Archinect - News 2016-12-04T11:37:51-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149972055/geoff-manaugh-s-a-burglar-s-guide-to-the-city-headed-to-tv Geoff Manaugh's "A Burglar's Guide to the City" headed to TV Julia Ingalls 2016-10-04T19:31:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T00:21:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rz/rz2kuolbtri0t1w9.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>CBS has given a put pilot commitment to "A Burglar's Guide to the City," a television series based off the book by BLDGBLOG founder&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949640/casing-the-joint-geoff-manaugh-discusses-his-latest-book-a-burglar-s-guide-to-the-city-on-one-to-one-26" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geoff Manaugh</a>, who interviewed former bank robbers like&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149948881/to-design-a-secure-bank-ask-a-bank-robber" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joe Loya</a> to explore the role of architecture in crime, and the corresponding shifts in privacy in both the physical and virtual realms. An article by <a href="http://deadline.com/2016/10/a-burglars-guide-to-the-city-modern-day-robin-hoods-drama-cbs-scorpion-team-alex-kurtzman-justin-lin-1201830670/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deadline</a> describes the thrust of the series thusly:</p><p>"Written by Grellong<em>, A Burglar&rsquo;s Guide to the City</em>&nbsp;centers on a team of modern-day Robin Hoods, led by a brilliant architect with a troubled past. They use their unique skills to gain access to any stronghold in order to steal from rich criminals and give to those who have been wronged by a corrupt system."&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to our conversation with Geoff about the book, recorded earlier this year:</p><p></p><p>For more on the intersection between architecture and Hollywood:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149969903/screen-print-45-orhan-ayy-ce-interviews-the-wire-actor-bob-wisdom-for-la-forum-s-summer-issue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Print #45: Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce interviews "The Wire" actor Bob Wisdom for LA Forum's Summer Issue</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86088483/brad-pitt-s-make-it-right-opens-leed-platinum-housing-complex-in-kansas-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brad Pitt's "Make It Right" opens LEED-platinum housing complex...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967756/vote-now-for-the-aia-2016-i-look-up-people-s-choice-award-film Vote now for the AIA 2016 I Look Up People's Choice Award film Justine Testado 2016-09-09T18:41:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T23:15:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/do/doga0atzqqerinn7.jpg" width="650" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects and filmmakers team up in the AIA's yearly I Look Up Film Challenge to create a short film responding to the open-ended prompt of &ldquo;demonstrating architecture as a solution&rdquo;...the second edition made its return with double the number of submissions. While the competition jury will decide which submissions will win the top prizes (expected to be announced this month), the public can take part in the People's Choice Award.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Voting is open now until October 3. Find more details <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5133/vote-now-for-the-people-s-choice-award-in-the-2016-i-look-up-film-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963381/watch-the-official-trailer-for-tomas-koolhaas-upcoming-documentary-rem" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch the official trailer for Tomas Koolhaas' upcoming documentary, 'REM'</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139113943/a-terrible-enjoyable-bloody-business-the-influential-films-of-charles-and-ray-eames" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A &ldquo;terrible, enjoyable bloody business&rdquo;: the influential films of Charles and Ray Eames</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128328716/feast-your-eyes-on-do-ho-suh-s-immersive-home-installations-in-this-short-film" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Feast your eyes on Do Ho Suh's immersive home installations in this short film</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966331/documentary-seeks-funding-to-finish-tour-of-uk-engineered-social-utopias Documentary seeks funding to finish tour of UK-engineered social utopias Julia Ingalls 2016-09-01T13:03:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T23:42:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f5/f5d106twaj8r6tx1.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What are dreams made of? More importantly, how are these dreams executed, and how do we live in the corresponding gap between vision and reality? For the residents of the U.K. towns Basildon and Essex, who dwell in post-World War II "New Towns" designed to be social utopias, their struggles to thrive in a globalized reality are being chronicled in the documentary "New Town Utopias." The filmmakers, who have shot over 100 hours of footage, are currently seeking funding via <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/301810924/new-town-utopia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> to help them complete the film.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/91/910o1gh3ddyqtt2t.jpg"></p><p>While the film centers around the creative community, it also investigates the larger historical questions of place and belonging. As the Kickstarter description notes, "It is a meditation on British social history that asks the question:&nbsp;<em>do people make the place&hellip; or does a place make the people?"</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kk/kks3c7jbkd5t45od.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oj/ojc06ztk7sl6evy4.jpg"></p><p>For more on innovative architectural documentaries:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941590/b-ka-lemoine-s-cinematic-canon-acquired-by-moma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B&ecirc;ka &amp; Lemoine's cinematic canon acquired by MoMA</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965913/20-excellent-films-that-feature-cities-as-principal-characters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">20 excellent films that feature cities as principal characters</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144590554/john-lautner-hits-the-silver-screen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Lautner hits...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965913/20-excellent-films-that-feature-cities-as-principal-characters 20 excellent films that feature cities as principal characters Julia Ingalls 2016-08-30T14:58:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T21:59:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ju/ju5wtl9y1vymwbcp.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What would "Lost in Translation" be without&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14722/tokyo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo</a>, or "In Bruges" without, well, Bruges? This engrossing&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2015/20-great-films-where-one-of-the-main-characters-is-a-city/#ixzz4IpvMhixl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taste of Cinema</a> piece selects 20 films released from the 1930s up to the cinematic present in which the city and its surrounds play a vital role in the narrative. The piece then delves into the beauty, power, and ambiance of that particular locale as it relates to each film's plot. Unsurprisingly, Jim Jarmusch's work makes a few appearances, as does the original 1997 version of "Insomnia," which qualifies as pretty much the most <em>noir</em> movie ever shot entirely in daylight.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9m/9m5sjxhoarz6ircs.jpg"><br><em>Screenshot from "Insomnia."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8u/8ue0ae2jhna0wtu2.jpg"><br><em>Screenshot from "Night on Earth."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/df/df1oump0b5h7t26u.jpg"><br><em>Screenshot from "Mystery Train."</em></p><p>As a kind of thesis statement, the piece explains that:</p><p>"The films listed rely on the narrative space and its geographical and sociological specifications. The plots of these films are formed by numerous references to the spatial and temporal phase in which the story is taking place."</p><p>For more on the intersection of cinema an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963998/a-remarkable-time-lapse-video-of-los-angeles A remarkable time lapse video of Los Angeles Julia Ingalls 2016-08-18T13:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:45:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2a/2actld5z3xq7pylc.jpg" width="650" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From the Venice Canals to the detritus-strewn cliffs overlooking downtown to the interior of a hospital, this time lapse video by Mason Thibo&nbsp;surveys the edgy splendor of Los Angeles, allowing a glimpse not only of the city's extraordinary variety of neighborhoods, but the way people (and vehicles) interact with each zone. It's a kind of gorgeous panorama of how <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941219/why-american-infrastructure-funding-keeps-facing-such-an-uphill-battle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">infrastructure</a>, recreational areas, institutional facilities and residential neighborhoods combine to form the U.S.'s second largest metropolis:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956282/how-does-an-architect-reflect-the-life-of-a-city-in-an-abstract-skyscraper How does an architect reflect the life of a city in an abstract skyscraper? Julia Ingalls 2016-07-06T12:46:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T13:54:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2l/2l0xc2xkz83h5pbg.jpg" width="650" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122583531/b-ro-ole-scheeren-reveals-design-of-new-guardian-art-center-hybrid-auction-house-in-beijing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ole Scheeren</a> wanted to meet his client's request for a skyscraper that would stand out in the already hyperbolic architecture of Bangkok primarily by designing something that wasn't trying so hard. Instead of going for a wild, crazy shape, Scheeren started by vertically extruding an abstract square.