on 2/26/15
Vincent Hecht, an architect and filmmaker from France who is based in Tokyo, has been lovingly documenting architecture in Japan for a few years. Here we present four of his short films on buildings by Fujimoto, Ishigami, Kuma and Sejima.
on 2/25/15
Any subject is fodder for Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's sketch comedy show Portlandia. In this 90-second clip they portray a couple living in a Microhouse in a Microcommunity.
on 2/19/15
A trio of recent short films from BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group – on a residential tower, an urban design proposal, and the firm's overall approach to design – illustrates the potential of video as a tool of persuasion in architecture.
on 2/16/15
Although The Broad in downtown Los Angeles won't open until September 2015, the museum opened the doors of its Diller, Scofidio + Renfro building yesterday for the one-day Sky-Lit exhibit in its third floor space.
on 2/13/15
Some aerial drone footage from earlier this month reveals the construction progress on Apple's huge ring-shaped headquarters designed by Norman Foster and located in Cupertino, California.
on 2/5/15
Los Angeles-based architect Greg Lynn directs a three-year Master of Architecture studio in the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Learn more about the program through a couple short films.
on 2/3/15
Artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller have taken over the Menil's Byzantine Fresco Chapel, three years after the namesake frescoes were returned to Cyprus.
on 2/3/15
A short film from the National Trust for Historic Preservation laments the loss of Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago through a time-lapse film of its 2014 demolition.
on 1/21/15
The documentary CONCRETE LOVE: The Böhm Family has its international premiere on the 26th of January at the Slamdance Festival in Park City, Utah, three days after architect Gottfried Böhm turns 95.
on 1/21/15
Artist John Edmark has created some hypnotic 3D printed sculptures that appear to move when spun under a strobe light.
on 1/16/15
Nearly ten years after the completion of Hearst Tower in Manhattan, Norman Foster – aided by a small camera-equipped drone – gives a tour of the tower, from the James Carpenter fountain and "piazza" above it to the offices of Good Housekeeping.
on 1/13/15
Cool Spaces! The Best New Architecture, a documentary series on U.S. public television, has made its "Art Spaces" episode available online.
on 1/12/15
The construction of Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Museum of Image & Sound overlooking Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is documented in a couple short films from MIS.
on 1/9/15
As part of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's "Louisiana Channel," which produces videos on art on a weekly basis, Danish architect Bjarke Ingels offers advice to aspiring architects.
on 1/7/15
Premiering at the Maison des Arts de Créteil in November 2014, Pixel melded the real and the virtual, as this short film with excerpts from the one-hour performance illustrates.
on 1/6/15
In this twelve-minute film produced by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, architect Steven Holl speaks about his background and ideas on design.
on 1/6/15
Yes, we're finding this Christmas short a bit late, but it's too funny to resist posting. In it, a husband and wife architect redesign Christmas for their family, with presents stacked like Habitat 67 and a gingerbread house based on the Guggenheim.
on 12/17/14
Archiculture is a 25-minute film that "offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of students finishing their final design projects."
on 12/10/14
The New York Times Style - T Magazine takes a look behind the creation of the seasonal "Architecture" display at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.
on 12/4/14
FleaFollyArchitects built "Grimm City," a minituare Cityscape based on the imagination of the Brothers Grimm as portrayed in their Fairy Tales, which turned 200 in 2012.
on 12/2/14
Over four nights in October, Chicago-based Luftwerk applied their distinctive blend of video, light and architecture to Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House for the multimedia exhibition INsite.
on 11/25/14
The Harvard Art Museums – consisting of the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum – opened their new Renzo Piano-designed home on 16 November 2014. Take a look at the 4-year construction in a 4-minute time-lapse.
on 11/18/14
The 19th-century, 3-story Harriet F. Rees House on Chicago's South Side was moved one block over the course of two days in mid-November to make way for the McCormick Place Events Center.
on 11/11/14
In Jacques Tati's 1967 classic PlayTime, a film that resonates strongly with architects, Monsieur Hulot fumbles through a modern Paris, at one point visiting a bar and inadvertently breaking a glass door, a scene critic David Cairn analyzes in depth.
on 11/4/14
Filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine have created Barbicania, a feature-length film capturing a month-long immersion in London's Barbican Centre and Estate.
on 11/3/14
Architect Bjarke Ingels was one of the speakers at WIRED by Design, a "live magazine" that took place from 29 September to 2 October at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California. In his 20-minute talk he covered a handful of BIG's recent projects.
on 10/30/14
Cellist Isang Enders visits the Peter Zumthor-designed Bruder-Klaus Chapel in Mechernich, Germany, to perform the Prelude from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1.
on 10/15/14
What is the role of a brief? What impact does it have on the final outcome of a design, be it a building, a piece of furniture, or an ad campaign? Bassett & Partners asked these questions and more of Frank Gehry and five other prominent designers.
on 9/30/14
In a short film from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, Diébédo Francis Kéré, an architect from Burkina Faso who is based in Berlin, speaks about how he designs and builds for the people of his native country.
on 9/29/14
Emmanuelle Moureaux's "100 Colors" installation was on display in Tokyo's Shinjuku Central Park for only one week in September. Here we share a short video that shows what you might have missed.
on 9/29/14
The sixth and final installment in Al Jazeera's Rebel Architecture series heads down to Brazil to see what informal builder Ricardo de Olivera and architect Luis Carlos Toledo are doing to improve the conditions in Rio's favelas.
on 9/24/14
The Swiss duo teamed with London's TFP Farrells last year and won a competition for the Museum of Visual Culture in Hong Kong. Here we present a closer look at the design as it moves toward a late-2017 completion.
on 9/23/14
On September 19 the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, designed by Antoine Predock, opened its doors in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Here we present a time-lapse film of the building's three-year construction.
on 9/18/14
The fifth installment of six episodes in Al Jazeera's Rebel Architecture series travels to Nigeria to look at architect Kunlé Adeyemi's attempt to build a floating theater serving residents of Port Hartcourt.
on 9/10/14
The fourth installment of Al Jazeera's six-part Rebel Architecture series looks at Vo Trong Nghia attempts to return greenery to Vietnam's cities and design affordable homes for poor communities.
on 9/3/14
The third installment of Al Jazeera's Rebel Architecture heads to Israel to speak with architect and author Eyal Weizman and investigate architecture's role in Israel's occupation of Palestine.
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