Everybody are keen on thrillers, action and horror movies, but what about architecture documentaries and design inspirations? If this sounds interesting to you, we are ready to give you the best choices on that!
With the year of 2018, a new slate of documentaries will come out. So get ready your laptop or tv for it, because it seems there will be a lot of personal connection with viewers, offering a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of great architects, construction, and performance of projects in the architecture community. So check this list of the best architecture documentaries.
1.Cholet. The work of Freddy Mamani
This creation is one of those art documentaries that seek creatively to highlight the work of the architects, in this case – Bolivian architect Mamani, who is responsible for part of the architectural identity of the country. It is described as rebellious and individualistic, so definitely will impress you. Mamani’s work is inspired by his own culture and iconography, along with the culture of his ancestors. So bring back yourself to ancient ages!
This documentary is something to see if you are into Danish architecture because Bjarke Ingels is now considered one of the largest and most promising names in the creative industry. Here Ingels is portrayed from a professional and personal point of view to the knowledge about the universe that stimulates him. With intriguing statements, the architect makes us always reflect (that is what Danes are crazy about), as “the best thing about being an architect is that you build buildings.” One of the main points mentioned during the movie is a system that allows unusual combinations in the architecture.
3.Minimalism. A documentary about the important things
Are you keen on the simple stuff in life? If yes, then this is one of the best documentaries to watch. Directed by Mt D’Avella, this documentary produced from inquiries of the duo responsible for The Minimalists, who seeks completely research on the practice of the minimalist lifestyle. So less is more? Definitely yes, if you are a person that believes that material goods do not bring happiness.
4.Bikes VS Cars
The obvious title of the documentary perfectly describes the growth of the automotive engineering industry that has influenced the public policies of cities and how cyclists begin to rule the world. Cities like São Paulo and Copenhagen are approached as an example for everyone, showing the impressive results. Among the testimonies are those of the Brazilian architect and urbanist Raquel Rolnik. So if you really love cycling, this is one of the art documentaries that are closely related to these days.
5.Telos: The Fantastic World Of Eugene Tssui
One of the youtube documentaries tells the unorthodox life and revolutionary work of Eugene Tssui, an eccentric vision of an architect. He puts nature and the environment at the forefront of the building projects. The film composes a portrait of Tssui as a “Renaissance man”: athlete, designer, and singular visual artist as well as an architect. While its sustainable building principles have become a trend and a necessity, Tssui finds unexpected aspects in the small mountain town where he builds his architectural fantasy.
The documentary addresses part of the ideas and works of Rem Koolhaas, Dutch architect, and thinker, responsible for one of the most brilliant minds in the Architecture planet. REM today is a reinvention of the architect’s role. Suggested by Tomas Koolhaas as “the first documentary to fully explore human conditions in buildings and around them,” it shows off a power of quality, which is important in the world of architectural documentaries.
If you are a lover of design and architecture, then prepare the popcorn and comfort yourself around with these architecture documentaries, which will leave you breathless and inspired.
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