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Film
on 6/13/14

The Monditalia component of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale directed by Rem Koolhaas consists of more than 70 films shown alongside the 41 research projects in the Arsenale. Albert Momo selected the clips and speaks about them in this video. John Hill


Film
on 5/30/14

The artist's huge "sugar-sculpture" presides over a hall inside the 19th-century Domino Sugar refinery in Brooklyn before it is partially demolished in a $1.5 billion mixed-use redevelopment plan designed by SHoP Architects. John Hill


Film
on 4/21/14

Bremen, Germany's URBANSCREEN is using more than 20 high-end video projectors to transform the 100-meter-high, 24-sided Gasometer Oberhausen into what they call "an imaginary, ever-changing room." John Hill


Film
on 4/7/14

Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA are the recipients of the fourth Velux Stiftung Daylight Award for their design of the Rolex Learning Center EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. In this short film the duo speaks about the importance of daylight in their buildings. John Hill


Film
on 3/3/14

In three time-lapse films – LA Light, NightFall, and City Lights – totaling just less than 11 minutes, filmmaker Colin Rich expresses his love of Los Angeles by shooting it during the day and at night from a multitude of angles, many unexpected. John Hill


Film
on 2/17/14

On 12 February, the film project Cathedrals of Culture world premiered at the Berlinale Special. "Filmed in stunning 3D and executive produced by Wim Wenders, the films allow six iconic and very different buildings to speak for themselves," according to the German director. John Hill


Film
on 2/3/14

In 2011 a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit near Christchurch, New Zealand, killing nearly 200 people and resulting in a residential "Red Zone" containing 16,000 homes slated for demolition. In response, Australian artist Ian Strange (aka Kid Zoom) created "Final Act," a multimedia... John Hill


Film
on 1/6/14

Photographer Víctor Enrich has imagined variations on the NH Deutscher Kaiser Hotel in Münich, rotating it, twisting it, cutting it up, bending it, and manipulating it in nearly 90 ways. This film assembles the photos in less than two minutes. John Hill


Film
on 12/9/13

For the exhibition Auguste Perret, Huit Chefs d’œuvre !/? – Architectures du béton armé (Auguste Perret: Eight Masterpieces!/? – Reinforced concrete buildings) at Palais d’Iéna, ESEC headquarters in Paris, filmmakers Ila Bêka and... John Hill


Film
on 11/25/13

This short film by Nathan Eddy, a journalist based in Germany, touches on the various issues surrounding the preservation of Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital, through interviews with critics and preservationists on the one hand, and the client and a lawyer on the other. John Hill


Film
on 11/11/13

On October 20 the Sydney Opera House turned 40, celebtrating the milestone birthday of Jørn Utzon's masterpiece with a month of festivities: an anniversary concert, exhibitions, an architecture & design symposium, a website, a series of short films, and of course operas. Here we... John Hill


Film
on 10/28/13

The 45-story Torre David in Caracas, Venezuela, that is now home to an informal community of more than 750 families is a far cry from the high-profile commissions Iwan Baan is normally commissioned to photograph. It is one of the "ingenious homes in unexpected places" he discusses in... John Hill


Film
on 10/14/13

No, this short film—one of five made by Architectuul for the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Close, Closer—is not about architects falling in love with each other. It's about an architect and the building he loves, in this case Robert Slinger of Kapok Architects and John... John Hill


Film
on 9/30/13

Traditionally the physical and the virtual are considered separate realms. But as the digital infiltrates more and more of the physical spaces we occupy and things we see and interact with, the line separating the two becomes less distinct. The potential merging of these two realms can be seen... John Hill


Film
on 8/19/13

Nightvision is a short film by Luke Shepard that documents 28 buildings in Europe through what looks like moving images but is in fact made up of thousands of photographs stitched together to give the impression of movement. Historical landmarks and icons of contemporary... John Hill


Film
on 7/8/13

On the occasion of the exhibition A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architects from Southern California, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has produced a trio of videos featuring interviews with 36 architects practicing in Los Angeles. It is a who's-who list of architects,... John Hill


Film
on 6/24/13

The question "what is architecture?" is one of the most basic—but also one of the most difficult—things architects ask themselves. It is a philosophical question that resists a definitive answer yet provokes intellectual exploration. Architects' answers also help define... John Hill


Film
on 6/10/13

While the open-source movement has permeated software and other virtual areas, its implementation into the built realm has primarily been focused on small-scale products. The philosophy's application to architecture has been slow, but designer Alastair Parvin wants to speed things up with... John Hill


Film
on 5/13/13

Switzerland's Studio Zimoun are masters at manipulating space and sound through the use of repetitive elements and kinetic devices. Three recent installations in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland, documented through short films, really convey the sensory qualities that result from... John Hill


Film
on 4/29/13

This short film, edited by ViaViLi (Khaled Morgan and Elnaz Anzalchi), pieces together 20 clips of famous architects talking about architecture. It is a who's who of architects from the dawn of the television to our age of the Internet, spanning from the boastings of Frank Lloyd Wright to a... John Hill


Film
on 4/15/13

As part of the Sundance Film Festival held in Park City, Utah, in January, Brooklyn's Klip Collective mapped images onto the exterior of the New Frontier venue. Inspired by the Tom Waits song, "What's He Building in There?" the often surreal images give a peek inside the... John Hill


Film
on 3/18/13

The thirty-somethings at Humans Since 1982 have created the "A Million Times (Time Dubai)" installation for Design Days Dubai, running from March 18-21. The installation is made up of a grid of 288 black-and-white clocks that are synchronized via an iPad to create flowing patterns that... John Hill


Film
on 1/21/13

It's hard to not be charmed by this short animated film by Andrea Stinga and Federico Gonzalez that runs through 26 great architects and their most well known buildings, one for each letter of the alphabet. John Hill


Film
on 12/17/12

Director Elizabeth Priore and proprietor Robert Wennett take us inside 1111 Lincoln Road, the popular parking garage and event space in Miami Beach designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Wennett actually lives upstairs, something worth seeing in this short film. John Hill


Film
on 10/8/12

Andrew Grant of UK landscape architects Grant Associates gives a tour of Gardens by the Bay, a 21st-century botanic garden in Singapore that is marked by 18 Supertrees, Cooled Conservatories, and Themed Gardens. John Hill


Film
on 8/28/12

Southend-on-Sea is an area east of London that boasts the longest pleasure pier in the world, which is now home to a Cultural Centre designed by White Architekter. This film documents the 170-ton building being delivered to the pier from the Tilbury Docks in Essex, where it was fabricated. John Hill


Film
on 7/16/12

The recently completed Daeyang Gallery and House in the hills of the Kangbuk section of Seoul, Korea, is documented in two videos by Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Spirit of Space. John Hill


Film
on 6/4/12

A new theatre has opened in Soweto, one of Johannesburg, South Africa's poorest neighborhoods. The colorful theatre is designed by Afritects. John Hill


Film
on 5/21/12

The Guardian's Jonathan Jones takes viewers on a video tour of the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower in East London's Olympic Village. The red-steel maelstrom is the product of artist Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond. John Hill


Film
on 5/7/12

In memory of Swiss artist David Weiss, who died on April 27, 2012: Der Lauf der Dinge (The Way Things Go), an artwork done with longtime collaborator Peter Fischli. John Hill


Film
on 4/23/12

Twin brothers Ryan and Trevor Oakes devote their artwork to exploring visual perception and its representation. For an exhibition at EMPAC Rensselaer in Troy, New York, the brothers created an immersive drawing of the Grimshaw-designed concert hall. John Hill


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