A stop motion opus made up of hundreds of hand-painted wooden blocks that takes the viewer through a brief history of architecture. Primitive structures evolve into larger buildings...
Everyone is familiar with certain types of Aboriginal architecture. Traditional igloos and tepees are two of the most enduring symbols of North America itself. But how much do we really know about the types of structures Native Peoples designed, engineered and built? For more than three hundred years, Native communities in North America have had virtually no indigenous architecture. Communities have made do with low-cost government housing and community projects designed by strangers in far away places.
Created for a show at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York, later to become the American Craft Museum, and now the Museum of Arts and Design, CHEMICAL ARCHITECTURE documents the creation of an exhibit structure created by Yale architecture students for a show entitled “Plastic as Plastic” that surveyed furniture, industrial design, kitchenware, clothes, jewelry, and more.
Live concert by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo, London on Saturday 19 May 2007.
The disappearance of the free city-state in the age of monarchy had a profound impact on Greek art. Sculptors dwelt more on the expression of human emotions and the display of raw physical beauty than heretofore. And architects were now commissioned by their royal majesties to produce monumental edifices to reflect the power and glory of the king and his kingdom.
A passage through modern civilised life by way of 42 architectural projects in Austria and elsewhere. From a church belfry to a kindergarten, pharmacy, housing project etc. and finally to a crematorium and adjoining columbarium. A minimalist twentieth-century epic.
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British architectural historian Dan Cruickshank explores the world's most unusual and interesting buildings, structures and sites, believing that architecture and a culture's aspirations and beliefs are intertwined. Among his visits are the Leshan Giant Buddha in China, St. Catherine's Monastery in Egypt, Kizhi Island in Russia and Pompeii in Italy.
This documentary tracks the five projects that have won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture, each embracing the ethical and philosophical criteria that the awards represent.
A video about drones.
The old world is gone. Our landscape bears scars. Entire cities have been levelled. Is it possible to regenerate the city without covering over the warnings of war’s aggressions? Or can these ruins provide a unique chance to reinvent the city thoroughly? The art historian Heinrich Klotz took precisely these questions, concerning the reconstruction of Germany’s historical districts after World War II, as the departure point of his practice.
Regarding Le Corbusier: the man and his architecture
In the upcoming episode of Rebel Architecture on Al Jazeera, Israeli architect Eyal Weizman explores the role of architecture in the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.
Dissatisfied with life at home, a young girl travels through other residences in her suburban neighborhood. She does what all of us would like to do: experience the domestic stories being played out by our neighbors. This tale is a voyeurist's paradise.
In this stunning multimedia presentation at a Canadian university, SF Bay Area architect, Richard Gage, AIA, provides a packed audience with a tough technical review of the overwhelming evidence of controlled demolition with explosives at all 3 WTC high-rise "collapses" - including WTC 7 - the 47 story high-rise, not hit by an airplane, which also fell at near free-speed on 9/11
Based on Michael O’Neill’s book of the same name, this documentary tells the story of the ten years the author spent photographing yoga’s great masters. Created as a deep extension of the original book, the film poses very human questions from our current perspective, mixing it with elements of movement and experiential sound, resulting in a new view of the Art of Yoga.
Take a walking tour of not only the current Goetheanum, but also the original “First Goetheanum” that was destroyed by fire in 1924. Through the magic of the camera, LightFilled Productions has taken available photographs and recreated the First Goetheanum – beginning with construction. The camera guides the viewer along an intimate tour of the forms and expanses of this unique building. After the fire of 1924, we see the debris cleared and a new building rise out of its ashes. At the end, we are treated to a view of the surrounding buildings that have been built nearby – inspired by Steiner’s vision of architecture. The effect of this tour is heightened by the absence of narration, with music being the only sound as one “walks” along, pausing to look at these remarkable structures.
FIRST EARTH is a documentary about the movement towards a massive paradigm shift for shelter - building healthy houses in the old ways, out of the very earth itself, and living together like in the old days, by recreating villages. An audiovisual manifesto filmed over the course of 4 years and 4 continents, FIRST EARTH makes the case that earthen homes are the healthiest housing in the world; and that since it still takes a village to raise a healthy child, it is incumbent upon us to transform our suburban sprawl into eco-villages, a new North American dream.
The film examines the redesign of various exhibits at the London Zoo. The film was produced for the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Zoological Society of London, England.
Architect Todd Saunders’s buildings on Fogo Island, Newfoundland embrace the excitement of being on the edge of nature and contemporary design while fulfilling the goal of doing ‘new things with old ways’. Saunders and commissioner, Zita Cobb, provide a personal account of the ideas and traditions that inspire this bold and socially ambitious architectural venture. Gorgeously photographed over the Island’s seven seasons, the film is a flowing, visual narrative that unfolds over time as the principal stage of the project, the Fogo Island Inn, approaches completion.
The story follows Motoko Kusanagi, a highly skilled member of the military, whom upon meeting Daisuke Aramaki, a current chief of the Public Security Section 9, in less than desirable conditions struggles to clear her name whilst forming her own independent team with the highest priority under the sponsorship and guidance of the chief Aramaki himself. Ghost in the Shell: Arise is a re-imagining of Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell.
Everyone loves a top 10, whether its your favorite TV show, your favorite film, a book, a restaurant. In this series we take a fresh look at the most amazing buildings, structures, and bridges from around the world. Name your number ones.
Historian and writer Dan Cruickshank celebrates architecture as a creative force as he explores the world's greatest cities, buildings and monuments.
In a fascinating new documentary series, spend some time with some of the greatest works of architecture the world has ever seen, and find out how art has influenced the great designers of our time.
An ongoing series of films devoted to the most remarkable achievements in modern architecture, from the works that heralded the birth of the modern style at the end of the 19th century to the latest designs from today's top architects. By examining each building in detail, the series brings to light the role each has played in the history and evolution of architecture.