Location Scout Architecture Resources
if you are a location scout and you don’t have at least a passing interest in architecture and interior design, well, you MIGHT be in the wrong business (?)
BTW the thumbnail image at the top of this post is a public domain rendering of Atomium in Belgium (but you already knew that! 😉
Futuristic & Universal since I958
The story of the Atomium is, above all, one of love, the love that the Belgians have for an extraordinary structure symbolising a frame of mind that wittily combines aesthetic daring with technical mastery. The appearance of the Atomium is unusual and unforgettable. It has a rare quality of lifting everyone’s spirits and firing their imagination.
Diane Hennebert, 2008.
The Atomium is an iconic building in Brussels originally constructed for Expo ’58, the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn with interiors by architects André and Jean Polak, it stands 102 m (335 ft) tall. Its nine 18 m (59 ft) diameter stainless steel clad spheres are connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.
Tubes connect the spheres along the 12 edges of the cube and all eight vertices to the centre. They enclose escalators and a lift to allow access to the five habitable spheres which contain exhibit halls and other public spaces. The top sphere provides a panoramic view of Brussels. CNN named it Europe’s most bizarre building.
Location Scout Resource: Arcspace – Architecture Online
A location scout is ALWAYS looking for architectural and / or historical, popular culture reference for location searches as the location hunt almost always needs to speak to a wide audience and fairly well scream its message. I hope the analogy makes sense. Suffice to say the location should usually speak in the most direct terms possible.
ArcSpace and its sister-publication, ArchNewsNow both showcase current work by leading architects and as I mentioned above, can provide valuable reference for location scouts and I dare say, production designers as well.
Arcspace is an architecture and design magazine that features today’s most creative projects as well as the most influential of the past. We work closely with major architects around the world and keep our readers informed with weekly updates.
Besides features and news items we review Books and Exhibitions and show selections of work by architecture photographers in The Camera, and sketches by architects in The Architect’s Studio.
In our Travel section we feature interesting hotels with a guide to architecture in the area.
Larger images of several arcspace projects are available for downloading in The Image Library.
Location Scout Resource: ArchNewsNow
ArchNewsNow.com delivers the most comprehensive coverage of international news, projects, products, and events in the world of architecture and design.
The ArchNewsNow (ANN) newsletter, launched in February 2002, is delivered daily to subscribers – free of charge – via e-mail. It hyperlinks directly to the latest news and commentary gleaned from sources around the world.
- ArchNewsNow Home Page
- ArchNewsNow Today’s News
- ArchNewsNow Site Search
- ArchNewsNow Calendar
- ArchNewsNow Feature Archive
- ArchNewsNow Subscribe
New York Architecture is a website maintained by architect Tom Fletcher.
It consists of two sections- the front white section of contemporary news and the back black section of historic database.
Images are generally not available for commercial usage.
New York Architecture is a member of the Archipaedia network.
Please send any images or info that you think would be useful in telling the story of New York.
New York Architecture Images- notes – New York Architecture Booklist
Location Scout Resource: New York Spaces Magazine
From a personal point of view it is very enjoyable to view the photo stories about remarkable homes and spaces featured in the magazine in each issue and read the accompanying stories to learn the background of these properties and a bit about the owners.
As a location scout it is valuable to keep abreast of current design trends. I have never, so far, approached any of the owners whose properties have been featured in New York Spaces personally regarding use of their home as a location but the notion does not seem so far-fetched…. The current issue of New York Spaces features a loft in DUMBO / Brooklyn I thought might be a location from my files, the Dumbo Loft, but after comparing the photos in the magazine with the photos of the Dumbo Loft on file, while both are somewhat similar and both very attractive, it is easy to see they are two different properties.
- BTW if you are property owner and are interested in having your home possibly used as a film / video / photo / event location, please use the “List a Location” link on our home page to read our Information For Property Owners and the rest our FAQs to learn more and if this is something you are still interested in, submit your property to us (! include photos !).