Have You Seen Blue Vinyl?
In an effort to explore the intersection of architecture, design, and culture—and treat ourselves to some entertainment—we’ve instated a monthly movie night here at Henriquez Partners Architects.
Our latest screening, Blue Vinyl, is a documentary on the effects of pollution, bio-accumulation, and plastics on the environment. Billed as “the world’s first toxic comedy”, it follows the story of one family’s search for a more conscious alternative to cladding their house in PVC-based vinyl siding.
My House is Your House, an advocacy campaign tied to the documentary, offers greenbuilding research and options. The Healthy Building Network offers a database of many PVC-free alternatives for multiple applications, including stucco, FSC certified sustainably-harvested wood, and fibre cements for residential siding.
We are continuing our series with Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, which examines the complex relationship between art and activism as seen through a Chinese dissident’s life and art. Have suggestions for us? Please post them in the comments.
Watch the trailer for Blue Vinyl.
[Video: YouTube, Blue Vinyl Documentary]