Film

Zurich 360

Film25. April 2017
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
Dirk Koy's "Zurich 2.0" is an immersive, 360-degree voyage through a digitally manipulated Zurich – the city World-Architects calls home – that moves from the mountains to the Old Town, glimpsing sites like MFO Park along the way.
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On the occasion of a Sol Lewitt re-installation – the current and last installation at the Rice University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas – director Kimberly Davenport looks back at the 22-year tenure of the only university gallery devoted to site-specific artworks.

SHoP's WAVE/CAVE

Film14. April 2017
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
As part of Interni Magazine’s recent Material Immaterial exhibition at Università degli Studi di Milano, SHoP Architects created WAVE/CAVE, a large terracotta enclosure developed with NBK Keramik and Metalsigma Tunesi.

BIG TIME Trailer

Film10. April 2017
By: John Hill
BIG TIME poster (Image: Good Company Pictures)
BIG TIME, directed by Kaspar Astrup Schröder, is a documentary profile of Danish architect Bjarke Ingels that premieres later this month at the Copenhagen Architecture Festival. 

Novelty Is Nonsense

Film 7. April 2017
By: John Hill
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The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art speaks with Adam Caruso of London's Caruso St John Architects about his ideas on history, Modernism, interpreting place, and other influences on how the firm works.

Zaha Hadid's Legacy

Film31. March 2017
By: John Hill
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One year after Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid died from a sudden heart attack, the Architects' Journal presents a half-hour documentary that "takes a look at her career, and legacy, through five stages which signal significant progressions in her work."

'Architecture Is a Job for God'

Film28. March 2017
By: John Hill
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The Louisiana Channel has posted an interview with Chinese architect Wang Shu, the subject of the exhibition The Architect's Studio: Wang Shu - Amateur Architecture Studio on display at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art until the end of April.

Rain on a Tin Roof

Film21. March 2017
By: John Hill
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Artist Matthew Mazzotta's Cloud House in Springfield, Missouri, consists of an open-air pavilion, a sculptural cloud, two rocking chairs, and a rainwater collection system that are meant to illustrate the water cycle and "our fragile dependence on the natural systems that grow the food we eat."

Symphonies of Light

Film15. March 2017
By: John Hill
Image from "Lumia Suite, Op. 158" (Photo: Courtesy of Yale News)
The Yale University Art Gallery has resurrected the mesmerizing Lumia compositions by artist Thomas Wilfred – including a piece commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in 1963 – as part of its exhibition Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light.

Streaming Design

Film 9. March 2017
By: John Hill
Image: Netflix
Netflix is celebrating the creative industries in an eight-part documentary series, Abstract: The Art of Design, which portrays one designer per episode, each in a different field. Architecture is represented by none other than Bjarke Ingels.