Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Architectures Video series by Réunion des musées nationaux RMN Profile

video topic: Showing the works, drawings, sketches and interviews. Great Works of Modern and Contemporary Architecture
video type: documentary
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architect featured: Mixed
video title: Architectures , Video series (5 DVDs)
Published by: Réunion des musées nationaux RMN
release date:
Language: English, French and German
sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
run time: 25 min approx each chapter
file size: 350 MB each chapter

reference: www.papelesrotos.com, www.boutiquesdemusees.fr

description and preview:

This box set includes all five films of the Architectures series and comes with a booklet that presents the collection, a timeline of the buildings and other major works built during the same periods.

The Architectures collection explores the most important creations in modern architecture, from the 19th century to the latest creations by today's great architects. Each documentary in the series looks at one building, selected for its exemplary features and its role as a landmark in the history of contemporary architecture. The building is examined from top to bottom and analyzed from its foundations to its roofing.

Field work lets the viewer understand the challenges faced by the architect, from the conception stage to the completion of the project, and how he handled them. Learning from a building in the context of its construction means constantly returning to the feasibility of one's choices, the financial aspects of the project, constraints related to the contract and the site, managing space and traffic, technical choices and materials.

This series, which can be viewed in English, French and German, is endorsed by the French Ministry of Culure and Communication and the Office of Architecture and Heritage.

to download/ go to details, click the images below

Volume 1:  The Dessau Bauhaus by Walter Gropius, The Siza School by Alvaro Siza, Family lodgings in Guise by Jean-Baptiste-André Godin, Nemausus I by Jean Nouvel, The Georges Pompidou Centre by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, The Vienna Savings Bank by Otto Wagner.

Volume 2: The Johnson building by Frank Lloyd Wright, The Galeria Umberto I – collective work, Lyon Satolas TGV by Santiago Calatrava, The stone thermal baths by Peter Zumthor, The Paris Fine Arts School by Felix Duban.

Volutme 3: The Berlin Jewish Museum, The Paris Opera, The Convent of La Tourette, The Casa Milà, The Auditorium Building in Chicago, The Municipal Centre of Säynätsalo.

Volume 4: Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, La Maison de Verre, The Guggenheim museum of Bilbao, Jean Prouvé's House, The Abbey church of Sainte Foy at Conques, Multimedia Library of Sendai.

Volume 5: The Alhambra, The House of Sugimoto, The Rome Reception and Congress Building, The Yoyogi Olympic Gymnasiums, The Villa Barbaro, Phaeno Science Centre.


Anonymous said...

You have got a great and very helpful blogs. The videos you have are very inspiring. However, there are no links to Architectures video series. Only Volume 1 has a link. Volumes 2 -5 are only JPEGS of the covers. Please help

simulacra said...

sorry for the delay. volume 2 and 3 are added. volume 4 and 5 will be added tomorrow.

simulacra said...

all volumes uploaded. Please inform me if any link is not working.

hamidreza said...

What a Great job!!

Walrvs said...

thanks for the great uploads!

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