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A Tomb With A View

A Tomb With A View
Elevating its departed occupants considerably closer to heaven rather than entombing them six feet under, Memorial Necropole Ecumenica is the world’s tallest cemetery. Towering proudly alongside its fellow skyscrapers in the expansive São Paulo skyline, this one-of-a-kind mausoleum and its equally unique owner celebrate the high life in the afterlife.

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La Cupola

La Cupola
The portrait of a house without supporting walls. A bold dome made of concrete, an open space right in the middle of the bizarre rock formations of a rugged coast made of reddish granite.The house belonged to actress Monica Vitti and director Michelangelo Antonioni. The emptiness of the cupola and the deserted quality of the...

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Cosmorama

Cosmorama
A young couple goes on a daytrip to an island next to Istanbul. They find themselves captivated by the never ending cityscape and sink into a contemplation on urban decay. Living in a concrete jungle is their future.

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You’ll Soon Be Here

You’ll Soon Be Here
Produced by Stadslab , Citizen Academy e arquiteturas Film Festival .In recent years, Lisbon has become one of the European Cities with the larger tourism growth. In April 2016, Stadslab (Urban Design Laboratory of Tilburg University - Amsterdam) organized an international Masterclass on City Making & Tourism Gentrification for professionals and graduates: the urban intervention...

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Architectones by Xavier Veilhan

Architectones by Xavier Veilhan
What is the ultimate place where I would like to show my work? Echoing his exhibition in the Château de Versailles, artist Xavier Veilhan opens the doors of seven modernist houses, from California to Europe. Through his contemporary works he creates a dialogue with the singular architecture of these places. Architectones by Xavier Veilhan immerges...

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Flotel Europa

Flotel Europa
In 1992 a wave of refugees from the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina reached Denmark. With refugee camps completely full, the Red Cross pulled a giant ship into the canals of Copenhagen. The ship, Flotel Europa, became a temporary home for a thousand people waiting for decisions on their asylum applications. Among them was a...

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The Destruction of Memory

The Destruction of Memory
Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. This war against culture is not over — it's been steadily increasing. In Syria and Iraq, the ‘cradle of civilization’, millennia of culture are being destroyed. The push to protect, salvage and rebuild has moved in step with the destruction. Legislation and...

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Last Acre

Last Acre
A documentary portrait centred on a remote settlement of self-built shed and cabin homes, located on the sand dunes of England’s North West coastline, near Barrow-in-Furness. The film explores the social and ecological topography of this off-grid, outlying community.Existing on the margins of a rural, seaside idyll, and its surrounding industrial landscape, this unique place...

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A House Or A Machine For Living In

A House Or A Machine For Living In
People meeting and talking, and everyday situations. An uncompromised speech, sometimes edgy, others shy. These are the voices overheard, telling their small tales that the image unravels, multiplies or just exhales: rehearsing worlds that are house-being (or being-house), moored in boxes, bodies, secrets, desires, glimpses or the ephemeral materiality. In this flux, we step into...

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(Re)GNRation

(Re)GNRation
re)GNRation is the first mini-documentary produced by Atelier Carvalho Araújo. Integrated in the Projeto CAdentro, these mini-documentaries aim to build a different look on the dynamics and processes that characterize the natural evolution of any project, running away from pictures that lead us to preconceived ideas, imputing to any building a wrong notion of perfection...

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Penúmbria

Penúmbria
The distopian city of Penumbria was founded two hundred years ago, in a distant istmus — a place of arid soils, angry seas and violent weather. Penumbria was due its name to the almost permanent shadows and cloudiness. One day, its inhabitants decided to leave, offering the city to time. This is the story of...

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Ornament and Crime

Ornament and Crime
Ornament and Crime is a thriller about crime, extortion and corruption. Based on a Noir aesthetic, this film tells the story of a private detective and his partner who engage in extortion schemes. But in a society dominated by the construction mafia, the bet may be too high. Councilors, contractors and femme fatales can hardly...

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Teleférico La Paz

Teleférico La Paz
La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, merges with the mountain at 3500m. Opened in 2014, "Cable Car La Paz", the largest cable car system in the world, crosses the city from one end to the other, facilitating the daily life of thousands of citizens, in alternative to a poor public transport network and chaotic traffic....

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Wandenkolk

Wandenkolk
From silent shades to the lines that pierce through the ideas and work of architect Wandenkolk Tinoco.

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Urban Aspirations

Urban Aspirations
This short documentary film provides a perspective on the plurality of modes of urban life in the present-day Maputo area, challenging the persistent idea that the city is divided in two unequal parts, and that the former cement corresponds to a normative urbanity that is lacking in the rest of the urban are.The film was...

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Rosel

Rosel
Rosel, it is the name of a neighborhood near the city of Caen in Normandy but it is also a house, family house. This house was bought at the beginning of the XXth century by my great-grandfather and is going to be sold very soon. It is a pity. I try to tell behind closed...

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Urban Tides

Urban Tides
After the crisis in 2008, it seemed urban development had come to a standstill for a while. But to some people the empty plots of land seemed to beg to be put to good use. Abandoned shipyard De Ceuvel was one of these places. In 2012 a multidisciplinary group took the initiative to turn this...

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DGLR

DGLR
The animation film “DLRG” examines one of the outstanding buildings of post-war Berlin. Designed by the architect Ludwig Leo, it was completed in 1973 and served the German Life Saving Association (DLRG) both as a base for land and water rescue operations and as winter storage for their boats. The film visualizes the inventive mechanisms...

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