Monday, September 13, 2010

Architectures: VOLUME 3 by RMN architectural documentaries

video topic: Showing the works, drawings, sketches and interviews. Great Works of Modern and Contemporary Architecture
video type: documentary
video no:

architect featured: Mixed
video title: Architectures VOLUME III
Published by: Réunion des musées nationaux RMN (Arte Video)
release date:
Language: English, French and German
sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
run time: 25 min approx each chapter
file size: 350 MB each chapter


description and preview:

The Architectures collection explores the most ambitious architectural achievements of the 19th and 20th centuries. This documentary, which can be viewed in English, French and German, features exceptional archival pictures, scale models and interviews with the greatest architects of our time.

A privileged, unprecedented inside look at the work of superstar architects and some of their most brilliant creations, produced by the European public television channel ARTE. This series looks at architecture and its historical and social functions to reveal its meaning and impact on humanity. ARCHITECTURES 3 examines the extraordinary Jewish Museum of Berlin, designed by Daniel Liebeskind; Louis Sullivan's Auditorium Theatre in Chicago; a Dominican convent designed by Le Corbusier; Charles Garnier's Parisian Opera; and buildings by Antonio Gaudi and Alvar Aalto.


Daniel Libeskind: Jewish Museum Berlin
720x400 1065kbps 341.73MB
The design is based on a rather involved process of connecting lines between locations of historic events and locations of Jewish culture in Berlin. Libeskind has used the concepts of absence. Emptiness, and the invisible - expressions of the disappearance of Jewish culture in the city - to design the building.

Charles Garnier: The Opera Garnier
720x400 980kbps 344.70MB
A grand landmark designed by Charles Garnier in the Neo-Baroque style. it is regarded as one of the architectural masterpieces of its time.

Le Corbusier: The Cloister La Tourette
720x400 1140kbps 341.16MB
Sainte Marie de La Tourette is a Dominican priory in a valley near Lyon. France designed by the architect Le Corbusier and constructed between 1956 and 1960. La Tourette is considered one of the more important buildings of the late Modernist style.

Antoni Gaudí: The Casa Mila
720x400 896kbps 341.86MB
Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera (Catalan for 'The Quarry'), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1906–1910. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí".

Sullivan & Adler: Auditorium Building Chicago
720x400 1076kbps 342.00MB
The Auditorium Building of Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois is one of the best-known designs of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan.

Alvar Aalto: The Community Center of Säynätsalo Finland
720x400 960kbps 340.24MB
The Säynätsalo Town Hall is a multifunction building complex designed by Alvar Aalto, It was completed in 1951. The complex houses the local council, a library, government offices and residential spaces.

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