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Film
on 8/21/14

With the exhibition Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry’s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art closing at the museum on September 1, we take a look at a short clip with Gehry discussing his very un-Gehryesque design. John Hill


Film
on 8/19/14

The first installment in Al Jazeera's Rebel Architecture series looks at "self-build legend" Santiago Cirugeda's work in and around Seville, Spain. John Hill


Film
on 8/18/14

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. John Hill


Film
on 8/14/14

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. John Hill


Film
on 8/7/14

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. John Hill


Film
on 8/1/14

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. John Hill


Film
on 7/29/14

If "music is liquid architecture" and architecture really is "frozen music," as Goethe wrote, then what kind of music is the embodiment of Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut? John Hill


Film
on 7/21/14

Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura has made its contribution to "Time Space Existence," a collateral event of the Venice Architecture Biennale, available online. The installation is a panoramic film that tackles the exhibition's three-word theme. John Hill


Film
on 7/8/14

For the Tagus Linear Park in Póvoa de Santa Iria, Portugal, designed by Topiaris, architectural photographer João Morgado utilized a drone to get a new perspective on the park. We asked Morgado about using drones in architectural photography. John Hill


Film
on 6/28/14

It's a busy week for New York architect David Benjamin, as his winning entry in the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program opened to the public on Friday, and Autodesk announced it has acquired his firm, The Living, to create an Autodesk Studio. John Hill


Film
on 6/20/14

"The Donald"'s recent erection of 20-foot-high letters spelling out his name on the Trump International Hotel and Tower has sparked debate in Chicago. Here, an architect, a critic, and a preservation advocate discuss the pros and cons of "TRUMP". John Hill


Film
on 6/19/14

Yesterday furniture manufacturer Vitra inaugurated the 100-foot-high (30.7-meter) Vitra Slide Tower on its Weil am Rhein campus. An art installation by German artist Carsten Höller, it also serves as a viewing platform and slide. John Hill


Film
on 6/13/14

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. John Hill


Film
on 5/30/14

The artist's huge "sugar-sculpture" presides over a hall inside the 19th-century Domino Sugar refinery in Brooklyn before it is partially demolished in a $1.5 billion mixed-use redevelopment plan designed by SHoP Architects. John Hill


Film
on 4/21/14

Bremen, Germany's URBANSCREEN is using more than 20 high-end video projectors to transform the 100-meter-high, 24-sided Gasometer Oberhausen into what they call "an imaginary, ever-changing room." John Hill


Film
on 4/7/14

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. John Hill


Film
on 3/3/14

In three time-lapse films – LA Light, NightFall, and City Lights – totaling just less than 11 minutes, filmmaker Colin Rich expresses his love of Los Angeles by shooting it during the day and at night from a multitude of angles, many unexpected. John Hill


Film
on 2/17/14

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. John Hill


Film
on 2/3/14

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... John Hill


Film
on 1/6/14

Photographer Víctor Enrich has imagined variations on the NH Deutscher Kaiser Hotel in Münich, rotating it, twisting it, cutting it up, bending it, and manipulating it in nearly 90 ways. This film assembles the photos in less than two minutes. John Hill


Film
on 12/9/13

For the exhibition Auguste Perret, Huit Chefs d’œuvre !/? – Architectures du béton armé (Auguste Perret: Eight Masterpieces!/? – Reinforced concrete buildings) at Palais d’Iéna, ESEC headquarters in Paris, filmmakers Ila Bêka and... John Hill


Film
on 11/25/13

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. John Hill


Film
on 11/11/13

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... John Hill


Film
on 10/28/13

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... John Hill


Film
on 10/14/13

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... John Hill


Film
on 9/30/13

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... John Hill


Film
on 8/19/13

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... John Hill


Film
on 7/8/13

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,... John Hill


Film
on 6/24/13

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... John Hill


Film
on 6/10/13

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... John Hill


Film
on 5/13/13

Switzerland's Studio Zimoun are masters at manipulating space and sound through the use of repetitive elements and kinetic devices. Three recent installations in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland, documented through short films, really convey the sensory qualities that result from... John Hill


Film
on 4/29/13

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... John Hill


Film
on 4/15/13

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... John Hill


Film
on 3/18/13

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... John Hill


Film
on 1/21/13

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. John Hill


Film
on 12/17/12

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. John Hill


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