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  • Upcycling

    “When the previous century’s architects arrived somewhere they usually tore everything down in order to start from scratch.” - Julio Amezcua, Reurbano

    Valuable architecture from previous decades lies abandoned throughout Mexico City. Even worse - some of these historical gems are being reckless...

  • Shoji Apartment

    Located in a 19th Century Victorian building in the tree-lined cosmopolitan area of Belsize park in North London, Shoji Apartment brings it’s boho japanese brief to life with a simple structure, clean lines and flexible design.

  • Social Housing

    "You don’t understand the kind of scarcity there is in Mexico and many other countries." - Javier Garciadiego, developer

    Scarcity. Population density. Disaster recovery. Mexican architects are facing all of these challenges in ways that will surprise and inspire you.
    Episode two of MEXITY looks...

  • Villa Saint Michel

    Once an uninhabited and dirty attic space, Villa Saint-Michel was transformed by Nicolas Bossard into a bright, compact and fluid space.

  • Mexity
    1 season

    Mexity

    1 season

    NEW EPISODES WEEKLY

    A Shelter Original Series.
    Cities today are not necessarily ones we want to live in. As the world becomes more urbanized, initiatives to improve urban environments are needed: Projects that transform the built environment or new ideas for improving the city of tomorrow.

    Mex...

  • 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...

  • 7MCH

    Located on the 5th floor of a Parisian revolution-era building, 7 MCH sits in a business district by day and a cultural hub by night.

  • The Rice House

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    The story of the Rice House, a unique mid-century home in Melbourne designed by Australian architect Kevin Borland. Commissioned by young artists Harrie & Lorna Rice in 1952 the house is noted for it’s unusual construction technique and use of materials for the time. The film explores it’s releva...

  • Houses
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    Houses

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    This curated selection has an affinity to the types of stories told in Houses magazine – innovative and inspiring Australian residential architecture and design. From resourceful homes grounded in sustainable, responsible design and experiments in small-scale living that revitalize existing housi...

  • Candy Cube Residence

    Surrounded by mountains in Tai Hang, Hong Kong, the 59sqm Candy Cube residence is a warm, cozy space; designed by architect Nelson Chow to separate its owner from the bustle of the city.

  • 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...

  • Quintana 4598

    The leafy streets of Saavedra are among the most desirable in Buenos Aires, access to parks, recreational areas and sporting facilities means the price of a square metre is close to the highest in the Argentinian capital.

  • Jourdain

    In search of an affordable home in Paris, architect Matthieu Torres and his partner picked out a small, dark space with a beautiful view of Paris city. Completely gutting the neglected apartment allowed them to add a previously missing toilet and shower, as well as introduce a mezzanine level by ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Studio Segui

    Located in a picturesque 1940’s building in the lively neighbourhood of Palermo in Buenos Aires, this bright and elegant mezzanine apartment was previously a small dark office space. By moving the kitchen, guest toilet and staircase to one side of the apartment, Architect Carol Burton created a f...

  • ArchitectureNow

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    “The films selected cast a wide net over the genre in an attempt to capture the breadth of architecture’s range and the creative possibilities that go along with that.

    Films such as ‘Loving Gio Ponti’ and ‘Beyond Metabolism’ follow architects who pioneered newness and gave form to the modern id...

  • Lycabettus

    Almost completely submerged underground, this once dark and congested storage space was gutted by SOUTH architecture and transformed into a bright, comfortable and fully equipped studio apartment. The addition of a sculptural partition wall allowed SOUTH to create distinct functional living areas...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • El Camarin

    Centrally located in Buenos Aires the 25sqm El Camarín occupies a triangular space in a 1950’s building previously left empty due to its small size. A unique scalloped balcony screen allowed iR architecture to incorporate the balcony into an expanded living area. The bedroom was relocated and sep...

  • Assemble Roseneath St

    "With a focus on sustainability, quality and fostering a strong sense of community, 122 Roseneath St is a project designed around flexible, shared spaces including a multi-purpose communal room, a bike workshop/laundry and an open terrace with a barbeque area and herb gardens. This 55m2 apartment...

  • Room to Improve: Season 4

    1 season

    Celebrated Irish Architect and presenter Dermot Bannon attempts to find solutions for families in their homes, as he adapts their existing properties to better suit their needs in Season 4 of Room to Improve.

  • Architectones

    Movie

    Echoing his exhibition at the Palace of Versailles, the artist Xavier Veilhan opens the doors of seven modernist houses from California to Europe.

    Between 2012 and 2014, Xavier Veilhan used music, light, and sculpture to activate Richard Neutras VDL Research House in Silver Lake, Pierre Koenigs ...