Archinect - News 2014-04-24T03:07:24-04:00 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 >2014-04-22T14:19:12-04:00 <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> http://archinect.com/news/article/84778343/the-kaplinski-project-is-an-experimental-film-collaboration-between-a-filmmaker-and-an-architect The KAPLINSKI project is an experimental film collaboration between a filmmaker and an architect Archinect 2013-10-22T20:18:00-04:00 >2013-10-22T22:43:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c5/c53zt2bnoousiwie.jpg" width="514" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The KAPLINSKI project is a collaborative work by filmmaker <a href="http://benjaminseroussi.com/%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benjamin Seroussi</a> and architect <a href="http://davidtajchman.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Tajchman</a>. The film shows several different structures, made from the same repetitive wooden element, gathered around bodies,&nbsp; aimed at being mobile, articulated or demolished.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83928191/architects-in-love-robert-slinger-loves-the-kreuzberg-tower Architects In Love: Robert Slinger Loves The Kreuzberg Tower Archinect 2013-10-11T19:49:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T18:17:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6f/6f9950995a891fcb8f27f9db34cfdca7.jpg" width="500" height="272" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In this pilot episode Robert Slinger talks about the Kreuzberg Tower, where he lived on the eighth floor for more than eight years. The project which consists of a tower and its two wings was a social housing project-cum-artist&rsquo;s-residences built by the architect, educator and poet John Hejduk.</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/83061762/architecture-film-festival-rotterdam-2013-the-city-as-time-machine Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2013: The City as Time Machine Justine Testado 2013-09-30T14:14:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T14:14:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j90ti62fnivz30wc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Time travel continues to be, well, a timeless concept. And what better way to think of it as an urban-city setting as seen in the 7th edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam: The City as Time Machine.<br><br> From Oct. 10-13, more than 100 urban architecture and design films on current trending topics will be screened at the LantarenVenster cinema in Rotterdam. As if that weren't enough to make you want to hop on the next plane to the Netherlands, no film fest can be complete without a series of debates, lectures, and talk shows in the program.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w1/w1dclpocjlivrrxn.jpg" title=""><br><br> Many of the films emphasize the ever-changing urban city as a limitless source of inspiration for filmmakers--with stories on renovation, reuse, temporary function, disused buildings, and more. Opening the festival on Oct. 10 is Angel Borrego's "The Competition" from Spain, a film that reveals the true nature of "starchitects" and how architecture firms go about their work.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hm/hmqe1487rbwcv6v9.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/go/gopk3xalug7n90r7.jpg" title=""><br><br> Films like Bert Oosterveld and Peter Frankenest's "Reaching ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82621442/box-by-bot-dolly-explores-the-synthesis-of-real-and-digital-space-through-projection-mapping-on-moving-surfaces "Box" by Bot & Dolly explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. Archinect 2013-09-24T20:44:00-04:00 >2013-09-26T13:52:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bbe026f299db0f9341fef2df0028250b.jpg" width="514" height="193" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. Bot &amp; Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration. It is the culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering. We believe this methodology has tremendous potential to radically transform theatrical presentations, and define new genres of expression.</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/81150050/model-a-short-film-exploring-the-future-of-model-building "MODEL" - a short film exploring the future of model building Archinect 2013-09-05T18:36:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:47:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t1/t11zmavvj1gynyxh.jpg" width="514" height="220" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A couple of years ago, I took a temp job assisting an architectural model builder. It was an intense experience - meticulously crafting delicate materials into structural works of art. I became fascinated with the craftsmanship and artistic ability that goes into this work. The advent of 3D printing - as exciting as it is - poses a problem for this art form. If a machine can spit out a 3D version of a building, is the era of model-making coming to an end?</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/80814769/reality-check-at-arquiteturas-film-festival-lisboa Reality Check at Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisboa Keith Zawistowski 2013-09-01T19:37:00-04:00 >2013-09-01T20:51:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ou/ou2vuzgwvrc1y473.jpg" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2012, &#8203;filmmaker Leon Gerskovic chronicled the journey of 16 design/buildLAB students as they conceived and realized the Masonic Amphitheatre. The project consisted of the complete redevelopment of a post-industrial brownfield into a public park and performance space. Reality Check is their inspirational story.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "Reality Check" by Leon Gerskovic and including time-lapse photography from Jeff Goldberg has been selected for inclusion in the Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisboa and will make its European Premiere on Friday September 27th at 6PM in the Cinema City Alvalade. The screening will be followed by a talk about "designing for the 99%" with Tiago Mota Saraiva of Ateliermob and a moderated discussion including Marie and Keith Zawistowski of design/buildLAB.</p> <p> More about the film, including a trailer, clips, stills, and reviews by: Scott Poole, Dean at UTK; Jeff Day, Partner at Min Day and Director at UNL; and John Cary, Founder at Public Interest Design can be found at <a href="http://www.realitycheckfilm.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.realitycheckfilm.com</a></p> <p> More information about the festival can be found at <a href="http://www.doyoumeanarchitecture.