Daylight sparkles through a wall of glass blocks into an indoor garden filled with trees at this house in Hiroshima by Japanese architect Hiroshi Nakamura.
This house is sited among tall buildings in downtown Hiroshima, overlooking a street with many passing cars and trams. To obtain privacy and tranquility in these surroundings, we placed a garden and optical glass façade on the street side of the house. The garden is visible from all rooms, and the serene soundless scenery of the passing cars and trams imparts richness to life in the house.
Sunlight from the east, refracting through the glass, creates beautiful light patterns. Rain striking the water-basin skylight manifests water patterns on the entrance floor. Filtered light through the garden trees flickers on the living room floor, and a super lightweight curtain of sputter-coated metal dances in the wind. Although located downtown in a city, the house enables residents to enjoy the changing light and city moods, as the day passes, and live in awareness of the changing seasons.
A façade of some 6,000 pure-glass blocks (50mm x 235mm x 50mm) was employed. The pure-glass blocks, with their large mass-per-unit area, effectively shut out sound and enable the creation of an open, clearly articulated garden that admits the city scenery. To realize such a façade, glass casting was employed to produce glass of extremely high transparency from borosilicate, the raw material for optical glass. The casting process was exceedingly difficult, for it required both slow cooling to remove residual stress from within the glass, and high dimensional accuracy. Even then, however, the glass retained micro-level surface asperities, but we actively welcomed this effect, for it would produce unexpected optical illusions in the interior space.
The glass block façade weighs around 13 tons. The supporting beam, if constructed of concrete, would therefore be of massive size. Employing steel frame reinforced concrete, we pre-tensioned the steel beam and gave it an upward camber. Then, after giving it the load of the façade, we cast concrete around the beam and, in this way, minimized its size.
Project name: Optical Glass House
Main purpose: Housing
Design: Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co.,Ltd.
Structure design: Yasushi Moribe
Contractor: Imai Corporation
Location: Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hitroshima, Japan
Site area: 243.73m2
Total Floor area: 363.51m2
Completion year: October,2012
Optical Glass House
Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co., Ltd.
Photograph:Koji Fujii/Nacasa & Partners Inc.
中村拓志&NAPによる広島の住宅「Optical Glass House」の動画。
I have been fascinated by Nepal since I was a kid. I was transfixed by the highest mountain in the world, Everest, but in time learned of what else the country had to offer. This fall I was I able to see it for myself.
The place I experienced with filled with kindness from the Nepalese people, an environment that stunned the senses and of mountains higher than my dreams could imagine as a child.
Take a journey through the Himalaya, Annapurna and monasteries of Kathmandu.
Song: Intruxx – Glass Animals
My debut film in aerial cinematography. The title translates into something like “air-angle” or “air-peaks” referring to the Dolomites grand rock towers reaching into the sky.
I shot this with a DJI Phantom 4 whilst also shooting timelapses as keystone of my business.
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Soundtrack: “All is Not Lost” by Tony Anderson
Daniel Buren “The Observatory of Light” Work in situ, 2016 / Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris, France
movie_Kazuyuki Miyabe(HIROBA), Sakiko Tagawa(HIROBA) drone_Nicolas Pasqualini
movie_Kazuyuki Miyabe(HIROBA), Sakiko Tagawa(HIROBA) drone_Nicolas Pasqualini
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 2:00pm
Introduction by Jeffrey Inaba
Toyo Ito, Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
Kazuyo Sejima, S A N A A
Sou Fujimoto, Sou Fujimoto Architects
Akihisa Hirata, Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office
Junya Ishigami, Junya Ishigami + Associates
Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture, Columbia GSAPP
Jeffrey Inaba, Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia GSAPP
Offering a panorama of internationally-acclaimed and up-and-coming architects from Japan, the panel will present past and current projects and discuss shared architectural themes that extend across the three generations of practitioners.
Presented in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The exhibition A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond is open March 13- July 4, 2016
Special thanks to Sachi Hoshikawa and Akihisa Hirata for coordination and organization in support of this event.
Denna Thomsen as ‘Jane’
Aidan Mcgraw as ‘Sidney’
Writer/Director: Mimi Cave
Director of Photography: Devin Whetstone
Producers: David Lambert, Rona Vergne
Assistant Director: Michael Jordan
Editors: Carter Gunn, Dana Shaw
Composer: Úlfur Hansson
Colorist: Ricky Gausis, MPC
Production Company: Doomsday Entertainment
*Film was funded 100% via kickstarter campaign*
The title of this workshop has a double meaning as seeds that offer new research and new experience and as a reference to “Semina” – the avant-garde Pop magazine of the late 1950’s and 60’s. “Semina” was strongly interested in collage, a most crucial stylistic innovation in the arts of the twentieth century that provided this extraordinary magazine with a principle for both aesthetic and existential novelty.
This workshop tries to re-think “Semina” in its key-concepts and re-launch a process of research through a very open idea of collage that relates to our contemporary daily life.
In 1962, Fidel Castro banned all professional (for profit) sports in Cuba. For Cuba’s top athletes this means a tough choice. Stay in Cuba, their home, or defect and follow their dreams. This is the story of two-time Olympic gold medalist Mario Kindelán Mesa.
