Architecture & Design Film Festival
October 27, 2015
As part of the seventh annual Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF), Ove Arup: The Philosopher Engineer, a documentary co-produced by Arup and Amirani Media, screened three times at New York’s Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas.
Director Taghi Amirani participated in Q+A sessions after each showing, discussing everything from the film’s inspiration to the challenges of balancing science and art.
The festival also marked the unveiling of the m | Lab, a new mobile environment designed by Arup’s acoustic consultants and design studio Stereotank. The m | Lab provides an immersive experience, using virtual reality and 3D ambisonic sound to help clients envision their projects throughout the design process.
Visitors donned Oculus Rift head-mounted displays to experience three Arup projects virtually. Members of the team that developed the tool were present throughout the weekend to answer questions.