Júzcar - The Smurf Town

Photo by Nucamari

Júzcar is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. The municipality is situated approximately 22 kilometres from Ronda and 113 from the provincial capital. The town is one of the White Towns of Andalusia, with buildings whitewashed. In spring 2011, buildings in the town (including the church and gravestones) were painted blue to celebrate the premiere of the Smurfs movie

Paris Timelapses

Two great Paris timelapses: the first covers everything while the other focuses on the details.

Wip and Co - Paris Sightseeing Tours

- Place de la Bastille - Place Saint-Paul - Palais du Louvre @ Rue de Rivoli - Place de la Concorde - Ave des Champs-Elysées - Arc de Triomphe @ Place Charles de Gaulle-Etoile - Ave de la Grande Armée - Palais des congrès @ Place de la Porte Maillot

- Porte Dauphine - Avenue Foch - Arc de Triomphe @Place Charles de Gaulle-Etoile - Avenue Kléber - Trocadero - Iena Bridge - Eiffel Tower

- Quai Branly - Alma - Invalides - Pont Alexandre III (Bridge) - Grand Palais - Avenue des Champs-Elysées - Concorde - Assemblée Nationale - Boulevard Saint-Germain - Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Wip and Co - A Walk Trough Paris

Wip and Co
Walking through Paris, from Saint-Michel, Latin Quarter to Place des Vosges, Le Marais.

Taken between 9:30 and 10:30am, so there are not many people in the street.

Music : Johnny B. Goode, by Chuck Berry

Starting in Rue Gît-le-Coeur
0:12 - rue Saint-André-des-Arts
0:17 - place Saint-Michel
0:19 - Saint-Michel Fountain
0:25 - rue de la Huchette
0:32 - rue du Chat qui Pêche
0:34 - quai Saint-Michel
0:38 - Petit Pont
0:44 - parvis de Notre-Dame
0:48 - Notre-Dame Cathedral
0:53 - rue du Cloître Notre-Dame
1:12 - pont Saint-Louis
1:13 - City Hall
1:18 - rue Jean du Bellay
1:22 - pont Louis Philippe
1:39 - rue des Barres
1:48 - place Baudoyer
1:54 - rue du Roi de Sicile
2:13 - place Saint-Paul
2:20 - rue Saint-Antoine
2:28 - inside Hôtel de Sully
2:34 - place des Vosges

made out of 667 photos

BIG + OFF - The Research Centre of the University of Jussieu, Paris

The video for the Research Centre of the University of Jussieu, the competition winning design by BIG and OFF architects. The new multidisciplinary research centre, Paris PARC, located between Jean Nouvel’s Institut du Monde Arabe and the open green park of the Jussieu Campus will become a significant addition to the campus, strengthening the international appeal and openness of the leading French University for Science and Medicine.

As a form of urban experiment the Paris PARC is the imprint of the pressures of its urban context. Wedged into a super dense context – in terms of space, public flows and architectural history – the PARC is conceived as a chain of reactions to the various external and internal forces acting upon it. Inflated to allow daylight and air to enter into the heart of the facility, compressed to ensure daylight and views for the neighboring classrooms and dormitories, lifted and decompressed to allow the public to enter from both plaza and park and finally tilted to reflect the spectacular view of the Paris skyline and the Notre Dame to the Parisians.


From the director of "Helvetica", a documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

Director: Gary Hustwit

OLGGA Architects - 100 Social Housing Units in Caen

100 logements sociaux par OLGGA from ArtefactoryLab on Vimeo.

Architect: OLGGA Architects
Client: Caen Habitat
Images and Film: ArtefactoryLab
Director: Olivier Campagne / Renny Bossu
Montage Intro: Jerome Pesnel
Modeling 3D / Texture: Tokiko Maekawa
3D / Compositing: Romain Bourzeix
3D Animation: Emeline Degand
Graphics: Mirjam Linschooten
Music: Brice Tillet

Such an interesting presentation of the concept!

OLGGA Architects put together this creative video presentation for a social housing competition in Caen, France. The mixed-use building includes 100 affordable housing units, ground floor retail units and community spaces. The residential units gradually stack up to six stories, maximizing the potential of the site while remaining sensitive to the surrounding context. Stepped terraces provide private outdoor spaces for each dwelling unit while simultaneously allowing for optimal daylighting and natural ventilation.


Le Corbusier - Villa Savoye, Poissy, France

Film by Onnis Luque 

Villa Savoye (French pronunciation: [sa'vwa]) is a modernist villa in Poissy, in the outskirts of Paris, France. It was designed by Swiss architects Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, and built between 1928 and 1931.[3]

A manifesto of Le Corbusier's "five points" of new architecture, the villa is representative of the bases of modern architecture, and is one of the most easily recognizable and renowned examples of the International style.
Originally built as a country retreat on behest of the Savoye family, the house fell into disuse after 1940, and entered a state of disrepair during World War II. It passed on to be property of the French state in 1958, and after surviving several plans of demolition, it was designated as an official French historical monument in 1965 (a rare occurrence, as Le Corbusier was still living at the time). It was thoroughly renovated from 1985 to 1997, and under the care of the Centre des monuments nationaux, the refurbished house is now open to visitors year-round.[4] [5]

BIG - “Urban Future” / Design Miami 2011

Architects: BIG
Location: Miami, Florida, United States
Collaborators: Kollision Aarhus, Schmidhuber + Partner
Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Andreas Klok Pedersen
Project Leader: Martin Voelkle
Team: Daniel Kidd, Chris Malcolm, David Tao, Laura Youf, Lucian Racovitan
Client: AUDI AG
Size: 190 m2

BIG + Kollision + Schmidhuber & Partner team up to bring BIG’s vision of future urban mobility to life for AUDI at Design Miami/ 2011, running from November 30th through December 4th adjacent to Art Basel Miami Beach. BIG originally presented the concept as an entry for the 2010 AUDI Urban Future Award introducing a future city paved with a digital surface that liberates the streets from existing boundaries and allows for a new flexibility of public use.

he 190 m2 three-dimensional LED installation provides a glimpse of the future city where the public space is shared between pedestrians and driverless cars. The entire surface would be infused with a continuous flow of information allowing for real-time interaction between vehicles and their environment. Mounted above the Design Miami installation, 3D cameras track the movement of passers-by processing the data into a generative artwork that feeds back into the LED panels.

“Our pavilion for AUDI renders visible the invisible forces that flow through our city – the driverless car is relying on sophisticated sensory and computational technology that constantly observes and calculates the dynamic space that the living city constitutes. The result is an architecture of movement whose forms have not been predetermined by the architect but are constantly being recomposed by the people populating the pavilion.” Bjarke Ingels, Founder & Partner, BIG.

“We have created 190 m2 of future public space around the concept car, visualizing how pedestrians and cars interact digitally. Pedestrians are creating digital safe zones and the movement of the car is simulated, navigating between people. We believe that infusing the surface of the city with information technology will create a new kind of true shared space – a condition similar to a public square. In a single day, the function of the street may alternate multiple times between entirely pedestrian, vehicular, or even recreational functions. ” Andreas Klok Pedersen, Partner-in-Charge, BIG.


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