1. Building Tirana's Green Future Competition. Grimshaw Architects


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    Basic intro to Grimshaw Architects proposal. Grimshaw Architects, currently based in London, resulted to be the winner of this competition, which main goal was to re-project an entire riverfront in the north area of the city. We delivered them an animated piece, they used it as introduction to their proposal. The 3d modeling work was made in collaboration with Sin Tesi Architettura. Music by Gareth Cooper - "Firefly In A Fairytale" found also on Audiojungle

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    • Wrecking Pendulum


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      Wrecking Pendulum [Constructing Deconstruction] By Jan Bovelet (urbikon.com) and Miodrag Kuc (paraartformations.net) As an object that has been constructed to be destroyed, Wrecking Pendulum contains complex geometrical patterns in the prototyping and digital fabrication phase and is constituted by its performative character rooted in the idea of the prop in theater and film. Questioning production of space through the idea of producing site-specific knowledge, the project asked for the incorporation of cultural memory and existing social landscape at Alexanderplatz as crucial factors in the formation of the new, as opposed to top-down imposed and economic driven urban morphologies. In co-opearation with video artists Julia Kloiber (juliadigital.com) and Christoph and Stephan Hartmann (tracknfield.de) and audio artist Anatol Sirous (stullig.com) the analytical visual documentation of the temporal exhibition project was developed into a small new project of its own.

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      • Byggepladsen Albertslund


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        • Main Street In Focus: City of Northampton, MA excerpts of 1981 Super 8 Film


          from Steve Unkles / Added

          This film came to me from the City Planner's Office as an item of interest that had surfaced somehow or other. In 1981, four concurrent case studies were done in 4 small cities, Northampton being one of them. The purpose apparently was for urban planning and economic growth. I'm not sure if these cities were held up as good examples of planning or case studies for their own improvement, but it became clear as I worked on it that there must have been a script to be read as the silent film was projected for it's audience. The film contained a lot of statistical data on traffic and demographics, but also a lot of scenery that might be of interest to local residents some 33 years later. This 2 and a half minute excerpt is a compilation of the more scenic shots of Northampton.

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          • Interview: Lord Norman Foster


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            Full length version of the interview originally shot for TFL's architecture video. Norman Foster is one of Britain's most famous and prolific architects and is responsible for the Swiss Re Tower (aka The Gherkin) amongst other landmark buildings.

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            • Driving in Circles


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              Motion graphic showing the misleading the process that results in city requirements for more and more off-street parking.

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              • Our Generation - The Edge of the World - Turf Lodge


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                In the shadow of Belfast’s Black Mountain lies the Turf Lodge housing estate, which for most of its 50 year history has been the scene of much poverty and social unrest. Originally, the estate was built to house people from the overcrowded terraced housing of the Lower Falls. It was not unusual for these old one and two bedroomed houses to accommodate twelve people. ‘We lived down in Grovenor Road, it was my Granny’s house and we slept up in her attic’. Roisin Magee. The original plan was to build flats, but the estate’s location on the side of the mountain made high rise flats impractical so half the land was allocated for flats and half for houses. In the beginning, residents were delighted with their new houses. ‘To have an indoor toilet and a bath was like arriving at Hollywood’. Martin Lynch ‘It was the view that got us….’ Maria Theresa McConville ‘We used to sit at the door at night and talk and watch all the town it was beautiful, it was like being in another country’. Belle Webb Sadly, it soon became apparent that all was not as idyllic as the residents thought. With no shops, schools, public transport or even any roads and a population of young families with children, life could be tough. The poorly constructed flats, never practical from the beginning, deteriorated and after a successful campaign by residents, were eventually demolished. ‘We had three flights of stairs to climb and I had six children, my youngest was only six months, so we had prams to pull up all those flights of stairs while the coal went into the bunker on the ground floor because the coal men wouldn’t go up the stairs’. Claire Reilly ....life was set to get even tougher. With the onset of the Troubles, the impact on Turf Lodge was immediate. ‘Turf Lodge literally blew up, emotionally and socially and every other way’. Martin Lynch ‘I remember going to mass and seeing men standing on the corner with machine guns’. Hugh Cregan ‘Every male over sixteen for instance was screened in Turf Lodge within an eighteen month period either in the street or going to the houses, so everybody knew the inside of a barracks’. Roisin Magee Yet nothing was set to destroy the strong sense of community which was building up between residents of the estate. If anything the hardships were forcing people to become more active. A Tenants Association had been established providing much needed advice and support. Work was carried out to improve housing conditions, provide shops, a creche, improve transport facilities and community infrastruture. Residents established a community centre which provided a much needed social infrastructure. ‘Monday was ladies darts, Tuesday men’s darts, Wednesday bingo, Thursday film club and then weekends was all social stuff….’ Martin Lynch In conclusion, residents reflected on the changes they had made to the quality of life for everyone in Turf Lodge. ‘Poverty itself throws up a community and certainly threw up a community then that you won’t see now in a housing estate’. ‘If you look in this area, there is excellent childcare facilities, excellent community facilities and people from the area working in them and I think it’s a credit to the people in the area’. ‘Turf Lodge has produced writers, politicians, authors, millionaires, doctors, barristers ....all originated from Turf Lodge ...and it was because of the strong local community’. ‘We have everything and it was all due to the people themselves’.

