1. Ready For Liftoff

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    The creative team from NVIDIA, the worldwiede leader in visual computing and inventor of the GPU, commissioned us once again to help them explain a new product, the GRID vGPU. The challenge this time was to create an explanation video that showed all the main features in about 60 seconds and could also work at conferences without a voice over, as well as online. To transmit the message in any situation we developed a system of labels and on-screen text transitions, that communicate everything without missing any part of the message. The video was displayed after the launch during the VMWorld Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Client: NVIDIA Agency: Bureau Hardy Seiler Directed by: Bureau Hardy Seiler, Nord Nord Production: Bureau Hardy Seiler, Nord Nord Project Management: Ricardo Ferrer Rivero Graphic Design: Bureau Hardy Seiler 2D Animation: Jonathan Winkler, Felix Meyer, Pascal Monaco 3D Animation: Pascal Monaco Sound Design: Torsten Strer Music: Sascha Bente Sound Technician: Dirk Austen / Paul Productions Voice Over: Jeff Burrell

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    • Archiculture Official Trailer

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      Logline Archiculture examines the current and future state of studio-based, design education. Synopsis Archiculture takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio. The film offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of students finishing their final design projects. Interviews with leading professionals, historians and educators help create crucial dialog around the key issues faced by this unique teaching methodology. Outline 1. Intro - Welcome to archiCULTURE 2. Design Education - So What Exactly is Design Education? 3. Studio Culture - Meet Your New Family 4. Critique - Desk Crits, Pin Ups, Juries O’ My! 5. Best Architects - Making it as an Architect 6. School vs. Practice - Two Worlds Collide 7. Starchitecture - The Plague of the Starchitect 8. New generation - The Designers of Tomorrow 9. The Future - I See Myself... To stay updated about local screenings please follow us on our Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Archiculture/176928975652899

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      • Precut - Modern Japanese Timber Construction

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        See the finished house at http://bakoko.jp/87513/462952/works/onjuku-surf-shack Industrially precut timber framing has become the predominant house construction method throughout Japan. In our first short documentary, we explain the process from factory floor to building site. Like so much of its traditional culture, Japan has developed a highly efficient technological adaptation of an age-old building technique. BAKOKO is a international design practice based in Tokyo, Japan, founded by architects Alastair Townsend and Kayoko Ohtsuki. http://www.bakoko.jp http://twitter.com/BAKOKO Transcript: Japan's traditional architecture is famed for its intricately carved joinery. Forgoing nails and screws, master builders used interlocking joints to construct robust wooden buildings that have remained intact for centuries despite frequent earthquakes. Like other aspects of its culture, Japan has successfully applied technology to preserve and modernize this traditional building method. The precut method uses robotic machinery to cut each interlocking joint in seconds. Throughout the 1990's robotically manufacturing timber frame houses skyrocketed. Today it is the standard house construction throughout the country. We are currently building a beach house for a private client in Chiba Prefecture, on the Pacific coast southeast of Tokyo. Our blueprints were re-drawn by the precut timber supplier into a set of schematics. The symbols at the junction of each post and beam denote what type of joint will be cut to fit them together. To better understand the process, we decided to tour the factory while the timber for the home's structure was being cut. In a former Hitachi factory about 30 kilometers from the site, five workers produce the timber structure for 800 - 1,000 homes each year (with the capacity to handle up to 4,000). Purpose-built machinery, manufactured by the Heian Corporation, is completely automated, taking square-cut lumber and processing it into stack of pre-jointed and numbered posts and beams. Each job is input into the machinery from specialized software. The operators' only task is feeding in the appropriate lumber for each job listed in the computer's queue. There are separate machines for cutting the posts and beams. First, the dimension of each timber is checked and cut to length by a large radial saw. From there, it is whisked down a conveyor belt to a large wheel-like armature with five centrifugally-arranged drill attachments. The spinning wheel allows the machine to mill a tenon (the protruding part of the joint) onto both ends of each post and beam. A separate part of the machine mills the mortises (or sockets) at exact locations along length of each member. Along the way, each piece is marked with a unique number so that it can be quickly identified and assembled in the correct place when it arrives on site. Finally, the wood is stacked, wrapped, and ready for delivery. It took only a day to erect the precut timber frame of the beach house. Two skilled carpenters (or daikusan) are working on the job. But to erect the frame everyone from the electrician to the interior decorator is called upon to help. The pre-numbered members are hoisted by crane and fitted together with the help of a large wooden mallet. The workers obviously enjoy the process which is akin to piecing together a large wooden puzzle. The joints are reinforced with steel bolts, providing an additional factor of safety in the event of a large earthquake. Only some parts of the angled wooden truss reinforcing the southern facade could not be cut by the precut machinery. These had to be hand-cut by the daiku-san. Despite a long-term recession and a shrinking population, Japan continues to rapidly build new homes. But the workforce of skilled carpenters (or daiku-san) is also aging. It's unlikely homebuilding in Japan could continue without relying on automation. With precut, the time and cost of cutting and shaping timber joints on-site, according to long-held building tradition, is greatly reduced. Using automation, Japanese builders – renowned for their skill and obsessive attention to detail - can efficiently achieve millimeter accuracy quickly whilst eliminating nearly all on-site waste.

