Weekend Movie: Architecture Movie Time

Hey its weekend, thought out listing out movies related to architecture and design 🙂 Hope you like this list

from: http://architecture.about.com/od/greatarchitects/tp/film-documentary-architects.htm

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

Over the shoulder view of Norman Foster sketching.Architect Norman Foster from the movie © Valentin Alvarez.

Directors: Norberto López Amado and Carlos Carcas
Year: 2011
Running Time: 74 minutes
Festival Awards: San Sebastian Film Festival 2010; Berlin Film Festival 2010; Docville Film Festival 2010

The life of British architect Norman Foster began in 1935 Manchester, England. From humble beginnings, Foster became Sir Norman Foster, being knighted in 1990 Queen Elizabeth II. This film examines the rise and development of Foster’s worldwide reputation through his architecture.

“I expect this documentary could be seen in 50 years,” said director Amado, “and the audience could be able to recognize the person who is behind all these buildings.”

EAMES: The Architect and the Painter

Charles and Ray Eames posing on a motorcycle, Ray driving and Charles smiling with his pipe.The Eames press photo courtesy First Run Features ©2011 Eames Office, LLC.

Directors: Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey
Year: 2011
Running Time: 84 minutes

Narrated by actor James Franco, EAMES documents the love story and professional successes of a partnership that began with the 1941 marriage of Charles and Ray Eames. This film, the first since their deaths, has been a feature favorite at many film festivals.

Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision

A dark-haired Asian Maya Lin, wearing dark-rimmed glasses.American architect Maya Lin in 2003 by Stephen Chernin ©2003 Getty Images

Director: Freida Lee Mock
Year: 1995
Running Time: 83 minutes
Awards: Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature

The film traces the journey of Maya Lin, architect and sculptor, in her formative years — in the decade following her winning design for theVietnam Memorial Wall.

Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect

Architect Rem Koolhaas in 2012 at age 67.Architect Rem Koolhaas by Ben Pruchnie ©2012 Getty Images for Garage Center in Moscow

Directors: Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch
Year: 2008
Running Time: 97 minutes

Dutch-born Rem Koolhaas, 2000 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, has always worked “in areas beyond the realm of architecture such as media, politics, renewable energy and fashion.” This film captures him as a thinker, visionary, and “a kind of architect.”

Antonio Gaudi

Black and white portrait of architect Antoni Gaudi, dark hair and dark beardSpanish architect Antoni Gaudi by Apic ©Getty Images

Director: Japanese filmmaker Hiroshi Teshigahara
Year: 1984
Running Time: 72 minutes

The life of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí spanned two centuries of incredible growth and innovation in building design. From his birth in 1852, before the height of the industrial revoltuion, until his death in 1926, with La Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona still unfinished, Gaudi’s influence on Gothic modernism is felt even today.

The two-disc DVD set Criterion Collection includes additional background information, including Antoni Gaudi: God’s Architect, a one-hour BBCVisions of Space documentary by director Ken Russell.

My Architect

Black and white photo of architect Louis Kahn with his son, Nate, circa 1970Kahn and Nate circa 1970 by Harriet Pattison ©20003 Louis Kahn Project, Inc., press photo

Director: Nathaniel Kahn
Year: 2003
Running Time: 116 minutes

Do you know what your Dad did when he went to work? Director Nathaniel Kahn took five years to figure out his father’s life. Nate is the only son of American architect Louis Kahn, but he is not the son of Louis Kahn’s wife. Nate’s mother, landscape architect Harriet Pattison, worked in Kahn’s office. Subtitled A Son’s Journey, Nate’s film explores his father’s personal and professional legacy with love and heartbreak.

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