“The films selected cast a wide net over the genre in an attempt to capture the breadth of architecture’s range and the creative possibilities that go along with that.

Films such as ‘Loving Gio Ponti’ and ‘Beyond Metabolism’ follow architects who pioneered newness and gave form to the modern ideologies of their time, while ‘Urbex in Beirut’ and ‘Strange & Familiar...’ acknowledge the power of traditional local architecture as a source of solidarity, placemaking and wisdom.

‘Art House’ and ‘Outside In’ inform the case for the biophilic design and sustainability trends that speak to the discourse on architecture today.

All of the films selected celebrate creativity, passion and mindfulness and I hope that they introduce to you the potential of discovery and inspiration on this unique streaming service”.

- Jacinda Rogers, Editor ArchitectureNow

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  • Strange and Familiar

  • Art House

    Acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Don Freeman explores handmade homes created and lived in by eleven distinguished American artists, shedding light on a unique architectural typology characterised by a D.I.Y. aesthetic, the appropriation of building techniques from art practice, and a fierce s...

  • Loving Gio Ponti

    A picture of the man and the architect, aspiring painter, promoter ante litteram of Italian design who, in more than fifty years of activity, has tried it all – arts, occupations, objects, architecture and material – with untiring energy, from small to big, from the design of a handle to the form...

  • Beyond Metabolism

    The International Congress Centre in Kyoto became famous through the World Climate Conference in 1997 and the "Kyoto Protocol" that was adopted within its framework. For the first time, the signatory states committed themselves to reduce their emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in order ...

  • Urbex in Beirut

    In Beirut, passionate conservationists from different backgrounds are squaring up to inaction from the government and over zealous developers to protect important cultural sites and their immeasurable historical wealth.

    Among the people trying to preserve Beirut’s buildings and historical spaces...

  • The Edge of The Possible

  • Outside In

    Outside In examines the hard science behind a movement of healthy home design called biophilia, which suggests that building healthier homes can affect positive changes in our blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormones.

    The film features interviews with renowned architects about the future ...

  • Faringdon Tower

    The final stop on Rory’s journey, Faringdon Tower introduces us to one of the 20th Century’s greatest eccentrics: Lord Berners. Although it was only built to save a small patch of woodland that Berners liked, Faringdon has become a much-cherished local landmark. In this episode, Rory dives into t...

  • Broadway Tower

    Floating high above the Cotswolds, Broadway Tower is the breathtaking embodiment of a new style of 18th Century architecture that revolutionised Western design: the Gothic. Inspired by the search for a more authentic English style, the Gothic is a homage to the bygone mythology of castles, battle...

  • The Temple of the Four Winds

    One of Britain’s greatest contributions to the visual arts is the English Landscape Garden, a form of garden design that was refined at the magnificent stately home, Castle Howard, in North Yorkshire. Pinning these new landscapes together were follies. Built in the early 18th Century, The Temple ...

  • Rushton Triangular Lodge

    One of Britain’s most bizarre buildings, Rushton Triangular Lodge is the story of a man’s faith translated into brick and stone.

    While imprisoned by Elizabeth Tudor’s Protestant Government, the staunchly Catholic aristocrat Sir Thomas Tresham dreamt up a banqueting house covered in cryptic code...