“There’s some really great films out there that highlight big grand buildings and the famous names that designed them.
But in this list I wanted to focus on a gentler type of architecture of small projects, personal projects and projects by / for the community.
The films I’ve picked vary a great deal, but hopefully provide a window into the effect architecture can have beyond the glossy images we see in magazines.
I hope you enjoy them!"
Jim Stephenson is a film director and architectural photographer from the UK.
His company Stephenson& is a collaborative film production studio that specialises in documenting architecture:
the buildings, the people that design them, make and use them and the spaces in between the buildings.
His photos and films cover work by architects such as Zaha Hadid, Assemble, Herzog & de Meuron, dRMM, Frances Kéré, Peter Zumthor, Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners, Sou Foujimoto and many more.
His work has appeared extensively in print and online in publications such as The Architects’ Journal, Dezeen, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, Architecture Today and Architectural Review; amongst others.