The V&A’s collection of Japanese art and design is one of the largest in Britain. Curators of the V&A’s Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art select some of the highlights from the renowned collections including a samurai sword and a kimono which celebrates air travel.
For more information visit: vam.ac.uk/japan
A tilt-shift film by Joerg Daiber.
Shot in Bangkok, Phuket, Tonsai and Railay with Lumix GH2, Gorillapod, 14-140mm and 7-14mm Lenses. Post with Final Cut Pro and After Effects on Macbook Air.
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Music: Johann Sebastian Bach – Air on the G String, perfomed by the USAF Strings
7 artists, 7 days, 7 videos.
The amazing Italian region of Liguria told in time-lapse and tilt-shift.
A magical and peculiar visual tour from Riviera di Ponente to Riviera di Levante and in between!
Shot in one week during Digital Diary of Liguria (turismoinliguria.it) for Can’t Forget Italy.
From more than 16.000 pictures.
Music “Ma Se Ghe Penso” — Mario Capello (1925)
“A Seissento” — Piero Parodi (1967)
XII Multivision Festival 2014 Official Selection
flEXiff 2014 Official Selection
1st Prize Best Timelapse
1st Prize Category Destination
Digital Diary Liguria 2013
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Novae is a movie about an astronomical event that occurs during the last evolutionary stages of a massive star’s life, whose dramatic and catastrophic death is marked by one final titanic explosion called supernova.
By only using an aquarium, ink and water, this film is also an attempt to represent the giant with the small without any computed generated imagery.
As a tribute to Kubrick or Nolan’s filmography, Novae is a cosmic poem that want to introduce the viewer to the nebulae’s infinite beauty.
Novae est un film qui conte l’histoire d’une supernova, à savoir la mort d’une étoile géante dans une explosion cataclysmique.
En s’aidant uniquement d’encres et d’un aquarium, ce film se veut aussi une tentative de représentation du monde infiniment grand avec des phénomènes du quotidien, en s’interdisant d’utiliser des images de synthèse.
Comme un hommage aux films du genre de Kubrick ou de Nolan, Novae est une ode et une introduction à la beauté infinie du monde des nébuleuses.
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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。
Central Saint Martins is flying the flag for art and design education in the UK, despite short-sighted government policies. Monocle meets the principals at Stanton Williams, the architects behind the college’s award-winning new home.
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Marking the biggest shake-up in the survey’s nine-year history, Monocle’s 2015 Quality of Life survey awards Tokyo the number one city to call home. Rising from second place in 2014, the Japanese capital’s defining paradox – its heart-stopping size and concurrent feeling of peace and quiet – helped it claim the crown.
To discover more about Monocle magazine head to monocle.com
Living in San Francisco, Ethan felt the need to get out and confront himself to the mountains. Impressively brave and graceful, he scales the legendary Yosemite cliffs in California with his bare hands. Inherent in his conquest of new routes is a desire to reach a higher physical and spiritual level.
Serif is a collection of screens, televisions, we designed for Samsung during the past two years.
Serif is a television that moves away from a preoccupation with ultra-flat screens. Instead, it is an object that can be turned around and manipulated. It can stand anywhere, even on the floor with its own legs. What we were looking for was a solid presence that would sit naturally in various environments, just like an object or a piece of furniture.
In profile, it forms a clear capital “I” shape, its slim body broadening to form a surface like a little shelf at the top.
We also designed the interface inside Serif.
Serif comes in 3 sizes, Serif, Serif Medium, and Serif Mini.
Serif and Serif Medium come with optional feet (that are included in the box).
3 colors are proposed, White, Dark blue and Red.
Shot in Iceland
The laughing heart by Charles Bukowski
read by Tom O’Bedlam
Music : Ryan Taubert – Soul Battles
Additional Footage : Gerald Faway / Rodrigue El Hajj / Julian van Dieken. ( Footage used with license )
Drone operator : Nolan Grose / Alex Sauerbrunn / Damian Popławski
Edit / grade / Sound design : Laurent Tixhon
アイスランドの雄大な自然と、チャールズ・ブコウスキー「The Laughing Heart」の朗読を重ね合わせた映像。
Apo Whang-Od is considered the world’s last Mambabatok (hand-tap tattoo artist) from her generation. At the estimated age of 99, she is now passing the tattooing tradition to a new generation in her tribe including her grand-niece Grace.
The tradition of this style of tattoo started as a symbol of pride for warriors and a marking of beauty for females in the Butbut tribe and has now taken a unique turn in their village, Kalinga, situated remotely in the mountains of the Luzon province in The Philippines.
Stay tuned next week for a release of a Behind The Scenes film taking you through the making of the project.
Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Brent Foster
Cinematography: Pawel Dwulit and Preston Kanak
Producer: Tammy Foster
Opening Title/Credit Sequences: Reactiv
Sound Design: Defacto Sound
Fixer: Guill Ramos
Driver: Rodney Ramos
Subtitles: Erica Mills
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While I’m Here | The Legacy Project is a series of videos that profile amazing everyday people, while they’re still here.
I decided to start this project after missing out on the chance to tell the story of a man from my hometown who dedicated his life to helping others. That man’s name was Frank Dymock. For years, Frank opened his garage to the public and sharpened skates free of charge. He wouldn’t accept a dime. He was an icon in the place where I grew up, and I always wanted to tell his story while he was still here.
Regretfully, I let time pass, and Frank passed away before I had the chance to tell his story. This project is dedicated to him and to countless others who live selflessly and truly leave a legacy, forever impacting the lives of the people lucky enough to cross their paths.
Learn more about the project and see all four stories at: whileimheretheproject.com
Located at the intersection of the High Line and the newly developed Hudson Boulevard Park on Manhattan’s new western frontier, THE SPIRAL extends the green space of the former train tracks in a spiraling motion towards the sky – from High Line to the skyline.
The 1005 ft high-rise is a unique hybrid that intertwines a continuous green pathway with workspaces on every level. The chain of amenity spaces and terraces originates at THE SPIRAL’s main entrance on 34th street and Hudson Boulevard. The spiral wraps around the tower, which becomes gradually slimmer towards the top. This creates unique floor configurations that will cater to a diverse community of tenants making the building a lively place for businesses of different scales – giving tenants a stake in the buildings iconic skyline presence.
Inside, every terrace becomes a double height atrium with impressive views over Manhattan, offering a more informal setting for meetings, events and recreational activities. These spaces connect multiple levels in the building, offering an alternative to elevators to encourage physical activity and interaction amongst colleagues. THE SPIRAL sets a new standard for the contemporary workplace, where nature becomes an integrated part of the work environment while spatial features are continuously adaptable to the changing needs of the tenants and their organizations.
The stepping form of THE SPIRAL echoes the architecture of New York City’s classic stepped setback skyscrapers and is the natural evolutionary step in the Tishman Speyer portfolio. The silhouette of THE SPIRAL resonates with the iconic architecture of Rockefeller Center while its modern materials and detailing place it at the forefront of contemporary high-rise design on a path to become a future classic on the Manhattan skyline.
Bulgarian Christo is known for making large environmental works made to enhance the magic of natural landscapes. Here, Italian director duo Roberto de Paolis and Carlo Lavagna capture his latest work – 100.000 square meters of floating walkways in Northern Italy. Read more on NOWNESS – bit.ly/2984WPZ
クリストが2016年に実現した作品「Walking on Water – The Floating Piers」について、フィールドとなったイタリアのイセオ湖で語っている動画。