Archinect - News 2016-07-29T15:48:23-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149960017/median-an-urbanism-exhibition-from-the-most-privileged-and-uninhabitable-location-in-los-angeles-the-middle-of-the-road MEDIAN: an urbanism exhibition from "the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles—the middle of the road." Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-26T18:28:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T13:20:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/wafxtk2ald9610yt.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now through August 25, take an immersive, tongue-in-cheeky video tour through Los Angeles at&nbsp;WUHO Gallery, with&nbsp;David Hartwell and Bill Ferehawk's "MEDIAN".</p><p>Enter the narrow, deep gallery space and be at the center of MEDIAN&ndash;an "experimental moving image installation" projected onto the length of WUHO's walls, in parallel. From the viewer's position in the middle of the gallery, atop a double-yellow line, they assume the perspective of "the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles&mdash;the middle of the road." Through a mixture of film and animation, the projected narrative takes LA's roadside urbanity to whacky, cartoonish, stereotyped, and whimsical ends.</p><p>Take a look below:</p><p></p><p>More information on MEDIAN available <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/event/920/median-an-experimental-moving-image-installation-opens-at-wuho-gallery-in-hollywood-on-july-14/149957252" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. WUHO Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays, noon to 5pm.&nbsp;The exhibition is presented by LA Forum.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959339/watch-seventy-years-of-downtown-la-s-architecture-compared-side-by-side Watch seventy years of Downtown LA's architecture compared side-by-side Alexander Walter 2016-07-22T13:37:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T23:47:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h6/h6v874b3ov31elhw.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bunker Hill, an area of roughly five square blocks in downtown Los Angeles, holds a place in city lore similar to that of the water wars or&nbsp;the construction of Dodger Stadium: beginning in 1959, it was the subject of a massive urban-renewal project, in which &ldquo;improvement&rdquo; was generally defined by the people who stood to profit from it [...] subject of this short film by Keven McAlester, which compares what the same streets in downtown Los Angeles looked like in the nineteen-forties and today.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/co/cozaqk4ue0mmjn7e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9x/9xtk16s2fapmlf1b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4j/4jguy1fkp8nlm5uc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g3/g37yko3qk2lrpj2b.jpg"></p><p><em>Stills via YouTube.</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958688/dtla-s-music-center-plaza-will-get-a-30m-remodel-its-first-since-1964" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DTLA's Music Center Plaza will get a $30M remodel, its first since 1964</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955220/historic-la-times-building-to-be-redeveloped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Historic LA Times Building to be redeveloped</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954987/la-s-donut-time-the-lgbtq-landmark-in-tangerine-is-now-permanently-closed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's Donut Time, the LGBTQ landmark in &ldquo;Tangerine&rdquo;, is now permanently closed</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957656/take-a-look-at-spatial-bodies-a-surreal-vision-of-urbanity Take a look at 'Spatial Bodies', a surreal vision of urbanity Nicholas Korody 2016-07-13T13:43:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T19:47:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gp/gp25amh1ebx7qba4.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Spatial Bodies</em>&nbsp;was created by AUJIK, a self-described "mysterious nature/tech cult," with music composed by&nbsp;Daisuke Tanabe. Filmed in Osaka, Japan, the video is "the urban landscape and architectural bodies as an autonomous living and self replicating organism," according to the description on Vimeo.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/v2/v2ldyw1iqqouuoa6.gif"></p><p>"Domesticated and cultivated only by its own nature," read the description. "A vast concrete vegetation, oscillating between order and chaos."</p><p>According to their Vimeo page, AUJIK has been around since the 1990s, "quietly [spreading] across video platforms featuring proposed active members and fabricated histories."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/0v/0v6knfqm4fh0ce5u.gif"></p><p><strong>Check it out below:</strong></p><p></p><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/174312351" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spatial Bodies</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/qnqaujik" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AUJIK</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950549/a-video-tour-of-shigeru-ban-s-aspen-art-museum A video tour of Shigeru Ban's Aspen Art Museum Julia Ingalls 2016-06-09T14:15:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T01:44:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6zcjkduvzgqw7vlz.