1. Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island explores the work of the region’s best postwar architects and designers, including Albert Frey, Wallace Harrison, Herbert Beckhard, Frank Lloyd Wright, Horace Gifford, Edward Durrell Stone, Marcel Breuer, Andrew Geller, Philip Johnson, Charles Gwathmey, Barbara and Julian Neski, and others. The film features interviews with architects and historians, as well as friends, families and clients of these influential designers. Both rare archival material and gorgeous current-day high-definition cinematography highlight Long Island’s often underappreciated modernist architectural treasures. “Long Island has a rich heritage of midcentury modern architecture,” says Director Jake Gorst. “Sadly, much of it has disappeared because of redevelopment and natural disaster. We believe the film will foster renewed awareness and appreciation for Long Island’s remaining modernist structures and its unique architectural history.

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  2. Papers offers a unique workflow for books and book chapters. This video covers the details of how you can organize your books, book chapters, and even create books from a collection of PDFs.

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  3. This half hour video documents the ongoing work of Permaculture Gurus, Geoff and Nadia Lawton, in the Dead Sea Valley. It begins with the famous original 'Greening the Desert' five minute video clip, and then continues into Part II, a 2009 update to the 2001 original.

    You'll get to see and learn about the original Greening the Desert site and see some of the spin-off effects of its influence throughout Jordan, and you'll also be introduced to a new educational demonstration site that was started in 2008.

    You can see the video, and more information about it, in its original post here:

    permaculture.org.au/2009/12/11/greening-the-desert-ii-final/

    And the video is also available on YouTube in four parts:

    youtube.com/watch?v=xzTHjlueqFI

    youtube.com/watch?v=wTZ0LbvUoOY

    youtube.com/watch?v=-Ps1TpK9eiQ

    youtube.com/watch?v=I8wPD35fewo

    This is inspiring, practical work - the kind of work that should be encouraged, supported and emulated worldwide. It is the ultimate root-cause type of aid work.

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  4. filmed and directed by Cristobal Palma
    edited by Benjamin Brunet

    Clifftop House Maui
    Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti
    Maui, USA
    2011

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  5. On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced one of the greatest disasters in history; a 9.0 earthquake followed by massive tsunamis. Thousands perished, many more lost their homes. Across Eastern Japan, infrastructure was laid to ruin, and the threat of nuclear disaster lingered for months. The lack of basic life services and sufficient energy caused grave concern for the future amongst the Japanese people. To alleviate the fear following the disaster, and to better prepare ourselves for the future, we designed an entirely new way of living – one that is in harmony with nature and technology. Collaborating with architects, technologists and other experts, we developed a completely self-sufficient house and living style, in which people can generate, control and consume energy without depending on external energy sources. We named our off-grid residence “MIRAI NIHON (the future of Japan)” and became the first advertising agency to offer a residential environment as a product.

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