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        • Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park

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          www.cookfox.com Directed, Filmed, and Edited by: Ryan R. Browne, COOKFOX Architects David Sundberg, ESTO

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          • singing ringing tree | tonkin liu

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            follow us at http://twitter.com/tonkin_liu www.tonkinliu.co.uk/projects/singing-ringing-tree A musical sculpture on the top of a hill looking across Burnley, Lancashire. The architectural competition, for “all-seeing” structures on a number of derelict, high-point sites, was organised by Mid-Pennine Arts, for the regeneration of the Lancashire Regional Park. These sites all command outstanding views of the countryside. The brief was for a landmark and a shelter, a place from which the public can enjoy the landscape. The aim is to draw city residents into the beautiful landscape that surrounds them. From Burnley the tree’s profile will be visible on the horizon. It will appear and disappear in the mist. As the wind blows the tree begins to sing. Stories of its song would pass from mouth to ear. In cars and on foot people would make their way from the city and up the hill. The journey would be made to hear the wind make music with the singing ringing tree. The tree is constructed of stacked pipes of varying lengths. Each layer differs from the next by 15 degrees to respond to the changing wind directions. As the wind passes different length pipes in different layers it will play different chords. Each time you sit under the tree you will hear a different song. Architects: Tonkin Liu

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            • CASA TILL

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              VIDEO DE CASA TILL REALIZADO EN LA SEXTA REGION CHILE VIDEO REALIZADO POR ALFREDO ESCOBAR / HDHOUSE. PARA WMR ARQUITECTOS. WWW.HDHOUSE.CL VIDEO OF TILL HOUSE AT SIXTH REGION CHILE. VIDEO MADE BY ALFREDO ESCOBAR / HDHOUSE. FOR WMR ARCHITECTS. WWW.HDHOUSE.CL

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              • 53 Questions

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                www.lucafarinelli.com Between February and August of this year, Luca Farinelli met with some 20 architects, critics, and historians and presented them with an identical sequence of questions, recording each meeting on video. Conversations with Emilio Ambasz, Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, Bjarke Ingels, Thom Mayne, Robert A. M. Stern, Stan Allen and Scott Cohen can be found in Log 23 and on anycorp.com

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                • Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island

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                  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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                  • BASKET APARTMENTS