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In this video that blends time lapse and slow-motion techniques to fully showcase the visual splendor of the building, director Heidi Zuckerman of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108031809/is-shigeru-ban-goodwashing-in-aspen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Aspen Art Museum</a> speaks about how the "modesty" of Shigeru Ban's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144573671/shigeru-ban-builds-earthquake-proof-homes-in-nepal-i-m-encouraging-people-to-copy-my-ideas-no-copyrights" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">signature preferred materials</a> perfectly suited the Colorado-based institution, while Shigeru Ban explains, among other things, how he carefully designed the visitor entrance to feature a mountain view.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xj/xj2ukjuryq2f7t7a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z3/z3acbrbni7poeaey.jpg"></p><p>Here's the full video (with requisite plinky yet inspirational soundtrack):</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947764/a-video-tour-of-mvrdv-s-the-stairs A video tour of MVRDV's "The Stairs" Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T17:12:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:28:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/46/46vd7ed8kgm7tdd1.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's not exactly a staircase to heaven (more of a "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939182/mvrdv-is-building-a-giant-staircase-to-honor-rotterdam-s-post-wwii-reconstruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">symbolic arising of the city after World War II</a>"), but the intimate rooftop views provided by MVRDV's "The Stairs" of Rotterdam are spectacular. Plus, the gleeful discussion of temporariness by architectural video duo #donotsettle's Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost is worth a watch alone, along with a cameo by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> co-founding director Winy Maas:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947762/hyper-reality-artist-envisions-our-near-future-existence-submerged-in-augmented-reality Hyper-Reality: Artist envisions our near-future existence submerged in augmented reality Alexander Walter 2016-05-26T15:05:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:05:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ri/rix1hwyeglcncql5.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hyper-Reality is a concept film by Keiichi Matsuda. It presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Our physical and virtual realities are becoming increasingly intertwined. Technologies such as VR, augmented reality, wearables, and the internet of things are pointing to a world where technology will envelop every aspect of our lives. It will be the glue between every interaction and experience, offering amazing possibilities, while also controlling the way we understand the world. Hyper-Reality attempts to explore this exciting but dangerous trajectory. It was crowdfunded, and shot on location in Medell&iacute;n, Colombia."</em></p><p>Here are some stills from artist Keiichi Matsuda's&nbsp;<a href="http://hyper-reality.co/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HYPER-REALITY</a> concept film, a fascinating (and slightly disturbing) vision of the near future of the city, of the media, of ourselves, and the blurred sense of 'reality.'</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/am/amahnviaerkra91n.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ox/oxisc4fj5maj9att.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cu/cux1bh1nbv2vl3md.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m1/m1f13ndkd6f0cdos.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ub/ub4obnkkuhikktye.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q4/q42o2xo1ow64a9mu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/usbwywk829xwjs4w.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hc/hcbgmumgokjrccbd.jpg"></p><p>Watch the video below to dive right in.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944052/this-drone-video-takes-you-on-a-fascinating-flight-through-the-guts-of-seattle-s-bertha-tunneling-machine This drone video takes you on a fascinating flight through the guts of Seattle's Bertha tunneling machine Alexander Walter 2016-05-06T15:15:00-04:00 >2016-05-07T11:13:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/re/reg9ox3rpd9076p4.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As Seattle&rsquo;s&nbsp;Alaskan Way Viaduct sat free of cars&nbsp;overhead and drivers attempted to move around the city during the roadway&rsquo;s planned 2-week closure, a new drone video Tuesday showcased again what all the fuss is about.&nbsp;A view inside the&nbsp;SR 99 tunnel won&rsquo;t get much better than this until you&rsquo;re actually able to drive through it. [...] The 4-minute video captures what has been built behind nearly 1,600 feet of mining along Seattle&rsquo;s waterfront.