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Film
3 weeks ago

Last summer we learned about public toilets designed by Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, and others popping up over Tokyo's Shibuya district. They have been joined by a "toilet village" at Nabeshima Shoto Park designed by Kengo Kuma, the latest facility in the Nippon Foundation's Tokyo Toilet... John Hill


Film
1 month ago

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art has released a 14-minute film with snippets of longer interviews they conducted with Renzo Piano, Tatiana Bilbao, Frank Gehry, Kengo Kuma, Anna Heringer, Norman Foster, Bjarke Ingels, Alejandro Aravena, Anne Lacaton, and Anupama Kundoo. John Hill


Film
1 month ago

Two new films from Tokyo's Key Operation Inc. take viewers inside a pair of recently completed apartment buildings in Yokohama designed by the firm for ZOOM. Though dramatically different in architectural expression, each project addresses the same functional and code considerations, while... John Hill


Film
1 month ago

Each week, we present one of the four expert lectures held at the ISH digital 2021. Markus Pfeil from Pfeil & Koch ingenieurgesellschaft, based in Stuttgart and Cologne, talks about the possibilities of climate protection in the building sector. Pfeil & Koch ingenieurgesellschaft


Film
1 month ago

Each week, we present one of the four expert lectures held at the ISH digital 2021. Barbara Runggatscher from noa* network of architecture, based in Bozen, Italy, and Berlin, talks about the interplay of technology, function, and design. noa* network of architecture


Film
1 month ago

Each week, we present one of the four expert lectures held at the ISH digital 2021. Designers Ana Vollenbroich and Annelen Schmidt-Vollenbroich of Düsseldorf's Nidus Studio talk about the evolution of the bathroom. Nidus Studio GmbH


Film
2 months ago

ISH, the world’s leading trade fair, was held digitally for the first time this year. Each week, we are presenting one of the four lectures organized by World-Architects. Each expert presented current projects and answered questions from the audience across 45 minutes. We start with Alexander... Alexander Brenner Architects


Film
2 months ago

The latest film from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art features an interview with Kengo Kuma in his Tokyo office. Filmed in May 2020, the interviews features numerous in-progress international projects by the prolific architect as well as his thoughts on what architecture should address after... John Hill


Film
2 months ago

M. Arthur Gensler, Jr., founder of the global architecture and interior design firm Gensler, died on Monday, May 10, at the age of 85. A short film celebrates the life of Art, as he was known, featuring statements from the architect and businessman and photos spanning his 65-year career. John Hill


Film
2 months ago

A team led by Milan Ingegneria, with architecture by Labics and Fabio Fumagalli, has won a competition to design and build a retractable floor at the Flavian Amphitheater, the most visited site in Rome. A short film explains the complex workings of the movable wood floor. John Hill


Film
on 4/27/21

Two Architects is a 1966 documentary by Ron Parks that features James Stirling and James Gowan explaining their iconic, award-winning Leicester University Engineering Building. Digitized by Drawing Matter, the 18-minute film is now available online for anyone to watch. John Hill


Film
on 4/21/21

Christian Pagh, director and curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale, has announced the theme for the 2022 iteration: Mission Neighbourhood – (Re)forming communities "will explore how we form the places we share." John Hill


Film
on 4/14/21

Tianjin Juilliard School was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the same firm that expanded Juilliard's iconic New York home at Lincoln Center twelve years ago. A short film takes viewers inside the new building that welcomed its first students last fall. John Hill


Film
on 4/6/21

Paris's Bruther, the firm of Stéphanie Bru and Alexandre Theriot, is the recipient of the seventh biennial Swiss Architectural Award, as announced in early April. Three short films by Daniele Marucci show a trio of the firm's buildings in context and in use. John Hill


Film
on 3/30/21

"A Meeting with Architects" is a series of short films produced and hosted by Julia Zhu, featuring her interviews with Chinese architects Ma Yansong and Yung Ho Chang, European architects Álvaro Siza and Christian de Portzamparc, and Israeli-Canadian-American architect Moshe Safdie. John Hill


Film
on 3/19/21

A new short film made by Akira Koyama of Key Operation Inc. takes viewers inside the Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Centre north of Osaka, Japan. The four-year-old building was designed by David Chipperfield Architects with Key Operation Inc. as associate architect.


