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  1. Spirit of Space's Architectural Films
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    Spirit of Space's Architectural Films

    Not long ago we posted Chicago-based architectural film company Spirit of Space's great pair video's on architect Steven Holl's Daeyang Gallery and Home in Seoul. We were so taken with their work,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.03.13

  2. Kickstarter of the Week: From Sea to Shining Sea
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    Kickstarter of the Week: From Sea to Shining Sea

    FIlmmaker and landscape architect Evan Mather has already produced a small clutch of great films about the built environment. We showed his excellent "A Necessary Ruin" about the Union Tank Car...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.23.13

  3. Stanley Kubrick Retrospective at LACMA
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    Stanley Kubrick Retrospective at LACMA

    Calling all film and design buffs! The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is currently showing the first U.S. retrospective of master director Stanley Kubrick's prolific 45-year life and career in...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    photos by: Eujin Rhee
    02.11.13

  4. Interior Design in 8 Classic Films
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    Interior Design in 8 Classic Films

    Cinema is having a little moment right now—the annual Sundance Film Festival is just about to wrap up and awards season is currently in full swing. We take a look at eight classic films, each...

    written by: Eujin Rhee
    01.24.13

  5. Elements by William Kaven
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    Elements by William Kaven

    So often the architectural press gets caught up in the look of a place without considering how it might also feel. The team at William Kaven Architecture seeks to rectify that with a new video of...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.24.12

  6. Lightning Strikes Thrice
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    Lightning Strikes Thrice

    What would Ben Franklin have made of this pair of incredible videos from Craig Shimala? Shimala set up his video camera to catch an electrical storm last year in Chicago and lucked his way into one...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.11.11

  7. BIG & Parkour in "My Playground"
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    BIG & Parkour in "My Playground"

    I just came across the trailer for My Playground, a most unusual documentary about architecture by director Kaspar Astrup Schröder. In it the Danish parkour crew Team JiYo sprints and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.15.11

  8. Oscar Nominated Short Film
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    Oscar Nominated Short Film

    Each year the Oscar nominations come out, and while we dicker about whether Inception made any sense, or if Black Swan was high camp or high art, we usually stop and reflect "Man, it would be...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.27.11

  9. Rem Koolhaas DVD Winners
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    Rem Koolhaas DVD Winners

    A short while back I announced that we'd be giving away five DVDs of the new film Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect directed by Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch. The time has come to announce...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.22.10

  10. The Third and The Seventh
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    The Third and The Seventh

    Late last week I was preparing to blog about this short film by Alex Roman, and clearly so were lots of other people, judging by the fact that today Roman's dedicated site, thirdseventh.com,...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.12.10

  11. Eames Demetrios at TED2007
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    Eames Demetrios at TED2007

    This week, TED released "The design genius of Charles + Ray Eames," a talk given by Eames Demetrios, the grandson of the famous husband-and-wife team. Given at TED2007, Demetrios honors...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.07.09

  12. Tonight: Objectified in America
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    Tonight: Objectified in America

    I finally saw Gary Hustwit’s very fine film Objectified this week and could not be more excited to moderate the latest Dwell Conversation, Objectified in America: Design, Consumerism and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.24.09

  13. The Greening of Southie
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    The Greening of Southie

    Ten years ago, realtors wouldn't have guessed they'd be selling luxury apartments based on cotton insulation and dual-flush toilets. High-end highrises are gaining environmental cred. But while we...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    04.15.09

  14. Container Cinema
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    Container Cinema

    As part of the cultural countdown to the winter Olympics in Vancouver 2010, media art group Springboard—a trio composed of architect Robert Duke, designers Keith Doyle and Iain Sinclair, and...

    written by: Ilana Diamond
    03.23.09

  15. The Secret Lives of Urban Space
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    The Secret Lives of Urban Space

    Earlier this week, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival presented a collection of six experimental short films, grouped as The Secret Lives of Urban Space, which explored...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.21.09

  16. Tokyo!'s Urban Anxiety
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    Tokyo!'s Urban Anxiety

    The new movie Tokyo!—a triptych of short films directed by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-Ho—presents three increasingly neurotic architectural visions of the teeming,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.19.09

  17. Married to the Eiffel Tower
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    Married to the Eiffel Tower

    Earlier this week I watched a truly fascinating documentary from 2008 called Married to the Eiffel Tower which ran on Channel 5 in the UK. It focuses on three women, each of whom identify as "...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.12.09

  18. The Architecture of Unhappiness
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    The Architecture of Unhappiness

    I saw the wonderful Cannes Grand Prix-winning gangster film Gomorrah directed by Matteo Garrone yesterday, and was struck at the level of decay and desecation presented. The film was set largely in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.04.09

  19. The Soft Spot
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    The Soft Spot

    As designers embrace the idea of directing their skills toward doing good in the world, a collective of students and alumni from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco have launched an...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.03.09

  20. Platform 21's Repair Manifesto
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    Platform 21's Repair Manifesto

    Designers talk a lot about extending product lifecycles, but most often in terms of creating new objects with exceptional longevity. Extending the lifecycle of existing objects is a different...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.03.09

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