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ba/baaed0f72aa705e976317bafdfa7876a.jpg"></p><p>Bertha previously in the Archinect news: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124744662/seattle-s-massive-bertha-tunnel-drill-is-up-for-repair-but-still-faces-a-shaky-outlook" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seattle's massive Bertha tunnel drill is up for repair, but still faces a shaky outlook</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148271716/watch-an-animated-frank-lloyd-wright-talk-about-arrogance-in-this-new-short Watch (an animated) Frank Lloyd Wright talk about arrogance in this new short Justine Testado 2016-02-16T13:50:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T23:06:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2aj7fa5rr2rk9b3l.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Frank Lloyd Wright stars in the newest episode of "The Experimenters", a&nbsp;mini interview series by <a href="http://blankonblank.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank on Blank</a> that gives a glimpse into the minds of iconic figures in science, technology, and innovation. Colorfully illustrated by animator Jennifer Yoo, this episode features snippets of an&nbsp;interview between Mike Wallace and a 90-year-old FLW in September 1957.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/uploads/Frank_LLoyd_Wright_Arrogant.gif"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sb/sbruztfuo0ptftv9.jpg"><br><img alt="" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/uploads/Frank_LLoyd_Wright_Smash.gif"></p><p>Blank on Blank found the interview in a&nbsp;collection at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin celebrating The Mike Wallace Interview, a show that ran in the '50s. Wright is as sharp as ever with his words as he talks about the timeless topics of success, arrogance, the Nature of architecture, and his role as an architect.&nbsp;</p><p>Watch the entire episode below. You can also find outtakes and more&nbsp;<a href="http://blankonblank.org/interviews/architect-frank-lloyd-wright-interview-design-houses-praire-style/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Here's a previous Blank on Blank episode featuring <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123119878/buckminster-fuller-tells-the-tale-on-his-geodesic-life-in-a-mini-storybook-style-audio-interview" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buckminster Fuller</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147268743/watch-sanaa-s-river-project-come-to-life-in-this-time-lapse Watch SANAA's "River" project come to life in this time-lapse Justine Testado 2016-02-03T13:21:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T00:09:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5j/5jxt3vbtj5hhgmey.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>SANAA's "River" community center emerges from the grounds of the New Canaan-based Grace Farms in less than a minute and a half in this time-lapse video by <a href="http://www.workzonecam.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work Cam Zone</a>. The video captures the meandering structure transforming along with its open landscape, starting from&nbsp;September 2013 to October 2015, when it&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138428052/sanaa-s-meandering-river-community-center-opens-to-the-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opened to the public</a> with a slew of festive events.</p><p>Take a gander at the video right below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140412535/experience-architecture-garden-design-and-private-homes-in-a-brand-new-way Experience architecture, garden design and private homes in a brand new way Sponsor 2015-11-09T12:23:00-05:00 >2015-11-11T20:35:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qc/qc1d1pb596gg9b3z.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><strong><em>This post is brought to you by Visiotecture GmbH.</em></strong><br>&nbsp;<p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n6/n6lgh42zoit181vg.jpg"></p><p><br>An exciting new digital video magazine promises to keep architecture enthusiasts on the edge of their seats.&nbsp; Admirers of innovative architecture, garden design and interior design are guaranteed to be drawn to a brand new digital offering. <a href="http://www.archiod.com/?utm_source=ArchinectSponsoredNews&amp;utm_medium=Advertorial&amp;utm_ter%20%20m=Newspost&amp;utm_campaign=ArchinectAdvertorialKW45" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archiod</a> &ndash; Architecture on Demand is the world&rsquo;s first subscription-based video-on-demand magazine dedicated to architecture, garden design and private homes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b9/b950rflv3kmy00jz.jpg"></p><p>Archiod presents high-quality films featuring stunning imagery from around the world, accompanied by detailed background information to satisfy even the most demanding viewer. Subscribers can browse through a wide selection of audio-visual content, ranging from internationally recognized landmark buildings to surprising concepts created by lesser-known designers.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dg/dg313mvsb1k6w33c.