Archinect - News 2014-11-21T22:14:42-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/112494619/documentary-to-explore-racial-discrimination-in-transportation-planning Documentary to Explore Racial Discrimination in Transportation Planning Alexander Walter 2014-10-30T14:29:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T20:06:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/co/coj2va5cbiwdql02.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Beavercreek, Ohio, nabbed its own infamous place in civil rights history last year, when the Federal Highway Administration ruled that the suburb had violated anti-discrimination laws by blocking bus service from nearby Dayton. [...] The Beavercreek case illustrates larger, more widespread problems with America&rsquo;s transportation system [...]. The Kirwan Institute is producing a one-hour documentary exploring the Beavercreek case and how racism can influence transportation decision making.</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/111801440/the-anatomy-of-a-building-sancaklar-mosque The Anatomy of a Building: “Sancaklar Mosque” Archinect 2014-10-21T14:43:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T15:00:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1i/1ihd086xdkpci4g0.jpg" width="514" height="260" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Depicting the Sancaklar Mosque, commissioned by Sancaklar Foundation and designed by EAA -- Emre Arolat Architects, this film is a semi-documentary salute to this distinguished example of modern architecture, which stands out among Turkey's Islamic places of worship dominated by historicist building typologies.</p></em><br /><br /><p>SGMStudio&nbsp;(Sarraf | Galeyan | Mekanik)&nbsp;has filmed a short documentary on EAA &ndash; Emre Arolat Architects&rsquo; Sancaklar Mosque -a building that stands out as one of the rare examples of modern architecture among Turkey's Islamic places of worship.&nbsp;SGMStudio&rsquo;s &ldquo;Sancaklar Mosque&rdquo;&nbsp;premiered at Architecture Week Prague and will be on display until October 12th as part of EAA&rsquo;s exhibition. Concurrently, the film will be available online.</p><p>Known for its works at the 1st Istanbul Design Biennial&rsquo;s &ldquo;Musibet&rdquo; exhibition and cooperations with various NGO's focusing on the built environment, creative media practice&nbsp;SGMStudio&nbsp;visualized the transformation of steel, concrete and stone into a place of worship in the&nbsp;&ldquo;Sancaklar Mosque&rdquo;&nbsp;film by following every step of the way, from the start of the mosque&rsquo;s construction until its inauguration.</p><p>Sancaklar Mosque, commissioned by Sancaklar Foundation, is a distinguished example of modern architecture that stands out among Turkey's Islamic places of worship domi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111197307/architecture-and-the-unspeakable-full-length-film-now-released "Architecture and the Unspeakable" full-length film now released Justine Testado 2014-10-13T18:57:00-04:00 >2014-10-13T18:57:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ga/gad3jfkj978dl6m8.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The full-length version of "Architecture and the Unspeakable", directed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1556/john-szot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Szot</a> and produced by <a href="http://archinect.com/brooklyndigitalfoundry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brooklyn Digital Foundry</a>, is now officially released to the public. The film features three architecture proposals by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1556/john-szot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Szot Studio</a>, who visualized three fictional buildings in SoHo, Tokyo, and Detroit. Each building represents a pathological issue that also contributes to the cultural dialogue in architecture, thus exploring the connection between virtual architecture and the physical world.</p><p>The film has been featured at public events throughout the U.S. since last month. An upcoming screening is currently scheduled for November 13 at the <a href="http://www.pinkcomma.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinkcomma Gallery</a> in Boston.</p><p>Check out the film in its entirety right below.</p><p>Also find Archinect's previous interviews with John Szot <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/428669/architecture-and-the-unspeakable" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</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/514x/s5/s5ckog2o3lt0cir9.jpg" width="514" height="228" 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/110277898/cathedrals-of-culture-the-documentary-that-tries-and-fails-to-find-the-souls-of-buildings Cathedrals of Culture: the documentary that tries – and fails – to find the souls of buildings Archinect 2014-10-01T20:26:00-04:00 >2014-10-09T18:29:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/75635f75829cccec65ec564aca87c582.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wim Wenders and a team of directors attempt to show &lsquo;the soul of buildings&rsquo;, from the Pompidou Centre to the most humane prison in the world, in 3D. But their sickly-sweet results feel more like a series of vapid promo videos</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/109717512/wild-architecture-makes-german-cinema-come-alive-at-lacma Wild architecture makes German cinema come alive at LACMA Alexander Walter 2014-09-24T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T14:05:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa30a6fa1e80710db955a65ccaf39198.