After the tsunami in Japan in March 2011, an architects' collective led by Tokyo Ito launched the project "Homes for All", communal buildings for the inhabitants of the devastated towns.The title is a reference to the phenomenon of mutual assistance and solidarity that emerges following a catastrophe. The"Home for All" project seeks to further such utopias.
Part in-depth analysis, part whirlwind tour, this program captures the essence of Frank Gehry and his iconoclastic creations through the celebrated architect's own words; the insights of Cesar Pelli, Richard Serra, Hiro Yamagata, and Rafael Moneo; and a broad sampling of Gehry's many structures, which speak for themselves.
An iconoclast with great reverence for the past, Frank Gehry is constantly breaking new ground. Experimenting with new and nontraditional materials, he has changed the vernacular of architecture and furniture design. In this program, architects, artists, critics, and Gehry himself discuss the symbolism, emotion, and spirit that invigorate Gehry’s projects around the world.
Sustainability is taking root at the forefront of architects' design philosophies. 1. The Currents, a ten-story residential tower and new home to the Great Canadian Theatre Company, is a green development from the partnership of Peter Busby and Windmill Developments in Ottawa. 2. Engineer Andre´ Dupras built his house in the Laurentians to accommodate a gymnasium for his wife, a former performer with the Cirque de Soleil. The home features many sustainable ideas and innovative living solutions. 3. Villa Bio, which was designed by Architect Enric-Ruiz Geli, is a Barcelona home that uses glass and modern environmental controls to reduce the home's effect on the environment.