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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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Aboriginal ArchitectureAboriginal Architecture

New structures in seven North American Native communities that reinterpret traditional forms for contemporary purposes.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2006 ♦ 93 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
The Absent HouseThe Absent House

Sustainable design in the tropics. The story of a Puerto Rican architect pioneering locally-suited green buildings for over thirty years.

Icarus Films ♦ 2014 ♦ 55 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
Biophilic DesignBiophilic Design

A design revolution that connects buildings to the natural world, buildings where people feel and perform better.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 62 minutes ♦ Grades 7-12, College, Adults
Bird's NestBird's Nest

Superstar architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron must negotiate between two cultures, two architectural traditions and two political systems to build the new National Stadium for the Olympics in Beijing.

Icarus Films ♦ 2008 ♦ 88 minutes ♦ 9-12, college, adult
Build GreenBuild Green
David Suzuki reports on a wide range of green buildings, from large community developments to mini-homes.
Bullfrog Films ♦ 2008 ♦ 44 minutes ♦ 7 - 12, College, Adult
City Life - The Barcelona BlueprintCity Life - The Barcelona Blueprint

Barcelona today is a model of urban planning that may prove sustainable.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2002 ♦ 27 minutes ♦ 7-12, College, Adult
Designing A Great NeighborhoodDesigning A Great Neighborhood

A model co-housing project, where future residents participate in the design of their own neighborhood.

Bullfrog Films ♦ 2005 ♦ 54 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Dreaming of a Tree HouseDreaming of a Tree House

An exploration of the design and philosophy behind a 20 year-old experimental, ecological collective housing project in the center of Berlin.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 85 minutes ♦ 8-12, college, adult
From Courtyard House to Block ApartmentFrom Courtyard House to Block Apartment

Examines the impact of rapid industrialization on traditional Chinese housing styles and ways of living.

Icarus Films ♦ 1987 ♦ 23 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult
Future of MudFuture of Mud
This is the story of Komusa Tenapo, master mason and heir to the secrets of Djenne architecture, the traditional use of mud in Malian buildings.
Icarus Films ♦ 2007 ♦ 58 minutes ♦ 10-12, College, Adult

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