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Movies can be great. Art can be great. But put them together in a museum exhibition, and the combination can be not-so-great. [...] A new exhibition of early 20th-century cinema at the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA), however, rethinks that equation. [...] Designed by Amy Murphy, a professor of architecture at USC, and Michael Maltzan of Michael Maltzan Architecture, the exhibition design is the antithesis of the traditional framed-stuff-on-a-wall model.</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/109573636/in-residence-ricardo-bofill In Residence: Ricardo Bofill Archinect 2014-09-22T17:06:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T00:18:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ogogzpzazhwyj9jb.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There are houses, and then there&rsquo;s Ricardo Bofill&rsquo;s house: a brutalist former cement factory of epic proportions on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain. A grandiose monument to industrial architecture in the Catalonian town of Sant Just Desvern, La Fabrica is a poetic and personal space that redefines the notion of the conventional home.</p></em><br /><br /><p></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/108019723/what-can-forensic-architecture-reveal-about-the-conflict-in-gaza What can ‘forensic architecture’ reveal about the conflict in Gaza? Alexander Walter 2014-09-02T13:25:00-04:00 >2014-09-02T13:26:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/45/45d7da87b1cc887805e8e2775b6342c9.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Weizman has also made a name for himself as the chief proponent of &ldquo;forensic architecture&rdquo;, by which he analyses the impacts of urban warfare for clues about the crimes that were perpetrated there. To Weizman, buildings are weapons. When he looks out across the landscape of the occupied Palestinian West Bank [...] he sees a battlefield. &ldquo;The weapons and ammunitions are very simple elements: they are trees, they are terraces, they are houses. They are barriers.&rdquo;</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/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/102865833/building-wes-anderson-s-grand-budapest-hotel-out-of-50-000-legos Building Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" out of 50,000 Legos Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-27T15:02:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T22:57:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8s/8s1nt70usfpruuaf.jpg" width="514" height="697" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Hardcore Wes Anderson fan and Lego model designer Ryan Ziegelbauer, in reverence to the director's most recent film, <em>The Grand Budapest Hotel</em>, has made a miniature replica of the Hotel completely out of Legos.</p><p>Over the course of 575 hours, Ryan and a team of eight model builders designed and built the hotel, using more than 50,000 Lego bricks sourced from Lithuana, Poland, Latvia, Germany, Italy, and 14 U.S. states. Sadly, the film's cast was not replicated in the model.</p><p>Watch Ryan and his team put the model together in blazing stop-motion below:</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102097368/daniel-libeskind-on-drawing-the-forgotten-fundamental-in-rem-s-biennale Daniel Libeskind on drawing; the forgotten Fundamental in Rem's Biennale Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-17T15:14:00-04:00 >2014-06-20T13:52:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/je/jeoaz2j6xj4qiooe.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Daniel Libeskind preaches the importance of drawings for creating architecture, in the latest short film from Chicago-based&nbsp;creative agency, <a href="http://spiritofspace.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a>. Shot at Libeskind's "<a href="http://daniel-libeskind.com/events/daniel-libeskinds-sonnets-babylon-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sonnets of Babylon</a>"&nbsp;pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale, the quick interview reflects on Libeskind's attention to drawing throughout his career, and the potentials it holds for architecture's future.</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99476731/by-2011-atlanta-had-demolished-all-of-its-public-housing-projects-where-did-all-those-people-go By 2011, Atlanta Had Demolished All of Its Public Housing Projects. Where Did All Those People Go? Alexander Walter 2014-05-09T13:25:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T22:58:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/477e6c6a85ebb57bddd18abcfce0e9b1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For most of the 20th century, Atlanta was known for its public housing. The city had pioneered the concept in the 1930s [...] Two decades later, that proportion has fallen all the way to zero. [...] Looking at these two decades of rapid residential change, Atlanta native and filmmaker King Williams is looking for an answer to a seemingly obvious question. With his in-production documentary The Atlanta Way, Williams asks: Where did all of these people end up?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98679839/how-hbo-recreated-the-studiedly-zany-offices-of-silicon-valley How HBO Recreated The Studiedly Zany Offices Of "Silicon Valley" Alexander Walter 2014-04-25T18:12:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T18:48:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ca/caa908dd6c2f0fd15436b89ea1c96a51.