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Film
on 12/9/13

For the exhibition Auguste Perret, Huit Chefs d’œuvre !/? – Architectures du béton armé (Auguste Perret: Eight Masterpieces!/? – Reinforced concrete buildings) at Palais d’Iéna, ESEC headquarters in Paris, filmmakers Ila Bêka and... John Hill


Film
on 11/25/13

This short film by Nathan Eddy, a journalist based in Germany, touches on the various issues surrounding the preservation of Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital, through interviews with critics and preservationists on the one hand, and the client and a lawyer on the other. John Hill


Film
on 11/11/13

On October 20 the Sydney Opera House turned 40, celebtrating the milestone birthday of Jørn Utzon's masterpiece with a month of festivities: an anniversary concert, exhibitions, an architecture & design symposium, a website, a series of short films, and of course operas. Here we... John Hill


Film
on 10/28/13

The 45-story Torre David in Caracas, Venezuela, that is now home to an informal community of more than 750 families is a far cry from the high-profile commissions Iwan Baan is normally commissioned to photograph. It is one of the "ingenious homes in unexpected places" he discusses in... John Hill


Film
on 10/14/13

No, this short film—one of five made by Architectuul for the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Close, Closer—is not about architects falling in love with each other. It's about an architect and the building he loves, in this case Robert Slinger of Kapok Architects and John... John Hill


Film
on 9/30/13

Traditionally the physical and the virtual are considered separate realms. But as the digital infiltrates more and more of the physical spaces we occupy and things we see and interact with, the line separating the two becomes less distinct. The potential merging of these two realms can be seen... John Hill


Film
on 9/16/13

How does film convey the physical and intangible qualities of a specific place, be it a building, a neighborhood or a whole city? To determine some responses to this question we've assembled three short films: on Shanghai, public art in Chicago, and the Ponte Tower in Johannesburg. John Hill


Film
on 9/2/13

The relationship between architecture and film is a subject ripe for exploration, from the design of sets and academic treatises on the role of space to more laid back affairs, like this presentation of clips built upon the theme of modern residential architecture. James Munn has stitched... John Hill


Film
on 8/19/13

Nightvision is a short film by Luke Shepard that documents 28 buildings in Europe through what looks like moving images but is in fact made up of thousands of photographs stitched together to give the impression of movement. Historical landmarks and icons of contemporary... John Hill


Film
on 7/8/13

On the occasion of the exhibition A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architects from Southern California, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has produced a trio of videos featuring interviews with 36 architects practicing in Los Angeles. It is a who's-who list of architects,... John Hill


Film
on 6/24/13

The question "what is architecture?" is one of the most basic—but also one of the most difficult—things architects ask themselves. It is a philosophical question that resists a definitive answer yet provokes intellectual exploration. Architects' answers also help define... John Hill


Film
on 6/10/13

While the open-source movement has permeated software and other virtual areas, its implementation into the built realm has primarily been focused on small-scale products. The philosophy's application to architecture has been slow, but designer Alastair Parvin wants to speed things up with... John Hill


Film
on 5/27/13

The two development teams competing for the Miami Beach Convention Center redevelopment—Portman CAC and South Beach ACE—are better known for their lead architects, respectively the Bjarke Ingels Group and Office for Metropolitan Architecture. These two international powerhouses are... John Hill


Film
on 5/13/13

Switzerland's Studio Zimoun are masters at manipulating space and sound through the use of repetitive elements and kinetic devices. Three recent installations in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland, documented through short films, really convey the sensory qualities that result from... John Hill


Film
on 4/29/13

This short film, edited by ViaViLi (Khaled Morgan and Elnaz Anzalchi), pieces together 20 clips of famous architects talking about architecture. It is a who's who of architects from the dawn of the television to our age of the Internet, spanning from the boastings of Frank Lloyd Wright to a... John Hill


Film
on 4/15/13

As part of the Sundance Film Festival held in Park City, Utah, in January, Brooklyn's Klip Collective mapped images onto the exterior of the New Frontier venue. Inspired by the Tom Waits song, "What's He Building in There?" the often surreal images give a peek inside the... John Hill


Film
on 4/1/13

Skyhouse is a four-story penthouse apartment atop a late-19th-century skyscraper in Lower Manhattan. Designed by David Hotson Architect, the complex interior is punctuated by a stainless steel slide that curls its way through different rooms as it makes its way from the attic to the living area.... John Hill


