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10 Revealing Time-Lapse Videos that Explore Architecture's Impact in Construction

09:30 - 11 June, 2015

Designers are trained to consider the context for a finished building, but often neglect to consider the construction phase. When architecture is primarily judged based on the impacts it has on their surroundings once they are built, what can be learned from the process of building? The time-lapse is a method that can help architects to do just that, as it can capture years of complex development in a matter of minutes. This can uncover patterns of impact on social and economic levels, as months to years are played back over several minutes.

What is shown by time-lapse videos, though, can be as disturbing as it is interesting; when uncovered, the construction process is a revealing process, and the ramifications in regard to energy consumption can be as monumental as the buildings themselves. The time-lapse allows the viewer to get a better understanding of the types and amounts of materials being put into the construction of buildings, and the impact construction has on its immediate surroundings. By comparing time-lapse videos of different projects, what insight can we gain about how the physically generative process of architecture affects people and place?

E+ / Interface Studio Architects

15:00 - 25 May, 2015
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Flexhouse / Interface Studio Architects + Sullivan Goulette & Wilson

01:00 - 10 April, 2014
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Healthy Urbanism Proposal / Interface Studio Architects

01:00 - 22 April, 2013
Courtesy of ISA - Interface Studio Architects
Courtesy of ISA - Interface Studio Architects

The proposal for Healthy Urbanism is a collaboration between a visionary client, a health scientist and ISA - Interface Studio Architects to investigate the potential for health outcomes to influence large-scale neighborhood and building design. The consulting team developed a conceptual tool in order to bring spatial design and health outcomes into communication with one another. “The Matrix” is a key proposal of the work which creates a bridge between health-related research and literature, factors, health impacts, program, and design parameters. More images and architects' description after the break.

Hong Kong Car Park Proposal / Interface Studio Architects

11:00 - 25 January, 2012
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© Interface Studio Architects

Interface Studio Architects shared with us their proposal for the Hong Kong Car Parc competition, which aims at romanticizing the car as an active urban object while simultaneously implementing sustainable strategies. In addition to including parking spaces in the rotational design, shopping, food and landscaping aspects are also included in the program. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Granary / Interface Studio Architects

12:30 - 11 June, 2011
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© Interface Studio Architects

A conceptual proposal for the retrofit of an old grain silo in Center City Philadelphia, Interface Studio Architects aims to integrate an existing, vacant structure into an urban, mixed-use project. Additionally, it raises interesting questions about old building reuse and innovative tactics for sustainability. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Architecture City Guide: Philadelphia

10:05 - 23 March, 2011
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Massimo Catarinella
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Massimo Catarinella

This week our Architecture City Guide is headed to Philadelphia. The list of influential architects that have either worked, studied, or taught in Philadelphia is perhaps the only list that challenges the numbers of Founding Fathers that descended on this city of “Brotherly Love.” A brief list includes Sullivan, Kahn, Wright, Pei, Rudolf, Corbusier, Latrobe, Gropius, Mumford, and Furness. That being said, our list of 12 barely scratches the surface of buildings worth seeing in this great city. We would like to hear about your must not miss buildings in the comment section below.

The Architecture City Guide: Philadelphia list and corresponding map after the break!

The Modules / Interface Studio Architects

01:00 - 18 February, 2011
  • Architects

  • Location

    Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Concept/Lead Architect(S)/Designer(S)

    Interface Studio Architects
  • Structural Engineers

    Larsen and Landis
  • Additional Consultants

    MaGrann Associates - LEED
  • Client

    Templetown Realty (Jonathan Weiss)
  • Area

    80000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010

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100K House / Interface Studio Architects

01:00 - 7 February, 2011
  • Architects

  • Location

    Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Concept/Lead Architect(S)/Designer(S)

    Interface Studio Architects
  • Structural Engineers

    Larsen and Landis
  • Additional Consultants

    MaGrann Associates - LEED
  • Client

    Postgreen Homes
  • Contractor/Manufacturer

    Manor Hill Construction / Hybrid Construction
  • Area

    1150.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010

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