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.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
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.