Video of the Week – Future by Airbus

It has been a busy week here at the Architectural Centre website, but I couldn’t not post this one – so here is a little something for your Friday afternoon entertainment:

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Posted on 17th June 2011
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Video of the Week XLII – Besti Flokkurinn

OK, so this one is doing the rounds at the moment, so pretty much old news, and it’s not really about architecture and design either – but just so funny, especially given that they are a ‘real’ party, who actually contested the recent Reykjavik City Council elections, and won 6 of the 15 seats. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 2nd June 2010
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Video of the Week XLI – Frank Gehry, you’re a genius!

We’ve probably all seen this by now, but if you haven’t, it is that classic Simpson’s episode…

I can’t find a better online version, but here you go anyway (click on the image below to get to the video page…)

Posted on 6th May 2010
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Video of the Week XL: Top 10 things you’ll never hear an architect say

From the “How to architect” series.

The guy seems a little weird (well, quite a lot actually), but I thought this might be a nice bit of Friday afternoon edification…

…not to be taken too seriously of course… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 23rd April 2010
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Video of the Week XXXIX: LIGHT*HOUSE

3XN, UN Studio and Jan Gehl (advisors) waterfront development – “a new urban quarter” – no, not here in Wellington, unfortunately(?), but in Aarhus, Denmark…

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What do you think…?

Posted on 13th April 2010
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Video of the Week XIV: Free Avone

Here is a concept, as presented by Graffiti Research Lab, that I quite enjoy. Of course, it isn’t exactly original, and Wellington architecture has seen its fair share of projected imagery, from the poppies on parliament by our own RSA to  body moving at Te Papa. Thus, I guess it must be the ever so slight frisson of illicitness that makes this seem more enticing – and, perhaps, the real-time spontaneity and the awareness that for your audience, this is a also a spontaneous urban intervention – not one that is scheduled in your summer city calendar between the Teddy Bear’s Picnic and the Beat Girls performing at the Dell. There is potential here to really say/achieve something however, and that is the motive behind GRI, who want to provide graffiti artists with the tools that would allow them to compete with corporate advertisers to get their message across. Somehow I think the bicycle mounted virtual spray can won’t replace the real bomb anytime soon…

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Posted on 5th May 2009
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Video of the Week XIII: algorithmic architecture

Design for a hotel in Wellington, New Zealand using algorithmic architecture generated in Max Script, from 2007 by VUW student Daniel Davis… I’ll leave the commentary up to you this time…

Posted on 1st May 2009
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