Archinect - News 2016-05-02T21:18:15-04:00 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 >2016-04-21T10:00:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wx/wxka8qjknmh88xtl.jpg" width="514" height="171" 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/138492312/wim-wenders-discusses-the-role-of-architecture-and-landscape-in-his-films Wim Wenders discusses the role of architecture and landscape in his films Julia Ingalls 2015-10-08T14:06:00-04:00 >2015-10-23T23:04:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/waieusmkd9x41zm6.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I slowly became more and more of a storyteller and less and less of a painter until I embraced film-making as the only profession that really included everything I liked. It was photography and architecture, music and writing and acting&mdash;everything I liked together into one package that was called &ldquo;film-making&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In an interview with The Economist, film director <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39581395/wim-wenders-turns-his-hand-to-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wim Wenders</a> speaks about the relationship of landscape and architecture in his work, and how focusing on a scene absent of anyone often amplifies the stories of everyone.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q3/q356zde7z25r364q.jpg"></p><p>"I try to make places tell their stories about us," he says. Indeed: from "Paris, Texas" to "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/110346994/material-witness-5-cultural-gerrymandering" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wings of Desire</a>" to "Pina," Wenders' filmmaking agilely pairs emotional and physical terrain.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cy/cywsvd8ic9v7p04v.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133038341/gentrification-through-a-cinematic-lens Gentrification through a cinematic lens Julia Ingalls 2015-07-29T16:54:00-04:00 >2015-08-21T13:19:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k4/k4p249gz17bmrk4n.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/features/article/78446579/the-science-fiction-of-never-built-los-angeles" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vt/vtecehnclvrcrm9k.jpg"></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> http://archinect.com/news/article/89234232/winners-of-the-london-cinema-challenge-re-imagine-the-movie-venue 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9q/9qv8vzqhc1pzwil2.jpg" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wf/wfm6g6pc757m13qq.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><strong>Second prize - Symbiotic Venue by Nada Alqallaf and Jaime Sevilla</strong><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9i/9icp2kgf5zomuu5y.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><strong>Third prize - Peep(le) Show by Shuping Liu and Jackie Krasnokutskaya</strong><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/op/opu7hyfnrj7g4bl0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Click the thumbnails below to see the Honorable Mentions.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/5755976/winners-of-the-long-island-cinema-center-competition 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yy/yy3o6nza6t96ek3c.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>