French architect Jean Nouvel has cranked up the color quotient in London with his eye-catching temporary pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in the middle of Hyde Park. The scarlet tent-like structure is made of glass and fabric and supported by a dramatic metal frame.
A 3 years time-lapse about the destruction of EDF tower and construction of Sequana Tower in Paris. Ramon tooks 45 000 pictures to make this video !
Location: Paris / France
First shot: january 2007
Last Shot: September 2010
Number of images: 45.000
Artist Olafur Eliasson describes the glass facade on Harpa, Reykjavik’s new conference and concert hall. Architect Osbjørn Jacobsen from Henning Larsen architects and Christopher S. Darland from Artec Consultants explain their part in the design. For more information on the project, go to www.harpa.is
Reminiscent of the crystallised basalt columns commonly found in Iceland, the hexagonal glass creates kaleidoscopic reflections of the city. The multi-faceted glass façade is based on a geometric principle which is realised in two and three dimensions. Designing and constructing the building have been a complicated process because while the facades are derived from the same concept, depending upon orientation, their geometries vary. This leads to difficult connections where ultimately each corner is a unique joint.
Metropolis is a quirky and very abridged narrative history of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. It uses stop motion video animation to physically manipulate aerial still images of the city (both real and fictional), creating a landscape in constant motion. Starting around 1755 on a Native American trading path, the viewer is presented with the building of the first house in Charlotte. From there we see the town develop through the historic dismissal of the English, to the prosperity made by the discovery of gold and the subsequent roots of the building of the multitude of churches that the city is famous for. Now the landscape turns white with cotton, and the modern city is ‘born’, with a more detailed re-creation of the economic boom and surprising architectural transformation that has occurred in the past 20 years. Read the rest of this entry »
Short film about the recent opening of the New Museum of Contemporary Art. The principal architect, Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA is interviewed as well as Lisa Phillips, director of the museum, Lisa Roulmell, Museum Deputy Director & COO and Lisa Hoptmann, Senior Curator. The video highlights the activist history of the museum and the design of the new building and the opening exhibit, Unmonumental. Produced by Howard Silver for Bloomberg MUSE. Edited by Seth Karten, DP Scott Sinkler
Built on the campus of EPFL Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, The Rolex Learning Center designed by the internationally acclaimed Japanese architectural practice, SANAA, opened on 22 February 2010. If they need any more introduction, SANAA is the winner of the 2010 Pritzker Prize
Movie worth seeing! Moviemaker Evan Mather just sent us a link to his latest movie, “A Necessary Ruin: The Story of Buckminster Fuller and the Union Tank Car Dome”
Evan Mather’s documentary short film about Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s recently demolished Union Tank Car Dome, will begin a limited one-week theatrical run in Los Angeles and also screen at the AIA/NY Center for Architecture as part of the current “Modernism at Risk” exhibition. Read the rest of this entry »
Methanoia Studio developed a 300 seconds movie animation for Zaha Hadid Architects in association with Rooya Group. In this opportunity we are proud to present the video of Stone Towers project, an impresive real estate development in El Cairo, Giza, Egypt.