Bingham is one of those postmodern characters – people who have rejected traditional norms and “family values” in favour of the professional exile of network society – that are traditionally portrayed as cruel robots, alienated servants, or pretentious jerks. Bingham is none of these: he is personable, reasonable, and kind. And he is enjoying himself.
Louis Kahn was a hero of mine while I was studying, I felt he injected modernism with a substance and a dream of immortality if not the reality. So I bought the DVD of my architect by Louis Kahn’s son recently. It really is a fantastic film, and somewhat beautiful. The buildings at first perhaps not fully realised and the Architect Louis Kahn shown walking towards or away from the camera also seems hard to understand, how could he live like he did in simultaneous parallel lives that rarely crossed? But as the film goes on both the Architecture and the man come through in a different perspective, and you come to understand both more profoundly, although the man Louis Kahn seems at the end of the film still to be lurking in the background. Is it a film for non Architects, yes definitely, but those who don’t know the subject of the film already will have to rely more on the human story of a famous Architect who has ‘secret’ families.Nathaniel Kahn’s film deals in subjects that are universal but criminally neglected in film often. How does a man’s work and life relate to each other? How is emotion and empathy resolved in concrete form? Film and Architecture have something in common, in the use of light and materialisation of ideas. Nathaniels film is a thing of rare beauty like the works of his father.
The web is full of new things to sign up for, some more or less usefull. This is my favourite for a long time though…You can sign up here to be a zombie extra in ‘the best dutch zombie movie not yet made’. Technically I think you’ll actually be a German-football-hooligan-nazi-zombie but well you will get to look like your face is melting and walk really slowly with your arms outstretched on a beach moaning so who could say no? Or maybe you prefer to blast some zombies instead in your favourite architectural creation, so you may find me this weekend shooting zombies in Villapro. (from Thingsmagazine)