Radio Day

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Nancy Pearlman interviews Rick Meghiddo for KBPK - 91.1 FM - Photo: Ruth Meghiddo

An abridged radio interview for KBPK’s Educational Communications program, hosted by Nancy Pearlman. Mrs. Pearlman is a broadcaster, environmentalist, college instructor, anthropologist, editor, producer and outdoorswoman, who has made safeguarding the earth’s ecosystems a career. The Q & A was recorded in Idyllwild, at the “Pearlman Cabin” designed by architect John Lautner. The film was produced subsequently.

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Architecture + Cinema + Hollywood

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The work-in-progress of the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, designed by architect Renzo Piano, is scheduled for opening in 2019. In “Architecture + Cinema + Hollywood”, the three are connected through images of the museum’s construction at the present time, historic and contemporary examples of architecture, mementos from classic movies, metaphors of Hollywood, and segments from my previous films.

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Architects @ MOCA

Friday, July 12, 2013

The architecture exhibition “A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture in Southern California” shows a large number of works by both veterans like Gehry, and Morphosis, and by a younger generation of architects. Besides providing an initial taste of it, this video brings the camera to “the real thing,” the sites of two architects’ works: Eric Moss’ multiple buildings in Culver City and Hagy Belzberg’s “Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust,” completed in 2010.

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Gehry in Vegas

Friday, February 15, 2013
Gehry-in-Vegas Architecture Awareness

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas is a joyful, youthful and exuberant building. It shakes the assumption that innovative freshness has to do with an artist’s age. Like Matisse’s paper-cut collages, conceived at an old age, Frank Gehry shows us that he is a young architect at eighty–four.

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A Library “Cooler than the Mall”

Sunday, November 11, 2012
Cooler-than-the-mall Architecture Awareness

The Cerritos Library emerges as a challenge to the very meaning of what a library should be today. A youngster expressed her feelings by calling it “Cooler than the Mall.” Located at the center of a sprawling suburbia of over ten million people, it carries a message of multiculturalism.

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