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Texas: Instant Cities

Synopsis
Available cheap land, no zoning laws, unlimited wealth and an expansionist attitude makes Texas a unique place for architectural experiment. In the ‘pop-up’ cities of Dallas and Houston new concepts and new values are overturning traditional perceptions of town and city planning. Shows how designs in Houston such as the Penzoit Building, the Post Oak Central and the Lincoln Post Oak Hotel broke new ground. Shows fantasy houses in the suburbs of Dallas.
Series
Architecture at the Crossroads, Series
Language
English
Country
Germany
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 40 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
Sale
Uses
Architecture students at all levels.*
Subjects
Architecture
Keywords
Texas; town & regional planning

Credits

Producer
Peter Adam
Writer
Peter Adam

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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