Books and cultural items about Architecture
The Architectures series explores the most ambitious architectural achievements of the 19th and 20th centuries. This documentary, which can be viewed in English, French and German, features exceptional archival images, scale models and interviews with the greatest architects of our time.
Architectures 2 presents five twenty-six minute films focussing on important works by major architects:
The Johnson building: These famous office buildings were designed and built between 1936 and 1939 for the wax manufacturer Johnson by one of the 20th century's greatest architects Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Galleria Umberto I: One of the last covered passageways in Europe, the Galleria Umberto I was built within an ambitious urban renewal project for old Naples.
Lyon Satolas TGV station: The Lyon-Satolas train station designed by Santiago Calatravathe is a transportation hub in the open countryside. This astonishing steel superstructure, an incredible architectural achievement, celebrates the high-speed train that races through it at 300km/h.
The Stone Thermal Baths in Val-les-Bains: A parallelepiped that seems half-buried in the side of a mountain, this spa, designed by Peter Zumthor, changed the very concept of public baths.
The Paris Fine Arts School: In the very heart of Paris, Felix Duban designed a fine arts school that was at the forefront of art education during the entire 19th century, leaving its state-of-the-art mark on European fine arts.