the evolution of tensile membrane architecture

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SYNOPSIS

Frei Otto: Spanning the Future is a documentary about the incredible life and work of Frei Otto. As an architect and engineer he laid the foundation for contemporary lightweight architecture, and his ideas are still awe inspiring decades after he revealed them. This fact was cemented when he was named the 2015 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. 

 

In one of the final interviews given before his passing, Frei Otto tells how coming of age in the years surrounding WWII influenced his work in tensile architecture. Along with Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller, Walter Gropius, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Richard Neutra, Frei Otto was a visionary. His approach to form finding to solve structural as well as social problems is the foundation for modern architecture. Frei Otto: Spanning the Future takes architecture fans on a journey through a history of architecture that inspires the world of tomorrow.

 

Filmmakers

Executive Producer: Simon K. Chiu

Written & Narrated by Michael Paglia

Directed by Joshua V. Hassel

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Featuring

Perspectives from leading architects, engineers and legendary disciples of Frei Otto

 
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Upcoming Screenings

 

FILM FESTIVALS

Cinetekton!
September 28 - October 2

Location: Puebla, Mexico

Den Architektury
October 1-5, 2016

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
 

ArchFilmLund 2016
OCTOBER 6-9

Location: Lund, Sweden


Universities

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
September 1-2, 2016

LSAA 2016 Conference and Design Awards
Location: Caulfield Campus of Monash University Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Hong Kong
September 21, 2016

BuroHappold Engineering, AIA Hong Kong, RIBA Hong Kong
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm (RSVP Required)
Location: JLL, 6th Floor, Three Pacific Place, 1 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong

St. Louis, Missouri
September 23, 201
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Washington University in St. Louis Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Time: to be announced
Location: Steinberg Auditorium, Steinberg Hall, Danforth Campus

PÉCS, HUNGARY
OCTOBER 2016

University of Pécs, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Time: to be announced
Location: to be announced

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
NOVEMBER 24-25, 2016

Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture
Time: to be announced
Location: to be announced

 

Past Screenings

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
August 10, 2016

Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne
Time: 6:15pm to 8:30pm
Location: MSD Building Theatre B117

Urbaneye Film Nights
July 14-15, 2016

Location: Bucharest, Romania

STUTTGART, GERMANY
MAY 31, 2016

Stuttgart Technology University of Applied Sciences (HFT) Faculty of Architecture and Design
 

VERSAILLES, FRANCE
MAY 12, 2016

National School of Architecture of Versailles
 

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
MAY 7, 2016

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Organized by the NOMAS chapter
(National Organization of Minority Architecture Students)
 

Los angeles, California
March 30, 2016

University of Southern California School of Architecture
Location: Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall
Free and Open to the Public

Rotterdam, Netherlands
October 10-11, 2015

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam
 

 

Gallery

Extras and behind the scenes