Architectures (ARTE documentary)
Architectures is a documentary series produced by the European public television channel ARTE, looking at architecture and its historical and
social functions to reveal its meaning and impact on humanity. This is a collection of 33 episodes of the series, exploring the most remarkable achievements
in modern architecture - from the works at the end of the 19th century to the latest creations by today's leading architects. Each episode focuses on
a single building examining the structure of the building, the architectural techniques as well as its historical and social functions. And also the film discovers
the role it has played in the evolution of architecture.
The Auditorium Building in Chicago: In 1871 a huge fire ravaged Chicago. It was a unique opportunity for a generation of young American architects to break away from European forms and think up the new shapes of a typically American style of architecture.
|Episode 16 - The Auditorium Building in Chicago|
The Auditorium Building in Chicago is one of the best-known designs of Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan. Completed in 1889, the building was built at the northwest corner of South Michigan Avenue and Congress Street (now Congress Parkway).
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