The Werehaus, a small creative production studio based in San Francisco, recently shared with us an interesting clip about Andreas Stavropoulous, a landscape architect based out of Berkeley. The video focuses on how Andreas converted a 1959 Airstream into a design studio/live space.
Photographer Onnis Luque recently shared with us an interesting video he shot of the Chanel Mobile Art Pavilion by Zaha Hadid Architects. The form of the 700 sqm Chanel Pavilion is a celebration of the iconic work of Chanel, unmistakeable for its smooth layering of exquisite details that together create an elegant, cohesive whole. For more on this project click here.
This video, produced by Maike Acosta and Javier Cuevas of Florida International University (FIU), was awarded the Grand prize for the AIA Florida Committee on the Environment’s (COTE) 2011 Video-Arch Competition. The competition asked for short video clips that emphasize the architect’s primary role in designing sustainable and energy resourceful environments, leading the state of Florida and the nation their sustainable potentials. The theme of Architecture Controlling the Future of Sustainability was required to carry through to the video, intending to be a public service announcement touching on the subjects of the entrants’ choice: energy, water, public health, economics, or land use.
The resulting, winning video is a creative exploration of building and environment, which presents sustainable solutions to electricity and land usage with an alluring jingle to entice all audiences.
The Mackintosh School of Architecture recently made us aware that their Friday Lecture Series is available to watch online. We will be showcasing a few periodically over the next couple of weeks. Among other topics, in this video Wiel Arets talks about the world becoming one big city in the near future. It is a fairly engaging talk that you should check out.
This project is a bold public-private initiative to support energy, business and culture. The project aims to synthesize an interest in energy, business and culture by generating a new public and transformative icon along the Ohio River. By re-functionalizing HMP1 and bringing new public amenities to the site, the proposal intends to revitalize a decaying and neglected waterfront and therefore have a positive effect in business and tourism and the region at large.
Aurora is the title of Henning Larsen Architects’s entry for the new university hospital in Odense, Denmark. It was recently named among the three finalists. The iconic building complex provides an ideal framework for quality healthcare in the region of southern Denmark. The new Odense University Hospital (OUH) embodies an innovative building of high architectural quality, designed to meet the requirements and challenges of tomorrow. Like the goddess Aurora, the hospital finds renewal in the transition between old and new – and the conversion from tradition to modernity. The human scale supports the conception of the hospital as ”the good host” and a place where patients and visitors can easily orient themselves and feel at home. When approaching Aurora, you are met by an inviting and recognizable urban scale, where the complex is divided into varied units with each their clear entrance and reception area.
The Mackintosh School of Architecture recently made us aware that their Friday Lecture Series is available to watch online. We will be showcasing a few periodically over the next couple of weeks. This video titled Digital Kraftwerk features Frank Barkow discussing how digital technology is integrated into their design process and specifically their material research. Barkow’s firm Barkow Leibinger Architekten keeps their research arm fresh and innovative by highly involving students in the research and development phase.
The Mackintosh School of Architecture recently made us aware that their Friday Lecture Series is available to watch online. We will be showcasing a few periodically over the next couple of weeks. This video features Rick Mather talking about his recent projects. Mather’s work builds strong relationships between the inside and outside environments. This is evident throughout the lecture as he articulates how the design engages the larger site.
This short clip focuses on BIG’s commitment to sustainability that does not sacrifice the quality of life. The clip shows some great shots of their buildings, including the 8 House. It also provides snippets of commentary that detail the buildings’ sustainable features and how they increase the quality of life, not just sustain it. The world is taking notice of BIG’s work, and the video shows the Crown Prince Frederik and Bjarke Ingels meeting with the South Korean President who is interested in bringing BIG’s ideas back to South Korea.
Our friends at Phaidon Press recently informed us of a short profile video they put up about Roger Diener of Diener & Diener Architekten. In the video Diener talks about how he got into architecture and what he strives for in architecture, namely creating rich spaces in which one feels really comfortable in and are not strictly driven by the gesture of the designing architect. Check it out.