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 [...]. — fastcocreate.com
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. — Sculpture International Rotterdam
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. To...
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... — ft.com
Since our sister site Bustler first mentioned Joshua Frankel's "Plan Of The City" in 2011, 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. Frankel, composer Judd Greenstein, and 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet...
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’s Hospital in downtown Chicago, designed by master modern architect Betrand Goldberg.
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. The stage is set for what some preservationists believe will be...
The KAPLINSKI project is a collaborative work by filmmaker Benjamin Seroussi and architect David Tajchman. The film shows several different structures, made from the same repetitive wooden element, gathered around bodies, aimed at being mobile, articulated or demolished.
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’s-residences built by the architect, educator and poet John Hejduk. — blog.architectuul.com
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. From Oct. 10-13, more than 100 urban architecture and design films on current...
The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. Bot & 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. — botndolly.com
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? — vimeo.com
In 2012, 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. — Reality Check Film
"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...
Modern homes, both real and fake, as featured in the movies. — vimeo.com
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. — latimes.com
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. — vimeo.com
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… 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. — wired.co.uk
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