Michael Blackwood Architecture Collection

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Alvaro Siza - Transforming Reality
In "Alvaro Siza Transforming Reality", Portugal's renowned architect discusses his work and tours 15 projects with architectural historian Kenneth Frampton, who has referred to Siza as "one of the most…
Beyond Utopia - Changing Attitudes in American Architecture
In 1982, at the height of the postmodernist adventure in architecture we visit 4 practices: Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Frank Gehry, Michael Graves and Peter Eisenman - all…
Richard Meier
At mid-career, Meier guides the viewer on a retrospective of his white buildings, from private houses of the 1960s to the Frankfurt and Atlanta Museums of the 1980s--all variations on…
Mies
No understanding of the modern movement in architecture is possible without knowledge of its master builder, Mies van der Rohe. Together with documentation of his life, this film shows all…
Deconstructivist Architects
At the end of the 1980's a new architectural sensibility challenged the prevailing post-Modern attitude. This film documents explosive and seemingly chaotic structures from Vienna to L.A., and interviews those…
John Hejduk - Builder of Worlds
A poet among architects and an innovator among educators, John Hejduk converses with poet David Shapiro at The Cooper Union about the mystery and spirit of architecture. His own sketches…
Peter Eisenman - Making Architecture Move
Filmed in the U.S. and Germany, "Making Architecture Move" provides an intimate look into the work of this controversial architect. Eisenman takes the viewer through several of his buildings including…
Steven Holl - The Body in Space
Steven Holl is one of the most innovative American architects working today. In this portrait he presents some of his acclaimed works, including the Makuhari Housing Complex in Chiba, Japan…
Frank Gehry - An Architecture of Joy
Frank Gehry sees himself as an artist first, and then as an architect, working much as an artist would. He has translated the vocabulary of contemporary art into an architectural…
Engineered Transparency - Glass in Architecture and Structural Engineering
Filmed at an international conference of prominent architects and engineers at Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture in September 2007. After its role in the last century's call to a…
Solid States - Concrete in Architecture and Structural Engineering
Filmed in October 2008 at the second international conference on the changing state of materials in architecture with the participation of prominent architects and engineers, hosted by Columbia University, Graduate…
Post Ductility - Metals in Architecture and Structural Engineering
Filmed in September/October 2009 at the third Columbia Conference on architecture, engineering and materials. Few concepts are as central in structural engineering as the ability of a material to sustain…
Nakagin Capsule Tower - Japanese Metabolist Landmark on the Edge of Destruction
Metabolism is the first Japanese architecture movement after the World War II, manifested in 1960 by Noboru Kawazoe, architecture critic, and the five architects, Kiyoshi Awazu, Kiyonori Kikutake, Kisho Kurokawa,…
David Chipperfield - Form Matters
When the Tuscan city of Pisa commissioned David Chipperfield to create a master plan that would bring new vitality to this historic place on the Arno, an exhibition of a…
Permanent Change - Plastics in Architecture and Engineering
Filmed in the spring of 2011 at the 4th Columbia conference on materials in architecture and engineering. Plastics have become the most ubiquitous and increasingly permanent materials in construction. The…
The Practice of Architecture - Visiting Peter Zumthor
The architect Peter Zumthor lives and works in the remote village of Haldenstein in the Swiss Kanton of Graubunden. Here, keeping the politics of architecture at a comfortable distance, Zumthor…
Lebbeus Woods + Steven Holl - The Practice of Architecture
Architects Lebbeus Woods and Steven Holl have been friends for many years. Both are theorists but Woods has been preoccupied with the pursuit of a visionary architecture, intentionally, not waiting…
Kenneth Frampton - A Critical Voice
Kenneth Frampton is an outstanding commentator on the architecture of our time. After a short interval as a working architect in London in the 1960s, he began to write and…
Louis Kahn - Silence and Light
With the participation of William Jordy, Jonas Salk, Aldo Rossi, Arata Isozaki, Tadao Ando, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott-Brown, Brendan Gill, and others. Narration by Kenneth Frampton. As an architect, educator,…
Berlin's Jewish Museum - A Personal Tour With Daniel Libeskind
This extraordinary haunting building, a zig-zag form reflecting an invisible matrix of addresses of Jewish Berliners who once lived in the area, is Daniel Libeskind's first commission. It took ten…
The New Modernists - Folds, Blobs and Boxes - Architecture in the Digital Era
Since the Baroque era of the 17th century, architects have been trying to cast off the Cartesian grid and traditional notions of beauty and proportion in architecture. Folds, Blobs +…
Frank Gehry - The Formative Years
The American architect, Frank Gehry, most responsible for the new image of the architect as artist, is documented in this film at a point in his career when he advances…
Kisho Kurokawa - From Metabolism to Symbiosis
A portrait of the internationally acclaimed Japanese architect who employs Buddhist ideas in a symbiosis of oriental forms and western modernism to achieve an intercultural architecture. This documentary follows him…
Ralph Erskine
The British architect based in Stockholm looks back on major projects of a long career inspired by European Modernism combined with his personal sensitivity to nature and community. Erskine is…
Japan - Three Generations of Avant-Garde Architects
Japan's establishment as an economic superpower led to a Golden Age of Japanese architecture. Six innovators stand out particularly, fusing Japanese traditions with modern materials and technology.
Tadao Ando
Tadao Ando, a self-taught architect, proposes an international architecture that he believes can only be conceived by someone Japanese. His architecture mixes Piranesian drama with contemplative spaces in urban complexes,…
The New Modernists: German Architecture for the 21st Century
A visit with the principals of seven architectural practices at the sites of their best work in many parts of Germany. The eleven architects, all born after World War II,…
The New Modernists: 9 American Architects
This open-ended series intends to introduce the work of emerging architects building on the principles of Modernism while evolving a new language drawn from politics, film, literature, theory and the…
The New Modernists: 6 European Architects
Produced at roughly the same time as The New Modernists 9 American Architects, this film examines an equally interesting selection of European architects. Critic Kenneth Frampton sees this group of…
Memoirs of a Movie Palace
In August 1977, the Brooklyn Kings, one of five "Wonder Theaters" in the New York area, closed its doors and became property of the City due to unpaid taxes. There…

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Egypt and Greece: Pyramids to the Parthenon
Embark on your tour of different types of structures from around the world and across time. Your first stop: ancient Egypt, and the surprisingly complex engineering of pyramids, including the Great and Red pyramids. Your second stop: ancient Greece, where you visit the domed Treasury of Atreus and break down…
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Three Great Domes: Rome to the Renaissance
Trace the dome's evolution from the 1st century A.D. to the Renaissance. It's a journey reflected in the increasingly sophisticated domes of three great structures: the ancient Roman Pantheon, the Byzantine-era basilica of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, and the Renaissance-era dome over the Florence cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.
Vast Roof Systems of Iron and Steel
The need for roofs spanning large enclosed spaces led to a startling number of new structural systems in the last 200 years. Look closer at long-span structural configurations in places such as the Houston Astrodome, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof, and even the Hartford Civic Center (the collapse of which offers a…
Harry Seidler: Modernist - An Exhilirating Retrospective of Seidler's Architectural Vision
The first documentary retrospective of Harry Seidler's architectural legacy, Harry Seidler: Modernist reveals an intimate portrait of his extraordinary life and internationally recognised work. Seidler is acclaimed as one of the greatest modernist architects. He won every architectural major prize in Australia, is represented in every major city, and was…