A building is a stage for the life it encloses. To show it without life is like showing a stage empty of the drama, raising the curtain only during the interval.

Though architects cannot script people’s lives, they can imagine them enacted, in their full complexity, against the backdrop they have built for them. Instead of empty buildings, or—worse—buildings decorated with the pseudolife of static models, we wish to show architecture refracted through a stream of dramatic life.

In the first short film of our series—Black Ice—the life is dark, psychotically inventive, as is the architecture. The others will be different. But they will all seek to unify architecture and life, against the old conventions that keep them artificially apart.

We shall be screening Black Ice at our studio during the London Design Festival 2015, and offering guided tours of the space the film seeks to bring into created life.