PBS Design e2 - Part 1of6, A Garden in Cairo (2008.720p.HDTV.AC3-SoS).avi (Size: 4.68 GB) (Files: 6)
PBS Design e2 - Part 1of6, A Garden in Cairo (2008.720p.HDTV.AC3-SoS).avi
PBS Design e2 - Part 2of6, The Village Architect (2008.720p.HDTV.AC3-SoS).avi
PBS Design e2 - Part 3of6, Melbourne Reborn (2008.720p.HDTV.AC3-SoS).avi
PBS Design e2 - Part 4of6, The Art and Science of Renzo Piano (2008.720p.HDTV.AC3-SoS).avi
PBS Design e2 - Part 5of6, New Orleans - The Water Line (2008.720p.HDTV.AC3-SoS).avi
PBS Design e2 - Part 6of6, Super Use (2008.720p.HDTV.AC3-SoS).avi
This is the 3rd season of the e² Design series narrated by Brad Pitt - there is also a separate Energy series narrated by Morgan Freeman.
e² design is an ongoing PBS series about the pioneers and innovators in the field of sustainable architecture, and how their work is producing solutions to pressing environmental and social challenges. Now entering its third season, the series features compelling stories from around the globe: Beijing to Nova Scotia, Ladakh to New York. Each episode examines the built environment's effects — both ecological, and social — and the design innovations that can reduce buildings' contribution to climate change.
Part 1: A Garden in Cairo
Cairo, a city of 16 million, is one of the most densely populated in the world, with only one square foot of green space per person prior to 2005. His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, saw the need to relieve this congestion. The result is Al-Azhar Park: a 500-year-old dump-turned-"urban lung" that provides much-needed green space and a source of civic pride.
Part 2: The Village Architect
Architect Brian MacKay-Lyons grew up on the shipyards of Nova Scotia and borrows from that lean, economical building tradition in his architecture. From the Barn Yard in his village to the Canadian Embassy in Bangladesh, this episode presents a lesson in local vernacular - why it works and how it might be the most sustainable form of architecture there is.
Part 3: Melbourne Reborn
By the mid-1970s, Melbourne was a dying city. People commuted in to work during the day, but downtown became a ghost town after 5 p.m. This episode explores how leadership and vision transformed the cityscape. Rob Adams, Melbourne's director of design and urban environment, gives a guided tour to show how the city first sought livability, then sustainability, and how the two are inextricably intertwined.
Part 4: The Art and Science of Renzo Piano
World-class architect Renzo Piano draws on nature to create a structure that defines a natural history museum for the 21st century. Combining Piano's signature transparency design with a green roof evoking its surroundings, San Francisco's new California Academy of Sciences provides a model for sustainability, and sets a benchmark for how people use, operate and interact with public buildings.
Part 5: New Orleans: The Water Line
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the citizens of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward weren't about to watch their community disappear, even as government officials at all levels turned a blind eye to their plight. This story profiles community leaders fighting to rebuild the neighborhood sustainably, and the outsiders — including renowned architect Bob Berkebile, and organizations Global Green and Brad Pitt's Make It Right — who are working to make this possible.
Part 6: Super Use
The partners of 2012 Architecten in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, are making surplus superfluous, reusing everything from I-beams, wood floors, car tires, washing machines, stainless steel sinks and even windmill blades as building materials in their creations. 2012 Architecten’s work suggests not only a new kind of aesthetic and functionality in sustainable architecture, but also a new approach to design.
more info: http://www.pbs.org/e2/design.html
Source: OTA High Definition 1080i
Video Encoding: xvid.1280x720.4000kbps
Audio Encoding: ac3.384kbps-5.1chan
File Size: 800MB
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