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nn/nnfqi1frpgkjql2r.jpg"></p><p>Users all over the world are treated to unlimited content at any time of the day or night, and on any device. Documentary films and other audio-visual material can be streamed over th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135672288/construction-update-more-unofficial-drone-footage-of-apple-s-spaceship-campus Construction update: More (unofficial) drone footage of Apple's spaceship campus Justine Testado 2015-09-01T23:48:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T20:53:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ic/icqowhtanjplgruc.jpg" width="514" height="273" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Apple's "spaceship" campus continues to be a hotspot for drones to film the project gradually coming to life. One of those drones belongs to Silicon Valley-based photographer/videographer <a href="http://www.sinfiel.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Duncan Sinfield</a>, who posted a new video today showing the latest additions to the campus. As Sinfield pilots his&nbsp;DJI Inspire 1 over the construction site, the resulting video is intermittently overlapped by flashback footage that was shot exactly one month ago for some rough comparisons. Adding a somewhat surreal vibe, the late Steve Jobs "narrates" the footage as he describes the campus to the Cupertino City Council in a 2011 clip.</p><p>Check out the video right below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128880408/11-years-of-one-world-trade-center-construction-in-one-short-time-lapse-video 11 years of One World Trade Center construction in one short time-lapse video Alexander Walter 2015-06-05T18:33:00-04:00 >2015-06-08T11:16:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rx/rxo96dn5dlxfox2w.jpg" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Say what you want about One World Trade Center (and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/35406/1-world-trade-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">much has already been said</a> here on Archinect), but it sure is a heck of a construction project.</p><p>From the laying of the symbolic cornerstone on July 4, 2004 to the recent opening of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/581714/one-world-observatory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One World Observatory</a> on May 29, 2015, it took the tower eleven years to fully push its 104 floors into the world.</p><p>A fascinating new EarthCam time-lapse video now presents the lengthy building process in a handy less-than-two-minute montage.</p><p>Scroll on for some screen shots and the video below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6w/6w8ni2thzfdhvdes.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jx/jxdfxhtu3rrosaw9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d3m8jj3yb1olt688.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pa/pa7qalwk6vp4y9d5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukd94xoq1mwkj048.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128328716/feast-your-eyes-on-do-ho-suh-s-immersive-home-installations-in-this-short-film Feast your eyes on Do Ho Suh's immersive home installations in this short film Justine Testado 2015-05-29T14:05:00-04:00 >2015-06-04T21:40:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qd/qdphws3py6kbrps4.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Seoul-based cinematographer and photographer <a href="http://www.nilsclauss.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nils Clauss</a> put together a new film highlighting the works of esteemed sculptor and installation artist <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Do-ho_Suh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do Ho Suh</a>. Suh's site-specific pieces play with the boundaries of identity and revolve around the physical and metaphorical malleability of space, whether that's captivating viewers into monochromatic structures made of thin translucent fabrics or putting them on edge with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/50597891/san-diego-artwork-displays-cottage-hanging-off-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">houses teetering off the roof</a> of a building.</p><p>Clauss' mini film highlights Suh's "Perfect Home" exhibition at the <a href="http://www.kanazawa21.jp/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art</a> in Kanazawa, Japan from 2012-2013.</p><p>Spare a few minutes and check out the video below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127735218/a-story-about-death-and-architecture A story about death and architecture Nam Henderson 2015-05-21T23:32:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T12:30:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1z/1z3sj71qgd8gyyvb.jpg" width="254" height="191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I'd like to tell you a story about death and architecture...hospital architecture has earned its reputation...if we want better buildings for dying then we have to talk about it....where we die is a key part of how we die.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this talk, architect Alison Killing looks at buildings where death and dying happen &mdash; cemeteries, hospitals, homes. The way we die is changing, and the way we build for dying ... well, maybe that should too.</p><p>For those interested in more about the architecture of death, check out <a href="http://blog.ted.com/the-architecture-of-death-ted-fellow-alison-killing-rethinks-design-for-the-dying/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this</a>&nbsp;interview between&nbsp;<a title="Posts by Karen Eng" href="http://blog.ted.com/author/mmechinita/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Karen Eng</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;Alison Killing.