Hey its weekend, thought out listing out movies related to architecture and design 🙂 Hope you like this list
Directors: Norberto López Amado and Carlos Carcas
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.”
Directors: Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey
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.
Director: Freida Lee Mock
Running Time: 83 minutes
Awards: Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
Directors: Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch
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.”
Director: Japanese filmmaker Hiroshi Teshigahara
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.
Director: Nathaniel Kahn
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.