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 1: Prague, Czech Republic
Location 2: Jihlava, Czech Republic
 

ArchFilmLund 2016
OCTOBER 6-9

Location: Lund, Sweden


Universities

Hong Kong
September 21, 2016

BuroHappold Engineering, AIA Hong Kong, RIBA Hong Kong
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm (This event is now FULLY BOOKED)
Location: Jones Lang LaSalle JLL, 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: 6:00pm
Location: Steinberg Auditorium, Steinberg Hall, Danforth Campus

PÉCS, HUNGARY
OCTOBER 19, 2016

University of Pécs, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Time: 6:00pm
Location: A-008 Lecture Room

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

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
LSAA 2016 Conference and Design Awards
Monash University Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

AUGUST 10, 2016
Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

JULY 14-15, 2016
URBANEYE FILM NIGHTS

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

Los angeles, California

MARCH 30, 2016
University of Southern California School of Architecture

Rotterdam, Netherlands

OCTOBER 7-11, 2015
Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam
 

 

Gallery

Extras and behind the scenes