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                    Urban plan conditions The project is located on a long and very narrow site, on the edge of Parc La Vilette in Paris’s 19th district, within an urban development done by Reichen & Robert architects. On the northeast, new Paris tram route is passing along the site. The site is bordering with tram garage on the southwest, above which is a football field. The first 3 floors of the housing will inevitably share the wall with the tram garage. Site plan conditions The parcel has a very particular configuration; 11m in width and extending approximately 200m north-south. This foreshadows the importance of processing the eastern facade overlooking the extension of the street Des Petits Ponts which hosts the tram and both cyclist and pedestrian walkways. New Plot The long volume of the building is divided into two parts connected with a narrow bridge. Between two volumes there is a garden. The building has 11 floors: a technical space in the basement, shared programs in the ground floor, and student apartments in the upper nine floors. The layout is very rational and modular. Program - student dormitory with 192 studios The major objective of the project was to provide students with a healthy environment for studying, learning and meeting. Along the length of the football field is an open corridor and gallery that overlooks the field and creates a view to the city and the Eiffel tower. This gallery is an access to the apartments providing students with a common place. All the studios are the same size and contain the same elements to optimize design and construction: an entrance, bathroom, wardrobe, kitchenette, working space and a bed. Each apartment has a balcony overlooking the street. Design concept Narrow length of the plot with 10 floors gives to site a significant presence. Each volume contains two different faces according to the function and program: The elevation towards the street des Petits Ponts contains studio balconies-baskets of different sizes made from HPL timber stripes. They are randomly oriented to diversify the views and rhythm of the façade. Shifted baskets create a dynamic surface while also breaking down the scale and proportion of the building. The elevation towards the football field has an open passage walkway with studio entrances enclosed with a 3D metal mesh. Both volumes are connected on the first floor with a narrow bridge which is also an open common space for students. Sustainable efficiency The building is energy efficient to accommodate the desires of Paris' sustainable development efforts. The Plan Climates goal is that future housing will consume 50KW-h.m.² or less. The objectives of energy performance and the construction timetable were met by focusing on a simple, well insulated and ventilated object that functions at its best year round. Accommodations are cross ventilating and allow abundant day lighting throughout the apartment. External corridors and glass staircases also promote natural lighting in the common circulation, affording energy while also creating comfortable and well lit social spaces. The building is insulated from the outside with an insulation thickness of 20 cm. Thermal bridge breakers are used on corridor floors and balconies to avoid thermal bridges. Ventilation is controlled by double flow mechanical ventilation, providing clean air in every apartment with an optimum temperature throughout the year. The incoming air also reuses heat from the exhaust air. The roof is covered with 300m² of photovoltaic panels to generate electricity. Rainwater is harvested on site in a basin pool used for watering outdoor green spaces. location Route des Petits Ponts, 19th district, Paris, France status invited competition 2008 construction start 2009 completion 2013 program student apartment studios, common spaces, dining area, living space, storage details low energy consumption building, 10 floor building with 192 studios type student housing client Regie Immobiliere de la Ville de Paris area site 1981 m2; size of studios 35 m2; building 931 m2; gross floor area 8500 m2; landscape 1050 m2 dimensions 29,20 m max height budget 17,5M € materials concrete, glass, metal, plaster, high-density stratified timber panels, expanded metal mesh project team Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik Robert Janez, Janez Martincic, Andrej Gregoric, Janja del Linz, Louis Geiswiller, Hyunggyu Kim, Chaewan Shin, Jaehyun Kim, Erin Durno, Javier Carrera, Giuliana Fimmano, Jolien Maes, Lin Wei technical team Structural engineering: INTEGRALE 4; Bruno PERSON Mechanical & electrical engineering, sustainable development: Cabinet MTC; Cyril GANVERT photo@ Tomaz Gregoric

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                    • the ABC of ARCHITECTS

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                      This work is an alphabetical list of the most important architects with their best known building. Concept and Animation: Andrea Stinga, Federico Gonzalez (Tigrelab) Art Direction: Federico Gonzalez (Tigrelab) Music: The Butterfly from Eugene C.Rose and George Ruble, (Creative Commons) www.tigrelab.com

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