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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 como Gehry transforma estes desenhos abstratos, primeiro em modelos tangíveis e tridimensionais, muitas vezes feitos a partir de cartão e fita-cola, e depois no seu resultado final -edifícios de titânio … Ler mais

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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 processo de trabalho. Tadao Ando partilha as suas fontes de inspiração e motivação.

From Emptiness to Infinity presta homenagem a um dos arquitetos mais famosos do mundo, o mestre minimalista … Ler mais

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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” em 2014, expressa um novo tipo de espaço na cidade. Mostrando-nos as curvas e segredos desta surpreendente obra, o documentário de Carine Roy revela a carreira de uma das mais … Ler mais

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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. Uma história indissociavelmente ligada às transformações do país neste último século.
No documentário, de 90 minutos, o arquiteto conta de forma descontraída como concebeu seus principais projetos. Mostra como revolucionou … Ler mais

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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 começou a trabalhar com Gaudí em 1904 e foi não só o seu melhor aluno como contribuiu com significativas inovações no que diz respeito à forma arquitetónica. Josep Maria Jujol … Ler mais

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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 the legendary architect built in Los Angeles. The documentary also delves into the critic’s provocative theory that these homes were also a means of artistic catharsis for Wright, who was … Ler mais

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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 story of the man behind them and the secrets of his radical Welsh background.

In a career spanning seven decades, Frank Lloyd Wright built over 500 buildings and changed the … Ler mais

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Frank Lloyd Wright – Murder, Myth And Modernism

A documentary exploring Frank Lloyd Wright's visionary architectural works and relating the story of his turbulent personal life

The American icon behind the Guggenheim museum, Fallingwater and his own home, Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright became the greatest architect of the 20th century – not only because of his magnificent talent but because he was a master showman and self-publicist.

The sheer scale of Lloyd Wright’s career – over 450 buildings in 70 years – is astonishing in itself but there is much more to his story than the romantic myth his autobiography revealed.

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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 includes the commentary of architects, historians, biographers, writers, artists, former students of Wright and members of his family. The film explores in detail some of his most important buildings, including … Ler mais

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Le Corbusier: Modern, Absolutely Modern

Becoming a central figure in Parisian life in the 1920’s when in his early 30’s, Le Corbusier was a writer, essayist, editor, painter, lecturer, but more than anything else, an architect of the Modern Era. His influence on architecture and design is incalculable.

Produced by ZED.

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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 edifícios sociais, à sede da ONU em Nova Iorque, ao Complexo do Capitólio de Chandigarh na Índia, ao Museu Nacional de Arte Ocidental em Tóquio, à Casa do Dr. CurutchetLer mais

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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, and electric light. When Edison died on October 18, he lay in state for two days in the library of his West Orange complex, as thousands of people lined up … Ler mais

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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 glimpse of the holy grail of materials science – a substance that is cheap to produce and has the potential to change the world.

Jem explores how a series of … Ler mais

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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 Duncan Lorimer and Maura McLaughlin discovered an enigmatic signal from space, known as a fast radio burst. It was a pulse of radiation so bright, it didn’t appear to … Ler mais

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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 duration flights to the moon. It has very good interviews with Frank Borman, Charles Berry and Walt Cunningham.

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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 Horizon Guide brings together coverage from three decades of programmes to present a biography of the shuttle and to ask what its legacy will be. Will it be remembered as … Ler mais