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Silicon Valley is a meticulously researched show [...] and the work spaces that appear on screen are no exception. Production designer Richard Toyon, the man responsible for the visual storytelling, called up friends all over Silicon Valley to get a peek inside the offices of Facebook, Google, Zynga, and others. Security often prevented Toyon from taking pictures inside the buildings, so he made due with mental notes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/87376636/aftershock-2-serendipity-machines-and-the-future-of-workplace-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aftershock #2: "Serendipity Machines" and the Future of Workplace Design</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98148220/design-tweaks-can-t-overcome-academy-museum-s-dramatic-flaws Design tweaks can't overcome Academy Museum's dramatic flaws Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T14:07:00-04:00 >2014-09-07T02:18:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f353a80c8162d4c0adf1ab119ea338ca.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If Brougher and other academy leaders can compel the architects to reconcile the clear potential of the new wing's interior spaces with its unconvincing, unwieldy exterior, they may be able to salvage the design before construction begins. If not, they may well have an architectural flop on their hands when the museum opens in 2017 &mdash; not to mention the third disappointing Piano building within a quarter-mile radius.</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/95416537/pbs-s-unusual-spaces-profiles-berlin-tempelhof-airport-the-mother-of-all-airports PBS's "UNUSUAL SPACES" profiles Berlin-Tempelhof Airport, "The Mother of All Airports" Archinect 2014-03-11T17:27:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:10:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xj/xjs4zcq1z5f9qgxt.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the center of the sprawling metropolis of Germany's capital, Berlin-Tempelhof Airport stands as both a monument to a darker era in Germany's past and a link to its future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Built on an airfield where the Wright Brothers once demonstrated their Flyer before a captive European audience, Tempelhof Airport was conceived by the leaders of the Third Reich as a architectural testament to the boundless ambition of German supremacy. Captured by the Soviet Army in 1945 before it could be completed, turned over to American forces following the Conference at Yalta, and then serving as West Berlin's lifeline to the free world during the Cold War, the airport was a central set piece in 20th century history.</p><p>After decades of dwindling postwar commercial operation following the construction of other regional airports, a referendum for its closure was narrowly approved in the mid-2000s. Since its official closure in 2008, however, a dramatic new vision for the airport has emerged...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95409267/steven-holl-architects-presents-two-new-films-with-spirit-of-space-on-the-sifang-art-museum Steven Holl Architects presents two new films with Spirit of Space on the Sifang Art Museum Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-11T15:39:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T20:15:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fq/fq9dlggsz20t3mq3.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Perhaps you remember <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80010418/spirit-of-space-presents-art-in-the-city-a-short-film-honoring-chicago-s-public-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space's <em>Art in the City</em> film</a> from back in summer of 2013, meditating on the interplay between city life and public art in Chicago. More recently, the architectural film-making creative agency produced two short films showcasing <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85914123/sifang-art-museum-designed-by-22-architects-including-wang-shu-sanaa-adjaye-holl-opens-its-first-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl's work for the Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing, China</a>. SOS has previously worked with Steven Holl on five film pieces, featuring his work in both China and the U.S.</p><p>The films follow SOS's tried-and-true style -- one with Holl explaining to the camera his design choices, interspersed with languishing shots of the now-open museum:</p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/88662960" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sifang Art Museum: A Conversation with Steve Holl</a></p><p>...and a second, more contemplative film that in turn dwells on the architecture itself:</p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/88664984" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sifang Art Museum</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94979661/architecture-s-precise-role-in-steve-mcqueen-s-films Architecture's precise role in Steve McQueen's films Archinect 2014-03-05T20:27:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:20:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9e/9ecab48846ee23b3232a58c443ed2268.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... you can find in his full body of work a sustained attempt to measure how much the physical or architectural setting of a scene contributes to a narrative and how much it takes us out of one.