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>h/t&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/AlJavieera/status/600334410508963840" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@AlJavieera</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121508108/love-letter-to-plywood-by-tom-sachs Love Letter to Plywood. By Tom Sachs Paul Petrunia 2015-02-24T13:42:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T23:03:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wd/wdjizu0gjygplsa7.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Already a couple years old, but a great piece by Tom Sachs on the beauty and nature of plywood. h/t <a href="http://kottke.org/15/02/a-love-letter-to-plywood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">kottke.org</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118291603/video-bjarke-ingels-gives-a-peek-of-upcoming-europa-city-amusement-hub VIDEO: Bjarke Ingels gives a peek of upcoming Europa City amusement hub Justine Testado 2015-01-13T20:33:00-05:00 >2015-01-15T06:44:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v8u9mxy41vf5vvtf.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Is Bjarke Ingels building an amusement park? The architect created a promotional film with <a href="http://www.squintopera.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Squint/Opera</a> that presents his proposed design for Europa City, a leisure and recreational destination that will be built north of Paris by the year 2020. Construction is currently scheduled to start in 2017.</p><p>In the first film, Bjarke Ingels introduces the project, whose plan consists of radial streets connected by a central loop pathway and adjacent quarters with designated spaces for a water park, an international exhibition hall, sports, music venues, retail, restaurants, and hotels. In a way, Europa City resembles the snail-like layout of the Parisian arrondissements. The second film tours each of Europa City's quarters through the use of photorealistic 3D and 2D graphics and stills.</p><p>See the videos for yourself below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117886957/bjarke-ingels-offers-his-architectural-advice-to-young-architects Bjarke Ingels offers his architectural advice to young architects Alexander Walter 2015-01-08T13:54:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:26:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4r7jap6y0k44gpru.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We live in the anthropogenic age, where humans don&rsquo;t adapt to life, but life adapts to human needs, Ingels explains, which makes his advice to young architects designing tomorrow&rsquo;s world simple and clear. The key for young architects is to acquire the tools and language to comprehend the human needs outside of the architectural bubble, and understand that they are here to accommodate - and not to be accommodated.</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/115736681/how-to-depict-the-rules-of-attraction-according-to-the-parador-film How to depict the rules of attraction, according to the PARADOR film Justine Testado 2014-12-11T18:07:00-05:00 >2014-12-12T13:59:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0j/0jkt16on66svkuuh.jpg" width="514" height="241" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>PARADOR is a collaborative project by Paris-based architect <a href="http://davidtajchman.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Tajchman</a> and&nbsp; filmmaker <a href="http://www.benjaminseroussi.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benjamin Seroussi</a> that fuses each of their signature styles and specialties. Starring dancer Olivier Mathieu and model Katya Pushkina, the short film's theme touches on the "complex rules of attraction and repulsion that end up creating energy, shape evolution, and anti-gravity," as mentioned on Tajchman's website.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lx/lx2jbx0z1nr0edl1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0fwljlikmcwbt0a6.jpg"></p><p>Seroussi's experience in fashion film and music videos is obvious in PARADOR, which uses strong angles and slow-paced panning techniques seen in high-end fashion ads on TV. Mathieu and Pushkina, in all their conventionally attractive physical features, are decoratively armored in tetrahedral structures as they dance and pose around each other like two birds engaged in a courtship display. The futuristic structures they wear&nbsp;&mdash; which Tajchman and the design team created&nbsp;&mdash; hint at Tajchman's work methods of using digital tools and handcrafted models.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ws/wsvoy4g1yotn2vtw.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/du/duqtq1zyenwc0ssx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cb9uwnrmb7exp0g2.jpg"></p><p><strong>Watch the film in its entirety right b...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115038321/video-luftwerk-s-insite-performance-at-the-farnsworth-house VIDEO: Luftwerk's INsite performance at the Farnsworth House Justine Testado 2014-12-02T14:24:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T22:18:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9pfozsh9z5c9449n.