Film Night: Archiculture

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    Friday, July 17 2020

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In person, architecture can move us, but it can also touch us through storytelling and the medium of film. Remember when you first saw the 1927 science-fiction film Metropolis? Or The Fountainhead with Howard Roark, the ambitious and uncompromising young architect? This summer, we’ll recommend an architecture film each Friday to jumpstart your weekend. You can watch the film on your own time by accessing it through Kanopy, YouTube, or another shared platform. Share your thoughts about the film using #aiadcSummerNights. Grab some popcorn, get comfy, and enjoy the film!


Archiculture takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio. The 25-minute film offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of students finishing their final design projects. Interviews with leading professionals, historians and educators help create crucial dialog around the key issues faced by this unique teaching methodology and the built environment these future architects will create.

Running Time: 25 mins

Year: 2013

Filmmakers: David Krantz, Ian Harris

Featured Students: Alanna Jaworski, Dionysios Neofitidis, Giancarlo Tramantozzi, Mike Toste, Mollie Claypool

Featured Professors: Dan Bucsescu, Evan Douglis, Marc Schaut, Tom Hanrahan

Featured Interviews: Shigeru Ban: Shigeru Ban Architects, Matthew Berman: Workshop APD, Phil Bernstein: VP Autodesk, Joe Brown: CIO AECOM, David Byrne: Musician/Artist, Annie Choi: Author/Critic, Maurice Cox: Professor/NEA, Ken Frampton: Historian/Professor, Terry Heinlein: TGH Architect, Ted Landsmark: President BAC, Thom Mayne: Morphosis, Mary Woods: Historian/Professor

Organized by: Washington Architectural Foundation