OK, A second offering from Filmclub, this time taking up the gauntlet on the 2012 brief.
This is from director Tom Jobbins, who managed to actually find some sunny days this summer.
Thanks to Pentax for the loan of the Marc Newson-designed K-01 – this was again shot on one of those.
The people at Filmclub had a unique take on the Hidden brief in this performance based film directed by BAFTA award-winning David Alexander Anderson and featuring the poet John Agard.
What more could one ask of a film (this will make sense if you have a gander at the movie…)
Thanks again to Pentax for the [...]
OK, this time we cross the pond and Slade Architecture takes up the brief of Framed. It’s very New York…
The second in our series of Blue Movies made specifically for us by a host of talented people.
This one’s by GP Studio to the brief, Framed.
These were originally made for and shown in the Blueprint Cinema at Designjunction during the London Design Festival.
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Helping to brand everbody’s favourite Olympic Velo-pringle, Crystal Computer Graphics created a three-minute Kraftwerk-cum-Tron video to go along with the Chemical Brothers’ venue-specific chewn.
Remember all those graphics zooming across the spectators during the opening ceremony? Well Crystal was also heavily involved in those, not to mention this weekend’s closing ceremony and Paralympics ones coming in [...]
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Have you seen those kid’s activity books where they say things like ‘This is your bedroom draw some monsters in it’, or ‘This is a London street during the Olympics, fill it with cars (but not the special lane…)’?
Well Cicada Books has brought out a supercool [...]
A year ago, when AECOM won the bid to master plan the main site of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the proposed development plot was just a disused Formula 1 race circuit. Today, with three years to go until the finishing deadline it’s, well… it’s still covered with an old F1 track.
Olympic park 2014
When London dignitaries and sportspeople mounted the podium in Singapore in July 2005 to make their final presentation to
the International Olympic Committee, it looked unlikely that we’d be celebrating London 2012 – the city’s bid was considered to be a distant second or third behind Paris and Madrid.
London’s surprising win that morning was [...]
Having launched awards schemes in Milan with Create the Future Now! and in Basel with BE OPEN Inside the Academy, BE OPEN has now set its sights on London. The next awards till be during the London Design Festival this September. See below for details.
The awards are open to interdisciplinary designers aged 18-30 from [...]
To coincide with the London Festival of Architecture, the Finnish Institute in London is delighted to announce the second event in a series of four design discussions titled HEL/LO – Let’s Talk About Games.
New Designers, an annual showcase of up-and-coming creative talent, returns to the Business Design Centre in Islington, north London next week, and the organisers are kindly offering readers of Blueprint a 25 per cent discount on tickets.
The show is in two parts with part one taking place between 27 and 30 [...]
‘Reclaim the heavens! Cities in the sky! Concrete solutions!’
Let Slip, a London-based theatre company, present their latest play Machines for Living, satirising the legacy of Britain’s tower blocks. The play focuses on two architects think their design ideologies can change the way we live. But when they move into the tower block they have built, [...]
You know you’re doing something right when on the opening night of one project the client offers you another. That happened to Jamie Fobert, principal of Jamie Fobert Architects, at the launch party for the Selfridges women’s shoe department. That was the largest such undertaking in Europe and the return per sq ft has surprised [...]
The clichéd interpretation of estates went under the microscope when a series of strikingly poignant portraits of the former residents of the Haggerston Estate were brandished in the place of the conspicuous and demoralising orange boards, initially erected by the council to dissuade unwanted squatters. A documentary film, Estate, captures a moment of imminent transition, [...]
Hastings is eclectic. Topographically and architecturally it is an absurd and bewildering amalgamation of faded seaside grandeur, tired boatyards, crumbling , eccentric modes of transport and, what now seems to be the norm in British seaside towns, the carcass of a burned-out pier. This month sees the opening of the new Jerwood Gallery, by architecture [...]
This Month, Blueprint focuses on the Shard. Architect Renzo Piano has transformed the London skyline with 306m, 87-storey tower that sets a precedent for high-rise in the capital. Herbert Wright talks to the architect and tells the story of this towering achievement that has already divided opinion across the city.
To accompany the issue, architectural photographer [...]
As a practice that prides itself on impacting on, but also extending beyond, architecture, the Dutch practice UNStudio has long had a resolute approach to the architectural discipline that stressed the importance of research and testing. What started as an art historian-architect collaboration between Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos 24 years ago has eloquently morphed into [...]
Aside from hardline left-wingers, no one would probably claim wholeheartedly that the failure of the big banks and massive bailouts in 2008 that led to rising unemployment, among other things, was a good thing. Can failure ever be for the good? It’s difficult to come to a conclusion because nobody likes to talk about their failures. The public [...]