“It’s like skateboarding without the skateboard.”

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MIPIM 2009 - MIPIM AWARDS 2009 NOMINEES - RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS - MOUNTAIN DWELLINGS - COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

This is a really cool film that shows how these “movers” who partake in something called Parkour interact with the concrete world, as if it were their playground. It shows how architects are now integrating movement (physical and abstract) into their urban developments because of the “freerunner” concept and influence. If you ask me, I see a node toward evolution in this whole schematic. These guys (and women) are practically modern day ninjas – gymnasts really. Their activity is a form of exercise, an outlet for fun, and way to see our living environments differently. It’s not for all, but is quite a cool concept when it comes to architecture, urban development and the humans ability of physical movement.

Check out the video via this hulu link: http://www.hulu.com/watch/647606

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