Archinect - News 2014-04-24T15:22:06-04:00 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/91835312/modtriangle-architecture-movie-series-concludes-with-lioness-among-lions-the-architect-zaha-hadid MODTriangle Architecture Movie Series Concludes With "Lioness Among Lions: The Architect Zaha Hadid" kimweiss 2014-01-22T13:01:00-05:00 >2014-01-23T14:19:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qvv8amb0ax9j3bte.jpg" width="350" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> January 22, 2014 (Raleigh, NC) &ndash; The 2013-2014 <a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org/movies.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MODTriangle Architecture Movie Series </a>concludes on Wednesday, February 5, at the Raleigh Grande Cinema with a special screening of &ldquo;Lioness Among Lions: The Architect Zaha Hadid.&rdquo;</p> <p> Winner of the prestigious Pritzker prize in 2004 and the Praemium Imperiale in 2009, Zaha Hadid, an English-Iraqi architect and designer, has long been a controversial figure. The film, first released in 2010, spotlights her visionary achievements around the world, including the MAXXI contemporary art museum in Rome, the CMA-CGM tower in Marseille, the Guangzhou Opera, and a performing arts center in Abu Dhabi.</p> <p> &ldquo;Lioness Among Lions&rdquo; also provides an overview of Hadid&rsquo;s projects and features commentaru by Tom Krens of the Guggenheim Foundation, architect Patrick Schumacher, photographer H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet, publisher Francesco Dalco, and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.</p> <p> Hosted by <a href="http://www.ncmodernist.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina Modernist Houses</a> (NCMH) and sponsored by Sarah Sonke of <a href="http://modtriangle.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MODTriangl...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86833749/opera-adaptation-for-plan-of-the-city-film-currently-in-the-works Opera adaptation for "Plan Of The City" film currently in the works Justine Testado 2013-11-18T13:29:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T22:34:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70acfogz01wc1u9t.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Since our sister site <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> first mentioned Joshua Frankel's <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/plan_of_the_city_skyscrapers_on_mars/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Plan Of The City" in 2011</a>, a new project is now underway to bring the film to the stage as an opera. An official title for the production is yet to be decided.</p> <p> Frankel, composer Judd Greenstein, and 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith wlll combine their artistic talents to tell the story of urban planner Robert Moses and journalist Jane Jacobs, who each influenced the New York City landscape and the field of urbanism.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bj/bjejv5dk61cgduc9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Be on the lookout for some Plan Of The City events happening this week. The "indie classical" NOW Ensemble will give <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/judd_greenstein_joshua_frankel_and_the_now_ensemble_plan_of_the_city_and_ot/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a live performance of the Plan Of The City</a> on Nov. 19 at the Winter Garden in Brookfield Place. The event is free!</p> <p> Frankel will then conduct his first animation study at the BAM Next Wave Festival on Nov. 23, as part of the <a href="http://www.bam.org/music/2013/21cliederabend" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">21c Liederabend program</a>. As musical exploration, the animation will be presented with a music segment written by Greenstein set to Walt Whitman's <em>M...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84754996/hideyuki-nakayama-s-lighting-shield-design-for-my-thread-film-exhibition-curated-by-eizo-okada Hideyuki Nakayama's lighting shield design for "My Thread" film exhibition curated by Eizo Okada Justine Testado 2013-10-22T13:55:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T22:06:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdy2jn7au1nt56mt.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "My Thread - New Dutch Design on Films" is a film exhibition curated by <a href="http://dezain.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eizo Okada</a> and designed by architect <a href="http://www.hideyukinakayama.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hideyuki Nakayama</a>, who also built Okada's Kyoto "O" House and was on the design team for Toyo Ito's Tama Art University Library. As part of one of Japan's biggest design events this past September, the 4th annual DESIGN EAST, the exhibition featured eight films that highlights eight emerging Dutch designers, their backgrounds, and their work process. Aside from Okada's films, another aspect of the exhibition was Nakayama's design of the space.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e49udtiae6uxjild.jpg" title=""><br><br> Set on the top floor of a former shipyard building with no air-conditioning or fans and with eight projection screens, the biggest challenge Okada and Nakayama faced was how to ensure ventilation so viewers can comfortably watch the films. As a solution, Nakayama designed a horizontal lighting shield called "5F".<br><br> Here are the project details from the press release, provided by Eizo Okada:<br><br> "The exhibition will be held at the top-flo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83061762/architecture-film-festival-rotterdam-2013-the-city-as-time-machine Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2013: The City as Time Machine Justine Testado 2013-09-30T14:14:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T14:14:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j90ti62fnivz30wc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Time travel continues to be, well, a timeless concept. And what better way to think of it as an urban-city setting as seen in the 7th edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam: The City as Time Machine.