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                • Urban Explorer Table


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                  This video shows Urban Explorer Table 1.0 as delivered to the City of Gothenburg. The table is used to facilitate stakeholder dialogue and to evaluate cutting edge technology in urban planning. By using Urban Explorer you get the grand scale overview for planning the city development while also being able to transition seamlessly down to view buildings and even enter individual apartments. All in the same environment and with direct and intuitive interaction. Within the project Urban Explorer, Interactive Institute is exploring new methods and techniques for urban planning of the future. With an practical and prototype driven approach we create new tools and experiences in collaboration with our partners within the city planning and development sector. We work with visualization, computer graphics, interaction design and immersive display environments. One result of the project is Urban Explorer Table demonstrated in this video. Urban Explorer Table is a multi-touch application designed for collaborative interaction with virtual city models. With the help of Urban Explorer Table, heterogeneous data such as large scale photo realistic 3D city models, GIS data, 3D CAD models and other types of media can be visualized in a homogeneous environment. The combination of data sources, direct intuitive interaction, real time rendering and high visual quality, creates a tool for communicating city development with stakeholders such as politicians, decision makers and the common public. Urban Explorer is a project initiated and driven by Interactive Institute at the Norrköping Visualization Center – C. The project is a close collaboration with the city planning office of Norrköping, Hyresbostäder i Norrköping AB, Norrköping Science Park and City of Gothenburg. Contact: Filip Wänström filip.wanstrom@tii.se www.tii.se/c-studio

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                  • Building better cities


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                    To draw Monocle's Quality of Life Conference to a close, our editor Andrew Tuck took an in-depth look at how metropolises are changing around the world and poses some fundamental questions to get city planners thinking. To discover more about Monocle magazine head to www.monocle.com

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                    • Brussels 2040. Three visions for a metropolis // Studio 012


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                      What will Brussels be like in 2040 if its demographic growth continues? How will people get around the city if the motor car is no longer a sustainable means of transport? How can we reduce the social divide and avoid a dual city? How can we offer everyone an opportunity to live and work in the city with dignity? How can we coordinate the development of Brussels with its hinterland? Faced with all these questions, the Brussels-Capital Region turned to three teams of international experts, made up of architects, town planners, and landscape architects, among others. The Brussels 2040: Three Visions for a Metropolis exhibition shows the approaches taken by these three teams via videos, models, photographs, and urban master plans. Locomotif produced three films, presenting each of the three visions, made by Jo Ackermans and Robin Ramaekers. This film focuses on the vision of Bernardo Secchi & Paola Viganò (Studio 012 Bernardo Secchi Paola Viganò).

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