BIG + Hyperloop One in the UAE

Film 8. November 2016
By: John Hill
Image: Hyperloop One, courtesy of BIG
BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group and Hyperloop One have unveiled their vision for a high-speed tube connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates through a short film highlighting the proposed 12-minute trip.

AIA's I Look Up Film Challenge

Film 2. November 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot from "Arch 335: Rebuilding Medcamps"
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the people's-choice winners of its I Look Up Film Challenge, in which 47 competing teams produced short films within only one month.

Illuminating 'Literature vs. Traffic'

Film25. October 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Lola Martinez, via Luzinterruptus
As part of the eleventh edition of Nuit Blanche Toronto, which took place the first night of October, the anonymous art group Luzinterruptus covered a street with softly illuminated books, the latest iteration of their Literature vs. Traffic installation.
Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop (Photo: Screenshot from film by Daniele Marucci and Enrico Cano)
Junya Ishigami, who won the 2016 BSI Swiss Architectural Award earlier this year, speaks in a short film about the three projects – Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop, Japanese Pavilion at 2008 Venice Biennale, and "House with Plants" – that the award acknowledges.

'Architecture That's Built to Heal'

Film26. September 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Bret Hartman / TED
In a fifteen-minute TED Talk from February 2016, Michael Murphy, co-founder of Boston's MASS Design Group, presents some of their "lo-fab" projects that embody "a holistic approach that produces community as well as (beautiful) buildings."

NMAAHC in Less Than Sixty Seconds

Film19. September 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
The long-awaited National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), designed by David Adjaye, opens to the public in Washington, DC, on Saturday. A timelapse from EarthCam documents the building's construction.

Panama's Plastic Bottle Village

Film15. September 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
One day Robert Bezeau, a Canadian transplant living on the island of Bocas Del Toro in Panama, woke up from a dream and decided to build an entire village out of plastic bottles. A short film goes behind their construction and features a couple getting ready to move into the first plastic-bottle home.

Katharina Grosse's 'Rockaway!'

Film31. August 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
MoMA PS1 invited German artist Katharina Grosse to transform an abandoned building at Fort Tidlen, a national park on the city's Rockaway peninsula. She explains the explosion of color in the landscape in a short film from the Museum of Modern Art.
Photo: Tomas Koolhaas
Tomas Koolhaas's much-anticipated documentary on his father, 71-year-old OMA leader Rem Koolhaas, will premiere at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, which runs from 31 August to 10 September 2016.
Photo: Screenshot
California architect and digital innovator Greg Lynn gives viewer a tour of Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention, his third and last exhibition exploring architecture and digital technologies, on display at the Canadian Centre for Architecture until 16 October 2016.