Archinect - News 2015-10-05T11:11:53-04:00 Gentrification through a cinematic lens Julia Ingalls 2015-07-29T16:54:00-04:00 >2015-08-21T13:19:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Real Estate Fiction, a two-part short film series that compiles clips from movies that deal with issues of gentrification and land-grabbing, isn't the magnum opus of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Plays Itself</a>, but it's infused with the same analysis-as-entertainment spirit. Part one of the 20-minute short features clips from <em>Batteries Not Included, Boyz'n'The Hood, Do The Right Thing, Le mani sulla citta</em>, and numerous other films from around the world, interspersed with brief critical dialogue at the beginning of each chapter heading.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Divided by chapters with titles including "Conspiracy Over the Urban Scene," the film artfully investigates the tensions between city dwellers and the pressures of (usually greedy) developers and speculators. It's entertaining primarily because it explores realities that so often make for exceptionally dry academic reading. The&nbsp;concise&nbsp;commentary touches on the complexities of urban development, speculation, and repurposing without offering the depth and nuance of a ful...</p> Winners of the London Cinema Challenge re-imagine the movie venue Justine Testado 2013-12-19T19:31:00-05:00 >2013-12-19T19:31:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Have a seat and grab some popcorn, the results are out for Combo Competitions' London Cinema Challenge. Limited to only their imaginations, designers from all disciplines created their own movie-viewing spaces set on Central London's Newman Street. Entrants also had to include a unique twist in their submission.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Three winners and four honorable mentions were selected:<br><br><strong>First prize - Cine'stival by Etienne Fabre and Jean-Emmanuel David</strong><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><strong>Second prize - Symbiotic Venue by Nada Alqallaf and Jaime Sevilla</strong><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><strong>Third prize - Peep(le) Show by Shuping Liu and Jackie Krasnokutskaya</strong><br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Click the thumbnails below to see the Honorable Mentions.</p> Winners of the Long Island Cinema Center Competition Alexander Walter 2011-05-09T14:23:06-04:00 >2011-05-09T18:24:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three winners and four Honorable Mentions have been revealed for the suckerPUNCH-curated Long Island Cinema Center competition in Queens, New York. The international design ideas competition challenged entrants to create a large scale center to celebrate cinema and rescue the moviegoing experience from fading into obsolescence.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>