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September 21, 2009 4:25 PM   Subscribe

The "Third&Seventh" project is "A full-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects are already-built spaces." In other words, Alex Roman has created a series of CG images and short films, based on real places (like this short film that depicts Louis Kahn's library at Phillips Exeter Academy), with a remarkable level of realism and beauty. (via)
posted by ocherdraco (5 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I want to see Crown Hall done to Siegfried's Death March by Wagner.

This is cool.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:28 PM on September 21, 2009

Very pretty.
posted by juv3nal at 5:31 PM on September 21, 2009

Maybe too pretty? It struck me as being very sterile, left me empty.
posted by Edward L at 8:28 PM on September 21, 2009

What I found so interesting about it is how exactly it looks like the building (the Exeter Library, anyway). I spent a summer at Exeter when I was 17, and spent a tremendous amount of time in the Library, as it was one of the few air conditioned buildings on campus, and, being Southern, I had never had to go without air conditioning for very long in the summer. This film gets the space precisely, and the light, and the immense, beautiful vastness of it. I tried to take photos of the interior that summer, and that great central atrium couldn't be contained by 35mm film. It's the only building that uses concrete in a really visible way that I've ever loved—for some reason the contrast of the concrete and the wood, the circles and the squares, created, for me, a perfect balance and harmony. It was a modern, secular space that inspired in me a feeling of wonder and awe that I'd only felt before in religious spaces. Somehow, this film captures the feeling that building gave me eight years ago, and that's why I wanted to share it with Metafilter.

Jeeze, I'm verbose tonight.
posted by ocherdraco at 9:41 PM on September 21, 2009

Impressive attention to detail. The fact that it is a CG project makes me wonder for how long we will be able to see if something is done with CG or not. A real good share and I'm sure it captures the feeling you have when you are at the real places.
I want to live in the "Forest Refuge". How do i get there? Please invite me. I'll bring my own sausages for the barbecue ;-)
posted by O.Ruehl at 12:57 AM on September 22, 2009

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