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ak/ak0etbhbznxj4aj6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1a/1a1rq035q6g9r72e.jpg"></p><p>However, as he notes in this <a href="http://www.cnn.com/videos/architecture/2016/06/30/bangkok-skyline-architecture-style-cnn-orig.cnn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CNN</a> video, "Of course, this move exactly exemplifies the problem of the skyscraper. It is an abstract silhouette in a skyline that has no relationship to the city, and does not speak at all of the people that actually live in it or inhabit it. So I wanted to open up the new shaft of the tower and reveal the grain of its inhabitation. Through the usage of it, the people that will live in these three dimensional units will start to define the image of the building. The building will project the life of the people back to the city that gave it."</p><p>Watch the full video <a href="http://www.cnn.com/videos/architecture/2016/06/30/bangkok-skyline-architecture-style-cnn-orig.cnn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on CNN</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/650x/6z/6zcjkduvzgqw7vlz.jpg" width="650" height="366" 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/149950257/j-rn-utzon-s-saga-with-the-sydney-opera-house-coming-to-the-big-screen Jørn Utzon's saga with the Sydney Opera house coming to the big screen Julia Ingalls 2016-06-08T13:12:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T00:16:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fr/frt7tigshmpqvj3b.jpg" width="650" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With the working title Utzon, The Man Behind the Opera House, the film will tell the story of Danish architect J&oslash;rn Utzon, who was just 38 years old and relatively unknown when he won the international competition to design an opera house on Sydney&rsquo;s Bennelong Point in 1957... The Sydney Opera House was completed by Australian architect Peter Hall &ndash; a handover which ostracised Hall from the architectural community, and which his family believe led to his ruin.</p></em><br /><br /><p>With a screenplay by&nbsp;Oscar-nominated Petter Skavlan, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148971922/the-dessau-bauhaus-documentary-now-available-on-youtube" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">film</a> promises to get into some thorny emotional terrain. As producer Jan Marnell explains, &ldquo;We have a world wonder. We have its creator &ndash; who wasn&rsquo;t allowed to see his dream fulfilled. We have creativity versus bureaucracy and political manoeuvring ranging from friend to foe. We have an outstanding architect with streaks of megalomania and genius, and his vengeful opponents who plot to get him out of the country. What do they want? In the end, they want to take back what they believe should have been theirs in the first place.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ag/agjx55azuyw15n0g.jpg"></p><p>What else is going on with the Sydney Opera house?</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937067/j-rn-utzon-s-final-touch-to-the-sydney-opera-house-a-le-corbusier-tapestry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J&oslash;rn Utzon's final touch to the Sydney Opera House: a Le Corbusier tapestry</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83759456/the-sydney-opera-house-by-j-rn-utzon-celebrates-its-40th-anniversary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Sydney Opera House by J&oslash;rn Utzon Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935804/archinect-sessions-58-last-week-s-architecture-news-when-it-wasn-t-so-depressing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions #58: Last week&rsquo;s architecture news. When it wasn&rsquo;t so depressing.</a></li></ul> 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/650x/46/46vd7ed8kgm7tdd1.jpg" width="650" height="363" 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/149946285/stahl-house-documentary-plagued-by-extortion-suicide-and-lawsuits Stahl House documentary plagued by extortion, suicide, and lawsuits Julia Ingalls 2016-05-19T16:57:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:11:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8f/8fufbyyf0w3dd4vn.jpg" width="650" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Los Angeles Business Journal reports in this week's issue that the filmmaker, Steven Slomkowski, sought to get out of the project after the suicide of Mark Stahl, one of three siblings who control the property, also renowned in architecture lore as Case Study Home #22. Slomkowski sued in 2014, alleging that the surviving siblings, Bruce and Shari Stahl, got cold feet over depictions of Mark and their late father, Buck. The Stahls countersued...</p></em><br /><br /><p>When it's not involved in documentary-driven legal feuds, the iconic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127650629/growing-up-in-case-study-house-22-the-stahl-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stahl House</a> frequently serves as a backdrop for a variety of fictional films, including Atom Egoyan's "Where The Truth Lies," and "Galaxy Quest:"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j2/j270n2q6i5xuupln.jpg"></p><p>For more on the intersection between architecture and cinema:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148971922/the-dessau-bauhaus-documentary-now-available-on-youtube" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Dessau Bauhaus" documentary now available on YouTube</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134181529/kevin-roche-the-quiet-architect-documentary-announced-for-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect" documentary announced for 