Top documentaries about design and architecture for you

Here is the list of top 5 documentaries i compiled for you after online research. So glad that you recently finished your project and done with presentation. So after this stressful week, how about watch some documentaries about design and architecture.

1. Architects Herzog and deMeuron: The Alchemy of Building & The Tate Modern(2009)

Director: Beat Kuert. 25 mins & 52 mins, respectively.

This documentary traces the journey that 2001 joint-Pritzker Prize winners Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron undertook when they began designing a new addition to the Tate Gallery in London, the largest contemporary art museum in the world. The documentary explores the pair’s design process, from the beginning stages (when it was first proposed to convert a disused power station into the new gallery) to when the Tate Modern opened in 2000.

2. Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio

Director: Sam Wainwright Douglas. 60 mins.

Featuring interviews with architects like Peter Eisenman, and Michael Rotondi, this documentary explores the life and legacy of architect and public-interest-design pioneer Samuel Mockbee, who helped found the radical design/build program, the Rural Studio at Auburn University, in one of America’s most impoverished communities.

3. Great Expectations (2007)

Director: Jesper Wachtmeister. 52 mins.

A pretty groovy survey of the visionary, unconventional architecture and architects of the 20th century.


4. How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? (2010)

Directors: Carlos CarcasNorberto López Amado. 78 mins.

A documentary on the exponential rise of Sir Norman Foster and his “unending quest to improve the quality of life through design.”


5. Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner (2008)

Director: Murray Grigor. 90 mins.

Infinite Space traces John Lautner’s never-ending quest to create “architecture that has no beginning and no end.” The doc, narrated by Lautner himself, follows the famous architect from his early days, when he broke free from his mentor, Frank Lloyd Wright, to go West and find success designing world renowned homes in California.

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