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2023 in Review

2023 in Review

A review of the key releases on Shelter from 2023

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2023 in Review
  • It Starts with a Sketch

    1 season

    NEW EPISODES WEEKLY
    A selection of conversations with British architects exploring the use of sketching and drawing as an integral part of their design process. Discover the techniques, styles and personal anecdotes that shape their designs and watch how rough sketches develop into refined drawin...

  • New Directions

    Movie

    A documentary focused on post-war Japanese architecture and its influence on Australian architects throughout the 1960s and 70s. Robin Boyd made numerous visits to Japan from the 1950s, introducing the work of Japanese architects such as Kenzo Tange to the West via his essays and books. Inspired ...

  • The Proposal

    Movie

    The Proposal follows conceptual artist Jill Magid as she develops a radical project to explore artistic legacy. At its heart is the work of the Pritzker Prize-winning Mexican architect Luis Barragán, which is aggressively “protected” and kept from the public by its copyright holders.

    By cultiva...

  • Burke Museum

    The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is the oldest public museum in Washington State with a collection of over 18 million artifacts and specimens, ranging from totem poles and gemstones to dinosaur fossils. The problem was the visitors never got to experience the artifacts because they...

  • Melbourne International

    Movie

    Coming March 20.
    A film describing the development of International Style corporate architecture in the city of Melbourne, Australia. Spanning the period 1950-1980, the film charts the rise of the glass box, curtained walled office building and explores subsequent local developments of the genre.

  • Mario Botta: The Sacred the Profane

    The film that explores the fundamental questions that drive Swiss architect Mario Botta's exploration of space. Through Botta's personal testimony and reflections from critics and artists, the documentary investigates the oppositional concepts of the sacred and the profane that are integral to hi...

  • Total Brutal

    Movie

    Total House is one of very few examples of Japanese-inspired Brutalism in the city of Melbourne. Certainly a polarising style it is an important part of Melbourne's built environment and adds considerably to the city's diverse and varied texture. As with many post-war 'modern' buildings, its futu...

  • In the Name of Wild

    Movie

    Ethnographers Phillip and April Vannini travel with their daughter over five years, to five continents and ten countries in search of the different meanings of wilderness, wildness, and wild nature.

    The documentary explores wildness in UNESCO World Heritage sites in Australia, New Zealand, Japan...

  • Tiny Spaces: Iceland

    1 season

    Escape the chaos of daily life with Tiny Spaces: Iceland - a series where less is more and a connection to nature is vital.

    Visit a breathtaking Glass Cottage under the Northern Lights, a Prefab Cabin nestled between a volcano and the ocean; a Water Tower painstakingly converted into a micro ho...

  • Churches of Iceland
    Movie + 1 extra

    Churches of Iceland

    Movie + 1 extra

    Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Iceland's churches. These captivating examples of craftsmanship have been instrumental in shaping the country's architectural landscape since the arrival of Christianity in 1000 CE.

    Join us on a journey to discover the enchanting world of Iceland's ...

  • Raffles: Remaking an Icon

    1 season

    In the heart of one of the world's most modern cities stands an iconic structure synonymous with refinement, elegance and service - unchanged for over a century. Raffles: Remaking an Icon is an exclusive invitation to go behind-the-scenes of Singapore's grand hotel as it undergoes the most extens...

  • Alfabeto Mangiarotti

    Movie

    The documentary film delves into the multifaceted career of Angelo Mangiarotti, a prominent Italian designer, architect, and sculptor, who defied the conventional boundaries between these disciplines. As a pioneer in postwar Italy, the film explores his innovative approach, deep understanding of ...

  • Wooden Soul

    1 season

    Eight brazilian designers who transformed their passion for wood into a craft. They are: Claudia Moreira Salles, Fernanda Barretto, Fernando Mendes, Hugo França, Julia Krantz, Morito Ebine, Paulo Alves and Ricardo Graham. Between planes, chisels, templates and lots of sawdust, in each episode we ...

  • Prefab Future House

    Movie

    Peter Stutchbury Architects new solution to prefabricated affordable housing from one of Australia’s most celebrated modern architects. A Shelter Original Film.

  • Prospettiva Olivetti

    Movie

    The film embarks on a journey through Olivetti's iconic buildings, spanning the 1960s to the 1980s. As it explores showrooms, factories, and headquarters designed by international architectural masters, the documentary weaves together personal narratives and archival materials. It reconstructs a ...

  • e2 Transport

    0 seasons

    The most recent installment of the e² series – e² transport – examines sustainable transportation alternatives with potentially far-reaching effects. The series introduces a broad range of ideas to address the crises of automobile culture and fossil fuel dependence: from existing technologies, to...

  • e2 Energy
    0 seasons

    e2 Energy

    0 seasons

    What if our climate, energy and economic problems are in fact defining opportunities; to reinvent and redesign on a global scale?

    Narrated by Morgan Freeman, e² Energy investigates innovations in alternative energy technologies that provide options for a more sustainable energy future. Through t...

  • GES-2

    Movie

    In 2014, V–A–C Foundation acquired the 20,000 sq. m former power plant, GES-2 in the centre of Moscow right in front of the Kremlin, tasking the Renzo Piano Building Workshop with its transformation into a cultural institution.

    Over the next five years, the cameras followed the construction work...

  • Victoria

    Movie

    In the desert of Southern California lies the unfinished city of California City.
    It was a predesigned city, originally intended to mirror Los Angeles in size and population, but it was never completed. At the centre of VICTORIA stands Lashay T. Warren, who left behind his turbulent past in LA to...

  • Full Frontage

    1 season

    With New Zealand's own realtor success story Mike Pero, and top landscape designer Justin Newcombe, the Full Frontage team help to transform front yards around New Zealand from worst house on the street to number one on the block.

  • e2 Design: Season 2

    0 seasons

    NEW EPISODES WEEKLY
    Design: e², narrated by Golden Globe and Academy Award winner Brad Pitt, explores the complex social, political, cultural, environmental and economic issues of sustainable architecture. Traversing the globe, the series chronicles important and exciting stories of green archite...

  • In Conversation with Gavin Froome & Rory Fraser

    Movie

    Rory Faser (Follies) hosts a Shelter Extras in conversation with event with filmmaker Gavin Froome, director of Coast Modern and his latest film Richard Henriques: Building Stories as he discusses the success of his original title and what inspired him to delve into the story of the Canadian Arch...

  • Richard Henriquez - Building Stories

    Movie

    Richard Henriquez: Building Stories delves into the life and work of the remarkable and enigmatic narrative architect Richard Henriquez.
    Based in Vancouver, Henriquez has spent over six decades impacting the landscape with small and large-scale buildings—each designed with the intention of enrich...

  • Land Artists

    Movie

    Denton Corker Marshall is one of the world’s most influential and iconic architecture firms. They have produced distinct, innovative and memorable architecture and urban design both in Australia and internationally. Works such as the Stonehenge Visitors Centre, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, Me...