2016</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124354329/sagrada-the-mystery-of-creation-showcases-the-collaborative-efforts-to-finish-gaud-s-towering-basilica" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation" showcases the collaborative efforts to finish Gaud&iacute;'s towering basilica</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941590/b-ka-lemoine-s-cinematic-canon-acquired-by-moma Bêka & Lemoine's cinematic canon acquired by MoMA Julia Ingalls 2016-04-20T14:08:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:02:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wx/wxka8qjknmh88xtl.jpg" width="650" height="217" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The way a building is envisioned to interact with people versus the way it actually does can be dramatically different, which is why the 16 films of Ila B&ecirc;ka&nbsp;and Louise Lemoine are both aesthetically stunning and humanistically delightful. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146731731/ds-r-led-moma-redesign-scaled-back-more-details-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA</a> has acquired the pair's entire collection of work, from their first film, "Koolhaas Houselife" to their latest, ""The &infin; happiness."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rc/rciaag9m4o8j0ivt.jpg"></p><p>Beka &amp; Lemoine has filmed the work of a variety of well-known architects, from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136351063/frank-gehry-opens-up-about-the-emotional-side-of-his-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/341/renzo-piano-building-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano</a>. Here a few stills from "Living Architectures" and "Spiriti":</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tb/tb90q4ek4xxp3rao.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/98/98ui71on106ouj16.jpg"></p><p>And here's the trailer for "The&nbsp;&infin; happiness":</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149430434/naming-names-how-do-architecture-firms-choose-what-to-call-themselves Naming names: how do architecture firms choose what to call themselves? Julia Ingalls 2016-03-02T14:12:00-05:00 >2016-03-16T00:09:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/59/59q4krjbuix12gsy.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Unlike industries such as automotive, which spend big bucks hiring branding and naming experts, architects often name themselves &ndash; sometimes on the fly. There&rsquo;s the story about ARO (Architecture Research Office) in New York. The name is generic, but what can you expect from the partners who named themselves on the way to a meeting, said Christian Unverzagt, design director at Detroit-based M1/DTW, a multidisciplinary studio specializing in design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architects spend years designing a single project, so it may come as a surprise that they sometimes name themselves in only a few minutes. While some firms have chosen a more clever approach to naming&mdash;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/130410487/upstarts-design-bitches" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design, Bitches</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> (with web address BIG.dk) spring to mind&mdash;many firms seem to choose from the oblique vowel-less bin, sounding less like design entities and more like grim governmental agencies. Many of them just cut to the chase:&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ga/ga7dflt78x4vw7lo.jpg"></p><p>What's the ideal architectural name? A while back, Archinect's forum commentors took a crack at naming:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/33055/daydreaming-your-studio-firm-name" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daydreaming: Your studio/firm name?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/144590554/john-lautner-hits-the-silver-screen John Lautner hits the silver screen Julia Ingalls 2015-12-30T17:34:00-05:00 >2016-01-17T22:01:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3t/3ttie3x1r4z85nd4.jpg" width="650" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 1990 documentary "The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner" screens in Beverly Hills on January 2, and it includes not only dramatic images of the buildings, but also interviews and insights from the builders, owners, and the architect himself.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Like the fine wine of architecture, the work of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106405526/john-lautner-s-silvertop-home-to-list-for-7-5-million" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Lautner</a> only gets better with age. Whether experienced in exhibition form (the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77578/review-between-earth-and-heaven-the-architecture-of-john-lautner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hammer Museum's 2008 show</a> was a marvelous introduction for those unfamiliar with his canon) to documentary film, Lautner's fearless yet elegant exploration of space and material continues to captivate decades after his death in 1994. What better way to start off 2016?&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sr/sr2fsyubx9yk58g4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3d/3dbw1e5jqz85ykqw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2l/2lea9pmm11dpxsz7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oy/oymz5j94xfre72yd.