Archinect - News 2014-09-23T14:41:21-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107562227/hunts-point-memories-of-the-future Hunts Point | Memories of the Future Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T14:51:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:31:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/874e68e79d098211b58bf25adb5bf113.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In collaboration with fifteen poets and community activists from StartUp Box South Bronx, I recently created Memories of the Future, a location-based cinema project viewed on mobile phones. The group experimented with spoken word poetry, site specific performance, and on-site spectatorship to reframe the predominant view of Hunts Point and speak about possibilities for its future from a position of power.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/102646363/koolhaas-guides-viewers-through-bustling-lagos-in-this-interactive-documentary Koolhaas guides viewers through bustling Lagos in this interactive documentary Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-24T18:51:00-04:00 >2014-07-02T19:19:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0xo53qs2fdr8s93d.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The documentary <em><a href="http://www.submarine.nl/#!/project/lagos-wide-and-close-web/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lagos Wide and Close - An Interactive Journey into an Exploding City</a></em><a href="http://www.submarine.nl/#!/project/lagos-wide-and-close-web/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>,</em></a>&nbsp;arose from Rem Koolhaas' 2001 visit to Lagos, Nigeria with filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak, hoping to document a phase in one of Africa's fastest growing cities. The doc's unique direction allows viewers to switch between two video and three audio channels in realtime, mixing and matching different perspectives on the city. At once documenting Lagos from the personal perspective of bus driver Olawole Busayo ("Close"), and an aerial urban view ("Wide"), the interactive piece samples from Busayo's daily journey, interviews with Lagos' citizens, and comments by Koolhaas.</p><p>After visiting in 2001, Koolhaas continued to research Lagos throughout the early 'aughts with the Project on the City at Harvard's GSD, leading to the interactive documentary's release on DVD in 2004. The film is now <a href="http://lagos.submarinechannel.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">available to experience online</a>, where viewers can take full advantage of the multi-modal storytelling, and flip through ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99476731/by-2011-atlanta-had-demolished-all-of-its-public-housing-projects-where-did-all-those-people-go By 2011, Atlanta Had Demolished All of Its Public Housing Projects. Where Did All Those People Go? Alexander Walter 2014-05-09T13:25:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T22:58:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/477e6c6a85ebb57bddd18abcfce0e9b1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For most of the 20th century, Atlanta was known for its public housing. The city had pioneered the concept in the 1930s [...] Two decades later, that proportion has fallen all the way to zero. [...] Looking at these two decades of rapid residential change, Atlanta native and filmmaker King Williams is looking for an answer to a seemingly obvious question. With his in-production documentary The Atlanta Way, Williams asks: Where did all of these people end up?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/99422999/the-competition-a-documentary-that-exposes-how-starchitects-really-work The Competition: a documentary that exposes how 'starchitects' really work Archinect 2014-05-08T15:04:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T02:25:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9i/9ibu39j4z8akij8d.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Competition, which has its UK premiere at the Barbican tonight, follows the trials and tribulations of five stellar practices competing in a doomed bid to build a new national museum for Andorra, back in 2009. As the global financial crisis hit rock-bottom, no job was too small for architects whose dreams of dotting Middle Eastern deserts with their snazzy signatures had been revealed as a hopeless mirage.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1r75jooc8lmecil5.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98266550/unfinished-spaces-documentary-receives-2014-sah-award-for-film-and-video “Unfinished Spaces” documentary receives 2014 SAH Award for Film and Video Justine Testado 2014-04-18T15:10:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:42:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9l/9li4bkscb2c4yrlp.jpg" width="514" height="535" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Unfinished Spaces by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray continues to gain recognition since its initial release in 2011. In addition to previous grants and awards, the documentary film recently won the 2014 Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Award for Film and Video at the 2014 Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. Established in 2013, the annual award is given to the most distinguished international work of film or video on the history of the built environment.