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37. The Broad: Art and People under a Veil – February 18, 2016 (8:33’)
The Broad was inaugurated in September, 2015. It is a social experience. People discovering art, discovering other people. Moving around in all directions looking at art, shooting selfies with artworks as their background. There is no linear itinerary, no sequence to follow. The spiritual aspect of the Broad’s rational architecture is in the way it frames the spectator’s dialogue with the artists’ demons under a bath of light.
36. 2016: Uplifting Expectations – December 19, 2015 (1:53’)
Video-Card of best wishes for 2016 from the Meghiddos. It brings up the power of creativity in art, science, technology, sustainability, urban farming and organic architecture.
35. Inspirations for 2016 – December 19, 2015 (3:04’)
Inspirations for 2016 is a video-card of best wishes from The Meghiddos. It confronts the fear of the unknown with the power of creativity.
34. Chichi: Ninety Years in Nine Minutes – December 5, 2015 (9:00’)
Chichi’s ninety-year trajectory is marked by tenacity and a curious mind that took her all over the the world. She was born in one of the Argentina’s Jewish colonies of the province of Entre Rios, a hub of emancipated immigrants from Odessa, which produced a second generation of leaders, professionals and intellectuals. She started to study law at forty-five, and continues to practice her profession every day.
33. Sylvia Nonstop – September 26, 2015 (20:32’)
Sylvia Manheim’s 90th birthday celebration surrounded by loving family and friends was a reflection of this extraordinary woman that, in spite of being almost blind, continues to be active on subjects related to social justice. Showing acting of comedian Shalom Sherman.
32. Urban Farming Day – July 27, 2015 / (4:47’)
Following a group of educators, community organizers and business representatives active in urban agriculture, this is an unplanned journalistic report. https://vimeo.com/134582612
31. Crossing Borderlines – July 10, 2015 / (7:47’)
An autobiographical video illustrating projects, migrations and actions of the Meghiddo couple.
- Crossing Borderlines – July 10, 2015 / (7:47’)
An autobiographical video illustrating projects, migrations and actions of the Meghiddo couple.
- Bill and Don Visit Farm Urbana – September 8, 2014 / (8:46’)
In a Downtown Los Angeles’ project, on the rooftop of a 170-unit apartment building, Ruth Meghiddo shows how the production of food on rooftops can be achieved through the use of the water-conserving Tower Gardens vertical system. Two professors from the University of California, Irvine, Bill Tomlinson and Don Patterson, took interest in the project for their course at the Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.
- Westwood LA – April 22 / (31:30’)
The story is about one of Los Angeles’ great Westside neighborhoods, Westwood. It is a personal perspective by an architect, realtor and filmmaker who lived in the neighborhood during the 1980’s and is back working in the area as a real estate broker. Far from being partisan, propagandist or nostalgic, the film carries messages meaningful to many other cities, American and around the world. It deals with problems of traffic, density, heritage, identity, cultural mix and environmental quality through images and interviews, at time humorous.
- Organic Architecture For Sale in Joshua Tree (Blog only. Video by TTK)
Published by Cultural Weekly – February 27
- On the Making of the Wallis Annenberg – December 29 / (12:43’)
Designed by architect Zoltan Pali, The Wallis new Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills was inaugurated on October 17, 2013. The video tells about the making of the building through a mix of images and explanation by the architect.
26. Youthful Sustainability – October 19 / (5:47’)
An interdisciplinary students’ competition, “Solar Decathlon,” for the design of sustainable dwelling units. Twenty finalist groups built their version of solar-powered houses. Shown in at the Orange County Great Park, it attracted thousands of people, hungry for housing solutions.
25. Empty Lot for People – September 22 / 6:17’)
An urban empty lot becomes alive through the performances of a dance group and a Hispanic theater group. It sends a powerful message on the need for public urbanspaces.
24. Architects @ Moca – July 12 / (5:15’)
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. It brings the viewer “out of the museum” with samples of Eric Moss’ works in Culver City and Hagi Belzberg’s Los Angeles Museum of the holocaust.
23. Shooting at Memories – June 14 / (4:57’)
Mount Zion is a Jewish cemetery in East Los Angeles, ten miles from Downtown L.A.. Founded in 1916, it was intended for free burials of poor Jews. The final resting place of about 7,000 graves, it has been seriously vandalized over the years. This video documents the place’s condition in June of 2013.
22. A People’s Place in L.A – June 1 / (5:13’)
San Pedro’s “Ports O’Call” is a place for people of all ages. Located at an edge of Los Angeles, it attracts a large segment of the Latino community. It is an all-senses stimulator. Although not architecture as a building, it is a place from which architects, designers, planners and decision-makers in politics and investment can learn how the right setting can touch people’s emotional needs.
