DVD Architectures 5
Books and cultural items about Architecture
The Architectures series explores the most important creations in modern architecture, from the 19th century to the latest creations by today's great architects.
Each film looks at one building, selected for its exemplary features and its role as a landmark in the history of contemporary architecture. The building is examined from top to bottom, analyzed from its foundations to its roofing.
Field work lets the viewer understand the challenges faced by the architect, from the conception stage to the completion of the project, and how he handled them. Learning from a building in the context of its construction means constantly returning to the feasibility of one's choices, the financial aspects of the project, constraints related to the contract and the site, managing space and traffic, technical choices and materials.
Architectures 5, which can be viewed in English, French and German, presents six twenty-six minute films focussing on important works by major architects.
The Alhambra in Granada: The Nasrid sultans, haunted by the disappearance of their dynasty, created the Alhambra Palace, a lost paradise consecrated to poetry and beauty.
The House of Sugimoto in Kyoto, Japan: Built in Kyoto in 1743, this masterpiece of traditional Japanese architecture offers another way to imagine architecture and buildings.
Reception and Congress Building in Rome by Adalberto Libera: With this, the most ambitious building constructed during Mussolini's regime, the leading architect of the Modernist movement attempts the impossible synthesis between fascism and modernity.
The Yoyogi Olympic Gymnasium in Tokyo by Kenzo Tange: For the 1964 Olympic Games in Toyko, Kenzo Tange designed two concrete gymnasiums full of movement.
The Villa Barbaro by Andrea Palladio: This villa, which is half palace and half farm, seeks to unite the beautiful and the useful, geometric rigour and pragmatism. Decorated by Veronese, it embodies a new conception of composition and layout that will mark western architecture for a long time to come.
Phaeno Science Centre in Wolfsburg, Germany by Zaha Hadid: This science centre is full of sculptural force, its layout a landscape of experiences.
6 x 26 mn film colors NTSC - All zones
Languages : French - English - German
- Length :
- 160 min
- Deaf and hearing-impaired :
- Museum :
- Musée national d'Art moderne - Centre Pompidou
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- Distributor :
- ARTE FRANCE DEVELOPPEMENT
- Director :
- S.Neumann / R.Coppans
- Author :
- collec R. Coppans et S. Neuman