It’s not everyday that one witnesses The Architect’s Journal going into geek mode. The recent article Top 10: The architecture of Star Wars presents some of the most architectastic examples of the epic sci-fi saga, as well as their substitutes in the real world. One has to laugh at the comparison between a colossal Sandcrawler and Koolhaas’s Casa da Música.
The image above is courtesy of Fernando Guerra. The little Jawas are from Wookipedia, where else?!

Yann Arthus-Bertrand, creator of the movie HOME, delivers an outstanding presentation on TED Talks.
Presenting some of the direst crisis of our planet – the end of the oil economy, global warming, shortage of water, famine – Arthus-Bertrand states that “we don’t want to believe what we know”. With the wisdom of such simple truth we are confronted with the culture of denial that persists throughout our society.
He also presents his latest project titled 6 billion Others, a portrayal of the contemporary mankind composed by statements of citizens from every corner of the world about universal issues.
In our age, often dominated by a profusion of images and media noise, here is a work that invites us to “listen to the other” in the most profound sense. Simply amazing.

The movie HOME is available on YouTube until June 14th – links below.
HOME is a documentary directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and produced by Luc Besson and Denis Carot. It offers a different perspective over our planet, portraying the small balances of life and the disruptions caused by human activity. It’s a film that invites us to reflect on our own circumstances and the close relationship between all life-forms on Earth.

Official web site: HOME.
YouTube: HOME - full version available in English, French, German, and Spanish, until June 14th.

The architecture enthusiast will likely feel compelled to explore the hyper-realistic recreation of 15th century Venice portrayed in Assassin’s Creed 2.
I know that will be my excuse…

Via GameSpot.