughts, often derived from their projects and imagery. Pictured above is Puma City, an early project of the group that served as a retail and event space, created out of 12 repurposed shipping containers.

With that, we salute LOT-EK for being an innovator in the field.

 PAR 

...and on a side note: Congratulations Mr. Sansalone!
We wish you and yours many years of continued joy and dedication.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A Second Look For The First Time

If you’re not familiar with us, hello, we’re Professional Artistic Research Projects Incorporated. We’re a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The cool kids, and everyone else for that matter, call us PAR-Projects — pronounced / pär ˈpräjˌekts /  — and we’ve been creating experimental art experiences throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky since 2010. 
If you're already familiar with PAR-, hello again! New to us or not, we hope you'll lend us a few moments to get through this post. Our goal is simple: We'd like to get reacquainted. A lot is going on with our growing organization so, as Executive Director, there's no better time to reintroduce ourselves. And if all goes well, this will become an annual address — a progress report of sorts.
Back to the basics though: Our mission is to help empower community in the arts. As educators, we provide weekend workshops & multi-week classes, related to career development & skills training. A…

Live Music at Northside Summer Market

Headquarters for the Northside Summer Market is going to be hoppin!  The day will include live music, food trucks and a beer garden stocked by Urban Artifact.  Music begins at 3pm and lasts until 8pm.  Check out the set list as well as this video of The Tigerlilies - Live at MOTR Pub in Cincinnati.

3pm - James Meade
4pm - The Lovers
5pm - Me Or The Moon
6pm - Los Honchos
7pm - The Tigerlilies


Introducing Applied Arts Education

So "more" arts education, huh?
This is a question we field from time to time when some learn we’re rolling out applied arts educational programming at PAR-Projects. 

What we’re up to is not just “more” arts education; but if it were, just more arts education would be great. It's indeed needed ...throughout the city ...throughout the country for that matter. Few would argue we have an abundance of creative thinkers and creative problem solvers.
Original & creative thought is simply becoming harder to find, especially outside of affluent communities.
That said, and like most things we do, PAR- Education is a little different from the norm. Our biggest goal is to create and support career pathways in the visual arts. Therefore, instead of teaching more traditional classes (e.g. painting, drawing, and crafts), we’re focussing on applied arts education. And by definition, “applied arts are arts in which objects are designed or created in order to be used rather than simply to…