How to Blow up a Bubble that Won’t Burst

In 1974 three Binishells were erected at Narrabeen North Public School in Sydney, Australia. The concrete domes were designed by Dante Bini, an Italian architect, brought to Sydney by the NSW Department of Public Works. The Binishells caused an immediate sensation: people were amazed by the speed of their construction, their futuristic shape and most of all by their radical design, which used air as its primary building material. How to Blow up a Bubble that Won’t Burst, realised in collaboration with the students of the Narrabeen North Public School, explores the architecture through the eyes of the new generation. In the documentary, the students and the Italian architect Dante Bini discuss cities future.

Nel 1974 tre Binishells sono state costruite alla Narrabeen North Public School a Sydney, Australia. Le cupole di cemento furono disegnate dall’architetto italiano Dante Bini, portato a Sydney dal NSW Department of Public Works. Le Binishells crearono una reazione immediata: le persone erano affascinate dalla velocità nella loro costruzione, dalla loro forma futuristica e, ancor più, dal loro design radicale, che usava aria come materiale costruttivo primario. How to Blow up a Bubble that Won’t Burst (Come fare una bolla che non scoppia), progetto realizzato in collaborazione con gli studenti della scuola, mette in luce l’architettura vista dai più giovani. Nel documentario, gli studenti e l’architetto italiano discutono insieme il futuro delle città.

Film profile

Director: Zanny Begg
Camera: William Robertson, Lorenzo Pace
Original music: Jon Hunter
Year: 2015
Duration: 18’ mins
Country: Australia
Scheduled for Festival on Festival 2016

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