Saturday, September 8, 2012
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.
Friday, August 24, 2012
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.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
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.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
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.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
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.