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.doyoumeanarchitecture.com</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79916111/design-in-film-the-modern-house DESIGN IN FILM: THE MODERN HOUSE Archinect 2013-08-20T14:55:00-04:00 >2013-08-20T15:10:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/baxspxvmx5y1vdww.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Modern homes, both real and fake, as featured in the movies.</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/79853387/lindsay-lohan-movie-the-canyons-finds-allure-in-architecture Lindsay Lohan movie 'The Canyons' finds allure in architecture Archinect 2013-08-19T19:18:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T19:22:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a8/a864d4eb9d8a14cc7e53a086467a4241.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Though it features adult-film star James Deen and some explicit sex scenes, the only porn in "The Canyons" - the new movie directed by Paul Schrader and written by Bret Easton Ellis - is architecture porn. [...] The Canyons also spotlights a different kind of architecture - the ugly, impersonal design of multiplex cinemas. The decrepit facades and interiors of these abandoned cineplexes form the visual chapter markers of a movie that is, in many ways, about the death of traditional moviegoing.</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/73777065/chicago-five-great-buildings Chicago - Five Great Buildings Archinect 2013-05-23T16:59:00-04:00 >2013-05-23T19:49:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/al/alcrd33p0cyrl8ol.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chicago has many truly great buildings. It sits firmly on the map of global architecture and is the birthplace of the skyscraper. Creating a short video about just five great buildings is doing this city a massive disservice, as there are many and this is simply my thoughts.</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/73767905/oblivion-director-joseph-kosinski-brings-an-architectural-perspective-to-the-end-of-the-world Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski brings an architectural perspective to the end of the world Archinect 2013-05-23T13:36:00-04:00 >2013-05-27T15:31:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9bf5947e8338046b0b6aa61299b836f2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Not every director studied the greats at film school. Joseph Kosinski spent more time with Wren than Welles. "I went to graduate school in New York to get a degree in architecture&hellip; but never got my licence." Instead Kosinski, 38, has applied his skills to virtual worlds such as "the Grid" -- the digital setting of Tron: Legacy. Now, in Oblivion, he gets to imagine Earth 60 years after an apocalyptic war.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related, see Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/732/kdlab-and-the-art-of-speed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview with Joseph Kosinski about his Art of Speed project for Nike</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71893115/movie-review-herman-s-house-trapped-in-solitary-a-prisoner-specs-out-a-dream-house Movie Review - 'Herman's House' - Trapped In Solitary, A Prisoner Specs Out A Dream House Archinect 2013-04-24T15:19:00-04:00 >2013-04-29T19:35:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m7/m75aw29bhjyddg3y.jpg" width="514" height="247" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The off-screen protagonist of Herman's House, Herman Wallace, already has a dwelling for his body: a 6-foot-by-8-foot cell at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, aka Angola. But the documentary's on-screen protagonist, Jackie Sumell, wants him also to have a place for his soul: a dream house for a man who desperately needs dreams.</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/71890303/the-competition-is-a-film-following-5-celebrity-architects-competing-for-the-same-project "The Competition" is a film following 5 celebrity architects competing for the same project Archinect 2013-04-24T14:29:00-04:00 >2014-02-28T19:20:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sv/svlbabnu9vzha0do.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An almost uncomfortable but intensely fascinating account of how some of the best architects in the world, design giants like Jean Nouvel or Frank Gehry, toil, struggle and strategize to beat the competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The film is scheduled for release in late 2013.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71357749/motion-picture-academy-unveils-renzo-piano-s-design-for-la-film-museum Motion Picture Academy unveils Renzo Piano's design for LA film museum Archinect 2013-04-16T15:25:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T19:43:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bokp7vahl2mbfu59.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Italian architect Renzo Piano, Los Angeles architect Zoltan Pali and officials from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled preliminary designs Thursday for a $300-million film museum at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. The architectural centerpiece of the 290,000-square-foot complex, just west of the campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, would be a giant glass-enclosed dome, which Piano refers to as the "sphere" and the "soap bubble."</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/71080225/archiculture-a-documentary-film-following-architecture-students-to-premiere-later-this-month Archiculture, a documentary film following architecture students, to premiere later this month Archinect 2013-04-11T19:42:00-04:00 >2013-04-12T09:11:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0nf4q79jz9fzv7t.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Archiculture takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio. The film offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of students finishing their final design projects. Interviews with leading professionals, historians and educators help create crucial dialog around the key issues faced by this unique teaching methodology.</p></em><br /><br /><p> As some of you might recall, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/72531/a-mere-sliver-of-time-archiculture-the-documentary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">we interviewed the filmmakers back in 2008 (5 years ago!) here on Archinect</a>. Well, it seems that the world will finally see what they've been working on, starting with the world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 29th.</p>