Thursday, 31 May 2012

How Buildings Learn - part 3 “Built for Change” - directed by James Muncie



part 3 “Built for Change”

What happens when users take over a building? Which buildings work and which don’t?

In the 1990s Stewart Brand spent six years working on the book How Buildings Learn, looking at what's happened once architects move on and users take over the building.

The subsequent six-part BBC series, presented and co-written by Stewart Brand, directed by James Muncie, with music by Brian Eno, took his call for evolutionary design to our screen.

In part one of the series (watch it below) Brand ranges around the world looking at problems with famous buildings – ranging from leaking roofs on Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, to Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, where the trademark glass towers proved too hot for the books inside.

He asserts: "One of the main problems is that architects and their clients often concentrate more on the look of the building than its eventual use or function. Works of architecture tend to have great facades that will look impressive and original in the magazines.

"But the ways in which these buildings might work, develop or grow don't appear in the magazines at all, so they are given low priority".

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

How Buildings Learn - part 2 “The Low Road” - directed by James Muncie



part 2 “The Low Road”

What happens when users take over a building? Which buildings work and which don’t?

In the 1990s Stewart Brand spent six years working on the book How Buildings Learn, looking at what's happened once architects move on and users take over the building.

The subsequent six-part BBC series, presented and co-written by Stewart Brand, directed by James Muncie, with music by Brian Eno, took his call for evolutionary design to our screen.

In part one of the series (watch it below) Brand ranges around the world looking at problems with famous buildings – ranging from leaking roofs on Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, to Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, where the trademark glass towers proved too hot for the books inside.

He asserts: "One of the main problems is that architects and their clients often concentrate more on the look of the building than its eventual use or function. Works of architecture tend to have great facades that will look impressive and original in the magazines.

"But the ways in which these buildings might work, develop or grow don't appear in the magazines at all, so they are given low priority"

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

How Buildings Learn - part 1 “Flow” - directed by James Muncie



What happens when users take over a building? Which buildings work and which don’t?

In the 1990s Stewart Brand spent six years working on the book How Buildings Learn, looking at what's happened once architects move on and users take over the building.

The subsequent six-part BBC series, presented and co-written by Stewart Brand, directed by James Muncie, with music by Brian Eno, took his call for evolutionary design to our screen.

In part one of the series (watch it below) Brand ranges around the world looking at problems with famous buildings – ranging from leaking roofs on Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, to Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, where the trademark glass towers proved too hot for the books inside.

He asserts: "One of the main problems is that architects and their clients often concentrate more on the look of the building than its eventual use or function. Works of architecture tend to have great facades that will look impressive and original in the magazines.

"But the ways in which these buildings might work, develop or grow don't appear in the magazines at all, so they are given low priority".

Friday, 18 May 2012

Prochain arrêt Rome - Envers et contre-culture réalisé par Vassili Silovic



Au-delà de la ville-musée, il existe une Rome moderne, rebelle et contestataire emmenée par des artistes en marge de la culture officielle. Ils sont chanteurs, musiciens, plasticiens, ils font des graffitis, des fresques ou de la bande dessinée, et se battent pour une société multiculturelle libérée des carcans

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Prochain arrêt Rome - Il était une foi... réalisé par Vassili Silovic



Rome est à la fois la capitale de l'Italie et de l'Église catholique. Omniprésente, la religion domine le paysage et façonne la vie des Romains. Mais à sa façon, l'Église évolue pour s'adapter au monde contemporain. Emmanuelle Gaume nous fait découvrir que le temps des séminaristes austères et des édifices religieux opulents est révolu.

Rome est à la fois la capitale de l'Italie et de l'Église catholique. Omniprésente, la religion domine le paysage et façonne la vie des Romains. Mais à sa façon, l'Église évolue pour s'adapter au monde contemporain. Emmanuelle Gaume nous fait découvrir que le temps des séminaristes austères et des édifices religieux opulents est révolu.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Prochain arrêt Rome - Ciné-roman réalisé par Vassili Silovic



Audrey Hepburn en Vespa, Vittorio Gassman en fanfaron, Marcello et Anita dans la fontaine de Trevi... : entre glamour et néoréalisme, la Ville éternelle fait ressurgir des images inoubliables du septième art. Mais la grande époque de Cinecittà n'est plus qu'un souvenir nostalgique et une nouvelle génération de cinéastes doit se battre pour maintenir en vie une certaine idée du cinéma indépendant

Monday, 14 May 2012

Prochain arrêt Rome - La traversée des siècles réalisé par Vassili Silovic



Rome est caput mundi - la capitale du monde ou, plus poétiquement, la «ville éternelle». Peu de villes au monde témoignent de manière aussi visible du temps qui passe. Du temple païen caché sous une église du Moyen Âge à la mythique via Appia en passant par le quartier idéal imaginé par Mussolini, Rome est un mille-feuille urbain où cohabitent 2 500 ans de civilisations, de croyances, de styles de vie.