Film
on 3/17/21

Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal talk about their partnership, the principles behind their buildings, the greenhouses they append to many of their projects, and their early experiences in West Africa, in five short films made on the occasion of being named the John Hill


Film
on 3/10/21

In a new short film, Spirit of Space visits the Beloit College Powerhouse designed by Studio Gang Architects. Over footage shot inside the former coal plant, Jeanne Gang explains how the project follows from the firm's efforts in tracking how much carbon goes into each building and how the... John Hill


Film
on 3/2/21

The latest film from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art features Marc-Christoph Wagner interviewing German architect Anna Heringer at her studio in Laufen, Germany, in September 2020. John Hill


Film
on 2/22/21

"A stealthy reimagining of urban public space" is the new TED Talk by architect Elizabeth Diller, partner at New York's Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The ten-minute video, which discusses a few projects in New York and Moscow, is Diller's third TED Talk since 2007. John Hill


Film
on 2/18/21

Longwood Gardens, founded by Pierre S. du Pont more than 100 years ago on 1,100 acres west of Philadelphia, has unveiled Longwood Reimagined: A New Garden Experience, a transformation of its core area of conservatory gardens, with a short film. John Hill


Film
on 2/9/21

In December the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) named seven regional winners of the 2020 Young Champions of the Earth prize. Engineer Nzambi Matee, of Nairobi's Gjenge Makers, won for Africa, for a machine that turns discarded plastic into paving stones. John Hill


Film
on 2/2/21

Aeon Video has posted "A Little Piece of Earth," a short film by director Ryan Malloy that profiles Charles Bello, an 86-year-old architect who lives an off-the-grid life on 400 acres in Northern California. John Hill


Film
on 1/26/21

A new half-hour documentary from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art profiles architects Søren Johansen and Sebastian Skovsted, whose Copenhagen studio is "a rising star of the architecture scene in Northern Europe." John Hill


Film
on 1/19/21

The current demolition of the former headquarters of the Burroughs Wellcome company in Durham, North Carolina, designed by Paul Rudolph in the early 1970s, alerted us to a three-year-old short film capturing skateboarders traversing the futuristic building. John Hill


Film
on 1/12/21

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art presents a half-hour film on Indian architect Anupama Kundoo, the subject of a major monographic exhibition at the museum, the latest in its "The Architect's Studio" series. John Hill


Film
on 1/5/21

Swiss architect Luigi Snozzi died on December 29, 2020, at a nursing home in Minusio after contracting the coronavirus. A short video portrait made when he was laureate of the Prix Meret Oppenheim 2018 captures the architect's passions and ideals. John Hill


Film
on 12/23/20

Although it will be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, BAU 2021 is still taking place over three days in January. Four short films, created in cooperation with World-Architects, explore the event's four main themes.  John Hill


Film
on 12/10/20

Andi Schmied's forthcoming book, Private Views: A High-Rise Panorama of Manhattan, documents Manhattan luxury apartment towers from the inside, after the artist gained access to them by posing as a Hungarian billionaire. A short film reveals some of those visits. John Hill


Film
on 11/30/20

Produced by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), What It Takes to Make a Home is the first documentary in a three-part series that examines how people live in changing societies. First released in October 2019, CCA has made the half-hour film available online. John Hill


Film
on 11/23/20

The newly opened WA Museum Boola Bardip at Perth's Cultural Centre was designed jointly by Hassell and OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture. A short film gives viewers a drone's eye view of the museum's glassy exterior and its exhibition spaces inside. John Hill


Film
on 11/17/20

"A publicly accessible sculpture for visitors and residents of Kemerovo," Russia, Coop Himmelb(l)au's design for the Museum and Theatre Complex is depicted in a short film inspired by a 1930s painting by Meshkov Vasily Vasilievich. John Hill


Film
on 11/10/20

Mateo Kries, director of the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, gives a brief tour of the building designed by Frank Gehry in 1989 and provides some context on why it's such an important piece of museum architecture. John Hill


Film
on 11/4/20

GRAFT has completed Bricks, a project in Berlin Schöneberg that involved renovating an old post office, adding two new buildings, and converting the existing rooftops for commercial use. A short film gives glimpses above, around, and inside the new mixed-use complex. John Hill


Film
on 10/26/20

A Legacy of Mies and King is a documentary about Mecanoo's renovation of Washington, DC's MLK Memorial Library, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1972 and named for Martin Luther King, Jr. Mecanoo is making the 2017 film available following the reopening of the renovated library... John Hill


Film
on 10/22/20

Louisiana Channel has released a short film, The Walls Are Dancing, in which architect Anna Heringer describes the design and realization of Anandaloy, the building in Bangladesh that just won the John Hill


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