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Reflective of its Cuban Revolution setting in 1961, Unfinished Spaces tells the complex tale of Cuba's historic National Art Schools project commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to visionary architects Ricardo Porro, Vittorio Garatti, and Roberto Gottardi. Construction of the school complex immediately began and artists from all over the country attended the school. But the project was abruptly halted as soon as the Revolution came to fruition.</p><p>Forty years later, the schools continue to operate but have remained unfinished. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finally complete their unrealized dream.</p><p><strong>See the official trailer below.</strong></p><p>Also check out Archinect's previous coverage of <em>Unfinished Spaces</em> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59098906/unfinished-spaces-premieres-tomorrow-night-on-pbs-archinect-talks-to-the-filmmaker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95416537/pbs-s-unusual-spaces-profiles-berlin-tempelhof-airport-the-mother-of-all-airports PBS's "UNUSUAL SPACES" profiles Berlin-Tempelhof Airport, "The Mother of All Airports" Archinect 2014-03-11T17:27:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:10:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xj/xjs4zcq1z5f9qgxt.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the center of the sprawling metropolis of Germany's capital, Berlin-Tempelhof Airport stands as both a monument to a darker era in Germany's past and a link to its future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Built on an airfield where the Wright Brothers once demonstrated their Flyer before a captive European audience, Tempelhof Airport was conceived by the leaders of the Third Reich as a architectural testament to the boundless ambition of German supremacy. Captured by the Soviet Army in 1945 before it could be completed, turned over to American forces following the Conference at Yalta, and then serving as West Berlin's lifeline to the free world during the Cold War, the airport was a central set piece in 20th century history.</p><p>After decades of dwindling postwar commercial operation following the construction of other regional airports, a referendum for its closure was narrowly approved in the mid-2000s. Since its official closure in 2008, however, a dramatic new vision for the airport has emerged...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95409267/steven-holl-architects-presents-two-new-films-with-spirit-of-space-on-the-sifang-art-museum Steven Holl Architects presents two new films with Spirit of Space on the Sifang Art Museum Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-11T15:39:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:15:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fq/fq9dlggsz20t3mq3.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Perhaps you remember <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80010418/spirit-of-space-presents-art-in-the-city-a-short-film-honoring-chicago-s-public-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space's <em>Art in the City</em> film</a> from back in summer of 2013, meditating on the interplay between city life and public art in Chicago. More recently, the architectural film-making creative agency produced two short films showcasing <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85914123/sifang-art-museum-designed-by-22-architects-including-wang-shu-sanaa-adjaye-holl-opens-its-first-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl's work for the Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing, China</a>. SOS has previously worked with Steven Holl on five film pieces, featuring his work in both China and the U.S.</p><p>The films follow SOS's tried-and-true style -- one with Holl explaining to the camera his design choices, interspersed with languishing shots of the now-open museum:</p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/88662960" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sifang Art Museum: A Conversation with Steve Holl</a></p><p>...and a second, more contemplative film that in turn dwells on the architecture itself:</p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/88664984" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sifang Art Museum</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93323418/modern-ruin-documents-the-rise-fall-and-revival-efforts-of-historic-new-york-state-pavilion "Modern Ruin" documents the rise, fall, and revival efforts of historic New York State Pavilion Justine Testado 2014-02-11T13:34:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:31:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c4/c4wbjuxbawjfqoyo.jpg" width="514" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>So continues the battle of saving neglected pavilions from their ultimate fate of destruction. <em>MODERN RUIN: A World's Fair Pavilion</em> by filmmaker and film educator <a href="http://aquarelapictures.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matthew Silva</a> tells the eventful tale of Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion in the last 50 years.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d6ar91hf3re4kjoy.jpg"></p><p>The film starts with the pavilion's debut during the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, to its post-fair use in the '60s-'70s as a concert venue and roller-skating rink, followed by its gradual demise since then -- including efforts in recent years for the structure's preservation.