In July the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, completed the final phase of the transformation of its 140-acre campus. On the eve of the reopening, the designers involved in the project convened for a panel discussion.
Jeffry's House is a an installation at Ards Forest Park in County Donegal, Ireland, by architect Thomas O Brien and artist Emily Mannion. In this short film we see how the duo built the wood-and-thatch structure and how it fits into the surroundings.
In commemoration of the British soldiers who died in the First World War, Bloodswept Lands and Seas of Red is being installed in the moat of the Tower of London. Here we present how the over 3/4-million red ceramic poppies were made and installed.
The Swiss Pavilion has posted clips from the marathon interviews "A stroll through a fun palace" curator Hans Ulrich Obrist performed during the vernissage of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. World-Architects has selected a few highlights.
The Monditalia component of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale directed by Rem Koolhaas consists of more than 70 films shown alongside the 41 research projects in the Arsenale. Albert Momo selected the clips and speaks about them in this video.
Curator Hans Ulrich Obrist is collaborating with Herzog & de Meuron, Atelier Bow-Wow, Olafur Eliasson, and many other architects, artists and curators on Lucius Burckhardt and Cedric Price – A stroll through a fun palace for the Swiss Pavilion at the 2014 Architecture Biennale...
Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA are the recipients of the fourth Velux Stiftung Daylight Award for their design of the Rolex Learning Center EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. In this short film the duo speaks about the importance of daylight in their buildings.
Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined is on display at the Royal Academy of Arts in London until April 6. Seven architectural practices transformed the RA's main galleries through large-scale installations that bring the experiential qualities of architecture to the fore.
On 12 February, the film project Cathedrals of Culture world premiered at the Berlinale Special. "Filmed in stunning 3D and executive produced by Wim Wenders, the films allow six iconic and very different buildings to speak for themselves," according to the German director.
In 2011 a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit near Christchurch, New Zealand, killing nearly 200 people and resulting in a residential "Red Zone" containing 16,000 homes slated for demolition. In response, Australian artist Ian Strange (aka Kid Zoom) created "Final Act," a multimedia...
In response to the increased use of the word "atmosphere" relative to architecture, OASE #91 is devoted to the theme "building atmosphere." The publication includes a contribution from filmmaker Nanouk Leopold and visual artist Daan Emmen on a social housing project...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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 in...
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.
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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