‘stone towers’, cairo by zaha hadid architects / rooya group still from video by methanoia studio

sketches, renderings, models… these have been the traditional methods in which architects have communicated their structural visions. now, among these tools, the architecture video is gaining importance, influencing the effective communication of technical information, the conceptual design, along with the construction / development process of an architectural project.

here, are just a few examples of architects using this medium to illustrate their research as a means of circulating their architectural visions in a more appropriate manner:

zaha hadid architects / rooya group – stone towers, cairo animation by methanoia studio, 2009

zaha hadid architects – NY olimpic village, new york city animation by ovo media tv, 2008

langarita-navarro – FX house, salillas de jalón courtesy image web, 2008

grant associates and wilkinson eyre associates – squint / opera gardens by the bay II, singapore animation courtesy image web, 2009

jean nouvel – project in kuwait city, kuwait city animation by bartproject, 2007

the importance of the architecture video has even made its way into the teaching curriculum at such schools as columbia university’s graduate school of architecture, planning and preservation. here is student, devin lafo’s animation of BIG architects’ ren: people’s building, shanghai which he completed for his fudd animation course in 2008.