Black Ice- GROVES NATCHEVA ARCHITECTS

A building is a stage for the life it encloses. To show it without life is like showing a stage empty of the drama, raising the curtain only during the interval.

Though architects cannot script people’s lives, they can imagine them enacted, in their full complexity, against the backdrop they have built for them. Instead of empty buildings, or—worse—buildings decorated with the pseudolife of static models, we wish to show architecture refracted through a stream of dramatic life.

In the first short film of our series—Black Ice—the life is dark, psychotically inventive, as is the architecture. The others will be different. But they will all seek to unify architecture and life, against the old conventions that keep them artificially apart.

We shall be screening Black Ice at our studio during the London Design Festival 2015, and offering guided tours of the space the film seeks to bring into created life.

©GROVES NATCHEVA ARCHITECTS

Human- Yann Arthus-Bertrand 2015

What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight ? That we laugh ? Cry ? Our curiosity ? The quest for discovery ?
Driven by these questions, filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real-life stories from 2,000 women and men in 60 countries. Working with a dedicated team of translators, journalists and cameramen, Yann captures deeply personal and emotional accounts of topics that unite us all; struggles with poverty, war, homophobia, and the future of our planet mixed with moments of love and happiness.

The VOL.1 deals with the themes of love, women, work and poverty.

The VOL.2 deals with the themes of war, forgiving, homosexuality, family and life after death.

The VOL.3 deals with the themes of happiness, education, disability, immigration, corruption and the meaning of life.