Rusaifah: Six Design Ecologies Jordan's capital city, Amman, and its surrounding outgrowths, represent a microcosm of the issues that define rapid urbanization in today's world. One particular outgrowth, Rusaifah, presents a unique set of issues to understand and improve. In the spring of 2010 a number of international architects, planners and activists came together on request of the Jordanian Ministry of Social Development to devise a spacial development strategy for the Amman-Rusaifah region. Over the course of about two weeks, the team conducted fieldwork, which consisted of historical research, focus meetings, interviews with community youth leaders and and surveys of local NGOs. They then combined these humanitarian considerations ...
NEXT 21 How will people life in the future cities? An interesting experiment how it could look like... Konzept/Kamera/Schnitt: Regie, Kamera, Schnitt: Beate Lendt Produktion: Gerald Lindner & Beate Lendt Musik und Ton: Vladimir Rakic 05/2010, 06:39 min gefördert vom Stimuleringsfonds voor Architecuur Rotterdam und Senter Novem mehr Informationen zum Film hier more information about the film here
architecture for place - Glenn Murcutt and his projects in Australia Examination with nature and place are essentially for Glenn Murcutt, Australian architect, whose work is shown until February 2012 at the AZW in Vienna ... Konzept/Kamera/Schnitt: CastYourArt 11/2011, 11:09 min Auftraggeber: Architekturzentrum Wien
House in the tree (trailer) Living in the tree house: a film about Frei Otto´s project in the West of Berlin. Architects and occupants talk about a special way of living... Konzept/Kamera/Schnitt: Regie, Kamera, Schnitt: Beate Lendt Produktion: Gerald Lindner & Beate Lendt Musik und Ton: Vladimir Rakic 05/2011, 06:05 min gefördert vom Stimuleringsfonds voor Architecuur Rotterdam unterstützt von cc-studio mehr Informationen zum Film hier more information about the film here
Bangkok: Transformative Urbanism Introduction video for the research and design studio that the U-TT Chair at ETH Zurich is conducting in the Fall of 2011. Konzept/Kamera/Schnitt: Professors Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner Camera and Editing: Daniel Schwartz Production Assistance: Kerrie Butts and Nilay Mistry of the INDA- International Program in Design and Architecture at Chulalongkorn University Additional Assistance: Phed Niyomsilp UrbanThinkTank-Films/ETH Zürich 10/2011, 4:31 min
This short film documents a new and revolutionary approach to urban planning. Located within one of Caracas, Venezuela's largest and least accessible barrios, the new cable car system is integrated within the Metro System of Caracas. Designed by Urban-Think Tank, the Metro Cable of San Agustin is 2.1 km in length and employs gondolas holding 8 passengers each. The Metro Cable’s capacity allows for the movement of 1,200 people per hour in each direction. The design was conceived by Urban-Think Tank in collaboration with community residents, local leaders, and international experts. Additionally, each cable car station will possess different social and cultural services such as low-cost housing, a gymnasium, public space ,a supermarket, ...
A closer look at one of the main themes of the current Barbican Art Gallery exhibition 'Radical Nature, Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009' (open until 18th October 2009). http://barbican.org.uk/radicalnature. Exhibition curator Francesco Manacorda looks at architecture in relation to nature and how architects have approached the subject in the exhibition. Architect Michael Pawlyn also expands on the subject, talking about a form of architecture called biomimicry, whereby buildings are built in accordance to its natural surroundings. For more details: http://barbican.org.uk/radicalnature
Learning from vernacular is possible and highly recommended. The collection of vernacular architecture at the Acm makes it a strong and representative body to undertake such an initiative and envisage contemporary efforts based on analogies. It thus makes it possible to offer multiple arrays of alternatives for the niche strategies, autonomous within the contemporary world. The Learning from vernacular exhibition presented at the Domaine de Boisbuchet (Lessac, France) comprises two primary sections. The first section, covering the entire ground floor, highlights the diversity of spatial methods explored by different cultures. While the second that is spread over the first floor concentrates on the use of a variety of building materials. ...
How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun.