“Studio Venezia” Belgian architect’s on-site residency in Venice

Studio Venezia is an experimental approach to exhibiting architecture, comprising audiovisual content and a week-long architect residency in the gallery space. It will take place until September 23rd, at Sant’Anna Project Space, Venice.

 

Studio Venezia opening session © photo: Sam De Vocht​

Studio Venezia opening session © photo: Sam De Vocht​

 

Project Space Sant’Anna in Venice is hosting, as from September 1st, a four-week installation and exhibition featuring the work of four Belgian architecture offices, who will also spend -in turns- a week-long residency at the gallery space.

The project, named “Studio Venezia”, was born out of the collaboration of the young Belgian architects (AE Architecten, Douma Architecten, Perneel Osten and Samenwerk) with Julie Pfleiderer and Miriam Rohde, two filmmakers who were asked to film the buildings and their users.

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“Adventures in Space” at The Lighthouse

Reviewing 200 years of science fiction, from Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein via Flash Gordon and Star Wars, to The Martian, this new, visually stunning, exhibition explores the architecture of science fiction films. It also provides an over-view of the whole history of one of the most important genres in contemporary culture.

 

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

Adventures in Space © Ian Stuart Campbell

 

A headline event of the Festival of Architecture 2016 and the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, the exhibition includes over 180 new, specially commissioned, black and white and brilliantly computer colored drawings.

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“Constructing Film. Swiss Architecture in the Moving Image” at S AM Basel

The exhibition invites visitors on a fascinating search for traces of moving images of Swiss architecture. In continuation of a series of exhibitions initiated in 2012 to examine the various media through which architecture is conveyed, the focus is now on film.

 

"Constructing Film. Swiss Architecture in the Moving Image" S AM © Tom Bisig

“Constructing Film. Swiss Architecture in the Moving Image” S AM © Tom Bisig

 

Here, ‘film’ is understood to mean a broad spectrum of moving visual documents. A very wide range of different technologies and film genres that depict Swiss architecture in a documentary manner are taken into account – from traditional architecture documentaries to films made with mobile phone cameras, through to real-estate advertising films. A broad definition of the term ‘architecture’ is also applied: cinematic approaches to realised buildings, planned buildings, infrastructure constructions and urban landscapes are all included. (more…)

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam: 8-10 October 2015

Featuring over one hundred international documentaries, feature films and short films, as well as debates, lectures and seminars, the festival provides a podium for discussing the city and future of spatial development.

 

The Chinese Mayor

The Chinese Mayor (Hao Zhou, China 2014)

 

This year, the Architecture Film Festival of Rotterdam will take place from the 8 to 11 October. Featuring over one hundred international documentaries, feature films and short films, as well as debates, lectures and seminars, the festival provides a podium for discussing the city and future of spatial development.
 
Film is one of the most accessible media for addressing complex urban design and architectural subjects. By programming films in a particular context and complementing them with debates involving filmmakers, architects, philosophers and urban designers, the festival appeals to a wide, international audience. Attracting some six thousand lovers of the city, architecture and cinema, AFFR is now the biggest architecture film festival in the world.

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Architektur Galerie Berlin to premiere Duplex Architect’s film “With Other’s Eyes”

The gallery is holding an eponymous exhibition marking the completion of “Mehr als Wohnen”, a cooperative housing project by the Swiss architects with the screening of their recent film project.

 

Duplex Architekten. Mehr als Wohnen, 2015 © Photo: Walter Mair

Duplex Architekten. Mehr als Wohnen, 2015 © Photo: Walter Mair

 

Exhibitions on contemporary architecture usually work with plans, models, and photographs. The medium of film, however, hardly plays a role in this context. This is particularly surprising, as the moving image can illuminate two aspects that non-moving media cannot address. First, space can be experienced only through movement. Second, film can document the appropriation of architecture as it occurs.

 

In their exhibition “With Others’ Eyes” and their eponymous film that will celebrate its premiere in Architektur Galerie Berlin, Duplex Architects now specifically address this issue. In doing so, they also explore the relationship between architectural intension and lived reality.

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