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Amish Barn Raising: Building a barn in one day

Compressing 10 hours of Amish barn-raising construction into 3 minutes and 30 seconds of time lapse footage, Ohio resident Scott Miller created this video from 1600 images that were taken from 7:00am until 5:00pm. Yes...

Burj Khalifa: The tech behind the world’s tallest building

The tallest man-made structure in the world (in 2014) is Dubai's Burj Khalifa. It stands 2,716 feet tall, cost $1.5 billion, and could not exist without its (very expensive) advanced technologies. Above, CNN Money exp...

Why do honeybees love hexagons?

What is it about the six-sided hexagon that makes it such a perfect shape for storing honey? It's an efficient design! Just ask a bee, one of nature’s finest mathematicians, or watch this TED Ed by Zack Patterson and ...

SHAPE

Shape, a film about design and how it can change our experiences in the spaces that we live. “If for one day you had the power to make your world work better, what would you change?R...

In Orbit: Two people live in a giant hamster wheel

For ten days in a Pierogi Gallery space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, artists Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder lived in “a giant hamster wheel,” a large installation called In Orbit. Fro...

Spider weaving its web, a time lapse

Over an hour and a half of construction captured by a picture taken every four seconds, a spider weaves its web. This one is a larger size, but there’s some extra climbing involved when ...

Pouring 1200F molten aluminum into an anthill?

To study the architecture of ant colonies and their nests, entomologist and myrmecologist Walter Tschinkel developed a way to “record” their three-dimensional underground chambers: he pours 1200F molten a...

Scott Weaver’s Rolling through the Bay

Scott Weaver’s Rolling through the Bay, an homage to the city of San Francisco, is made of over 100,000 toothpicks and Elmer’s glue, and was built over 35 years time. This structure was temporarily feature...

open.edu: Six key movements in design history

From open.edu, learn about six key movements in design history: Gothic Revival, Arts and Crafts (below), Bauhaus, Modernism (above), American Industrial Design and Postmodernism. You can watch them all here...

16mm Kodachrome film of New York City from 1939

File under the 1930s, 16mm Kodachrome film from 1939 in New York City by French tourist Jean Vivier. 

Maarten Koopman’s Famous Paintings

Filmmaker Maarten Koopman's animated series of famous paintings, imagined piece by piece from some new perspectives. Shown: Pieter Bruegel’s The Tower of Babel, Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles, Salva...

Shelter in 24hrs: Emergency Concrete-laced Canvas Tent

From National Geographic’s I Didn’t Know That, this flexible, concrete-laced canvas can be put up by two people and ready to use as shelter within 24 hours. It’s essentiall...

Architecture (1980) by Al Jarnow

Architecture (1980), a stop motion short made with blocks by Al Jarnow.

An industrious spider builds an orb web

To the music of Bossa Nostra’s Groovin’ On, watch this industrious backyard spider construct an orb web for catching insects. From wikipedia:  During the process of making an...

New York: A Documentary Film – The Chrysler Building (1929)

From New York: A Documentary Film: the Chrysler Building in 1929.

Time lapse: A 30-story building built in 15 days

How fast do you think it takes to build a skyscraper? A Chinese construction company called Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) has built a 30-story building in just 15 days.  And this time laps...

On the Brooklyn Bridge

A brief visit to the Brooklyn Bridge and all of the usual cars, taxis helicopters, boats, bikers and pedestrians that you’d find walking along such a monument in NYC. This kind of footage reminds m...

Flying over London at night

A slow fly-over of London at (what looks like) dawn by aerial photographer Jason Hawkes. After you’ve watched it once, watch it again and see if you can spot which shots are running backward...

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