The Infinite Happiness is a highly unusual architectural experience. The film takes us to the heart of one of the contemporary housing developments considered to be a new model of success: the giant “8 House” designed in 2009 by Danish architects BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group in the suburbs of Copenhagen.
Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine recount their month-long immersion inside this experiment of vertical village, nominated “World best residential building” in 2011.
As a Lego game, the film builds up a collection of life stories all interconnected by their personal relation to the building. Drawing the lines of a human map, the film reveals the building through an inner and intimate point of view. By showing the surprising results of this innovative social model, the directors question the architecture’s ability to create collective happiness.
“An ode to the social power of architecture!” Der Standard
““So original, so vivid and witty. Beka and Lemoine bring the gods down to earth.” Der Tagesspiegel
“Wonderful! Blessedly free of the customary documentary trappings.” Chicago Tribune
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On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the SaloneSatellite, ECAL presents an innovative project designed by Christophe Guberan, student from the Industrial Design Bachelor programme.
Opening hours: 9.30am to 6.30pm
Fiera Milano, Rho
I was commissioned to make a film and shoot a set of images by ESPN for Wilson, to show the manufacturing process of their tennis balls for the US Open. We flew to the factory, shot the film and stills in one day then flew home. Its an amazingly complex manufacture, requiring 24 different processes to make the final ball. It was hot, loud and the people who worked there, worked fast. So much beauty in each stage. I love the mechanics of how things are made, it fills me with great pleasure. I hope you enjoy the film.
Son of an Austrian family, raised in Argentina, Jakob left the life his parents had planned for him, to trace his own path, one among horses. Deep in the heart of the breathtaking Patagonian landscape, he followed the path of his childhood heroes, and now serves as a guide to those seeking to discover this way of life.
ディオールの男性用フレグランス「ソヴァージュ」のプロモーション企画「TALES OF THE WILD」の第2弾。パタゴニアの荒野に暮らすオーストリア人ヤコブ・フォン・ プレッセンの暮らしと語り。
This short film by Adam Loften and Mary Fowles tells the story of Mohammed Alsaleh, a young Syrian refugee granted asylum in Canada in 2014. After fleeing torture and imprisonment by the Assad regime, he is rebuilding his life. Mohammed counsels newly-arrived Syrian refugee families with the same Vancouver-based NGO that aided him during his own resettlement process.