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Neighbourhood Video Series

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NVS:The Making of "Street With A View"

From Street With A View

On May 3rd 2008, artists Robin Hewlett and Ben Kinsley invited the Google Inc. Street View team and residents of Pittsburgh’s Northside to collaborate on a series of tableaux along Sampsonia Way. Neighbors, and other participants from around the city, staged scenes ranging from a parade and a marathon, to a garage band practice, a seventeenth century sword fight, a heroic rescue and much more…

Street View technicians captured 360-degree photographs of the street with the scenes in action and integrated the images into the Street View mapping platform. This first-ever artistic intervention in Google Street View made its debut on the web in November of 2008.

NVS: The Ant Metropolis

A video from the discovery channel titled ‘From Ants! Natures Secret Powe’ takes us inside and ant colony to show us how they construct a city. (Warning there was serious ant carnage in the making of this movie)

NVS: My Playground

A teaser for an upcoming documentary, MY PLAYGROUND by Kaspar Astrup Schröder. It is a film about movement, tricking, freerunning and parkour in the urban space. Keep a look out for more clips released during the winter and a premiere of the film in summer 2009. The film will feature parkour, freerunning and tricking by freerunners: TEAM JIYO teamjiyo.com

It will also feature interviews with urban planners, local politicians, architects and philosophs.

Shot, edited and directed by
Kaspar Astrup Schröder

NVS: Ensuring the Future of Food

A Japanese video that takes on the issue of the global food supply and a vision of what Japan needs to do to insure the safety of its own food supply.

NVS: Palestra

Alsop’s ambitious office building in Southwark.

In this film, animation techniques site the future building ‘Palestra’ within its surrounding area of Southwark, London. The film was commissioned by Blackfriars Investments and is shown in their on-site marketing suite.

NVS: Cameron Sinclair Votes For Building a Better World

Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stor are the folks behind Architecture for Humanity, a charitable organisation which seeks architecture and design solutions to humanitarian crises and provides design services to communities in need.  They used the 2006 TED Prize to start “Open Architecture Network” the worlds’ first open source community dedicated to improving living conditions through innovative and sustainable design.

NVS: The End of Suburbia

Considered an integral part of the discussion on our current transportation paradigm and the future we face. If you have not yet taken the time to watch this film do so. Of course you need to budget about an hour of your time, however it is time well spent.

NVS: e2 design II — Affordable Green Housing

“We grew out of nature and therefore we are a part of it.”

This is the fourth in a series of video podcasts for the PBS series e2 design II. Each podcast takes you beyond the episodes and deeper into the world of sustainable design. Biophilia is a hypothesis that describes humans as emotionally connected to all other living systems. Jonathan Rose, a New York City-based real estate developer, describes how biophilia can guide building design in dense urban environments. In many instances, biophilia shares the same principles as sustainable building design.

Major corporate funding for the e2 series is provided by Autodesk. More information is available at http://www.pbs.org/e2/ and http://www.e2-series.com/

NVS: Sustainable Buildings

“Far too many buildings, institutional buildings and residential buildings, go up looking boring and tedious and they could be anywhere, they have no sense of the place where they were built”

Is there any reason why you wouldn’t want your house to be built without using sustainable practices? Thinking long term the places tend to pay for themselves.

How a new way of thinking about the buildings we live in will help solve issues of sustainability by reducing carbon emissions so you can become carbon neutral. This is about making buildings ‘nutritious’ for mind, health and ecology.

NVS: Squint Opera Portfolio 2008

A show case of Squint Opera’s architectural work in 2008

NVS: Picture A City

This animation brings to life the masterplan designs for the city of Bradford in Yorkshire. The masterplans are by Alsop Architects and the film was commissioned by Bradford Centre Regeneration.

NVS: Infrastructure Development Plan – Beijing

An airborne trip through Beijing detailing an infrastructure plan for the future of the city.

It is slightly frightening how much of a presence cars have in this video, I really hope that they don’t repeat mistakes make in the past with heavily car dependants networks.

It reminded me a lot of living in Asia as I watched the way the city is presented. In North American cities the giant public stadium is often seen as some what dubious. To often they are left lonely after the major event for which they were built has come and gone, but in in Asia they are often very busy. Not necessarily because some event is going on, that is when they are insanely packed, but just because it is the third Saturday in July. It puts this this video’s extended focus on the Birds Nest stadium at the beginning in a slightly different perspective.

NVS:Messages in Water

Found on You Tube, fountains that tell you things. A concept is similar to the digital water pavilion Video



NVS: Digital Water Pavilion

The Digital Water Pavilion is an instalation at Expo 2008 in Zaragoza Spain. This film is a 3d animation of the project which was built at the entrance to the Expoagua Zaragoza 2008. The Video is by officinesirtori.

NVS: Transparent Underground

As part of our ongoing Neighbourhood Video Series (NVS) we bring you another great video. This time it is an advertisment for Metro De Madrid. Too often when we travel through the city on subway systems we tend to forget the city we are passing under, spaces between stops are just blank voids of tunnel. When I traveled on the Seoul system it was very hard to have any real concept of the physical layout of the city. When you only travel by subway you tend to see the city as different patches of known urban spaces surrounded by void which are only connected by the subway. This video gives us a look at what the city would look like if we could watch it pass by overhead.