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s1/s1u2yd0f6khaqr0t.jpg"></p><p>Silva set up a <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2031153848/modern-ruin-a-worlds-fair-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> to gain support for post-production of the film's final cut. At this point, the fund already surpassed its initial goal of $10,000 and now has 12 days left to reach its stretch goal of $30,000. The extra money will give Silva access to more archival material on the pavilion and will let him collaborate with other professional filmmakers to improve the film's production quality.</p><p>Featuring interviews from nearly two dozen ind...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84854022/louvre-lens-iwan-baan-the-interview Louvre Lens - Iwan Baan, the interview Archinect 2013-10-23T19:50:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T22:11:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/58/58efy5v3bkovspe2.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the most widely published photographers of contemporary architecture, Iwan Baan is noted for his documentary images that narrate the life and interactions occurring within architecture. His approachable photos focused on the portrayal of people in the sociocultural context of architecture intrigue such clients as Rem Koolhaas, Toyo Ito and Zaha Hadid, but also The New York Times, Domus or Abitare.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/83671758/a-short-history-of-the-highrise-a-fascinating-and-beautifully-crafted-interactive-documentary A Short History of the Highrise - A fascinating and beautifully crafted interactive documentary Archinect 2013-10-08T12:13:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T20:17:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vye2cz4sifgppf2g.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Watch a four-part interactive documentary about the fascinating past, present and future of high-rise living in cities around the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p> A Short History of the Highrise is an interactive documentary; a collaboration between the National Film Board of Canada and the NY Times.</p> <p> <strong>MUD, CONCRETE, GLASS and HOME:&nbsp; Director&rsquo;s Statement</strong></p> <p> Great Cities, throughout history, have been defined by their &ldquo;Great Buildings&rdquo;: spectacular temples, banks, palaces and cultural monuments.</p> <p> But a city&rsquo;s everyday urban fabric &#8209; ordinary residential highrise buildings &#8209; can tell us more than any other built form about a civilization&rsquo;s respect for humanity.</p> <p> That&rsquo;s why I&rsquo;ve spent the last five years documenting them and the lives inside them, as the director of the National Film Board of Canada&rsquo;s Emmy-winning project called HIGHRISE.</p> <p> About a year ago, the project took an unexpected turn. The New York Times Op-Docs video department&nbsp; called on us to collaborate on a new iteration of HIGHRISE. They gave me rare access to their remarkable repository of undigitized photographs, an archive affectionately known as the Morgue . With the help o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79797904/indie-doc-coast-modern-tracks-west-coast-modernism Indie doc, Coast Modern, tracks West Coast modernism Archinect 2013-08-19T11:10:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T18:34:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pr/pr257gg3ghzf1ymv.jpg" width="514" height="715" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Coast Modern is an independent documentary by directors Mike Bernard and Gavin Froome. Travelling along the Pacific North West coastline from LA to Vancouver, the film showcases the pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture, and the homes that have become their legacies. Stepping inside the most inspired dwellings on the west coast, we feel how the light and space of a classic Modernist home can work in collaboration with the natural environment.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/79076236/special-documentary-giveaway-20-discount-from-michael-blackwood-productions Special documentary giveaway + 20% discount from Michael Blackwood Productions Sponsor 2013-08-13T11:09:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T19:50:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6p/6pjxno0gfaysihp4.jpg" width="445" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Hey Archinectors! We're having another exciting giveaway, this time from <a href="http://www.michaelblackwoodproductions.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Blackwood Productions</a>, who is also giving a summer discount of 20% + free shipping for both institutional and individual clients until September 30.</p> <p> <em>To enter, simply fill out t<a href="http://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFB2R09IeG9mU1RKR0ZmNmhrVWVOTVE6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his survey</a> by 11:59 PM Friday, August 30, 2013. Winners will be selected at random.</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7t/7taw0ldu77sny44k.