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>INsite by Chicago-based Luftwerk put Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House in the public eye yet again this past October in Plano, Illinois. Spectators got to see the Miesian landmark transformed into a structure of light and sound through site-specific digital video projections&nbsp;directed by Liviu Pasare and original music compositions by Owen Clayton Condon.</p><p>Check out the performance in the video below.</p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99726458/insite-by-luftwerk-turns-mies-farnsworth-house-inside-out-with-light-and-sound" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INsite by Luftwerk turns Mies' Farnsworth House inside-out with light and sound</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113652533/towards-biology-tells-the-metaphysical-tale-of-ricardo-bofill-s-la-f-brica "Towards Biology" tells the metaphysical tale of Ricardo Bofill's La Fábrica Justine Testado 2014-11-14T15:51:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T19:54:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v0/v0g4eisskm9ik910.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura collaborated with <a href="http://www.onionlab.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Onionlab</a> from Barcelona to create a video-audio installation titled "Towards Biology" as part of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101261428/ricardo-bofill-s-time-space-existence-exhibition-on-la-fabrica-for-the-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Time Space Existence" exhibition</a> at the soon-to-conclude <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/230035/venice-biennale-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Biennale 2014</a> in Italy.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gk/gk5hpc6rcczqgyf2.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition explores going beyond the physical existence of La F&aacute;brica&nbsp;-- the repurposed cement factory in Barcelona that has served as the Taller de Arquitectura's creative headquarters and Ricardo Bofill's private residence since the mid-1970s -- and reimagines it in different contexts, specifically in Venice.</p><p>In "Towards Biology", the rotunda-shaped screen draws in viewers to listen and watch a poetic narrative about La F&aacute;brica, which symbolizes the fundamentals of Taller de Arquitectura and the firm's approaches to architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/et/et77o050r53ost3g.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0v94zd2d46fny4x.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gl/gl6q6wyh9k2kclnx.jpg"></p><p><strong>Scroll further down to watch the installation in English or Italian.</strong></p><p>Project credits:</p><p>Produced by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura and Onionlab<br>Technical direction: Onionlab<br>Technical Engineering: Lloc Audiovisu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112879878/bjarke-ingels-will-make-you-believe-in-the-power-of-architecture Bjarke Ingels Will Make You Believe in the Power of Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-11-04T13:20:00-05:00 >2014-11-05T18:03:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wp/wp50vi7yj4ao6hse.jpg" width="514" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A few years ago, the city of Copenhagen invited architects to submit their ideas for the design of an important new facility&mdash;a power plant that will use trash to generate electricity. [...] BIG, pitched a concept in which the plant took the form of a giant artificial ski slope. To Ingels&rsquo; surprise, it was selected as the winning submission. Now, it&rsquo;s under construction, slated for completion in 2017. The power plant was just one of the several projects Ingels shared at WIRED by Design [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Click <a href="http://www.wired.com/2014/11/bjarke-ingels-will-make-believe-power-architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to watch the full video of Ingels' presentation.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108567534/architecture-and-the-unspeakable-upcoming-screenings Architecture and the Unspeakable - upcoming screenings johnszot 2014-09-09T15:56:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T15:56:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mi/mi5x9bky35k94ov7.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>John Szot will be presenting the short film "Architecture and the Unspeakable" at Jai &amp; Jai Gallery in Los Angeles on September 18th at 7:00pm and at the Woodbury University School of Architecture on September 19th at 6:30pm. Both evenings will include a brief presentation of the architectural proposals illustrated in the film, followed by Q&amp;A with the director/designer.</p><p>Facebook event listings:<br>LA -&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/519983371466102" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/events/519983371466102</a>/<br>San Diego -&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/720590088014135" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/events/720590088014135</a>/</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105943780/a-preview-of-the-vis-vis-performance-series-at-materials-applications-in-los-angeles A preview of the VIS-Á-VIS performance series at Materials & Applications in Los Angeles Justine Testado 2014-08-06T15:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-06T20:08:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8ruojljrnd39zr6q.