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  • My City with Jakob Dunkl

    1 season

    Viennese architect Jakob Dunkl (querkraft Architekten) explores key modern and fascinating buildings in major European cities. Dunkl meets architects, artists, museum directors, urban planners and other city enthusiasts, discussing architecture with luminaries such as such as Dominique Perrault, ...

  • 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.

  • Rem Koolhaas: A kind of Architect

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    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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Richard Henriquez - Building Stories

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    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...

  • City Dreamers

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    City Dreamers is a film about our changing urban environment and four trailblazing women architects who have been working, observing and thinking about the transformations shaping the cities of today and tomorrow for over 70 years.

    Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberl...

  • The Le Cobusier Spirit

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    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...

  • GES-2

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    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Aldo Rossi Design

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    The documentary covers the life and work of Aldo Rossi, the first Italian architect to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize. It covers the installation of the exhibition "Aldo Rossi Design 1960-1997" at Milan's Museo del Novecento, which includes never before seen drawings, designs, prototypes...

  • Prefab Future House

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

  • Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light

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    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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Mies in Krefeld

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    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...

  • 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...

  • It's all a Plan

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    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...

  • 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.

  • Zaha
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    Zaha

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    Zaha Hadid was a visionary. When she passed away in 2016 she left behind a body of work that is amongst the most recognisable and influential in the world. Here, her friend and fellow architect Eva Jiřičná reflects on her life and legacy.

  • 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...

  • 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...