Based on the success of previous videos made by R&D with GLUCK+, Taubman College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Michigan commissioned a video with the same collaborative effort behind it. We worked with GLUCK+ to create a 25-minute video on how buildings are built, which will be used as part of the undergraduate architectural curriculum.
How a drawing is translated into a building is a complicated process, and the dirty of details of construction tend to be absent from a student's education in architecture. "Building a Symphony" attempts to remedying that. Taking a close look at five building trades -- excavation, concrete, steel, rough carpentry, glazing -- students watch how the abstract representation of a building on paper becomes a physical, built thing in the world.