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Materials &amp; Applications in Los Angeles has some fun social Saturday night events lined up for the entire month of August! The four-part VIS-&Aacute;-VIS performance series will include dance, music, a video and sound installations, and a film screening.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Starting August 9, all events will take place in the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6112758/materials-applications" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Materials &amp; Applications</a> space at the La Cage aux Folles, a 346-piece metal pipe temporary playground installation designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/wtarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Warren Techentin Architecture</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pg/pgrtcbfoephnury3.jpg"></p><p><strong>August 9:</strong> LA Fort Presents:&nbsp;Daedelus (DJ set), Lawrence Lindell, Matt McGuire and Will Walden (StaG) - experimental + electronic music performance</p><p><strong>August 16</strong>: Tracy Abbott Szatan / IN/VISIBLE - video installation and performance</p><p><strong>August 23: </strong>bel-air / New York Memo - sound recording installation</p><p>AND Ear Cleaning Workshop with Greg Ruben, based on the teaching methodology by Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer (spaces limited)</p><p><strong>August 30</strong><strong>: </strong>Eugene Kotlyarenko presents: "Nobody Wants to Play With Me" (Werner Herzog)+rare feature film - a film screening curated by L.A. filmmaker Eugene Kotlyarenko.</p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_preview_of_the_vis-a-vis_performance_series_at_materials_applications_in_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> to learn more about each event.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105324500/a-lost-cause-alfredo-jaar-s-a-logo-for-america-coming-to-times-square-again A Lost Cause? Alfredo Jaar’s “A Logo for America” Coming to Times Square Again Alexander Walter 2014-07-29T14:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:56:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cd5126c37fcaa7fe76d11f5412fef4f1.jpg" width="514" height="444" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Alfredo Jaar&rsquo;s glittering &ldquo;A Logo for America&rdquo; video first played on a Times Square billboard in 1987, it riled up New Yorkers. [...] shows the words &ldquo;This is not America&rdquo; inside the outline of the United States. &ldquo;A Logo for America&rdquo; will receive a second life this week; beginning on August 1, the video will pop up on Times Square signs and screens between 11:57 pm and 12:00 am. But this 2.0 version loses some of the video&rsquo;s original intent to reach a broad&mdash;and hopefully attentive&mdash;audience.</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/104877757/two-new-films-showcase-steven-holl-s-addition-to-the-glasgow-school-of-art Two new films showcase Steven Holl's addition to the Glasgow School of Art Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-23T19:11:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T21:58:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6q/6qwr759xupbm0ku0.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Working simultaneously from the inside out - engaging the functional needs and psychological desires of the program - and the outside in - making connections to the city campus and relating to the Mackintosh building opposite - the design embodies the school's aspirations in the city's fabric.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Just one month before a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104807798/uk-contributes-10m-to-glasgow-school-of-art-half-for-mackintosh-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">disastrous fire broke out at the Glasgow School of Art's historic Mackintosh Library</a>, a brand new addition to the campus opened up across the street. Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a>, the new <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97637684/living-up-to-a-charles-rennie-mackintosh-classic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reid Building</a> is a modernist complement to the Mackintosh, riffing on similar themes a century apart.</p><p>In collaboration with Steven Holl Architects, filmmakers <a href="http://spiritofspace.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a> produced two pieces to celebrate the Reid building's opening in April. The first film (see below) features interviews with Steven Holl and Chris McVoy (one of the partners in charge of the project), explaining the structure's symbiotic relationship to the Mackintosh, and its attention to multi-disciplinary socialization. The second film is in Spirit of Space's signature archi-documentarian style, capturing the building at all times of the day, rich with humming activity inside, while carefully capturing pivotal design details.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101246166/watch-los-angeles-s-road-network-grow-from-1888-to-2010 Watch Los Angeles's Road Network Grow, From 1888 to 2010 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-06T14:15:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:27:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5k/5kchg45eu1qzbx7g.