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October 2, 2015

Last night ADFF, Carl Hansen and Sons and Archtober hosted a celebration for Richard Meier, as well as a kickoff for the 5th Annual Archtober. We want to thank everybody for attending.

              Kyle bergman                                                  Richard Meier                                                                        Cynthia Kracauer
On October 7th ADFF and Soho Design District will host its Second Annual Short Films WalkThis year we have 11 participating showrooms where we will be screening 31 short films. Highlights include:

Chicago Architecture Biennial at Artemide 
House of Music at Bang & Olufsen
Piet Oudolf: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall at Blackbody
Mexico Public Library-Jose Vasconcelos at Design Within Reach
Archival Footage of Julius Shulman at Flou
Synthesis Design–Pure Tension Pavilion at Foscarini
No, Were Not a Lake at Gandia Blasco
DrawNow! at Luceplan/ Modular
El Espinar House at Moroso
78 Hours at Fritz Hansen
Grace Farm at USM Modular Furniture

Please RSVP for the SHORT FILM WALK. Soho Design District will be offering a free ticket for the festival to the first 250 people who visit five or more showrooms.
October 13 -18
Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas, 260 West 23rd Street

Tickets are on sale now!

Film highlights include:

This film captures a bold architecture project on Fogo Island, Newfoundland that embraces the excitement of living on the edge, both in relation to nature and to contemporary design. A beautifully shot film that captures the stunning landscape and extraordinary architecture that makes up the project. Featuring Zita Cobb of the Shorefast Foundation and Todd Saunders, a Newfoundland-born, Norwegian based architect.

Join ZIta Cobb and Architect Todd Saunders form Norway for a Q&A following the screening.

This film is a portrait of world-famous Danish architect Henning Larsen (1925-2013) who created the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the Copenhagen Opera House. In 2013 Larsen was awarded the world’s largest architecture prize, Praemium Imperiale, in Tokyo. In this film, shot one year before Larsen’s death, and in spite of the mildness of old age, Larsen manages to talk sharply and critically about the relationship between art and power.

Join Danish Director Jytte Rex for a Q&A following the screenings.

Silo 468 tells the story about how a piece of the industrial past is turned into a technologically innovative piece of light art. Silo 468 is a permanent light art piece designed by Lighting Design Collective built in an old oil silo in Helsinki.

Join Finnish Director Antti Seppanen for Q&A following the screening

SlingShot focuses on noted Segway inventor Dean Kamen and his work to solve the world's water crisis. A quirky genius with a provocative world view, Kamen is an inspiration for future scientists. His inventions help people in need and ease suffering. SlingShot is about an indomitable man who just might have enough passion and innovative thinking to create a solution for a crisis affecting billions. Kamen lives in a house with secret passages, a closet full of denim and a helicopter garage. His latest passion: The SlingShot water purification system, created to obliterate half of human illness on the planet. 

Join director Paul Lazarus for Q&A following the screenings.

The New York State Pavilion, once the shining symbol of the 1964/65 New York World's Fair, now sits in the middle of New York City as a haunting reminder of what became of the age of optimism that was the early 1960's. This film tells the story of Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion during the glory days of the fair, and chronicles its demise over the past 50 years. The film details its post-fair use as a 60's concert venue and 70's roller rink, including the years of neglect and recent growing advocacy efforts.

Join director Mattew Silva for Q&A after the screeings.

Ove Arup: The Philosopher Engineer captures the story behind Arup’s enigmatic founder, exploring Ove’s character, values, vision and work. Sir Ove Arup is often heralded as the foremost engineer of the 20th Century. Grounding his story in the historical context that enabled Ove to accomplish what he did, director Taghi Amirani’s short documentary describes the inimitable office culture he created, along with the unique influence of Ove’s philosophy and ethos to illuminate the deep and lasting impact Ove had on the art of engineering.

In Ordos, China, thousands of farmers are being relocated into a new city under a government plan to modernize the region. The Land of Many Palaces follows a government official whose job is to convince these farmers that their lives will be better off in the city, and a farmer in one of the last remaining villages in the region who is pressured to move. The film explores a process that will take shape on an enormous scale across China.

Join director Song Ting for Q&A after the screenings.

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