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Michael Blackwood Productions is an independent film company founded in 1966 that has produced over 150 documentaries in the arts. They artfully document the creative individuals behind current innovations in dance, art, music, and of course architecture. Their films appear on international public TV and have become a valuable resource for educational and cultural institutions worldwide.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2z73ycg0hsp93fu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> In 1983, the company added architecture to their repertoire with "Beyond Utopia", a much-appreciated title in public TV and screenings in educational institutions. To date, they have released 44 films -- both monographs and surveys -- on architects an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71080225/archiculture-a-documentary-film-following-architecture-students-to-premiere-later-this-month Archiculture, a documentary film following architecture students, to premiere later this month Archinect 2013-04-11T19:42:00-04:00 >2013-04-12T09:11:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0nf4q79jz9fzv7t.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Archiculture takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio. The film offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of students finishing their final design projects. Interviews with leading professionals, historians and educators help create crucial dialog around the key issues faced by this unique teaching methodology.</p></em><br /><br /><p> As some of you might recall, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/72531/a-mere-sliver-of-time-archiculture-the-documentary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">we interviewed the filmmakers back in 2008 (5 years ago!) here on Archinect</a>. Well, it seems that the world will finally see what they've been working on, starting with the world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 29th.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68469957/beyond-entropy-angola-documentary "Beyond Entropy Angola" Documentary Archinect 2013-02-27T18:40:00-05:00 >2013-02-27T18:41:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/49/49u38jlu3e43lryy.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Documentary of the making of the first Angolan National Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. Shot over the Summer of 2012, it goes to show how one simple (and brilliant) idea may very well change the future sustainability of developing countries. And maybe the rest of the world as well.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/63804386/pbs-architecture-show-to-explore-story-behind-gehry-designed-ruvo-clinic PBS architecture show to explore story behind Gehry-designed Ruvo clinic Alexander Walter 2012-12-20T12:56:00-05:00 >2012-12-24T15:23:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4c5ffc2805d97cfd3583a30e1536d40.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] the Gehry story is about how Ruvo lost his father to Alzheimer's and wanted to bring a world-class architect to Las Vegas &hellip; if he could attract Gehry, maybe then he gets the Cleveland Clinic. Let&rsquo;s go after the best architect and then the best clinic.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/59098906/unfinished-spaces-premieres-tomorrow-night-on-pbs-archinect-talks-to-the-filmmaker Unfinished Spaces premieres tomorrow night on PBS; Archinect talks to the filmmaker Paul Petrunia 2012-10-11T17:54:00-04:00 >2012-10-14T15:54:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0l/0l9uuwek6m26tuyu.jpg" width="514" height="535" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Unfinished Spaces, a film that we've previously&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/13882/unfinished-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">covered here on Archinect</a>, is a documentary about the ambitious Cuban National Art School project, conceived, and ultimately killed, by the revolutionary communist Cuban regime.&nbsp;</p> <p> In addition to an <a href="http://www.unfinishedspaces.com/screenings.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">exhaustive schedule of screenings</a>, it will be televised, for the first time,&nbsp;<a href="http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/VOCES/Unfinished-Spaces.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tomorrow night on PBS (10pm)</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> <em>In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba's National Art Schools on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Construction of their radical designs began immediately and the school's first classes soon followed. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate. Forty years later the schools are in use, but remain unfinished...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58682263/herman-s-house Herman's House Archinect 2012-10-05T12:59:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T13:06:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ox/oxll4116gebczb3f.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1972, Herman was serving a 25-year sentence for bank robbery when he was accused of murdering an Angola Prison guard and immediately thrown into solitary. Many believed he was wrongfully convicted. Then in 2001 he received a letter from art student Jackie Sumnell, who posed the provocative question: "What kind of house does a man who has lived in a six-foot-by-nine-foot cell for over 30 years dream of?"