Video of the Week IV: Studio Slasher – Death by Architecture

More student studio madness – this time created by  5th year honours students in Architecture (WITS University) as a response to last week’s video… I hope this doesn’t bring back too many memories…

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Posted on 11th February 2009
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Video of the Week III: Pimp My Model

For those of us that remember our student days, or who still require the services of ‘X-Acto’ today, here’s a idea to help give that extra ‘bling’ to your design…

Here’s the link to the youtube page if the above video misbehaves…

It’s easy to see how the Harvard University Graduate School of Design gets such a prestigious reputation.

Note: I suspect that this is one tv show concept that won’t be picked up – not even by MTV

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Posted on 4th February 2009
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Video of the Week II: Sony building melody step (some secret commands)

Who’d a thought getting from one level of a building top the next could be so much fun: these are the melody stairs from the Sony Building in Tokyo.

Here’s a way to encourage more physical activity and less lift usage – just don’t put my office anywhere near the staircase. And apparently, you get kicked out of the building if you play too long, which begs the obvious question – how did this guy discover the secret code…?

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Posted on 26th January 2009
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Video of the Week I: Architecture stripped bare

(Warning – this clip features artistic and architectural nudity…)

You know you’re in trouble when the opening and closing lines of a short architecture-related video are thus:

 “What happens if you ask architects to let rip…

…Really, architects are at their best when they’re fully dressed [muffled snigger], very serious, and just a little bit uptight.”

Posted on 20th January 2009
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