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Architectures 10

Synopsis
The tenth volume in a series which looks at architecture and its historical and social functions to reveal its meaning and impact on humanity. This volume features six programmes:

The Wa Shan Guesthouse
The Wa Shan Guesthouse, literally, "Tile Mountain" is an astonishing guesthouse, built by Chinese architect Wang Shu, who purses the aim of sustainable architecture. His experimental practice and his works, which blend modern and traditional building methods, earned him the Pritzker prize in 2012.

Roissy 1
Roissy 1 was opened in 1974. It was the first time architecture had entered the realm of airport construction. The building is the work of Paul Andreu, who was 29 years old at the time. It was his first building and the start of a long series of constructions, which was to make him one of the greatest 20th century airport architects.

The Iron House
In the late 19th century Brussels, the Art Nouveau movement was laying the foundations of a new concept in architecture, and Victor Horta was the movement’s grand master. Of all his works, the Hotel van Eetvelde features the boldest display of his modernity.

The Philips Exeter Academy Library
A masterpiece of geometry and of architectural precision, the library is one of Louis Kahn’s last works. Louis Kahn reinvented library layout by placing readers close to daylight on the periphery of the building, and by creating a vast central atrium.

The Home for All at Rikuzentakata
After Japan’s 2011 tsunami, a group of architects led by Toyo Ilo launched the "Home for All" project, providing community centres for the inhabitants of the devastated towns. Three architects - Su Fujimoto, Kumiko Inui and Akihisa Hirata - built one of these homes in Rikuzentakata.

The Hotels de Soubise et de Rohan
From 1705 to 1752, the house of the Princes of Soubise was the setting for wild ambition and dreams of grandeur - with the dual purpose of transforming and renaming the Hotel de Guise for the Prince’s heir, and of building a second mansion for his fifth son, the Prince Bishop of Strasbourg.
Language
English
Country
France
Year of release
2017
Notes
In English, German and French.
Subjects
Architecture
Keywords
Horta, Victor (1861-1947); architects; Wang Shue (1953-); Andreu, Paul (1938-); Kahn, Louis (1901-1974)

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
£14.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
160 minutes
Year
2018

Production Company

Name

ARTE France

Email
http://www.arteboutique.com/inputContact.action
Web
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Address
STACI
ARTE Boutique 1610
B.P. 59124 - 95074 Cergy Pontoise
France
Notes
An extensive range of programmes broadcast on the French Arte channel, relating to art and culture. Most are only available in French, but some have English audio or subtitles. Sale on Region 2 PAL DVD.

Distributor

Name

Illuminations

Email
louise@illuminationsmedia.co.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7288 8400
Fax
020 7288 8488
Address
19-20 Rheidol Mews
Rheidol Terrace
Islington
London
N1 8NU
Notes
Illuminations produces and distributes programmes on arts-related subjects, some of which are made for television and others in conjunction with cultural institutions to accompany specific exhibitions. Many titles are available for sale on DVD, including continuing series on leading contemporary and twentieth century artists and modern architecture, as well as a few programmes on religion, drama, history and ideas.

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