Mobile Living Film Event Tonight!

Mobile Living Film Event Tonight!

Jill Slater
May 23, 2006

Design film heaven.

Tonight from 6-10pm at the Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place) some great films about shelter--from a 60's version of 'the future'will run continuously. Interested? See below...

"Basic Bucky"
An 11-segment video taken from Comprehensive Design: The Legacy of Buckminster Fuller, a Dome-Encapsulated Multi-Media Traveling Exhibit (1990). The clips feature Fuller demonstrating his own futuristic inventions through Nature's Generalized Principles: Leverage, Tension and Compression; Pattern Integrity; Synergy; Universe as Scenario; Artifacts/Inventions: Dymaxion House, Dymaxion Car, Geodesic and Fly's Eye Domes, and Roofs over Cities; Energetic/Synergetic Geometry: Euler's Topology: Angle and Frequency, The Triangle: Basic Structure; The Three Basic Structural Systems; The Vector Equilibrium. 32 minutes.

"Futuro - A New Stance for Tomorrow"
This 1998 film traces the history of a forgotten milestone in Finnish design. The 1960's International space-age craze stirred interest among Finnish architects, especially the Futuro house designed by Matti Suuronen. Suuronen's design encapsulated the distinctive themes of 1960's Utopian architecture; mobility, increased leisure time and new materials. 29 minutes.

"Monsanto – House of the Future"
This 1957 film on the Monsanto House of the Future erected in Tomorrowland at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA was produced by Monsanto. It includes a full walk through and description of the life of a typical future family. 12 minutes.

More Info: 212.683.0023
Price: $10

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