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.

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.