Pritzker Architecture Prize Winners

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nishizawa House

    Project: Nishizawa House
    Location: Los Vilos, Chile
    Architects: Office of Ryue Nishizawa

  • Corrugated Dream

    We canvass the opinions of a range of architects around Australia, including Glenn Murcutt, Harry Seidler and Phillip Cox.

  • Where Architects Live

    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...

  • Paris Law Courts

    Italian architect Renzo Piano lives in Paris and has just completed the remarkable Palais de Justice. It is almost as striking as the Pompidou Centre which Piano and Richard Rogers created in 1974. Piano, a Pritzker Prize winner, is a veteran of European architects, noted for buildings such as th...

  • 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...

  • The Power of the Archive: Renzo Piano

    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...

  • The Edge of The Possible

  • Japan Three Generations of Avant-Garde Architects

    In an examination of Modernism, Japan: 3 Generations of Avant-Garde Architects studies seven innovative minds who fuse Japanese traditions with modern materials and technology. Bonded by a belief in architectural savagery and brute minimalism, Itsuko Hasegawa, Arata Isozaki, Toyo Ito, Tadao Ando,...

  • Having a Cigarette with Alvaro Siza

    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...

  • Bee’ah Headquarters, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

    Starting with a clean slate – an open piece of desert – the practice founded by Dame Zaha Hadid has designed an office building unlike any other. It has all the hallmarks of Hadid, the British-Iraqi architect who changed the language of world architecture. Her philosophy is carried on today by he...

  • Tadao Ando

    Japanese architect, Tadao Ando, roots himself in cultural visions of space, landscape, and juxtaposition. Inspired deeply by his home and heritage, Ando proposes an international architecture that he believes can only be conceived by someone Japanese. Believing in the importance of carpentry and ...

  • Frank Gehry An Architecture of Joy

    Frank Gehry: An Architecture of Joy illustrates the unique intertwining of art and architecture throughout Gehry's spectacularly eclectic career. In this portrait, Gehry explores his work of the 1990's including The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum in Minneapolis, a...

  • Alvaro Siza Transforming Reality

    In Alvaro Siza: Transforming Reality Portugal's renowned architect reviews his work with architectural historian, Kenneth Frampton as they tour fifteen projects, including the Serralves Museum and the Aveiro University Library. Siza discusses his approach to architecture with Frampton, explaining...

  • Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown

    Driven by their mutual admiration of classical architecture, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown have worked together to create a space of unique post-Modernist construction. Filmed during the design and realization of the Sainsbury extension to the National Gallery in London, the husband and w...

  • Kevin Roche - The Quiet Architect

    chronicles the life and career of renowned Irish-American architect Kevin Roche (1922-2019), who disdained the limelight despite such triumphs as the master plan for New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and winning the Pritzker Prize in 1982, the highest honour an architect can receive.

    Still w...

  • Frank Gehry The Formative Years

    Narrated by the architect himself, Frank Gehry: The Formative Years explores his long standing career and unique eye. The film looks at a number of Gehry's projects from private homes to complex public institutions, all of which echo his experimental style and vision. Works such as The Norton Hou...

  • Oscar Niemeyer: Life is Breath

    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 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...

  • Richard Meier

    Abstract architect and artist, Richard Meier, guides us on a detailed retrospective of his famed white buildings. Throughout his career, during which he designed a number of private homes and public establishments, Meier cites names such as Corbusier, Wright and Mies as his heaviest influences. S...

  • Stirling

    James Stirling takes us from Germany, to London, to Boston, guiding us through three of his widely famed museums. Though the buildings designed and created by the established architect contain some of the world’s most notable works of art, Stirling reminds us that architecture serves as its ver...

  • Beyond Utopia: Changing Attitudes in American Architecture

    While visiting four architectural practices in 1982, we discuss the postmodernist movement through its meaning and motives. Beyond Utopia: Changing Attitudes in American Architecture features Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Frank Gehry, Michael Graves and Peter Eisenman, all of whom are proté...