Part 2 – The Olympic Effect

Thursday, August 2, 2012
Olympic Effect Part 2 Architecture Awareness

Part 2 brings up some examples of new projects built in London in parallel with the Olympic Games. They include Renzo Piano’s Shard and St. Giles, Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron’s Serpentine Gallery pavillion, King’s Cross Termianal renewal, the Emirates Air Line cable car and new design for the city.

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London’s Olympian Architecture 1

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Part-1-London-Olympian-Architechture

Main ideas behind the planning London’s 2012 Olympics. Buildings: the Olympic Stadium, the Aquatics Center, the Velodrome, the Basketball Arena and the Orbit tower. Comments by London’s Mayor, Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond.

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From Jump-start to Success

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

How did Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade came to be what it is today?

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The Rock and the Pavilion

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Rock and the Pavilion Architecture Awareness

Michael Heizer “Levitated Mass” and Bruce Goff’s Pavilion for Japanese Art. Two works, placed a couple of hundred yards one from another, could not be more different. The “rock” is a late-bloomer of the Land Art movement. The pavilion can be traced back to Frank Lloyd Wight’s principles of Organic Architecture. reinterpreted by Bruce Goff.

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Downtown LA: Towards Urban Sustainability

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Downtown-LA Architecture Awareness

A point of view at Los Angeles’ Downtown as a place that embodies potential sustainability. In spite of its assets in cultural, financial and historic buildings and a unique network of freeways and public transportation, it has a population of only 50,000. This documentary tries to point out at the fact that sustainability is not only about LEED’s platinum-rated buildings; it demands multi-use complexity and compactness. The visuals try to show what already is in place, capable of absorbing hundreds of thousands residents that may live and work in this centrally located area.

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