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  • The Edge of The Possible

    Movie

    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...

  • 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...

  • Pine Springs

    Born out of the client’s desire for a contemporary take on the ‘modernist box’ he so keenly admired. A coincidental encounter at Palm Springs Modernism Week 2017, founded a fortuitous union of client and architect, bound by a shared interest and passion for mid-century design. The brief for the n...

  • Desert Maverick

    Movie

    The first in-depth exploration of the works of major Palm Springs modernist architect William F. Cody. It captures Cody's singular style and brings it to life through contemporary cinematography complimented with Julius Shulman's classic photography, and includes side interviews with Alan Hess, A...

  • Island Rest

    RIBA award-winning Swedish architect Magnus Strom has made the UK his home and brought with him a new take on Mid-century Modern. He has become the leading designer of private houses that take their lead from the radical designs of the 1940s and 50s. And more than that, Strom has taken the use of...

  • Oscar Niemeyer: Life is Breath

    Movie

    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...

  • Streets of Your Town

    1 season

    Tim Ross, broadcaster, comedian and aficionado of all things Modernism, tracks the stories of Australia's iconic houses and Architecture to revel in their beauty and consider their currency and legacy in Australia's suburbia.

  • Coast Modern

    Movie

    Travelling along the Pacific North West coastline from LA to Vancouver, the film showcases the pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture, and the homes that have become their legacies. Stepping inside the most inspired dwellings on the west coast, we feel how the light and space of a classic ...

  • The New Modernists 9 American Architects

    This installment of The New Modernists looks at nine American-based innovators and their work for housing projects, commercial architecture, private houses and renovations from California to Italy to Japan and beyond. New York architect Billie Tsien, who participates in the film along with her hu...

  • Infinite Space

    Movie

    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.

  • The Mid C
    1 season

    The Mid C

    1 season

    A short series examining Australian domestic architecture of the 50's, 60's & 70's.

  • Farnley Hey

    One of the earliest examples of mid century-modern architecture in the UK, Farnley Hey was architect Peter Womersley’s first commission and perfectly encapsulates the philosophies and ideas behind modernist design.

  • The New Modernists 6 European Architects

    Featuring six young, renowned innovators, The New Modernists: 6 European Architects explores the ideology, method, and influence surrounding modernism. Critic Kenneth Frampton sees this group of architects, working from Seville to Finland, understanding and interacting with the ideas and structur...