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 Sendai Mediatheque: An aquarium filled with algae that undulate and drift with the current. A glass cube 50 metres by 50. Toyo Ito does not propose a solid voluminous and unique piece in which the columns, the floors and the glass skin create a brilliant effect.
|Episode 21 - The Sendai Mediatheque|
Sendai Mediatheque is a library in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. It was designed by Toyo Ito in 1995 and completed in 2001.
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