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The Architecture Collection

Twenty-eight distinctive films that explore the challenges facing architecture and design, and the innovative responses to those challenges.

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Grand ParisGrand Paris

French President Nicolas Sarkozy wants to turn Paris into the model super-metropolis for the 21st century, and plenty of world-class architects would like the job.

Icarus Films ♦ 2010 ♦ 50 minutes ♦ 9-12, College, Adult
Great ExpectationsGreat Expectations

A journey through the history of visionary architecture, a survey of the most significant architectural movements of the 20th century that challenged conventional concepts.

Icarus Films ♦ 2007 ♦ 52 minutes ♦ 7-9, 10-12, College, Adult
The Greening of SouthieThe Greening of Southie
The story of Boston's first LEED-certified residential green building, and the people who made it possible.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 2008 ♦ 72 minutes ♦ Grades 7 - 12, College, Adult
The Human ScaleThe Human Scale

Acclaimed architect Jan Gehl and his team are on a humanistic mission to reclaim public space in mega cities for pedestrians (and cyclists) rather than cars. This human/new approach to city planning is put to test in Denmark, Los Angeles, New York, China, Australia, New Zealand and India.

KimStim ♦ 2012 ♦ 56 minutes
I.M. PEII.M. PEI
Architect I.M. Pei returns to his home city of Suzhou, China to build a modern museum that complements the architecture of the 2,500 year-old city and sets a course for modern Chinese architecture.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 2010 ♦ 53 minutes ♦ 10 - 12, College, Adults
A Is for ArchitectureA Is for Architecture

A classic look at how architecture reflects the sentiments and values of the time.

National Film Board of Canada ♦ 1959 ♦ 29 minutes
KochuuKochuu

A visually stunning film about modern Japanese architecture, its roots in Japanese tradition, and their relationships to modernist Scandinavian design. With two Pritzker Prize winners, Tadao Ando and Sverre Fehn.

Icarus Films ♦ 2006 ♦ 53 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Lagos / KoolhaasLagos / Koolhaas
Renowned architect Rem Koolhaas and students from The Harvard Project on the City explore Lagos, Nigeria, interpreting the chaotic city in an innovative, surprising way.
Icarus Films ♦ 2003 ♦ 55 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Living With The PastLiving With The Past
Cairo is one of the few medieval cities in the world that remains relatively intact. This a portrait of Darb al-Ahmar, a neighborhood in the old city now facing a process of radical change.
Icarus Films ♦ 2001 ♦ 56 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Malls R UsMalls R Us

From impressive architectural projects to economic, environmental and social concerns, everything about shopping malls, and more.

Icarus Films ♦ 2009 ♦ 78 minutes ♦ 8-12, College, Adult

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