</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/54517533/ai-weiwei-never-sorry AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY Archinect 2012-07-31T17:26:00-04:00 >2012-08-06T18:51:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1rfkivn0kc1tjdj5.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to the charismatic artist, as well as his family and others close to him, while working as a journalist in Beijing. In the years she filmed, government authorities shut down Ai's blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention--while Time Magazine named him a runner-up for 2011's Person of the Year... Klayman's compelling documentary portrait is the inside story of a passionate dissident for the digital age...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/53351996/wim-wenders-responds-to-rumors-about-zumthor-feature-film Wim Wenders responds to rumors about Zumthor feature film Paul Petrunia 2012-07-11T14:08:00-04:00 >2012-10-03T19:16:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xd/xd2dk58uedzzx3tc.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Wim Wender's studio has informed us that the information relayed the other day, was not entirely accurate, due to misinformation in Suedostschweiz, the source article as cited in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/53162939/peter-zumthor-wim-wenders-movie-magic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our recent news post</a>.</p> <p> <em>It is correct that Mr Wenders is currently working on an artistic interview film with Peter Zumthor for the upcoming Biennale. This short film, however, will be a unique contribution to this year's Biennale only and has nothing to do whatsoever with Mr Wenders' intention to do a feature documentary on Mr Zumthor at a later point of time. It is certainly not a trailer for the feature documentary. These are two completely different projects with the Biennale short film being singularly exhibited at the Biennale and with no connection to a possible feature documentary. </em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/42238827/kickstart-9-chains-buckminster-fuller-in-philadelphia Kickstart: 9 Chains (Buckminster Fuller in Philadelphia) Archinect 2012-03-21T20:41:00-04:00 >2012-03-21T20:41:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9970023fe2ad9f7d5c29f0b45127c09.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Buckminster Fuller was an inventor, architect and "futurist" who made a very large impact on American culture and technology in the 20th century. &ldquo;9 Chains&rdquo; explores his presence in the city of Philadelphia between 1973-1980. Moving between documentary style presentation of the facts and pure abstraction, this work focuses on two projects Fuller worked on while in Philadelphia: the lecture series "Everything I Know" and the development of the World Game Institute.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Check out Archinect's latest curatorial pick at Kickstarter. To view all of our selections visit <a href="http://Kickstarter.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter.com/Archinect</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/39599453/life-architecturally-documentary-with-rob-mcbride-and-debbie-ryan Life Architecturally documentary with Rob McBride and Debbie Ryan Archinect 2012-02-27T23:12:00-05:00 >2012-03-04T14:16:55-05:00 <em><p>Life Architecturally follows internationally acclaimed husband and wife team, architect Robert McBride and interior designer Debbie Ryan... This intimate documentary observes the pressures of building a multi-story, twin-tower development; revolutionary new schools, one in the shape of an infinity symbol, and the ongoing construction and design of their own family home &ndash; which is on the backburner once again due to how busy they are.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/38994483/ordos-100-directed-by-ai-weiwei Ordos 100, directed by Ai Weiwei Archinect 2012-02-22T17:16:00-05:00 >2012-02-28T10:28:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/367hio0wb5j2zi3e.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Directed by Ai Weiwei (China, 2012). Official Selection International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012. Ordos 100 is a construction project curated by Herzog &amp; de Meuron and Ai Weiwei. One hundred architects from 27 countries were chosen to participate and each design a 1000-square-meter villa to be built in a new community in Inner Mongolia. The 100 villas would be designed to fit a master plan designed by Ai Weiwei.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/35208101/imploding-the-pruitt-igoe-myth Imploding the Pruitt-Igoe Myth eric jonathan martin 2012-01-20T21:22:00-05:00 >2012-01-26T14:53:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ty/tyvndv8ffq93d9um.jpg" width="514" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nearly 40 years after its destruction, the people interviewed for the film continue to wrestle with Pruitt-Igoe's legacy and its place in their lives. They love it and hate it, but don't resent it. Despite the piles of trash, mountains of drugs, and preponderance of crime, this was their home. For some, it was their first proper dwelling.