BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2014 / winner — José María Sánchez García, Spain
This video was shooted with a Canon 5D Mark II in Alange (Badajoz, Spain) in June 2014, as a collaboration with the architecture photographer Enrico Cano (enricocano.it).
The aim was to show the building in its complexity and with the surrounding environment, to document the project of José María Sánchez García during the exhibition of BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2014 (bsi-swissarchitecturalaward.ch).
Architect: José María Sánchez García, Spain (jmsg.es)
Architecture: Rowing Centre (2008-2010)
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Did there is a connection between Architecture and Cinematography ?
This is the question the movie tring to enter.
Days of Zucco is a short film which aims to provide a comparative reading of architecture by cinema.
It is an “architectural fiction” and is governed by a number of codes:
– The scenario of the film follows the specificity of the building, its form and its program.
– There is no other decor than the inside or the outside of the building.
– The building and architectural discourse are in the second narrative level.
– The human stories are the wire scriptwriting directors
The film reuses graphics code architecture to enable them to switch in the collective imagination. They help provide a new reading spaces in which the character evolves.
Days of Zucco tells the day of a man of thirty year within a building: the Vertou cultural center in the suburbs of Nantes designed by architecture firm Fernandez and Serres.
This one was winner of the Equerre d’Argent (the equivalent of OSCAR for architecture).
At first responsible for providing legitimacy to make a film about this amazing architectural project, the script of Days of Zucco has evolved so that the film is sufficient in itself, is no longer the only image of the building but it becomes a new object, autonomous.
with Thomas Barraud
DP: Vincent Toujas
Music: Etienne Lautrette
Sound: Bastian Paumier
HMC: Noémie Laborde
Régie: Alexis Dovera et Maryse Renker
English subtitles: Annabel Bacle
Spanish subtitles : Lilian Marchand et Reyes González