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Esboços de Frank Gehry

Um documentário de Sidney Pollack sobre Frank Gehry, arquiteto premiado com o Pritzker Prize

Frank Gehry adora fazer esboços: é o início do seu processo de trabalho. E foi este amor pelos esboços que deu a Pollack as primeiras pistas para o seu documentário. A partir dos esboços originais de Gehry para cada um dos seus projetos mais importantes, o filme explora o modo …

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Tadao Ando: do vazio ao infinito

Documentário de Mathias Frick presta homenagem a um dos arquitetos mais famosos do mundo e mestre do minimalismo japonês

“Tadao Ando: do vazio ao infinito” – o documentário de Mathias Frick, realizado em 2013, presta homenagem a um dos arquitetos mais famosos do mundo: o mestre do minimalismo japonês Tadao Ando. O filme apresenta aos espectadores os seus edifícios famosos e oferece um olhar exclusivo do seu …

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Zaha Hadid, Uma Arquiteta Especial

Documentário sobre Zaha Hadid, uma das arquitetas mais famosas do mundo, primeira mulher a receber o Prémio Pritzker de Arquitetura

Uma das arquitetas mais famosas do mundo, Zaha Hadid foi a primeira mulher a receber o Prémio Pritzker de Arquitetura, em 2004, atribuído pelo conjunto da sua obra. Desde então protagonizou muitos projetos surpreendentes: museus, torres, pontes, óperas, estádios.

O Centro Heydar Aliyey de Baku no Azerbaijão, “Design do Ano” …

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A Vida é um Sopro – Oscar Niemeyer

Um documentário sobre o maior ícone da arquitetura moderna brasileira: Oscar Neimeyer

“A Vida é um Sopro – Oscar Niemeyer” é um documentário que, sem pretender ser inovador ou genial como o personagem que lhe serve de tema, procura pautar na clareza das suas linhas e na poesia das suas formas, para (re)construir a história do maior ícone da Arquitetura Moderna Brasileira. …

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Jujol e Gaudí: Dois Génios da Arquitetura

Uma viagem ao mundo de Josep Maria Jujol e Antoni Gaudí, dois dos expoentes máximos da arquitetura modernista

Milhares de turistas de todo o mundo visitam Barcelona para admirar o trabalho do grande arquiteto Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926). O que não sabem é que muitas das fotografias que registam são de obras de Josep Maria Jujol (1879-1945), um arquiteto esquecido e outro grande génio do Modernismo catalão. Jujol …

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That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright In Los Angeles

This documentary explores the intricacies of his personal life in some detail and focuses on the departure of FLW’s prairie styled homes to adopting Mayan architectural influences for his Los Angeles projects

During his time spent in Southern California in the late 1910s and early 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright accelerated the search for an authentic L. A. architecture that was suitable to the city’s culture and landscape. Writer/Director Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times, explores the houses …

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Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America

Documentary in which architect Jonathan Adams travels America exploring the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, possibly America's greatest ever architect

Frank Lloyd Wright is probably America’s greatest ever architect. But few people know about the Welsh roots that shaped his life and world-famous buildings. Now, leading Welsh architect Jonathan Adams sets off across America to explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpieces for himself. Along the way, he uncovers the tempestuous life …

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Frank Lloyd Wright

This documentary explores the life of one of America's greatest architects

This two-part documentary explores the life of one of America’s greatest architects — hated by some, worshipped by others and ignored by many. Using archival photographs, live cinematography, interviews, newsreel footage and home movies, the film tells the story of Wright‘s turbulent life and his extraordinary professional career.

It …

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O Século de Le Corbusier

A vida e obra de um dos mais famosos arquitetos do século XX

Le Corbusier (1887-1965) foi provavelmente o mais famoso arquiteto do século XX. Considerado como um dos pais da Arquitetura Moderna revolucionou o conceito de habitação e da vida em sociedade.
Ao longo de 50 anos de carreira projetou algumas das estruturas mais emblemáticas do mundo. Desde moradias de luxo a …

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Edison: The Father of Invention

Explores the complex alchemy that accounts for the enduring celebrity of America’s most famous inventor

By the time he died in 1931, Thomas Edison was one of the most famous men in the world. The holder of more patents than any other inventor in history, Edison had amassed a fortune and achieved glory as the genius behind such revolutionary inventions as sound recording, motion pictures, …

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Stuff: A Horizon Guide to Materials

Engineer Jem Stansfield looks back through the Horizon archives to find out how scientists have come to understand and manipulate the materials that built the modern world

Engineer Jem Stansfield looks back through the Horizon archives to find out how scientists have come to understand and manipulate the materials that built the modern world. Whether it is uncovering new materials or finding fresh uses for those man has known about for centuries, each breakthrough offers a tantalising …

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Horizon: Strange Signals from Outer Space!

Horizon investigates unusual space signals including the Lorimer Burst, and has exclusive access to researchers at the Green Bank Telescope searching for signals from Tabby's Star

For decades some have suspected that there might be others out there, intelligent beings capable of communicating with us, even visiting our world. It might sound like science fiction, but today scientists from across the globe are scouring the universe for signals from extraterrestrials.

In 2006, husband and wife team …

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Horizon: Man In Space

A 1965 documentary explaining some of the basics of how astronauts live in space with contributions from Frank Borman and Walter Cunningham

First transmitted in 1966, Horizon reports from the spacecraft centre in Houston, Texas, about the experiences of the astronaut; how he reacts to being in space and the stresses of launching and re-entry.

Man in Space concentrates on the results of the Gemini 7 flight and its implications for long …

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The Space Shuttle: A Horizon Guide

Documentary which brings together coverage from three decades of BBC programmes to present a biography of the space shuttle, from triumph to tragedy, and considers its legacy

In 2011, after more than 30 years of service, America’s space shuttle took to the skies for the last time. Its story has been characterised by incredible triumphs, but blighted by devastating tragedies – and the BBC and Horizon have chronicled every step of its career. This unique and poignant …

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Horizon: Seeing Stars

Horizon follows the astronomers pushing the limits of science and engineering with a new generation of supertelescopes in the hunt for mysterious objects in the universe

Around the world, a new generation of astronomers are hunting for the most mysterious objects in the universe. Young stars, black holes, even other forms of life.

They have created a dazzling new set of supertelescopes that promise to rewrite the story of the heavens.

This film follows the men …