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  • Upcycling

    “When the previous century’s architects arrived somewhere they usually tore everything down in order to start from scratch.” - Julio Amezcua, Reurbano

    Valuable architecture from previous decades lies abandoned throughout Mexico City. Even worse - some of these historical gems are being reckless...

  • Social Housing

    "You don’t understand the kind of scarcity there is in Mexico and many other countries." - Javier Garciadiego, developer

    Scarcity. Population density. Disaster recovery. Mexican architects are facing all of these challenges in ways that will surprise and inspire you.
    Episode two of MEXITY looks...

  • Mexity
    1 season

    Mexity

    1 season

    NEW EPISODES WEEKLY

    A Shelter Original Series.
    Cities today are not necessarily ones we want to live in. As the world becomes more urbanized, initiatives to improve urban environments are needed: Projects that transform the built environment or new ideas for improving the city of tomorrow.

    Mex...

  • It's all a Plan

    Movie

    A documentary film about the life and work of Paulo Mendes da Rocha, a renowned Brazilian architect. He tells his own story and the highs and lows of a remarkable life trajectory throughout a series of revealing interviews with his own daughter, Joana, over a period of ten years. Paulo, exposes h...

  • The Rice House

    Movie

    The story of the Rice House, a unique mid-century home in Melbourne designed by Australian architect Kevin Borland. Commissioned by young artists Harrie & Lorna Rice in 1952 the house is noted for it’s unusual construction technique and use of materials for the time. The film explores it’s releva...

  • Houses
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    Houses

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    This curated selection has an affinity to the types of stories told in Houses magazine – innovative and inspiring Australian residential architecture and design. From resourceful homes grounded in sustainable, responsible design and experiments in small-scale living that revitalize existing housi...

  • Mies in Krefeld

    Movie

    The works of Mies van der Rohe commissioned by clients in Krefeld are not merely defined by their extraordinary continuity; his works from 1927 to 1938 are also a testament to this famous architect’s versatility.

    For over a decade, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886 – 1969) worked almost exclusivel...

  • Rem Koolhaas: A kind of Architect

    Movie

    Please note this film is only available to view in Standard Definition.

    An engaging and visually inventive profile of the architect, beginning with his family background and early influences.

    Through interviews with fellow architects, academics and with Koolhaas himself, we see the evolution ...

  • Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light

    Movie

    Architect Renzo Piano and Director Carlos Saura discuss their view on the relationship between architecture and cinema and show us the magic surrounding the Centro Botín in Cantabria, Spain. This gigantic building as imagined by Renzo Piano is a building that through time, will modify the soul of...

  • ArchitectureNow

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    “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 id...

  • The Le Cobusier Spirit

    Movie

    Told by Charles Berling, the film juxtaposes the director’s experience as an adolescent growing up in the biggest project ever built by Le Corbusier in Europe, in Firminy, France with insights from several contemporary artists on the work of Le Corbusier.

    Three major sites of Le Corbusier’s work...

  • Zaha Hadid: An Architect, A Masterpiece

    Movie

    One of the most celebrated architects in the world, Zaha Hadid was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004. The Heydar Aliyev Center of Baku in Azerbaijan expresses a new kind of space in the city. Discovering the curves and secrets of this last amazing achievement, the...

  • Harry Seidler - Modernist

    Movie

    The first documentary retrospective of Harry Seidler’s architectural legacy, Harry Seidler: Modernist reveals an intimate portrait of his extraordinary life and internationally recognised work. Seidler is acclaimed as one of the greatest modernist architects. He won every architectural major priz...

  • Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

    Movie

    Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the worlds greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream.

  • Art House

    Movie

    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...

  • Architectones

    Movie

    Echoing his exhibition at the Palace of Versailles, the artist Xavier Veilhan opens the doors of seven modernist houses from California to Europe.

    Between 2012 and 2014, Xavier Veilhan used music, light, and sculpture to activate Richard Neutras VDL Research House in Silver Lake, Pierre Koenigs ...

  • Outside In
    Movie + 5 extras

    Outside In

    Movie + 5 extras

    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 ...

  • In conversation: Danny Berish & David Fell

    Director Danny Berish and built environment researcher David Fell answer all your questions about biophilic housing and concepts discussed in the film "Outside In". Hosted by Andrew Spicer (Follies).

  • Amancio Williams

    Movie

    A key figure in Argentine modern architecture, renowned and admired worldwide for his famous “House over the Creek”, which was left in ruins after a fire. The documentary depicts Amancio Williams´ life, work, and emblematic projects: his innovative ideas and proposals, Le Corbusier's recognition,...

  • Room to Improve: Season 4

    1 season

    Celebrated Irish Architect and presenter Dermot Bannon attempts to find solutions for families in their homes, as he adapts their existing properties to better suit their needs in Season 4 of Room to Improve.

  • Design vs Build

    1 season

    NEW EPISODES.
    Design vs. Build is a series that explores the differences in how the Architect and the Builder see a project as it moves from an idea to the construction phase and then a finished structure. Each episode features a different residential or commercial project with interviews from ar...

  • Urbex in Beirut

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    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...

  • Beyond Metabolism

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    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 ...

  • The Dreams of Others

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    A reflection on the essential and universal questions of architecture through the most relevant Spanish works of the last 60 years. The documentary is a critical reflection on the role of architecture in our society, on the evolution of the architect's figure and a look at what architecture is an...