The American Dream, Unpacked

Film24. January 2017
By: John Hill
Photos courtesy of Heather Clark
Two short films illustrate artist Heather Clark's three-piece exhibition, Maintenance, now on display at the Hillyer Art Space in Washington, DC.

'A Tomb with a View'

Film23. January 2017
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
A Tomb with a View is a short film directed by Ryan J. Noth that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014. It takes a look at the Memorial Necrópole Ecumênica, the world's tallest cemetery, located in Santos, Brazil.

The Nordic Way of Building

Film20. January 2017
By: John Hill
Trollstigen national tourist route (Photo: diephotodesigner)
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's Louisiana Channel has released an interview with Reiulf D. Ramstad of Oslo's Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter. In the half-hour film he talks about his firm, his approach to architecture, and such notable projects at the Trollstigen national tourist route.

A Concrete Life

Film10. January 2017
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
Nowness presents musician Charles Derenne's five-minute ode to the architecture Paris. You won't see the historical architecture that draws people to the city center. Instead, Derenne focuses on the concrete architecture of the periphery.

A Drone's Eye View of Elbphilharmonie

Film19. December 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
To celebrate the January 2017 opening of the long-awaited Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany, HamburgMusik recently flew some drones through the Herzog & de Meuron-designed building.

The Future of Cities

Film13. December 2016
By: John Hill
Cheonggyecheon Stream, Seoul (Photo: Screenshot)
New York-based filmmaker Oscar Boyson, with the help of The Nantucket Project, ventured around the world to meet architects, planners, thinkers, government officials, and citizens in order to get a sense of where cities are heading.

Contemporary European Architecture ATLAS

Film 1. December 2016
By: John Hill, Miriam Giordano
Photo: Adrian Pedrazas Profumo
The recently published Contemporary European Architecture ATLAS collects, for the first time, all of the nominated projects from the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award—2,881 projects spanning from the first edition in 1988 to the fourteenth in 2015. A short film gives a peek inside the book—with a little help from some toy dinosaurs.

Apple Campus Construction Update

Film29. November 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
It's been over a year since we last checked in on the construction of Norman Foster's "spaceship" for Apple in Cupertino, California. Drone footage by Sexton Videography reveals that the end is near.

All About the Serpentine Pavilion

Film29. November 2016
By: John Hill
Bjarke Ingels in front of his 2016 Serpentine Pavilion (Photo: Screenshot)
The Serpentine Pavilion Programme, in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture, has released a short film that presents the current pavilion and looks back at the history of the Serpentine Pavilion since its conception in 2000 by Serpentine Gallery Director Julia Peyton-Jones.

The AIA Apologizes

Film23. November 2016
By: John Hill
L: Robert F. Ivy, AIA CEO; R: Russell Davidson, 2016 AIA President (Photo: Screenshot)
Following the outrage caused by a "tone-deaf," post-election statement that the American Institute of Architects issued the day after the election of President-Elect Donald Trump, AIA CEO Robert F. Ivy and 2016 AIA President Russell Davidson issued a video apology.