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  • Zaha Hadid: An Architect, A Masterpiece

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    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...

  • Amancio Williams

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    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,...

  • Magical Imperfection: The Life and Architecture of Raymond Moriyama

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    The inspirational story of world-renowned Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama. Imprisoned in his own country during the 1940s because of his race, Ray found the strength to overcome injustice and prejudice on his journey to artistic excellence. His groundbreaking works, including the Ontario Scie...

  • Mies on Scene: Barcelona in Two Acts

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    The Barcelona Pavilion, the masterpiece with which Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich staged their revolutionary ideas in 1929, changed the History of architecture forever. It only existed for eight months but paradoxically its image was always alive in the minds of generations of architects aroun...

  • Where Architects Live

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    8 architects, 8 houses, 8 stories, 8 paradigms of contemporary living. The diary of an exploration into the houses and private spaces of 8 protagonists of world architecture: Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskin...

  • Luc Durand: Leaving Delhi

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    Canadian architect Luc Durand studied in Switzerland with Montparnasse Tower's Eugene Beaudoin, built numerous structures in Nehru's India, designed both the Quebec Pavilion for the iconic Expo ’67 and the monumental Athletes’ Housing complex for the 1976 Olympic Games. Now at 84, he's back in Ne...

  • Harry Seidler - Modernist

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    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...

  • Roger D'Astous

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    Roger D'Astous is one of the most important Canadian architects of the twentieth century. A student of Frank Lloyd Wright, he fought all his life to create northern architecture. Author of many Montreal landmarks from Expo 67 to the 1976 Olympic Games, his residences are sensual vessels and his c...

  • A Day with Zaha Hadid

    While guiding us through her retrospective exhibition, "Zaha Hadid Has Arrived"‚ the renowned architect recalls her career from its beginning, discussing her education, inspiration and technique. The exhibition, located at The MAK in Vienna, features a new sculpture from Hadid entitled ‚ "Ice Sto...

  • Tadao Ando: From Emptiness to Infinity

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    The documentary by Mathias Brick pays homage to one of the world's most renowned architects: the Japanese "Master of Minimalism" Tadao Ando. The film introduces viewers to his famous buildings and offers an exclusive look into his work process. Ando shares his sources of inspiration and motivation.

  • Having a Cigarette with Alvaro Siza

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    Talking about architecture with Álvaro Siza Vieira, recipient of the Prizker Prize and one of this century’s finest architects, as well as socialist and passionate smoker. The film spotlights his early work and allows the viewer to gain insight into Siza's way of working and thinking.

    “Architect...

  • Oscar Niemeyer: Life is Breath

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    Produced in Brazil to coincide with Oscar Niemeyer’s 100th birthday. Still working and speaking with an extraordinarily clarity and intellect that’s undiminished by age, Niemeyer recounts his long life and remarkably prolific output and philosophy. This included producing designs for Brasilia (bu...

  • The Power of the Archive: Renzo Piano

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    The film delves into the archive of the Renzo Piano Foundation and the Studio. Drafts, sketches, models, renderings, drawings are all housed in 3,000sqm of a converted factory in Genoa, which reflects the identity of the Architect and his way of thinking and working. A place of experimentation, t...

  • Gray Matters

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    Championed by a new generation of scholars, artists and collectors this iconic artist is at last emerging from the dark side as new light is shed on all aspects of the Eileen Gray phenomenon.

  • The Art of Architecture: Season 2

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    In its second season The Art of Architecture meets more of the world’s leading architects. We look back at the amazing career of the late Zaha Hadid (and find out what her practice is doing now), see the new mosque in Cambridge designed by Julia Barfield, whose practice built the London eye, visi...

  • The Art of Architecture: Season 1

    1 season

    This stunningly filmed series explores the work of some of the world’s most famous contemporary architects – from Santiago Calatrava to Sir David Adjaye - and examines how art influences their extraordinary designs. Focusing on one architectural achievement in each episode, this is a towering loo...

  • Konstantin Grcic: Design is Work

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    Konstantin Grcic is considered one of the most innovative and profound product designers worldwide. His career began with a chair and a lamp, both of which are on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

    "Design is Work" accompanies the designer for the duration of a year in the various ...

  • The Edge of The Possible

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    Danish architect, Jørn Utzon, was awarded the first prize in a competition to design an Opera House for Sydney in 1957, he flew to Australia to begin work on the construction of the greatest building Australia has ever seen and, indeed, one of the finest achievements of modern architecture. Utzon...

  • Infinite Space

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    Renowned architectural filmmaker Murray Grigor explores John Lautner's dramatic spaces with choreographed camera moves, as Lautner himself provides the commentary, speaking with insight and wit in recordings culled from archival sources.