Showing posts with label Video. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Video. Show all posts

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Is the architect obsolete?

Doug Patt, howtoarchitect on YouTube, wonders whether architects may be obsolete and considers the three things they still provide clients may always be looking for.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Animating buildings in Liverpool

New Museum Liverpool animated with projections. Photo via

Here's a video of a spectacular animation projected by Czech outfit The Macula on the Liver Building for its 100th anniversary celebrations:

Luminous Flux from the macula on Vimeo.

And another on New Museum Liverpool to mark its grand opening:

NML from the macula on Vimeo.

Friday, 9 April 2010

"Bank Square Regeneration" from NvTv

Bank Square Regeneration from Northern Visions/NvTv on Vimeo.

Northern Visions have produced this video documenting the regeneration efforts at Bank Square. The video highlights the multiple interests in the area. Raymond Holbeach of RPS outlines the RPS scheme while several others give their responses, some of which are below:

Raymond Holbeach, RPS
- Extending Streets Ahead project from nearby Royal Avenue.
- RPS scheme is a kickstart to the regeneration of the area.
- Looked at the other squares in Belfast - good and bad things

Declan Hill, Forum for Alternative Belfast
- Talked about FAB's plans for the square.
- Reducing size of Castlecourt service yard; adding small units along its exterior.

Joby Fox, King Street Arts
- Reopening Berry Street is key.
- Disenfranchised physically from Royal Avenue.

Rita Harkin, UAHS
- "When you've got a focus on this area through a masterplan, we shouldn't just be looking at the surface treatment. [Issues like reopening Berry Street] will unlock the street and enliven it."

Bob McCoubrey, Mourne Seafood Bar
- "We want people to come in and say, this feels like Belfast; this doesn't feel like Brussels or London or Milton Keynes. It feels like something unique to Belfast. And what they gave us is something very bland."

The submission to the West Side Regeneration District Draft Regeneration Plan, hosted by PLACE in September 2008 is available for download from the PLACE site: click here.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Ulster Museum progress

The press were given a sneak preview of the new Ulster Museum earlier in the week.

Culture Northern Ireland have an article and a video showing you round the interior, and interviews with Tim Cooke, chief executive of National Museums Northern Ireland, and Dr Jim McGreevy, director of collections and interpretations.

Update: The Ulster Museum is the 20th Century Society's current Building of the Month.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

So you want to be an architect

American architect Doug Patt (YouTube channel) has created a series of videos for people considering architecture as a profession, or for those who are just curious.

So you want to be an architect
is a nicely put-together series of videos available for free on YouTube. Each episode starts out with a simple question ("What does an architect do?"; "What does an architect learn?"; "What does an architect ask?") which Patt answers with sketches, photographs and plenty of straightforward explanations.