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new video by doctoral student and an associate professor at Arizona State University visualizes the expansion of LA's roads, starting in 1888 and running all the way up to 2010 [...] Variations in color denote the age of the thoroughfares, with green being the oldest roads and red being newest. Watch as the map blooms with color in the fifties and the trend carries on through the eighties to the present.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Growth of the Los Angeles Roadway Infrastructure, 1888 - &nbsp;2010", by Andrew M. Fraser and Mikhail V. Chester, Ph.D., of Arizona State University:</p><p></p><p>Compare with the following video of Los Angeles' overall growth as a city during the 20th century, from NYU's <a href="http://urbanizationproject.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stern Urbanization Project</a>:</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100703463/animated-map-shows-america-s-love-of-shopping-malls-100-years-in-the-making Animated map shows America's love of shopping malls, 100 years in the making Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-30T12:56:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:00:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/46/46mx3sxpdu5y025c.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[The American shopping mall] has its own traceable lineage, from the earliest planned shopping centers to the first regional hubs for shoppers traveling by car, to the novel post-war enclosed malls of Victor Gruen [...] Malls, in short, have spread across the American landscape -- and defined it -- with remarkable success, adapting to our changing tastes along the way.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The below animation shows the spread of shopping malls across the U.S. throughout the twentieth century, and was created by Sravani Vadlamani, a doctoral student in transportation engineering at Arizona State University. Including numbers of strip, outlet, indoor and outdoor malls, growth really starts to pick up in the 1950s.</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96426490/2014-smibe-not-so-big-data-challenge-opens-march-28 2014 SMIBE - NOT SO BIG DATA challenge opens March 28 Justine Testado 2014-03-24T19:33:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T18:48:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5u/5u5xxot1bue831pu.jpg" width="514" height="691" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Tell your story about the built environment as a one-minute moving infographic for the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/2014_smibe_moving_infographic_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 SMIBE Moving Infographic Competition, "NOT SO BIG DATA"</a>.</p><p>Starting this Friday, you can submit a moving-image story that investigates, explores, and of course can entertain the design community about the social, environmental, political, technological, and economic issues that should be discussed -- all within 60 seconds.</p><p>Submissions should not exceed 1 minute in duration and can be produced in any motion image medium. Entry is free.<br><br>Participants -- whether individually or in groups -- may submit entries on <a href="http://vimeo.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a> beginning <strong>March 28, 2014</strong> and ending <strong>May 16, 2014</strong>. All entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on May 16, 2014.</p><p>The winner will receive a cash prize of $250.</p><p>To learn more, visit <a href="http://smibe.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">smibe.net</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93378967/walking-city-architecture-evolution-movement Walking City: Architecture + Evolution + Movement Alexander Walter 2014-02-11T14:04:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T16:01:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wp/wp9u7ghiavi1rjf3.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Referencing the utopian visions of 1960&rsquo;s architecture practice Archigram, Walking City is a slowly evolving video sculpture. The language of materials and patterns seen in radical architecture transform as the nomadic city walks endlessly, adapting to the environments she encounters.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Author: <a href="http://www.universaleverything.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Universal Everything</a><br>Creative Director: Matt Pyke<br>Animation: Chris Perry<br>Sound:&nbsp;Simon Pyke</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92013376/architecture-and-the-unspeakable-3-teaser-release Architecture and the Unspeakable 3 - Teaser Release johnszot 2014-01-24T20:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-28T15:10:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8ov0an7h1e1x2gf3.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today we released a teaser for the last installment of the Architecture and the Unspeakable video series. The full video is set to premiere in Chicago on April 8th as part of the MAS CONTEXT Spring talks for 2014. See <a href="http://www.mascontext.com/news/mas-context-2014-spring-talks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this</a>&nbsp;for more details.</p>