Cross-pollination between architects and filmmakers

“Architectural drawings have been given the animation treatment for years, but most fall into a utilitarian mold: a 360-degree rotation around a model of the building and a “flythrough” that takes the viewer inside. The result is a compelling visual for the client, but ultimately it’s a plain-cake approach.”

### http://www.archpaper.com 12.16.2009
Construction Cinema
By Nate Berg
Once bare-bones and utilitarian, architectural animation is becoming more nuanced and experiential. In part, this development can be credited to advances in 3-D technology, but at the same time architects have embraced the art of filmmaking – not only to create more interactive presentations for clients, but also to leverage as a tool in the design process.
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LA-based Nate Berg writes about architecture, the environment, and technology. He is an editor at the urban planning news website Planetizen.

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Plain cakes…


danielkidd151 23 May 2007
3d studio max Animation for Architecture Class. (Columbia University)


Na1zzur 19 December 2008
Okhta Center, known before March 2007 as Gazprom City, is a construction project of a business centre in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It will include the first supertall skyscraper in the city. Architects: Herzog & de Meuron.

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coolhunting 31 March 2008
To document MoMA’s wonderful, monumental exhibit spanning design, science and technology, “Design and the Elastic Mind,” we enlisted the help of the show’s esteemed curator, Paola Antonelli. Paola speaks in detail about several of the exhibits, including “The Afterlife,” a system for turning corpses into batteries, robots that act as personal climatizers and DNA origami. She also weighs in on her curatorial approach, addressing the role of the designer, her mission to shift public perception of design and how design revolutionises our lives.

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