The Sands of Long Beach

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Sands-of-Long-Beach Architecture Awareness

Long Beach’s beach is a long urban one. It serves mainly the local population. It is a relaxing, mostly uncrowded place, in spite of being surrounded by the 16 million people of the Greater Los Angeles. This video illustrates different segments for different interests: walking, biking, kite surfing and water sports.

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High Definition Space

Friday, August 24, 2012
High Definition Space Architecture Awareness

The Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City, Los Angeles, is a bridge between the public at large and the art of photography. This video illustrates some of its features and brings up samples of photographs by great photographers.

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Grand Park, Act One

Thursday, August 16, 2012
Grand-Park-Act-one Architecture Awareness

Downtown LA’s Grand Park has been instant success. This video illustrates the urban context and documents how design can impact a diverse public, from children to senior citizens. It shows the park major features: the restored and expanded fountain with interactive date jets, the drought-tolerant planting, the magenta-colored mobile furniture.

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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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