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The Architecture Collection

Twenty-eight distinctive films that explore the challenges facing architecture and design, and the innovative responses to those challenges.

Twenty-eight distinctive films that explore the challenges facing architecture and design, and the innovative responses to those challenges.

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A Is for ArchitectureA Is for Architecture

A classic look at how architecture reflects the sentiments and values of the time.

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 1959 ♦ 29 minutes
Aboriginal ArchitectureAboriginal Architecture

New structures in seven North American Native communities that reinterpret traditional forms for contemporary purposes.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2006 ♦ 93 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
Biophilic DesignBiophilic Design

A design revolution that connects buildings to the natural world, buildings where people feel and perform better.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 62 minutes ♦ Grades 7-12, College, Adults
Bird's NestBird's Nest

Superstar architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron must negotiate between two cultures, two architectural traditions and two political systems to build the new National Stadium for the Olympics in Beijing.

Icarus Films ♦ 2008 ♦ 88 minutes ♦ 9-12, college, adult
Dreaming of a Tree HouseDreaming of a Tree House

An exploration of the design and philosophy behind a 20 year-old experimental, ecological collective housing project in the center of Berlin.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 85 minutes ♦ 8-12, college, adult
From Courtyard House to Block ApartmentFrom Courtyard House to Block Apartment

Examines the impact of rapid industrialization on traditional Chinese housing styles and ways of living.

Icarus Films ♦ 1987 ♦ 23 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Future of MudFuture of Mud
This is the story of Komusa Tenapo, master mason and heir to the secrets of Djenne architecture, the traditional use of mud in Malian buildings.
Icarus Films ♦ 2007 ♦ 58 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Grand ParisGrand Paris

French President Nicolas Sarkozy wants to turn Paris into the model super-metropolis for the 21st century, and plenty of world-class architects would like the job.

Icarus Films ♦ 2010 ♦ 50 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Great ExpectationsGreat Expectations

A journey through innovative, futuristic, utopian and sometimes bizarre architecture projects.

Icarus Films ♦ 2007 ♦ 52 minutes ♦ 7-9, 10-12, College, Adult
I.M. PEII.M. PEI
Architect I.M. Pei returns to his home city of Suzhou, China to build a modern museum that complements the architecture of the 2,500 year-old city and sets a course for modern Chinese architecture.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 2010 ♦ 53 minutes ♦ 10 - 12, College, Adults

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