<br><br> From Oct. 10-13, more than 100 urban architecture and design films on current trending topics will be screened at the LantarenVenster cinema in Rotterdam. As if that weren't enough to make you want to hop on the next plane to the Netherlands, no film fest can be complete without a series of debates, lectures, and talk shows in the program.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w1/w1dclpocjlivrrxn.jpg" title=""><br><br> Many of the films emphasize the ever-changing urban city as a limitless source of inspiration for filmmakers--with stories on renovation, reuse, temporary function, disused buildings, and more. Opening the festival on Oct. 10 is Angel Borrego's "The Competition" from Spain, a film that reveals the true nature of "starchitects" and how architecture firms go about their work.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hm/hmqe1487rbwcv6v9.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/go/gopk3xalug7n90r7.jpg" title=""><br><br> Films like Bert Oosterveld and Peter Frankenest's "Reaching ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81767775/architecture-design-film-festival-2013-returns-to-nyc-in-october Architecture & Design Film Festival 2013 returns to NYC in October Justine Testado 2013-09-16T10:02:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T10:02:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qi/qixvjc0a3899vhp7.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The<a href="http://www.adfilmfest.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Architecture &amp; Design Film Festival</a> the largest U.S. film festival devoted to the subject, is returning for its fifth year at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City for five days from Oct. 16-20. This year's schedule is packed with premieres, panel discussions, Q+A sessions, book signings, and more.</p> <p> Festival directors Kyle Bergman and Laura Cardello curated 25 films from 10 countries into 15 different programs that will be accompanied by discussions with filmmakers, designers, architects, and industry leaders. Ranging from 2 to 95 minutes, the films delve into the work of creative architecture and design visionaries, and collectively focus on universal topics in urbanism like scale, population, urban planning, and architecture.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/orhok2lom1adn6bl.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fvqvrnoxv7wyff9c.jpg" title=""><br><br> Several films will also make their debut. Opening day includes a peek into Danish film "The Human Scale" by Andreas Dalsgaard that looks into the works of city planner Jan Gehl, who studied human behavior in cities over the past 40 years. The world premier...</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/79373548/mathias-klotz-the-poetics-of-boxes-exhibit-opens-next-month Mathias Klotz: "The Poetics of Boxes" exhibit opens next month Justine Testado 2013-08-13T16:25:00-04:00 >2013-08-29T23:12:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vr/vrek1a275xbd1jxj.jpg" width="514" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "The Poetics of Boxes" is the first monographic exhibit in Europe of the work of Mathias Klotz, currently one of Chile's most acclaimed international architects. The exhibit opens on Sept. 13 at Aedes Berlin.</p> <p> The upcoming exhibit will reveal the design approaches and methods of Klotz's characteristic works, as described in the press release below.</p> <p> "<strong>The Poetics of Boxes</strong><br><strong>Mathias Klotz, Chile</strong></p> <p> Location: Aedes am Pfefferberg, Studio, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin<br> Exhibition dates: September 13 &ndash; October 17, 2013<br> Opening: Friday, September 13, 2013, 6:30 PM<br> Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11 AM &ndash; 6:30 PM, Sat/Sun, 1 &ndash; 5 PM</p> <p> Klotz&rsquo;s works are characterised by their structural clarity. The distinct volumes and lines of his buildings correspond with perfect conceptual rigour to the landscape. In the exhibition this cosmopolitan from the Pacific presents his approaches and working methods..."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q4/q4hjein5w7rxtcwy.jpg" title=""><br><br> "Alongside his work as an architect for over thirty years, Mathias Klotz is also active as a ...</p> 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/63668175/the-tmh-nowell-s-architecture-movie-series-presents-the-pruitt-igoe-myth The TMH/Nowell's Architecture Movie Series Presents "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth" kimweiss 2012-12-18T13:04:00-05:00 >2012-12-20T14:16:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/md/mdmjovjzqqwivg1o.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Pruitt-Igoe has lived on symbolically as an icon of failure. Liberals perceive it as exemplifying the government's appalling treatment of the poor. Architectural critics cite it as proof of the failure of high-rise public housing for families with children. One critic even asserted that its destruction signaled the end of the modern style of architecture.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> December 16, 2012 (Raleigh, NC)&nbsp; --<a href="http://www.trianglemodernisthouses.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Triangle Modernist Houses</a>&rsquo; Nowell&rsquo;s Architecture Movie Series continues in January with a special screening of &ldquo;The Pruitt-Igoe Myth&rdquo; on Thursday, January 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the <a href="http://www.carolinacinemas.com/raleigh/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raleigh Grande</a>.</p> <p> Pruitt&ndash;Igoe was a 33-building urban housing project in St. Louis, Missouri, designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki, who also designed the former World Trade Center towers. It was named for Wendell O. Pruitt, an African-American fighter pilot in World War II, and William L. Igoe, former U.S. Congressman. Costing $36 million, 60 percent above the national average for public housing at the time, the design was heralded as a transformative tool for the disadvantaged; the architects and city planners sold the project to the public on the belief that good design would make a hugely positive difference in people&rsquo;s lives.</p> <p> However, living conditions in Pruitt&ndash;Igoe began to decline very soon after completion in 1956. By the late 1960s, the complex was internati...</p>