</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/94762976/the-miniature-model-behind-the-grand-budapest-hotel The Miniature Model Behind ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Archinect 2014-03-03T00:34:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T00:34:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lp/lp53prinec5pgnai.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To get a sense of the kind of hotel they wanted, Mr. Stockhausen did extensive research with Mr. Anderson. This included looking at vintage images at the Library of Congress of hotels and European vacation spots. They also looked through hotel archives and studied the architecture of locales like the Grandhotel Pupp in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.</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/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/93324224/everyone-s-an-architect-11-jobs-common-only-in-romantic-comedies Everyone’s an architect: 11 jobs common only in romantic comedies Archinect 2014-02-10T21:05:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:31:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xc/xc6uhbf1jexezorg.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lonely male architects star in The Lake House (Keanu Reeves), The Last Kiss (Zach Braff), Three To Tango (Matthew Perry), Sleepless In Seattle (Tom Hanks), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (Luke Wilson), Love Actually (Liam Neeson), Just Like Heaven (Mark Ruffalo), and It&rsquo;s Complicated (Steve Martin)&mdash;apparently, architecture is a good cipher for &ldquo;sensitive, but not girly.&rdquo; Few of those men ever worry about the job market...</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/91684666/spike-jonze-s-her-a-refreshingly-original-take-on-a-future-l-a Spike Jonze's 'Her' a refreshingly original take on a future L.A. Alexander Walter 2014-01-20T14:11:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T19:55:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b8f20f020d64d84f8000af31228e9540.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The city has dense clusters of tall towers and a mass-transit system to rival London's. Cars seem to have been banished. [...] The sidewalks and the rail stations are crowded with people. It's as if a benevolent Robert Moses, a planning dictator with a green agenda, had taken over the political realm in Los Angeles.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90756275/elizabeth-diller-on-spike-jonze-s-her" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elizabeth Diller on Spike Jonze's 'Her'</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91223428/killing-architects-wins-new-generations-film-competition-on-the-future-of-architectural-practice Killing Architects wins New Generations film competition on the future of architectural practice Justine Testado 2014-01-14T15:19:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:02:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tl3nug62dxj246lo.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the ongoing discussion of the future of the architectural profession, New Generations has announced the Rotterdam-based firm Killing Architects as the winner of their first competition. All architects and creatives under 40 were invited to submit short films that show innovative forms of architectural practice and their own interpretation of the shifting role of the architect -- in both a construction industry and societal context.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Check out Killing Architects' winning response</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90756275/elizabeth-diller-on-spike-jonze-s-her Elizabeth Diller on Spike Jonze's 'Her' Archinect 2014-01-08T13:20:00-05:00 >2014-01-15T19:54:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1d/1d989acaa2bb25cf90d80ac4f404684c.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In doing press for the film, Jonze has repeatedly credited New York architects Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, AIA, founding principals of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with helping him devise the feel of his settings. Diller took time to chat with ARCHITECT about the film, as well as the uncanny qualities of the near-future and why she generally prefers murder stories to sci-fi.</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/89302472/birdbnb-exhibits-elaborate-birdhouse-replicas-of-over-50-airbnb-listings "Birdbnb" exhibits elaborate birdhouse replicas of over 50 Airbnb listings Justine Testado 2013-12-20T17:28:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T21:42:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cu/cu89cmhc0jhs988h.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Whether you're flying out for the holidays, staying at home, or you happen to be a migratory bird searching for a stylish pitstop in the midst of your seasonal travels, you might want to check out the birdhouses in <a href="http://www.airbnb.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb</a>'s "Every Traveler Deserves a Home" campaign that launched on Dec. 16. Strict practicality aside, the quaint factor of "birdbnb" is hard to ignore.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u84cvwnuzamrsn6v.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1otyidibix0t5bu8.jpg" title=""><br><br> Airbnb paired up with ad agency <a href="http://www.pereiraodell.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pereira &amp; O'Dell</a> for their first integrated marketing campaign to promote travel and hospitality by aiming the spotlight on nature's most frequent flyers. A team of artists commissioned by Airbnb crafted over 50 birdhouse replicas of the company's home listings around the world.