Directed by: Justin Henning
Produced by: SOCIETY (society.tv) in association with EL CENTRAL producciones
Executive Producer: Harry Calbom & David Holm
Producer: Carlos Gómez & Reymel Delgado Rodriguez
Cinematographer: Justin Henning
Movi Operator: Ryan Haug (motionstate.com)
Assistant Director: Jimmy Ochoa
Camera Assistant: Matt Louie
2nd AC: Hannol Rodriguez
Sound: Elijah Lawson & Ariel Novo
Editor: Nick Pezzillo
Post Producer: David Guti Rosado
Colorist: Eric Rosen (lightpress.tv)
Compositor: David Viau
Titles: Jonny Sikov
Music by: Industrial Revelation, Buddy Rich & Solomon Ligthelm
Sound Design and Mixing by: John Buroker at Hearby Sound
Special thanks: Motion State, Austin Wilson, Harry Calbom, David Holm, Carlos Stevens, Nannette Buroker, Jeff Tillotson, Shane Dillon, Mckenna Turner, Larisa Peters, Rebecca Parenteau, Trust Collective
Starring: Mario Kindelán Mesa
Branca, something of how they are made.
Branca is inspired by wooden branches that turn, twist, meet and branch off.
The result is comfort to the eye, to the body and to the hand.
Design: Sam Hecht / Industrial Facility, 2010 – industrialfacility.co.uk
Manufacturer: Mattiazzi SpA – mattiazzi.eu
Commissioning Editor: Daniel Charny
Directed / Camera / Edit: Juriaan Booij – juriaanbooij.com
The project began with the passion of craftsmen of Takaoka Traditional Industry Youth Association to bring excitement to their hometown, Takaoka. The short film illustrates dignity and anxiety of craftsmanship in local areas in Japan. It aims to spread the reality of Japanese craftsmen to the rest of the world and to let people know about Takaoka, the city of Japanese traditional arts and crafts. The story is about a couple, a sissy husband Takashi and a devoted wife, Suzu.
Official Facebook Page
Director : Seiichi Hishikawa
Starring : Maki Murakami , Kazuma Narimoto
Music Director : Shinya Kiyokawa
Director of Photography : Yutaka Obara
Producer : Takashi Ueno
Produced by Takaoka Traditional Industry Youth Association , DRAWING AND MANUAL
the radar :: the new site-specific installation was projected onto the sands and waves on Devil’s Beach in Rio de Janeiro (between Copacabana and Ipanema)
Ryoji Ikeda:: the radar
7-9 SEP 2012, Praia do Diabo (Devil’s Beach), Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro, BR
curated by Marcello Dantas
OiR project http://www.oir.art.br/
© Ryoji Ikeda 2012, All Rights Reserved. www.ryojiikeda.com
Ortigia (Ottiggia in Syracuse’s dialect, Ortygia, Ὀρτυγία in ancient greek) is the name of the island which is the oldest part of the city of Syracuse. It’s beautiful to get lost in this city, in the most intimate areas hidden to tourists, where the kids play in the street and the elderly stroll and chat with each other, all topped off by a surreal silence. Visiting Ortigia makes you fall in love madly, with no turning back.
Ortigia (L’Ottiggia in dialetto siracusano, Ortygia, Ὀρτυγία in greco antico) è il nome dell’isola che costituisce la parte più antica della città di Siracusa. È bellissimo perdersi in questa città, nelle zone più intime e nascoste ai turisti, dove i ragazzini giocano per strada e gli anziani passeggiano e chiacchierano tra di loro, tutto condito da un silenzio surreale. Visitare Ortigia equivale a innamorarsene perdutamente, senza poter più tornare indietro.
A video by Giuseppe Zizza
Music “Infinity” by One Hundred Years
Starring Giulia Modica
Appearence Corrado Sororo, Stefano Mascaro, Nina Mascaro, Chiara Ilarda, Elia Zocco
Thanks to Elena Muratore and her patience, Giusj Musumeci, the market’s merchants, the sunrise
Filmed with a Canon 6D and GoPro Hero 4 black edition
Edited and graded in Premiere Pro.
This part that you can see right now, this is the part that they are dyeing now. The part that they do not want to dye now they just put in the pot.
As we see, there are several colours already dyed inside the pot. It seems that at the beginning to make sure to change colours after to see exactly which parts he has to dye in blue and red and … We have also the seam that we can see in there. He has to remove a little bit at the end because of the form of the cloth.
“Go straight off the wall” said his dad and Dominic does just that. The film follows Dominic Wilcox, an artist / inventor / designer, on his quest for new ideas….Transforming the mundane and ordinary into something surprising, wondrous and strangely thought provoking.
We were hiking the W trekking at Torres del Paine National park during Autumn season on 2016.
This is a short movie about our adventure. Chile’s Torres del Paine was declared 8th Wonder in the World on 2013. It totally deserves the visit.
W trekking takes between 4 and 5 days crossing amazing mountain landscapes, lakes and glaciers.
Trekking with cameras and gear increases a lot the weigh on the backpack, but it deserves to bring a good camera due to the incredible landscapes and light.
Hope you like our short film.
Shot in 4K UHD on Panasonic GH4, Lumix and Nikon lenses.
Ruben Sanchez : twitter.com/lostintv
Cristina Fernandez : twitter.com/lostanit
The video shows the relationship between architecture and the environment, the nature that surrounds it, the context in which it is located and how it reacts to different weather conditions.
It was filmed in India in July 2012 with a Canon 5D Mark II, and was part of the exhibition of the BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2012, which opened in September at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio (Switzerland).
Architect: Studio Mumbai
Architecture: Copper House II