ORDOS from Charles Lanceplaine on Vimeo.
If there are any people who surpass full grown architects in terms of love and passion for architecture, they surely are skateboarders. I mean, who else would be crazy enough to travel to the edge of the known world to indulge in some serious architecture? Filmmaker Charles Lanceplaine went on a skate trip to Ordos, a test-tube city located in the remote area of Inner Mongolia. Dubbed “the Dubai of northern China” the city is crammed full of buildings, which seem to be built for the sole purpose of being skated on. Considering Ordos is designed to house a million people, but is actually inhabited by merely a few thousand just adds to that feeling. Have a look at it above.
Directed, filmed & edited by: Charles Lanceplaine
Additional filming: Patrik Wallner & Tommy Zhao
Music: You Me by Hamacide + Chacha
Sound mix: Gaetan Lourmiere
Posted by switch-smith at 8:45 PM . Friday, October 19, 2012