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  • The Absent House

    Directed by Ruben Abruna • Documentary • 2013 • 55 minutes

    A designer from Puerto Rico pioneered green architecture thirty years ago, and today he confronts climate change with sustainable constructions including a house without a roof that is completely independent of the power and water utilit...

  • Biophilic Design

    Directed by Stephen R. Kellert & Bill Finnegan • Documentary • 2012 • 62 minutes

    Come on a journey from our evolutionary past and the origins of architecture to the world's most celebrated buildings in a search for the architecture of life. Together, we will encounter buildings that connect peop...

  • The Destruction of Memory

    Directed by Tim Slade • Documentary • 2016 • 85 minutes

    The bombing of Sarajevo's National Library and the burning of its ancient books. The looting of the Iraqi National Museum and destruction of its priceless historical objects. The beheading of Kahled al-Asaad, long-time lead archaeologist fo...

  • Dreaming of a Tree House

    Directed by Beate Lendt • Documentary • 2011 • 85 minutes

    DREAMING OF A TREE HOUSE is a film about the pioneering community-building project of the world-famous architect Frei Otto in Berlin, called the Okohaus-an experimental, ecological, customized housing project in the city center.

    Includi...

  • Eames: The Architect & The Painter

    Directed by Jason Cohn & Bill Jersey • Documentary • 2011 • 84 minutes

    Design history was born in a cavernous warehouse on a gritty street in Venice Beach, California, where Charles and Ray Eames set up their Renaissance-style studio in the optimistic flush of American victory during World War I...

  • Electric Signs

    Directed by Alice Arnold • Documentary • 2012 • 58 minutes

    New screen-based sign systems are putting TV-style advertising into the public domain in cities around the globe. These electronic signs are re-shaping urban environments and re-defining areas of public space by intensifying the commerci...

  • Food Design

    Directed by Martin Hablesreiter and Sonja Stummerer • Documentary • 2009 • 52 minutes

    The sound of sausage: When a bite produces a distinct crunch, they taste particularly good. Fish sticks, on the other hand, don't make such great noises, but they can be arranged nicely in the pan. And is it me...

  • Future of Mud

    Directed by Susan Vogel • Documentary • 2007 • 58 minutes

    Through the story of a mason in Djenne, Komusa Tenapo, and his family, this documentary examines an African tradition of mud architecture in Mali. The environmental genius of these ancient construction techniques thick walls with tiny win...

  • Great Expectations

    Directed by Jesper Wachtmeister • Documentary • 2007 • 52 minutes

    Great Expectations provides an astonishing journey through innovative, futuristic, utopian and sometimes bizarre architecture projects-including concrete illusions of grandeur and Lego-like modular apartments to an Instant City Ai...

  • Gray Matters: Architect & Designer Eileen Gray

    Directed by Marco Orsini • Documentary • 2014 • 76 minutes

    The documentary Gray Matters explores the long, fascinating life of architect and designer Eileen Gray, whose uncompromising vision defined and defied the practice of modernism in decoration, design and architecture.

    Making a reputation...

  • The Human Scale

    Directed by Andreas M. Dalsgaard • Documentary • With Jan Gehl • 2012 • 77 minutes

    50% of the world's population lives in urban areas, by 2050 it will be 80%. Cities have become the primary human habitat. According to revolutionary Danish architect and urban planner Jan Gehl, if we are to make c...

  • Kochuu

    Directed by Jesper Wachtmeister • Documentary • 2003 • 53 minutes

    Kochuu is included on the same DVD as Great Expectations KOCHUU is a visually stunning film about modern Japanese architecture, its roots in the Japanese tradition, and its impact on the Nordic building tradition. Winding its way ...

  • Lost Rivers

    Directed by Caroline Bacle • Documentary • 2012 • 72 minutes

    Nearly every major city was built near the convergence of many rivers. As cities grew with the Industrial Revolution, these rivers became conduits for disease and pollution. The 19th-century solution was to bury them underground and me...

  • The New Rijksmusuem

    Directed by Oeke Hoogendijk • Documentary • With Taco Dibbits, Wim Pijbes • 2014 • 131 minutes

    In 2003, the ambitious renovation of one of the world's greatest museums began. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, home to glorious masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer and others, was supposed to reopen its ...

  • Microtopia

    Directed by Jesper Wachtmeister • Documentary • 2013 • 52 minutes

    How would you feel about carrying your home in your pocket or having clothes to live in?

    For most of us, "house" means stability, structure, and permanence. In an age of increasing population and technological advances, today's m...

  • Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation

    Directed by Stefan Haupt • Documentary • 2014 • 94 minutes

    One of the most iconic structures ever conceived, Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia is an astonishing architectural project first imagined by Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation celebrates Gaudi's vision ...

  • Thinking Existenz - Ep 04 - Suad Amiry

    Directed by Graça Castanheira • Documentary • With Suad Amiry • 2013 • 30 minutes

    Ten personalities from diverse social and geographical backgrounds reflect on the world and its future. A portrait in multiple voices of contemporary reality, revealing the deep connections that exist between our m...

  • Tiny: A Story About Living Small

    Directed by Merete Mueller & Christopher Smith • Documentary • 2013 • 62 minutes

    After a decade of travel, Christopher Smith approaches his 30th birthday and decides it's time to plant some roots. He impulsively buys a 5-acre plot of land in hopes of fulfilling a lifelong dream of building a hom...