In these architecture documentaries and lessons, you will find the most inspiring architects of present days such as Bjarke Ingels founder of BIG, Renzo Piano founder of RPBW, Peter Zumthor, Zaha Hadid, Craig Dykers co-founder of Snøhetta, Winy Maas, founder of MVRDV, Toyo Ito founder of Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects, Kazuyo Sejima co-founder of SANAA, Sou Fujimoto founder of Sou Fujimoto Architects, Akihisa Hirata founder of Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office, and Junya Ishigami, founder of junya.ishigami+associates
No matter if you are an architecture student, a senior architect, the founder of your studio or an acclaimed architect there is always a chance to learn more from other architects’ experiences. These are some of the most interesting architecture documentaries and lessons we have selected for you: form the “desire of beauty” of Renzo Piano to “the need to always improve” of Peter Zumthor.
Believe in the Power of Architecture (Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG)
In 2009, The Architectural Review said that Ingels and BIG “has abandoned 20th-century Danish modernism to explore the more fertile world of bigness and baroque eccentricity… BIG’s world is also an optimistic vision of the future where art, architecture, urbanism and nature magically find a new kind of balance. Yet while the rhetoric is loud, the underlying messages are serious ones about global warming, community life, post-petroleum-age architecture and the youth of the city.” BIG is listed in our “best architecture firms in Denmark”
Different kind of silence (Peter Zumthor)
“I never decided to become an architect.” Starting out as an industrial designer, it was not until 1968 that he made the decision of becoming an architect and began participating in competitions, thinking to himself: “I can do this better.” As for the first competition he entered, he was kicked out in the first round – a pivotal experience that made him aware of the need to always improve.
Zaha Hadid Architects
This film shows some of the people and projects of Zaha Hadid Architects. It aims to convey the ideas and ambitions behind our work. Some of their academic design research, with students from AADRL and Vienna University of Applied Arts, is also featured.