Life and Architecture Series
We are much honored to present you the rich and alive architectural projects through a series of architectural films. The series, with sections arranged in a duration of 20 minutes, will be released in a weekly sequence to show the very inspiring examples of contemporary architecture from different countries.
The overarching theme of these films is 'Patronage of Architecture' and the series aim to introduce persons and institutions who have recently supported the development of architecture with their income and/or personality.
The videos listed below examine the architectural and social environmental consciousness within this context; highlight some important urban projects and design platforms; focus on different public housing experiences from diverse countries and show how positive and effective results can be obtained when conscious support is given to architecture.
Hope you enjoy the videos!
PATRONAGE BY INDUSTRY
Episode 1 21:34
IBA Emscher Park, Germany
This episode covers the support of architectural conservation, development and housing during the redevelopment of a derelict industrial belt in Emscher Park, Germany, for art and social functions.
Episode 2 21:00
Vitra Furniture Factory
This episode explains how VITRA, a German furniture design and manufacturing company, supports innovative architecture through employing cutting-edge contemporary architects.
PATRONAGE BY ARCHITECTS
Episode 3 21:00
This program explains how Cengiz Bektas and a group of other Turkish architects created an environment of architectural and social understanding by serving in this area of historical interest.
Episode 4 21:06
While introducing the world's changing trends in architecture to USA, the American architect Philip Johnson had also used his financial reserves to build on his estate in New Canaan, Connecticut.
PATRONAGE BY UNIVERSITIES
Episode 5 21:03
University of Cincinnati, Ohio
This program explains how an American university became a design exhibition ground for not only Cincinnati but also nationally and internationally by means of the work of cutting-edge architects and urban planners.
Episode 6 23:36
METU and ITU, Turkey
Two Turkish Universities have gained the identity of "institutions which protect architecture" over various administrations. This is a good example for the future efforts of other institutions.
PATRONAGE THROUGH ALTERNATIVE FUNDING
Episode 7 21:14
Pioneering of British National Lottery Administration
Amongst the many projects supported by the fund, the Lowry Arts Centre in Manchester and the Tate Modern Art Museum and Millennium Bridge in London are shown in this episode.
PATRONAGE BY HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS
Episode 8 21:01
The IBA - International Building Exhibition
This first program shows how the IBA, which has led important urban projects since the 1980s, has commissioned prominent architects to design public housing or housing blocks in the 1920s German tradition of building fairs.
Episode 9 21:09
Eryaman Housing, Ankara, Turkey
Various architects have produced housing alternatives for people of middle and lower middle class earnings in the 4th and 5th phases of the development of Eryaman, a district near of Ankara.
THE PATRONAGE OF PRESIDENTS
Episode 10 21:12
Big Projects Paris / I
This section covers the process began by Georges Pompidou with the Pompidou Centre and later continued by Francois Mitterand with the Musee de Orsay, Opera Bastille and the Louvre Pyramid.
Episode 11 20:56
Big Projects Paris / II
The second section of Paris episode shows the Grand Arch, Ministry of Finance and Economy, and the French National Library.
Episode 12 20:58
Big Projects Paris / III
The third and last section shows the Institute de Monde Arabe, the Natural History Museum, the Parc de la Villette and Science Museum.
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