2017

17 May | MODERNIST BIO: Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

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Film: Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future 2016, Dir. Peter Rosen, 70 mins, English. The film explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961). Best known for designing National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center (Warren, Mich.), Saarinen also […]

2017

14 June | CONTEMPORARY ARCHI: The Infinite Happiness

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Film: Infinite Happiness 2010, Dir. Louise Lemoine, Ila Bêka, 85 mins, English. Conceived as a personal video diary, The Infinite happiness is an architectural experience. The film takes us to the heart of one of the contemporary housing development considered to be a new model of success. Inhabiting the giant “8 House” built by Danish architect […]

2017

19 July | EASTERN BLOC: The Age of Kommunalki

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Film: The Age of Kommunalki 2013, Dir. Elena Alexandrova, Francesco Crivaro, 68 mins, Russian with subtitles. Beyond the beautiful evocative facades Saint Petersburg downtown, an unique world, unknown to most visitors, hides itself: the world of Kommunalki. Still nowadays, almost one hundred years from the October Revolution, a lot of people of different ages and from […]

2017

16 Aug | ARCHI x FASHION: Notebook on Cities and Clothes

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Film: Notebook on Cities and Clothes 1989, Dir. Wim Wenders, 81 mins, English | Japanese | French with English subtitles. This “diary film” as Wenders called it, investigates the similarities of his craft, filmmaking and that of the Tokyo based fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. In the early 1980s, he shocked and revolutionized the fashion world. Wenders shot […]

2017

13 Sept | BRIT BRUTE NIGHT: Saving Britain’s Past | The Barbican: A Middle Class Council Estate | Street’s in the sky

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Film: The Barbican: A Middle Class Council Estate 2015, Produced by The Architecture Foundation, 5:50mins The Barbican is one of the most remarkable housing estates in the world. Designed in the mid 20th century by British firm, Chamberlin, Powell and Bon and commissioned by the local authority, it is a unique chapter in the story […]

2017

18 Oct | LOCAL LEGENDS: On the Rocks

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Our annual programme of shorts & films highlighting the life & work of our local legends of the built environment. The focus is on films about locals by locals and the perspective they offer us on who/what/why we are the way we are. DADo Premiere We are very excited to announce that the director Blue […]