The Bauhaus & the Sites of Modernism in film
Discover the facets of the Bauhaus as well as the places of modernity and their architects through the eyes of the filmmakers.
City Dreamers is a film about our changing urban environment and four trailblazing architects – Phyllis Lambert, Blanche Lemco van Ginkel, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Denise Scott Brown – who have been working, observing and thinking about the transformations shaping the cities of today and tomorrow for over 70 years.
Mies On Scene
The Barcelona Pavilion, a masterpiece with which Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich staged their revolutionary ideas in 1929, and changed the history of architecture. This building existed only for 8 months, but paradoxically its image always remained in the memory of architect generations and influenced them.
A Legacy of Mies and King
The film is about the modernization of the Central Library of Washington DC, which was designed in the 1960s by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and named after Martin Luther King Jr. The focus is on the architect Francine Houben, who deals with the past and the present.
The New National Gallery
The New National Gallery in Berlin is a construction of the century by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. In 1968 she was opened shortly after his death. Almost fifty years later, director Ina Weisse went on a search for traces in the days of the construction of that unique structure.
Dieter Reifarth addresses the mood of optimism between the two great world wars, the Nazi occupation, but also the expulsion and emigration of the Tugendhat family to Switzerland and Venezuela, the first post-war years in which the house served as a private dance school and the decades after that.
Mies in Krefeld
A film about the most important creative phase of the world-famous architect Mies van der Rohe in a new light: Nowhere are more of his groundbreaking buildings than in Krefeld.
Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe
This film awakens Mies van der Rohe's work to new life, capturing the mind of a man and his contributions to 20th century architecture. With comments from greats like Elizabeth Diller, Phyllis Lambert, Rem Koolhaas and Stanley Tigerman.
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Masters and weavers
In this Bauhaus centenary, one often gets the impression that this laboratory of modernism was a trailblazer for pretty much everything. Its combination of industry, art and craft, its teaching methods, publications, the notion of the Gesamtkunstwerk... And last but not least, a holistic understanding of aesthetics, which many architects still value today as their personal guiding principle.
Plastics in the Bauhaus: Preserving Modernism
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The Bauhaus Perspective on Green Spaces
The Bauhaus shifted perspectives further afield. Modernism turned familiar perforated façades into glass envelopes – thereby providing an unobstructed view of the outside world. What role does the outdoors play in the Bauhaus? What is its understanding of the countryside and green areas we live in? And how does the Bauhaus period inspire the design of open spaces today?