21. Streets & Stradaccie in L.A. – May 12 / (8:34’)
This video explores some of Los Angeles streets and “stradaccie” (“ugly streets” in Italian) not as tourists, but as observers of the multiple messages they carry. It covers an area of approximately 10 x 16 miles (16 x 25 kilometers) which includes Inglewood, Ocean Park, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Westwood, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Downtown L.A., Chinatown and Koreatown. The street, which is the primary urban space, acts upon us 24/7 throughout our lives and synthetize what we are as a culture and also contributes in shaping what we are as individuals
20. Salon Sapiens – April 8 / (9:00’)
“The Salon on the Spiritually Creative Life” by the Arroyo Seco in Pasdena, under the Ventura Freeway Bridge, is a unique place. Carol Soucel King and Richard King host a salon dedicated to link spirituality with the arts, science, philosophy, music, literature and social issues.
19. L.A. Cathedral – Mar. 17 / (7:23’)
The Los Angeles Cathedral, designed by Pritzker Price winner Rafael Moneo from Madrid, Spain,was captured throughout one year and brings to light the way people relate to the building.
18. Gehry in Vegas – Feb. 15 / (7:15’)
The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas is a joyful, youthful and exuberant building. Frank Gehry shows us that he remains a young architect at eighty–four.
17. The Blue Boulevard Vision – Feb. 10 / (7:30’)
This video illustrates synoptically Professor Michael Burt’s vision of a marine development option for Israel through the creation of artificial islands capable of absorbing 3,000,000 people and infrastructure.
16. Israel Beyond Wars – Dec. 29 / (8:59’)
This video tries to bring up a different image of Israel than the ones frequently shown by the media. By presenting some architectural and spaces for people examples, the viewer may see aspects of a normal life.
15. Cooler than the Mall – Nov. 11 / (6:53’)
The Cerritos Library creates a challenge to the very meaning of what a library should be today. The library represents well the multiculturalism that it embodies
14. Growing Cities: Life Quality & Dwelling – Oct 28 / 7:42’)
By linking between the September 2012 issue of Foreign Policy, downtown Long Beach and the Walker Building, the video shows how architecture can play a critical role in bringing quantitativesolutions for the needs of a growing population and in determining the life quality standards ofthe 21st. Century.
13. A Destination for Learning – Sept.24 / (6:38’)
Why is it that libraries remain an important subject today? The Los Angeles Central Library’s success is presented by showing the relationship between old, new and the people’s use of the building.
12. The Sands of Long Beach – Sept. 8 / (8:17’)
Long Beach’s beaches, mostly not crowded and relaxing, serve mainly its local population. This video illustrates different segments for different interests: walking, biking, kitesurfing and water sports.
11. High Definition Space – August 24 / (5:05’)
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.
10. Grand Park, Part One – Aug. 16 / (4:58’)
Downtown LA’s Grand Park has been an 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.
9. Part 2 – The Olympic Effect – August 2 / (8:24’)
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 pavilion, King’s Cross Terminal renewal, the Emirates Air Line cable car and new design for the city.
8. Part 1 – London’s Olympian Architecture / July 26 / (8:21’)
Illustrating the 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.
7. Jump-Start to Success – July 10 / Santa Monica Promenade (6:07’)
How Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade came to be what is today.
6. The Rock and the Pavilion – June 27 / (4:02’)
A contrast between two nearby artworks at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” and Bruce Goff’s Pavilion for Japanese Art.
5. Downtown LA: Towards Urban Sustainability / June 9 / (7:10’)
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.
4. A Living Room for the City – May 26 / 9:40’)
A Visual point of view: Frank Gehry’s Disney Hall. Its genesis and its design as a living room for the city.
3. Part 2: The Wall, Fast Food & Fellini – April 21 / (5:40’)
An encounter with “The Wall Along Wilshire,” following a visit of selected artworks at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (Part 1.)
2. Part 1: Fellini, Art & Architecture – April 21 / (6:07’)
First steps into movie-making inspired by Fellini’s Juliet of the Spirits.
1. Permaculture Goes to School – Feb. 24 / (14:06’)
Documentation at the Muse’s School, in Malibu, of a two-day permaculture workshop.
Promotions, Trailers & Commercials
Urban Corridor Matrix (9:31’)
The Urban Corridor Matrix is the result of a research conducted by Meghiddo Architects over several years to look for alternative ways of conceiving medium to high density mixed-use development. Some of its features include public spaces within the blocks, institutional facilities above street level, residential units of multiple types, time share of working spaces, a mix of retail commerce and site-specific public art. It is based on a system open to change and future growth and it confronts comprehensively issues of sustainability and affordability.
Real Estate with an architect’s eye
El ojo del arquitecto en inmobiliaria
Who is She? – August 1, 2013 / (2:48’)
Trailer preceding “Empty Lot for People) A rehearsal of a performance-collaboration by three artists: choreographer Cyrus Parker-Jeannette, public artist Terry Braunstein and animator David Familian. With audio of Beat Poet Jack Kerouac. Recorded by Rick Meghiddo at CSULB’s Dance Department on August 14, 2013.
Blue Boulevard – June 20, 2013, / (1:56’)
Blue Boulevard is a documentary about a vision of artificial islands along Israel and Gaza’s coast that can change the Middle east paradigm from an area of conflict to a region of progress. The new artificial islands may be able to accommodate 3,000,000 people. The movie deals with issues such as population growth, climate change and sustainability, an brings up testimonials from different points of view.
Downtown Business Tour – June 26, 2012 / ( 2:20’)
www.DowntownLA.com Website Posting