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e9/e9qc2l179kqbmkhv.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tx/tx9bi07itm8bwffd.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1v/1vzfd99dbzzn8ohj.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6k/6kwbj4i32r8ygqii.jpg" title=""><br><br> Other participants include ornithologist Carolyn Atherton who consulted in the campaign, miniatures experts, and a behind-the-scenes film directed by Alma Har'el.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lo/lo5mln4qesxnui7m.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iq/iqv7iyspnf6fw091.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The short film (<strong>linked below</strong>) shows the artists having fun as they make the birdhouses and dance to musician Zach Shields performing his o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88211716/the-architecture-of-filmmaking-see-your-favorite-movie-scenes-as-floor-plans The Architecture Of Filmmaking: See Your Favorite Movie Scenes As Floor Plans Alexander Walter 2013-12-06T13:03:00-05:00 >2013-12-06T15:44:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/da/da98a9932725af890dedaaed8a5cabe2.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Interiors is a magazine devoted to investigating the architectural designs of film settings. Creators Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen Karaoghlanian explain how they deconstruct these fictional spaces down to a blueprint level. [...] It starts out with a detailed essay on how space is used in a setting--perhaps the house from Up or the spaceship from 2001: A Space Odyssey--and continues with blueprints from specific scenes [...].</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/87991594/rotterdam-salutes-coolsingel-street-with-tribute-film-screenings Rotterdam salutes Coolsingel street with "Tribute" film screenings Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-03T18:37:00-05:00 >2013-12-03T18:37:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ow/owd56ldkp3cdn5b1.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Once a bustling and stylish avenue, now a street that no longer knows its identity or purpose, no other street in Rotterdam provokes as much discussion as the Coolsingel.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Coolsingel is Rotterdam's civic artery, a 1km street home to the city's economic, commercial and political focal points. But despite its central position and function for the last century, the street has suffered a bit of an identity crisis, and lacks the vibrancy it once channeled.</p> <p> To reinvigorate its presence in the city and honor its history, Sculpture International Rotterdam (along with guest curator Laurie Cluitmans) will transform the street into an outdoor cinema, for a project it calls "Tribute To An Avenue". Every night for a month early next year, short films by accomplished international video artists will be projected onto the Coolsingel's walls and windows, accompanied by special tours including food, music, and nightlife. The event is not only a move to invigorate the space, but to refine its muddle, and draw public attention to the relationship between a city street and its citizens.</p> <p> "Tribute To An Avenue" will run every night from January 8 to February 9, 2...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87159205/architecture-how-buildings-are-used-in-sci-fi-films Architecture: How buildings are used in sci-fi films Archinect 2013-11-22T18:39:00-05:00 >2013-11-22T19:50:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vphu6giu9hk4rsku.jpg" width="514" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There are usually four types of homes in science-fiction films: futuristic, retro, dystopian or modernist. The futuristic, space-age dwellings are mostly white, in which tables and chairs might hover above the floor and doors slide open automatically with a hum. This was the default style of the mid-20th century. It has been used less frequently in recent years...</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/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/85284261/the-absent-column-a-film-about-the-fight-to-save-prentice-hospital The Absent Column - a film about the fight to save Prentice Hospital Archinect 2013-10-29T11:15:00-04:00 >2013-10-30T01:33:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9kmxltf575xgeafw.jpg" width="300" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Modern architecture, and the fight for its value in the world, is brought into sharp focus in this documentary examining the battle over the preservation of former Prentice Women&rsquo;s Hospital in downtown Chicago, designed by master modern architect Betrand Goldberg.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The owner of the building is Chicago institution Northwestern University, which intends to demolish the unique brutalist building, composed of a nine-story concrete cloverleaf tower cantilevered over a rectangular five-story podium.</p> <p> The stage is set for what some preservationists believe will be a defining moment in the battle to preserve modern architecture, and poses the question, Who determines the future of the past?</p> <p> Directed by journalist and Northwestern alumnus Nathan Eddy, the film made its world premiere at the Durban Film Festival in South Africa and subsequently screened at the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam and the Architecture &amp; Design Film Festival in New York.</p>