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wo/wo117zkz4tmvvozd.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125514414/film-the-northparker-signals-change-in-a-once-blighted-san-diego-district FILM: The Northparker signals change in a once-blighted San Diego district Justine Testado 2015-04-17T14:49:00-04:00 >2015-04-17T15:41:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mm/mmfl0h81wajcl8i5.jpg" width="528" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://breadtruckfilms.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Breadtruck Films</a> captures a glimpse of The Northparker's impact in the booming Northpark neighborhood of San Diego in the nearly 6.5-minute film, "The Northparker". Designed by architect/developer <a href="http://www.jonathansegalarchitect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jonathan Segal</a>, the monolithic mixed-use structure has 27 stylish residential units tucked inside in addition to four hipster-friendly restaurants that offer craft beer and street food. Plus, the building received <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125454077/2015-aia-housing-awards-continue-to-foster-designing-high-quality-housing-for-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a 2015 AIA Housing Award</a> yesterday.</p><p>Watch the whole film right below. (Adorable-kid commentary included.)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123119878/buckminster-fuller-tells-the-tale-on-his-geodesic-life-in-a-mini-storybook-style-audio-interview Buckminster Fuller tells the tale on His Geodesic Life in a mini storybook-style audio interview Justine Testado 2015-03-17T13:40:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T20:35:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hw/hwhcohxkvvplaxtf.jpg" width="640" height="640" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Quoted Studios&nbsp;&mdash; the creators of the acclaimed animated interview series <a href="http://blankonblank.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank on Blank</a>&nbsp;&mdash; introduced The Experimenters, a brand new mini interview series that offers a peek into the minds of iconic figures in science, technology, and innovation. The first episode, which aired today, shines the spotlight on ol' Buckminster Fuller on His Geodesic Life. The other two episodes will feature anthropologist Jane Goodall and theoretical physicist Richard Feynman.</p><p>Like a storybook, the short film features a recorded audio interview with Bucky by renowned broadcaster <a href="http://studsterkel.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studs Terkel</a> from 1965 and 1970. "Everyone aware of his work agrees that Buckminster Fuller is one of the original minds of our time," Terkel remarks in the introduction. Colorful animations by Jennifer Yoo accompany Fuller's distinctive run-on conversational style and maintain a sense of charm as Fuller talks about how his own environment&nbsp;&mdash; particularly his own personal struggles and painful experiences&nbsp;&mdash; catapulted his architect...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110879406/henning-larsen-foundation-launches-architecture-and-film-competition Henning Larsen Foundation launches Architecture and Film Competition Justine Testado 2014-10-09T15:32:00-04:00 >2014-10-09T15:39:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s5/s5ckog2o3lt0cir9.jpg" width="650" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Henning Larsen Foundation just launched their international Architecture + Film Competition, which aims to revive the use of architecture on film and garner new innovation in the unique genre. Based on the similarities between architecture and film, the competition focuses on the experience of architectural space over time.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Entrants must create a film sequence of 1-5 minutes that animates architecture by embracing time as the primary dimension. Submissions can be uploaded starting Feb. 1, 2015 until the deadline on March 12. Competition results will be announced on the foundation's website on August 20.</p><p>Evaluation committee:</p><ul><li>Troels Troelsen, Architect, Chairman, Henning Larsen Foundation</li><li>Christian Braad Thomsen, Film Instructor and Author</li><li>Bente Scavenius, Master of Arts and Board Member, Henning Larsen Foundation</li><li>Peter M&oslash;ller Rasmussen, Architect, Head of Programming, Copenhagen Architecture X Film Festival</li><li>Jette Lehmann, Production Designer</li><li>Vinca Wiedemann, Principal, The National Film School of Denmark (Alternate)</li></ul><p><strong>For full competitions details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/henning_larsen_foundation_launches_architecture_and_film_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p><p>For more about architectural film on Archinect, check out our <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/445980/cutting-room" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cutting Room</a> feature series and other related posts <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7533/film" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</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/650x/9l/9li4bkscb2c4yrlp.jpg" width="650" height="677" 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/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/650x/fq/fq9dlggsz20t3mq3.jpg" width="650" height="520" 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>