RickMegh2020-01-10 01:45:222020-05-24 19:09:42Filmmaking Resume Segments of Documentaries Shot over the Course of Several Years
This documentary is titled Filmmaking Resume as a reference to short bits of architectural footage shot over the course of several years, and published in Architecture Awareness, Cultural Weekly and in this website.
Although I have also created short films on art, politics, and cultural events, my focus here is on architecture-as-space, the essential language of architecture. This short documentary illustrates fragments on the works of twenty recognized contemporary architects. As such, it expresses how good design can resonate on a much deeper level and lead to a higher quality of life.
Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris. Architect: Frank Gehry
Disney Hall, Los Angeles. Architect: Frank Gehry
Lou Revo Center for Mental Health, Las Vegas. Architect: Frank Gehry
Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral. Architect: Rafael Moneo
Pavilion of Japanese Art, Los Angeles. Architect: Bruce Goff
The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts. Architect: Zoltan Pali
Paris Courthouse. Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Pathe Foundation, Paris.Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
MAXXI, Rome. Architect: Zaha Hadid
Jewish Museum, Berlin. Architect: Daniel Libeskind
Reichstag, Berlin. Architect: Norman Foster
The Memorial Hall of Israel’s Fallen Soldiers. Architect: Kimmel Eshkolot
Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv. Architect: Axelrod-Grobman, Joseph Cory
Supreme Court, Jerusalem. Architect: Ram karmi and Ada Karmi-Melamede
Tel Aviv Museum of Arte. Architect: Preston Scott Cohen
The Broad, Los Angeles. Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Mamilla Mall, Jerusalem. Architect: Moshe Safdie
Chords Bridge, Jerusalem. Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Architect: Albert Mansfeld
Tongva Park, Santa Monica. Architect: James Corner Field Operations
In dealing with the human condition in the 2020 decade, some of my future films are likely to focus on topics such as housing, sustainability, and open urban spaces.
RickMegh2017-04-06 17:26:382018-09-29 19:27:35Architecture in a Nutshell The Times, Principles and Process of Architecture
We live within architectural spaces throughout our lives, 24/7. From the moment we open our eyes until we close them, the spaces we live in affect our lives and contribute to shaping who we are. They impact us physically, psychologically and monetarily. They contribute to our happiness or unhappiness.
While we can choose to eat healthily or to eat junk food, choose to listen to music we like, go to a museum or read a book, the spaces we live in – dwelling, work, streets – feed our subconscious at all times. Why is it that few people, besides professionals, “can see” architecture? The following video is a nine-minute jumpstart to better understand architecture.
There may be as many definitions of “What is Architecture?” as they are architects. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “the art or practice of designing and building structures and especially habitable ones.” Are the millions of dwellings around the world “architecture?”
The problem is not a semantic one. The point of “Architecture in a Nutshell” and of www.architectureawareness.com is to help more people to see. In a world where at least half of its population lacks essentials such as decent housing, schools, hospitals, open public spaces and institutions, architecture awareness can be a matter of survival. Even if all the world’s architects would be working 60–hour weeks, even if we would be using the best available technology at 100% efficiency, there’s no way we will be able to catch up in fixing the existing urban chaos while absorbing a population growth of about 80 million people per year. By or around 2050 we will be ten billion. And then?
It is a key issue today not just to inform people, but to change mindsets, so that many may learn how to help themselves and to contribute to the building of better environments. By combining architecture awareness with filmmaking knowledge, it is possible to help not only the consumers of architecture but also its generators – architects, institutions, government, educators – who are instrumental in the world’s betterment.