on 18-08-15
Paralleling the popularity of supertall skyscrapers that top 300 meters (984 feet), the New York Times looks at "giga coasters," roller coasters with drops of over 300 feet (91 meters).
on 22-07-15
As part of the New York Times's Cities for Tomorrow Conference, which took place earlier this week at the Times Center in Manhattan, architect Bjarke Ingels spoke with the paper's architecture critic Michael Kimmelman about recent projects such as the proposed Two World Trade Center tower.
on 21-07-15
Alain de Botton is none to happy about the towers built and proposed for London. In a five-minute video he explains the problem and offers a solution.
on 14-07-15
Architectural Review considers self-taught, Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani Silvestre's many buildings as a new typology: they combine retail, party halls, apartments, and a roofop house for the owner.
on 13-07-15
The Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) fused nature and technology in their Research Pavilion 14-15, based on the nests of underwater spiders.
on 30-06-15
In one of the latest films from the Louisiana Museum of Art's Louisiana Channel, Dan Stubbergaard of COBE takes viewers around Copenhagen "to show and discuss what motivates their exciting socially conscious and highly innovative projects."
on 25-06-15
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has adapted Jean Prouvé's 6x6 Demountable House, adding a satellite bathroom and kitchen, and service trolleys providing hot water and solar powered electricity. Watch a timelapse of the house's assembly.
on 24-06-15
Architectural Review has named the winners of its 2015 AR House Awards, with David Chipperfield's Fayland House, "a radical new take on the the English country house," coming out on top.
on 23-06-15
Dutch journalist Peter Veenendaal presents archival photos, original construction footage, and interviews on Willem Marinus Dudok's De Bijenkorf department store in Rotterdam in the documentary City of Light.
on 12-06-15
A five-minute film from developers Saif Sumaida and Amit Khurana explains 152 Elizabeth, a seven-story residential project designed by Tadao Ando, with interiors by Michael Gabellini, for a corner lot in Manhattan's Nolita (North of Little Italy) neighborhood.
on 11-06-15
Politico Magazine presents a portrait of Southern Californian architect Teddy Cruz, who "has a new way of developing cities ... drawing inspiration from an unlikely place just across the border from his home in San Diego."
on 10-06-15
Artist Simon Terrill and architectural collective Assemble have teamed up to create full-scale "soft" versions of postwar British playgrounds inside the Architecture Gallery at RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) in London.
on 05-06-15
The Architectural Review presents a 10-minute film by filmmaker Antonio Brasiliano and journalist Ursula Troncoso on Vigliecca & Associados's Parque Novo Santo Amaro V in São Paulo, which has evolved substantially since its 2012 completion.
on 05-06-15
The House of Music opened in Aalborg, Denmark, just over one year ago. Designed by Wolf Prix of Coop Himmelb(l)au, the building looks complex, but it is based on a simple courtyard building, as explained in a couple short films from Spirt of Space.
on 04-06-15
A 2-1/2-minute film from Spirit of Space takes viewers inside the timber-framed Tamedia Office Building in Zurich, Switzerland, designed by Shigeru Ban Architects.
on 02-06-15
Marc-Christoph Wagner from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art interviews Norman Foster, who turned 80 on 1 June 2015, about his childhood, path to architecture, hobbies, and approach to designing buildings.
on 26-05-15
A team led by Mackenzy Vil fabricated the screens for MASS Design Group's GHESKIO Cholera Treatment Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a "lo-fab" (locally fabricated) process documented in this four-minute film.
on 22-05-15
Take a look at some works from Perfect Home, the exhibition of Korean artist Do Ho Suh installed in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, through the lens of Nils Clauss.
on 21-05-15
The Architects Newspaper takes a look at the installation of a 135,000-square-foot (12,500-sm) green roof atop the SHoP Architects-designed arena that opened in Brooklyn in 2012.
on 14-05-15
Balinese architect Elora Hardy's motto is, "Bamboo will treat you well if you use it right." In this ten-minute TED Talk, she explains how her firm Ibuku creates beautiful and sustainable buildings that "respect the material."
on 06-05-15
The new Fondazione Prade complex designed by OMA - Office of Metropolitan Architecture opens to the public on Saturday. Filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine have documented the project's construction in SPIRITI, a collection of 14 video fragments.
on 30-04-15
Bjarke Ingels, one of the speaker's in this week's Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2015, explains the "courtscraper" rising on Manhattan's West Side.
on 29-04-15
Superflux, a collaborative design practice based in London, has crafted a six-minute film that expresses their ongoing investigations into "the social, political and cultural potential of drone technology as it enters civil space."
on 22-04-15
When it opens next month, visitors to the observatory of One World Trade Center will be treated to a time-lapse video of Lower Manhattan's evolution lining the elevator walls as they ascend 102 floors.
on 20-04-15
For Hyundai's participation in Milan Design Week 2015, California-based kinetic sculptor Reuben Margolin created "Helio Curve," an undulating wood sculpture that "never repeats itself."
on 07-04-15
Learn a little bit about activity-based working (ABW) by taking a look inside the New York headquarters of GLG designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects.
on 02-04-15
Performance artist Reggie Watts, accompanied by actor Carolina Ravassa, gives viewers a bizarre 7-minute tour through Brasilia, "City of the Future."
on 20-03-15
World-Architects organized and conducted the Guided Tours at the ISH 2015 in Frankfurt.
on 18-03-15
The first installment in the Storefront for Art and Architecture's second season of Storefront TV features a one-hour "variety show" by Jimenez Lai and Michael Messner.
on 16-03-15
The residency of the artists Scenocosme and Lola and Yukao Meet at the Château Éphémère near Paris yielded La Maison Sensible (The Sensitive House), an interactive installation that turned the furniture and walls of a room into sensors for light and sound.
on 11-03-15
With the death of Frei Otto on Monday and the awarding of the 2015 Pritzker Architecture Prize to him on Tuesday, we take a look at a few short films on the German architect/engineer, his structures, and his working methods.
on 10-03-15
The construction of French artist Georges Rousse's installation Faro & Faro for the Laboratorio de Arte Alameda in Mexico City is documented in a short film.
on 06-03-15
The AA School of Architecture has been busy uploading a wealth of lectures, conversations and documentaries lately, including a BBC documentary on American architect Bruce Goff.
on 26-02-15
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 25-02-15
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 19-02-15
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.
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