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Architecture and design documentaries to binge while in self-isolation – Dezeen

With millions of people across the world self-isolating due to coronavirus, Dezeen has put together a list of documentaries on architecture and design.

Gary Hustwit's 2018 film Rams is available to watch on the director's website
Gary Hustwit’s 2018 film Rams is available to watch on the director’s website

With millions of people across the world in self-isolation or quarantine to slow the spread of coronavirus, content producer Sebastian Jordahn has put together a list of documentaries on architecture and design to stave off isolation boredom.


Elevation, 2018

Dezeen’s first documentary Elevation explores how drone technology will change the way people travel, how goods are delivered and the look and construction of buildings.

Featuring interviews with Norman Foster, Liam Young, Anab Jain and Paul Priestman, the film sets out a vision for what future cities might look like as drone technology becomes more ubiquitous. The full documentary is available to watch on Dezeen’s Youtube channel.


Rams, 2018

Directed by Gary Hustwit, Rams gives a rare and intimate look into the life and career of iconic designer Dieter Rams, who spent more than three decades as chief designer of German electronics company Braun.

In the film Rams expresses his regret with his involvement in fuelling a culture of overconsumption. The film can be streamed on Hustwit’s website, along with many of the directors other films such as Urbanized, Objectified and Helvetica.


Unfinished Spaces, 2011

Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray’s 2011 film features interviews with the architects behind the design of Cuba’s National Art Schools. The film explores the school’s conception in the background of Cuba’s revolutionary atmosphere, why it was deserted and the later attempts to reconstruct it. The film is available to rent on iTunes.

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