Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Norman Foster

There's a new movie about Norman Foster, architect of New York City's Hearst Building, the dome on top of the Riechstag in Berlin and the dazzlingly long and high Millau Viaduct bridge in France.

The documentary, called "How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?", is produced by the Europe-based consultancy Art Commissioners. The group usually makes short films and curates art shows. This is its first full-length movie. Fast Company says it's "soundtracked like a tearjerker," and has the production values and "heavy-handed narrative" of Avatar. Here's a trailer:

“How Much Does your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?” Trailer from www.club-construct.com on Vimeo.


The only architect who makes a grander use of his engineering skills is Santiago Calatrava, the man who should have been awarded the commission to design Minneapolis's 35W bridge.

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