Filmare L’Architettura / Festival dei Popoli

The workshop Filmare l’architettura, just concluded in Florence. It took place in the home-studio by Leonardo Savioli and was aimed at educating videomakers in documenting the architectural space. The results of this experience, promoted by the Region of Tuscany, produced by Festival dei Popoli and led by , will be presented to the public on May 15 at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence.

Koolhaas Houselife / Ila Bêka + Louise Lemoîne

© Koolhaas Houselife

Last night, as Christopher Hawthorne reported for the LA Times, the Hammer Museum played  Koolhaas Houselife”,  a comical and witty documentary by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoîne that follows Guadalupe Acedo, the cleaning woman, as she maintains the 1998  masterpiece.

Although architects, designers and engineers may look at the House of Bordeaux and admire its dramatic cantilever, the conceptually thrilling idea of the central lift for the handicapped client, and the circular windows that vary in size and placement according to the heights of the different residents, what is it like to occupy that space on a daily basis?  After all, it is a house, and what is it like to do some of the most basic chores in an award winning building?

More including a short trailer after the break.