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/27847122/eames-the-architect-and-the-painter-review ‘Eames - The Architect and the Painter’ - Review Archinect 2011-11-18T00:29:17-05:00 >2011-11-18T00:29:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8b0975b62a747814330cacf3aee56a64.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...the most gratifying thing about &ldquo;Eames&rdquo; is that it shows, in marvelous detail, how their work was an extension of themselves and how their distinct personalities melded into a unique and protean force. The film is also appropriately busy and abundant: full of objects, information, stories and people, organized with hectic elegance.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/26666538/tell-me-a-story-urbanized Tell Me a Story, 'Urbanized' Archinect 2011-11-07T18:59:37-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/6783b9cae63efcc4390e6440c8a255e0.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As he has moved through the design professions, Hustwit has scaled up from a single typeface (Helvetica) through industrial design (Objectified) and now to cities. Each one has followed essentially the same structure, talking heads interspersed with images, one person and one idea leading to the next. No voiceover. No narrative. No critique. And not a lot of style. As Hustwit told Adam Harrison Levy, that&rsquo;s the way he wants it.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/24501394/john-portman-symphonic-architect John Portman, Symphonic Architect Archinect 2011-10-20T01:41:57-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f7/f7e6aadeaf7352246acad60051e59241.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now 86 and still running his Atlanta-based firm, John Portman &amp; Associates, the architect is the focus of a new documentary, &ldquo;John Portman: A Life of Building,&rdquo; which premieres tomorrow at the Architecture &amp; Design Film Festival in Manhattan. Mr. Portman recently spoke with a reporter about his career.</p></em><br /><br /><p> And for more information about the film go to <a href="http://www.johnportmanfilm.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.johnportmanfilm.com</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/14652805/genre-de-vie-a-documentary-about-the-social-effect-of-the-bicycle-revival Genre de Vie - a documentary about the social effect of the bicycle revival Archinect 2011-07-25T20:33:07-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dl/dl9ta0psocpu3od9.jpg" width="400" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In short we will research the relationship between man and their living environment, the city, with the bicycle as the discovering function. This will partially be done by interviews with architects, city planners and people in control at the local government while on the other hand the people who create the urban bike culture; the cyclist in these cities.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/10759582/unfinished-spaces-film-review Unfinished Spaces: Film Review Paul Petrunia 2011-06-22T00:53:50-04:00 >2011-06-22T00:55:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v7/v7d9meqcmwgmsg5g.jpg" width="350" height="453" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An excellent documentary about a spectacular but unfinished architectural project that strongly reflects the arc of the Cuban experience of the past 60 years.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Hollywood Reporter reviews <em>Unfinished Spaces</em>, as <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/10152074/unfinished-spaces-to-premiere-this-weekend-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">mentioned here last week</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/10152074/unfinished-spaces-to-premiere-this-weekend-in-los-angeles "Unfinished Spaces" to premiere this weekend in Los Angeles Archinect 2011-06-16T18:23:00-04:00 >2012-10-11T17:35:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1d/1dutqajz4zlohnav.jpg" width="350" height="453" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create the world's most beautiful art school on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Construction of their radical designs began immediately and the school's first classes soon followed. But as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevailing political climate.</p></em><br /><br /><p> A friend in the independent film industry has mentioned that this film is getting rave reviews. It will be premiering this weekend at the Los Angeles Film Festival. View the trailer <a href="http://www.unfinishedspaces.com/trailer.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>UNFINISHED SPACES</strong><br> Following their emotional exile from Cuba in 1965, three architects return forty years later to finish what was considered the world's most spectacular and futuristic art school, but was left to ruin by the country's Revolution.<br><br> In 1961, three young, visionary architects were commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to create Cuba's National Art Schools on the grounds of a former golf course in Havana, Cuba. Construction of their radical designs began immediately and the school's first classes soon followed. Dancers, musicians and artists from all over the country reveled in the beauty of the schools, but as the dream of the Revolution quickly became a reality, construction was abruptly halted and the architects and their designs were deemed irrelevant in the prevaili...</p>