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The Third & The Seventh

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal.

Dear Alex, your movie is amazing!

Magic Highway USA (HQ)

An excerpt from the 1958 Disneyland TV Show episode entitled Magic Highway USA. In this last part of the show, an exploration into possible future Transportation technologies is made. It’s hard to believe how little we’ve accomplished on this front since 1958, and how limited the scope for imagining such future technologies has become. Witness an artifact from a time where the future was greeted with optimism. Note the striking animation style here, achieved with fairly limited animation and spectacular layouts.

It makes it easier to understand why people decided that the highways were such a great thing, I mean come on it was the 50s and this looks and sounds so great!

Architectural Alchemy

The public debate about architecture quite often just stays on contemplating the final result, sort of the architectural object. Is the latest tower in London a gherkin or a sausage or a sex tool?

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels rockets through photo/video-mingled stories of his eco-flashy designs. His buildings not only look like nature — they act like nature: blocking the wind, collecting solar energy — and creating stunning views. It is also quite an entertaining presentation.

One Bryant Park

“The goal was to create the greenest building we possibly could, so people are watching carefully, gee how did the Bank of America decide to spend the money to do a seriously green building?”

NVS: The Walled City

* GENERICLIFE.COM * 2 Graffiti artists in Hong Kong’s Walled City emerge from one another’s paintings. The final scene suggests these paintings are not the memories of the characters, but perhaps the city itself. The concept was inspired by the former Walled City of Hong Kong, Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, and punk DIY (Do It Yourself) attitude.

NVS: The Food Court Musical

From http://www.ImprovEverywhere.com, 16 agents create a spontaneous musical in a food court in a Los Angeles mall. Using wireless microphones and the mall’s PA system, both their voices and the music was amplified throughout the food court. All cameras were hidden behind two-way mirrors and other concealed structures.

This is one of over 70 different missions Improv Everywhere has executed over the past six years in New York City. Others include Frozen Grand Central, the Best Buy uniform prank, and the famous U2 Rooftop Hoax, to name a few. Visit the website to see tons of photos and video of all of our work, including behind the scenes information on how this video was made.

Song by Scott Brown and Anthony King.
Arranged by Jamie Laboz

http://www.improveverywhere.com

NVS New Russian Town Plan

Rubleovo-Arkhangelskoe represents a new town, which will be built 2 km away from the northwestern part of Moscow. This project is the largest both in Russia and Europe. It envisages construction of the residential units for more than 100.000 people, occupying the territory with the total area of 430 ha.

http://www.icube3d.co.uk

http://www.cmi-development.ru/en/pub/proekti/ryblevo-arhangelskoe.html

NVS: New Town

This animated cartoon film shows how to set about replanning a town. Post war period. New Towns, overcrowded inner cities, building out of town.

British Government Public Information Films
Director: Halas & Batchelor 1948

NVS: World Builder

World Builder from BranitVFX on Vimeo.

“A strange man builds a world using holographic tools for the woman he loves.This award winning short was created by filmmaker Bruce Branit, widely known as the co-creator of ’405′. World Builder was shot in a single day followed by about 2 years of post production. Branit is the owner of Branit VFX based in Kansas City.

“If you could build your own world what would it look like?

NVS: This Is Where We Live

This Is Where We Live from 4th Estate on Vimeo.

A short film by the 4thEstate to celebrate 25 years in publishing. Filmed in stop motion animation, take a stroll with us through a very literary city.

NVS: Vivre Sur La Mer

From Squint Opera, Introducing our recent film ‘Monaco: Vivre sur la Mer’, commissioned as a central part of the consortium’s submission in a prestigious international competition to design a new offshore extension to the coast of Monaco.

Shot on location in Monte Carlo and the Cote d’Azur, the film follows the adventures of a jogger around the city. As she runs, the rhythm of her footsteps spark off a series of magical events and bit by bit the new extension to the city is rolled out onto the sea.

Antwerp Central Station & The Sound of Music

A flash mob takes on the Sound of Music at Antwerp Central Station.

NVS: Driving with the Jones

Produced by Squint Opera in collaboration with Nicola Koller, this short film was commissioned for the Architecture Biennale in Venice.
The film is part of Nicola’s research project ‘Madness in Suburbia’.

NVS: The Largest Building in the World

The largest buildings in the world… depending on how you measure them

NVS: The City of Tomorrow Today

A short documentary of life in Troy, Michigan

Photos on flickr

Digital Rights Management

Please note that many of the images and some of the content used on urban neighbourhood has (in the tradition of blogging) been excerpted from the Internet, if you are the rights holder to any of the images or content we have used and you would prefer that we not use them or that the credit for said content be corrected, please let us know at urbanneighbourhood@yahoo.ca and we would be happy to oblige.