The Architecture Thread

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    I'll start with Villa Malaparte

    Wow. Amazing location.
     
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    Gehry's design for the New World Symphony campus in Miami looks very interesting.

    --Andre


    4 reviews from today.
    I wonder if 'Bron and the Gang are going to the opening tomorrow night....

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    Wow. Amazing location.

    It is indeed. And pristine forever.

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    Are these the most tasteful seats they could get? They look like something you'd find in a shuttle bus for Sea World. [​IMG]
     
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    Hey, anyone know some good documentaries or television shows based around architecture? I've recently developed a major interest in it, but still photos don't do some of the places justice.
     
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    There aren't many good ones at all. My favorite is Antonio Gaudi , 1984 film by a Japanese director. There is almost no narration at all. It's just video of his creations which focuses on all the mundane public activity that takes place around them. It's on the Criterion label. [​IMG] My next favorite is Concert of Wills: Making the Getty Center about Richard Meier making the Getty Center. You get to witness all the interesting bickering and politics that went on. Ken Burns has a Frank LLoyd Wright one if hyperbole and sensationalism are your thing. Rem Koolhaas has a new one called Kind of Architect where he probably shows you how to stack boxes. Sketches of Frank Gehry is fun and insightful. My Architect about Kahn is okay. Otherwise, not much.
     
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    There aren't many good ones at all. My favorite is Antonio Gaudi , 1984 film by a Japanese director. There is almost no narration at all. It's just video of his creations which focuses on all the mundane public activity that takes place around them. It's on the Criterion label.

    My next favorite is Concert of Wills: Making the Getty Center about Richard Meier making the Getty Center. You get to witness all the interesting bickering and politics that went on. Ken Burns has a Frank LLoyd Wright one if hyperbole and sensationalism are your thing. Rem Koolhaas has a new one called Kind of Architect where he probably shows you how to stack boxes. Sketches of Frank Gehry is fun and insightful. My Architect about Kahn is okay. Otherwise, not much.

    Agree. It's depressing how few good videos there are, in this day and age. I agree with your comments re: those you listed as well.

    But don't you think that Rem shows us how to stack re-programmable boxes??? [​IMG]

    To the OP: it's a pretty barren landscape. Occasionally Charlie Rose has interesting interviews. And you can always sift here and see if something piques your interest.
     
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    But don't you think that Rem shows us how to stack re-programmable boxes??? [​IMG]
    So that's the revelation he spent five books explaining? I've been missing out. I'll investigate further.
     
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    i heard someone wanted to make a documentary about eric owen moss but the title Baby Man was already taken.
     
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    So that's the revelation he spent five books explaining? I've been missing out. I'll investigate further.

    Rumor has it that the concept will be more fully flushed out in the upcoming new book "Really, really, really tiny; XXXXS; XXXS; XXS; XS; S (v. 2.0); M (v. 2.0); L (v. 2.0); XL (v. 2.0); XXL; XXXL; XXXL; Super-duper huge".

    Reportedly the book will consist of over 2,500,000 stacked pages, so there should be more room to explain the idea.
     
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    i heard someone wanted to make a documentary about eric owen moss but the title Baby Man was already taken.

    Doc is being re-titled to "EOM emo: The Amazing Life and Stupendous Career of a [the] Samitaur Boy Toy".
     
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    There aren't many good ones at all. My favorite is Antonio Gaudi , 1984 film by a Japanese director. There is almost no narration at all. It's just video of his creations which focuses on all the mundane public activity that takes place around them. It's on the Criterion label.


    My next favorite is Concert of Wills: Making the Getty Center about Richard Meier making the Getty Center. You get to witness all the interesting bickering and politics that went on. Ken Burns has a Frank LLoyd Wright one if hyperbole and sensationalism are your thing. Rem Koolhaas has a new one called Kind of Architect where he probably shows you how to stack boxes. Sketches of Frank Gehry is fun and insightful. My Architect about Kahn is okay. Otherwise, not much.


    Thanks for the list. I'm somewhat surprised by the dearth of good movies. I've been more an more entranced by architecture lately, and had assumed it would be a fairly popular subject. In university my roommates and I always had Discovery on, so things like How It's Made, and worlds largest construction projects were always playing, and I assumed there would be a show similar in vein to that. Ah well, I'll definitely check this stuff out.
     
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    I just signed up for this forum, and this is a great thread. Lots of excellent stuff. There are many, many buildings I'd love to post, but since this is a style forum (OK, THE Style Forum), I'll start with Villa Malaparte, Capri, Godard, and BB. From the film "Contempt".


    I just saw this in a book I was flipping through yesterday and recognized it from Le Mepris.

    excerpt: "Malaparte, with an initial helping hand from Adalbert Libera, chose the site for his house with infinite care. It sicks on a rock jutting into the sea and was designed to represent the mind and body of Malaparte himself. In this sense, the Casa Malaparte is an intensely personal design and owes precious little to contemporary architectural currents. ... The plan of the house is distinctly unusual: the Acropolis-like stair leads on to the roof of the house- for sunbathing and views - rather than to the entrance which is all but hidden bellow. Bedrooms are like cells. The living room is vast and washed in the shimmering light of the sea. The building is now owned by the Casa Malaparte Association. No one else has lived here since Malaparte's death.
     
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    Are these the most tasteful seats they could get? They look like something you'd find in a shuttle bus for Sea World.

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    Gehry probably designed that pattern himself. He did it for WDCH to honor Lillian Disney who put up the initial $50M for the hall, and loved flowers. They used the pattern for the carpets as well:

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    --Andre
     

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