on 08-07-13
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,...
on 24-06-13
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...
on 10-06-13
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...
on 27-05-13
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...
on 13-05-13
Switzerland's Studio Zimoun are masters at manipulating space and sound through the use of repetitive elements and kinetic devices. Three recent installations in...
on 29-04-13
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...
on 15-04-13
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...
on 01-04-13
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....
on 18-03-13
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...
on 04-03-13
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.
on 18-02-13
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.
on 04-02-13
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...
on 21-01-13
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.
on 07-01-13
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...
on 17-12-12
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.
on 03-12-12
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.
on 19-11-12
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.
on 05-11-12
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...
on 22-10-12
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.
on 08-10-12
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.
on 24-09-12
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.
on 28-08-12
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.
on 10-08-12
Photographer Pedro Kok documents the demolition of the Paulo Mendes da Rocha-designed Galeria Leme...which was rebuilt nearby.
on 16-07-12
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.
on 02-07-12
Monocle magazine's 2012 Quality of Life Survey has been released and Zurich, Switzerland—home to—tops the list.
on 18-06-12
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.
on 04-06-12
A new theatre has opened in Soweto, one of Johannesburg, South Africa's poorest neighborhoods. The colorful theatre is designed by Afritects.
on 21-05-12
The Guardian's Jonathan Jones takes viewers on a video tour of the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower in East London's Olympic Village. The red-steel maelstrom is the product of artist Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond.
on 07-05-12
In memory of Swiss artist David Weiss, who died on April 27, 2012: Der Lauf der Dinge (The Way Things Go), an artwork done with longtime collaborator Peter Fischli.
on 23-04-12
Twin brothers Ryan and Trevor Oakes devote their artwork to exploring visual perception and its representation. For an exhibition at EMPAC Rensselaer in Troy, New York, the brothers created an immersive drawing of the Grimshaw-designed concert hall.
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