Film

'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.

Studio Gang in Film

Film11. August 2016
By: John Hill
Jeanne Gang inside the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership in Kalazazoo, Michigan (Photo: Screenshot)
Chicago's Studio Gang Architects recently uploaded a number of short films on some of their completed buildings. Here we highlight a handful of the films, including one on their breakthrough Aqua Tower.

Envisioning 'The Shed'

Film 2. August 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
The Shed, part of the huge Hudson Yards development in New York that bills itself as the city's "new center for artistic invention," has released a fly-through animation of the Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) design now under construction.

MPavilion 2016 Unveiled

Film25. July 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
Bijoy Jain's design for the 2016 MPavilion – an event hub, meeting place and temporary landmark that will open in Melbourne's Queen Victoria Gardens in October – has been unveiled in a short film.

Inside Nonotak's 'Hoshi'

Film13. July 2016
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
Immerse yourself within Nonotak Studio's Hoshi – an installation that creates an "infinite space" through lights, mirrors and sound – courtesy of a 360-degree, virtual reality video from The Creators Project.