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Earth is architecture (teaser)

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Transformation of the Earth Into Architecture.


"Earth is architecture" is a film produced by TVK for a cultural program that the office curated on behalf of the Cité de l’architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris.

Since the beginning of the industrial age, the earth has witnessed a radical and exponential increase in its population. The phenomenon was brutal, and constituted a transition towards another state of the world. As a dominant form of human settlements, concentration appears to be the new face of a land that topples into a massive state of settlement. During this recent shift, ancestral earth conditions (atmosphere, crust, resources, risks) have changed profoundly and rapidly. These drastic changes have resulted in a transformation of the earth, itself, into something that can now be considered as an architecture.

In the film, examples of both ancient and contemporary architectures appear in the form of still, black/white images. Each project is deliberately framed to present its positional relationship to its context, revealing an apparent dialogue between the architecture and the surrounding landscape. The use of black/white causes the multitude of projects to appear similar to each other, documenting how humans transform the Earth into architecture.

(Story by Alex Petruso, The Architecture Player)

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France 2015
Duration: 56''