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New York Public Library Time Lapse: Books renovation

In preparation for the reopening of the Rose Main Reading Room, watch 52,000 books being shelved…in just two minutes: Title: Time Lapse: Thousands of Books Get Reshelved Before the Rose Main Reading Room Reopens Video credit: Max Touhey Photography Music credit: As Colorful As Ever by Broke  http://www.metouhey.com

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Anupama Kundoo
Architecture

Talking architecture #3 by PLANTA / Fundació Sorigué

Talking Architecture are a series of meetings, organised by PLANTA, that invite architects, critics and intellectuals from different disciplines to reflect upon architecture. Environment, resources and techniques make up the basis of the third edition of Talking Architecture since the most important prime materials for architecture are worked according to specific techniques from the available resources in the environments where…

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The Architect / Cameron Beyl

Kerem Bursin was nominated for his role in the film at the 2008 Evvy Awards in the Outstanding Performance for Film or Television category.

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Architecture

Close this Biennale! / Patrik Schumacher

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: director of Zaha Hadid Architects Patrik Schumacher has made a critical interview about the 2016 Biennale theme. 2016 Patrik Schumacher’s interview extract: If you can make an organisation the most prosperity driving highly sophisticated organisation, then you know you have something to offer (as an architect) whereas the slum developers know what they need: electricity, water… All of this is already layout, so,…

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Architecture

Casa das Histórias Paula Rego by Eduardo Souto de Moura

The Casa das Histórias Paula Rego was designed by the architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. The building makes use of certain aspects of the region’s historical architecture, which is here reinterpreted in a contemporary way. It can be immediately recognized thanks to its two pyramid-shaped towers and the red-colored concrete used in its construction.

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Architecture, Japanese Architecture

Sou Fujimoto Conference: Between Nature and Architecture

In this Current Work lecture, titled “Between Nature and Architecture,” Fujimoto presents three conceptual early works and six recent projects. The early unbuilt projects, conceived of following his graduation from the University of Tokyo in 1994, illustrate the formation of principles that have carried through to today, including abandonment of solid walls and the design of spaces without fixed function.

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Architecture

Presence in Architecture, Seven Personal Observations by Peter Zumthor

Peter Zumthor lecture in The David Azrieli School of Architecture, Tel Aviv University titled “Presence in Architecture, Seven Personal Observations” The lecture was given the 10th of November 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Bar Shira Auditorium, Tel Aviv University

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Cultural Architecture, Movie

Cathedrals of Culture

‘If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?’ Cathedrals of Culture offers six startling responses to this question. Cathedrals of Culture technical information Directors: Wim Wenders, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Margreth Olin, Karim Aïnouz Country: Germany / Denmark / Austria / Norway Language: English / German Duration: 165min World sales: Cinephi Release Date: 29 May 2014 Cathedrals…

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Salaryman #6 – A Modern Tale of Overwork in Japan

Salaryman #6, is a short 2002 movie, about overwork in Japan, frustration, depression and importance of work-life balance. A man in a suit is sprawled on the floor of an office; his colleagues help him to his feet but he seems to have lost his memory. The next morning, he remembers his name (Shiode) and where he works, but he…

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Japanese Architecture

Tangling Architecture / Akihisa Hirata

Interested in creating simple and elegant geometric solutions that emulate and abstract nature’s millions of years of experience, Akihisa Hirata sees architecture and ecology as a complex, interwoven tangle (Tangling Architecture) – in terms of form, function and the relationship between the artificial and the natural. His designs rigorously explore future possibilities for architecture and structure. The architecture of the…

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