The architect Daniel Brenner is in his late thirties when he receives his first challenging and lucrative commission: to design a cultural center for a satellite town in East-Berlin. He accepts the offer under the condition that he gets to choose who he works with. This way, he reunites with former colleagues and friends - most of them architects or students of architecture who have since chosen a different profession due to personal restraint or economic confinement. Together, they develop a concept which they hope will be more appealing to the public than the conventional and dull constructions common to the German Democratic Republic. However, their ambitious plans are once and again foiled by their conservative supervisors. As frustration grows, Daniel has trouble keeping his career in balance with his family-life: his wife Wanda wants to leave for West-Germany.
Architects' Congress is Lázló Moholy-Nagy's cinematic journal which recorded the 4th meeting of the CIAM (International Congress of Modern Architecture) in August of 1933. The meeting was held on board the ship Patris II which cruised from Marseilles to Athens, the Aegean Islands, and back. Congress participants featured such luminaries as Alvar Aalto, Cornelis van Eesteren, Charlotte Perriand, Ferdinand Léger, Seigfried Gideon, Le Corbusier, and José Luis Sert.
From Stonehenge to the reinforced concrete constructions of the 20th Century, 'Architects of England' takes us on a tour of Britain's architecture throughout the ages.
AE911Truth's creative educational documentary on the destruction of Building 7 on 9/11/01. Join actor, Ed Asner and Architect Richard Gage, AIA and Architects and Engineers as they narrate an unfolding story that decimates the official account ("collapse due to normal office fires") of this 47-story high-rise that was destroyed on the afternoon of 9/11 in record time: top to bottom in under 7 seconds - and at free-fall acceleration.
Though both the historical and modern-day persecution of Armenians and other Christians is relatively uncovered in the mainstream media and not on the radar of many average Americans, it is a subject that has gotten far more attention in recent years.
“The GSW Highrise in the Kreuzberg area of Berlin made the architects Sauerbruch and Hutton well known. The concave slab highrise of 18 floors has hundreds of windows, each with a blind colored slightly different from the next, producing a monumental composition that changes daily or even within the hour as the users of the building raise or lower them, partially or completely, as shade from the sunlight. The structures of these two architects appeal to me. They are bent on ecological efficiency, and they are lavish with their ideas. They are playful without being arbitrary. They are bound to the formal language of modernity without being dogmatic.”—Harun Farocki
Thrill to the action from a battle to the death between beautiful amazons, twisted mutants and sickening, deadly zombies sometime after WWIII as you also watch from behind the scenes as brilliant special effects are constructed by demented master craftsmen, some of whom seem to be losing their grip on reality! Which side of the camera are we really on? How far will these gut-wrenching effects go? The answer is further than ever before - more graphic scenes of violence, perversion, mutilation and slaught per minute than any horror feature ever made!
Bureau 06 tells the dramatic story of the team of Israeli police investigators that researched and prepared the charges brought by the Jewish people against Adolf Eichmann. The charges, when collated and then heard in court 50 years ago, told the story of the Jewish Holocaust to the entire world in a way that it had not been told before. This changed the collective Israeli consciousness forever. Bureau 06 tells the personal stories of this team of investigators; their hardships, their confessions and the emotional turmoil they experienced, together and alone. Among these is the story of Avner Less, Adolf Eichmann’s interrogator who left Israel after the trial and took back his German identity card.
Firefighters, Architects and Engineers are exposing the 9/11 facts about the evidence for the controlled demolition of the Twin Towers and Building 7 falling at 5:20pm on 9/11. Witness 12 World Trade Center Myths exposed by experts: • “Only 2 towers destroyed on 9/11” • “Thorough investigation” • “Tested for explosives” • “No explosives found” • “No witnesses of explosions” • “Hot fires” • “No molten steel/iron” • “Fires created free-fall collapse of WTC Building 7”. Examine the explosive forensic evidence. Watch the testimony from first responders, news reporters & witnesses. Discover the crucial omissions from government reports. Engage in this dynamic rapid-paced and power-packed live multi-media presentation about the most important event of our time.
One Hundred Days is the filming of Architects' Daybreaker Almost World Tour which took place in 2012 where they played 75 shows in 25 countries over 4 continents. The documentary is primarily narrated by Architects' bassist Alex Dean and guitarist Tom Searle. One Hundred Days was directed by and filmed by Tom Welsh, who followed the band on the entire tour. The tour was very ambitious and took them to areas of the world they've never toured in like: China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and New Zealand and completed their first headline tour of Mainland Europe.
This DVD documentary film explores humankind’s future and the post-human world. Will the “perfect” human be a dumbed-down, regimented inhabitant of a cyber purgatory created by unseen elites? Will the children of tomorrow be smiling depressives of technocratic dystopia?
At a time when few architectural firms would hire women, Frank Lloyd Wright unhesitatingly employed women, giving them both training and the opportunity to practice. Ultimately, over 100 women architects and designers worked with Wright, many of them going on to remarkable careers of their own. In his studio in Oak Park and at both Taliesin Fellowships, Wright trained and practiced with women as draftsmen, designers, and fellow visionaries. A Girl is a Fellow Here focuses on six of those women—Marion Mahony, Isabel Roberts, Lois Gottlieb, Jane Duncombe, Eleanore Pettersen, and Read Weber.