Articles tagged Film


A centuries-old mill, a millennium-old site: this film captures a timeless conversion

Wiltshire, England – For the fourth in a series of short films about architecture and design, Vola zooms in on McLaren Excell’s transformation of an English water mill into a …


Why we’re fostering new perspectives with film at Frame Awards 2020

Five documentaries screened in collaboration with IDFA will challenge viewers to take a look at spatial realities through a different lens.


Mussolini’s former Cinecittà is now a museum – here’s why it opted for an installation-only exhibition

Rome – Housed in Mussolini’s former Cinecittà production studio in Rome is the Museo Italiano dell’Audiovisivo e del Cinema (MIAC), where 12 installations by None Collective …


After a move to the seaside, a lifelong Londoner finds new creative energy

St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom – Settling in the quiet seaside town of St Leonards-on-Sea, Toby Warren experienced a renewed sense of creative freedom to explore new ways of …


This short film by Vola takes us behind the (design) scenes

Copenhagen – Following its 50th anniversary in 2018, Vola's latest series of short films focuses on the who, why and how behind design and architecture.


The creepiest character in the Midsommar movie? It’s the spatial design

Midsommar might be a slow-burn horror film, but its main villain is hidden in plain sight from the start, via the spaces created by production designer Henrik Svensson. 


Maybe this type of seat layout can make cinemagoing a better experience?

Copenhagen – At this year’s Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival, MBADV Studio flipped the cinema space on its head by way of a boundary-pushing furniture layout.


Want to feel like a Bond villain? This Tyrolese installation could do the trick

Sölden, Austria – For fans of the 007 films, architect Johann Obermoser has created a public lair and an exhibition fit for a Bond character.


The Simon Architecture Prize uses video to connect space and experience

Barcelona – Awarding user-led European spaces is what the Living Places - Simon Architecture Prize is built for, and it asks its participants to enter in a cinematic way.

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Breaking the Fourth Wall: Architecture Film Festivals

Around the world these events celebrate and showcase this other layer of architecture and here are three upcoming festivals to check out!


Starring Adam and Eve and a bathtub

Andreas Neumann creates a very different kind of product video for Keramag.

Alesia Cinema by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture. Photos Luc Boegly / Guillame Guerin

Manuelle Gautrand uses steps and folds to immerse the audience with film

PARIS – Wedged between a seven-storey apartment building and a low-rise retail arcade the Gaumont Alésia Cinema has been through multiple changes since its opening in 1921.

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