Film
on 3/18/13

The thirty-somethings at Humans Since 1982 have created the "A Million Times (Time Dubai)" installation for Design Days Dubai, running from March 18-21. The installation is made up of a grid of 288 black-and-white clocks that are synchronized via an iPad to create flowing patterns that... John Hill


Film
on 3/4/13

Close to 60 models of Japanese architect Junya Ishigami's built and unbuilt projects are on display at deSingel at Antwerp until June 16. In a short clip, the architect talks about the concepts driving his architecture, in this first exhibition with an overview of his works. John Hill


Film
on 2/18/13

In this trailer to a forthcoming film by the Office for Strategic Spaces, viewers get intimate glimpses of some of the five architects—Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Dominique Perrault—selected to compete for Andorra's National Museum of Art in 2008. John Hill


Film
on 2/4/13

Using contemporary architecture to lure tourists to a place is not just the purview of Bilbao, Spain, and other cities, as this promotional video on Vorarlberg, Austria's westernmost province, attests. Wood construction, green building methods, and mountains combine to create a distinctive... John Hill


Film
on 1/21/13

It's hard to not be charmed by this short animated film by Andrea Stinga and Federico Gonzalez that runs through 26 great architects and their most well known buildings, one for each letter of the alphabet. John Hill


Film
on 1/7/13

New York's Central Library Plan, which involves the demolition of seven stories of stacks in its main library to make way for a circulating collection from two nearby branches, has been controversial since being announced four years ago. The plan and Norman Foster's recently released... John Hill


Film
on 12/17/12

Director Elizabeth Priore and proprietor Robert Wennett take us inside 1111 Lincoln Road, the popular parking garage and event space in Miami Beach designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Wennett actually lives upstairs, something worth seeing in this short film. John Hill


Film
on 12/3/12

This film by Pabo Casals-Aguirre, made for the White Mountain Contemporary Chilean Architecture exhbition, is split between seductive images of the Termas Geométricas in Villarrica National Park and architect Germán del Sol's explanation of the design. John Hill


Film
on 11/19/12

The Hara Design Institute commissioned 13 architects to design "pieces of architecture" for a variety of dog breeds popular today. The resulting "Architecture for Dogs" invites people to build them for their own pampered pooches, and with this cute video it's hard to resist. John Hill


Film
on 11/5/12

Ben Shapiro's film Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (set to premiere at NYC's Film Forum this week, but delayed due to Hurricane Sandy), documents the photographers "10-year quest to create a series of haunting, surreal, and stunningly elaborate portraits of... John Hill


Film
on 10/22/12

Photographer Jens S. Jensen gives the story behind his iconic 1973 photograph Boy on the Wall, Hammarkullen, Gothenburg, now on display at MoMA as part of its exhibition Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000. John Hill


Film
on 10/8/12

Andrew Grant of UK landscape architects Grant Associates gives a tour of Gardens by the Bay, a 21st-century botanic garden in Singapore that is marked by 18 Supertrees, Cooled Conservatories, and Themed Gardens. John Hill


Film
on 9/24/12

Museum Without Walls, a book by British cultural critic Jonathan Meades publihsed on September 28, directs ire at architects. Here he talks about some issues and places featured in the book. John Hill


Film
on 8/28/12

Southend-on-Sea is an area east of London that boasts the longest pleasure pier in the world, which is now home to a Cultural Centre designed by White Architekter. This film documents the 170-ton building being delivered to the pier from the Tilbury Docks in Essex, where it was fabricated. John Hill


Film
on 8/10/12

Photographer Pedro Kok documents the demolition of the Paulo Mendes da Rocha-designed Galeria Leme...which was rebuilt nearby. John Hill


Film
on 7/16/12

The recently completed Daeyang Gallery and House in the hills of the Kangbuk section of Seoul, Korea, is documented in two videos by Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Spirit of Space. John Hill


Film
on 7/2/12

Monocle magazine's 2012 Quality of Life Survey has been released and Zurich, Switzerland—home to World-Architects.com—tops the list. John Hill


Film
on 6/18/12

After threats of anti-gentrification protests, the Guggenheim moved the site of its BMW Guggenheim Lab from Kreuzberg to Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin. The Lab finally opened on June 15. John Hill


Film
on 6/4/12

A new theatre has opened in Soweto, one of Johannesburg, South Africa's poorest neighborhoods. The colorful theatre is designed by Afritects. John Hill


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