The Architects Series - Students
A compilation of Architects and their practices for students and professionals who want to have a better understanding on how practices work.
FILM REVIEWS & documentaries
Video of the full lecture given at SpazioFMG for Architecture by Josep Juanpere, Andrea Navarro and Juan Velasco of GCA Architecture.
A Documentary on: MC A Architects
Episode 1 - ITALIAN
Mario Cucinella, through an original visual storytelling “The Architects Series”, tells about himself starting from his sources of inspiration, describing his study, design philosophy and methodology of approach and work.
A documentary on: Grimshaw
The Architects Series – A documentary on: Grimshaw during the Milan Design Week. The studio, with headquarters in New York, Melbourne, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, London and Doha, has more than 500 collaborators and over 200 international awards, and boasts an exceptional portfolio that covers all the most important sectors of the discipline
A documentary on: Archi-Tectonics
The innovative approach of the famous New York studio Archi-Tectonics, founded in 1994 in New York by the Dutch architect Winka Dubbeldam, with headquarters not only in the Big Apple, but also in the Netherlands and China. Here is the full video
A documentary On: WorkAC
The Architects Series exhibition format, which tells the most famous and innovative international architectural firms from a privileged point of view, makes a stop in New York at WORKac, founded by Amale Andraos and Dan Wood. The fourth chapter of the series dedicated to the New York studio WORKac was inaugurated on 13 September at spazioFMG in via Bergognone 27 Milan
A documentary On: Ennead
Studio Ennead is the protagonist of the fifth appointment of The Architects Series, the exhibition format in collaboration with The Plan magazine that leads viewers to discover the most important architectural firms on the international scene. At SpazioFMG per l’Architettura, the Milanese showroom gallery of the Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti brands, the evening of 25 October was dedicated to the presentation of the collective of architects and designers working in New York and Shanghai.
A documentary On: FXCollaborative
FXCollaborative was born in New York in 1978 from the mind and dedication of Bruce Fowle; in just forty years, with the help of eight partners, he managed to lead and develop an architecture firm that today is one of the most influential on the contemporary scene.
A documentary On: Weiss/Manfredi
Weiss MANFREDI studio, born in New York from the couple in work and life made up of Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi.
A fruitful collaboration, based on the desire to give a unified vision between different disciplines, which converging are able to outline the precise identity of a place, capturing its strengths and weaknesses.
A documentary On: BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
During the week dedicated to design, SpazioFMG celebrated avant-garde architecture and experimentation through the work of Bjarke Ingels Group, founded in Copenhagen in 2005. The studio now has more than 500 collaborators from all over the world and offices in Copenhagen, London and New York.
In the eighth episode of “The Architects Series”, BIG partner Kai-Uwe Bergmann accompanies the audience inside the New York office in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn
A documentary On: SHoP Architects
The appointments with The Architects Series continue. The ninth appointment of the format is dedicated to the New York studio SHoP Architects.
Founded in 1996, SHoP Architects is based in Lower Manhattan, New York City (NY) and is made up of 4 partners – Christopher Sharples, Corie Sharples, Gregg Pasquarelli and William Sharples – and around 180 collaborators. It stands out for its ability to combine and enhance different skills in the field of design in order to improve the quality of public life, thus challenging the classic construction process and demonstrating that beauty and technological competence are not mutually exclusive.
A documentary On: Behnisch Architekten
The tenth episode of The Architects Series curated by THE PLAN magazine for SpazioFMG per l’Architettura saw the participation of the German studio Behnisch Architekten which, through this unpublished video, offered the public an excursus on sustainable architecture and its constant dialogic relationship with the surrounding environment, both landscape and human.
A documentary On: 3XN Architects
Founded in Aarhus (Denmark) in 1986 by Kim Herforth Nielsen, 3XN Architects quickly managed to take on international significance. Based in Copenhagen and offices in Stockholm, Sydney, New York and London, the studio employs a team of 140 architects from 20 countries. Professionals with different cultural and working backgrounds are the beating heart of the structure that focuses on people, their creativity and their constant commitment to finding innovative, sustainable and environmentally friendly design solutions.
A documentary on: GCA Architects
Founded in 1986 by Josep Juanpere and Antonio Puig, who were later joined by other partners, GCA Architects has a staff of over 90 professionals specialized in architecture and interior design. Characterized by a simple and minimal design style, the studio has significant works in the hospitality and retail sectors, as well as corporate headquarters, residential buildings and starred restaurants.
A documentary On: Werner Sobek
Founded in 1992, the German firm Werner Sobek is renowned worldwide for its expertise in the fields of engineering, design and sustainability. Today, it has more than 350 employees, with offices in Germany (Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Berlin and Hamburg) and in major cities such as Moscow, Istanbul, New York, Buenos Aires and Dubai.
The firm’s philosophy is based on the idea that the architect must not use traditional materials and imitate previous models, but must come up with solutions that anticipate people’s living and work needs. Modern and future architecture must be radically different from the architecture of the past.
A documentary on: Steven Holl Architects
A 30 minute video-documentary to discover Steven Holl Architects’ poetic vision, philosophy and design approach.
Founded in 1977 by Steven Holl, the practice is recognized internationally for the quality and excellence of its architectural achievements and innovative urban design. Leading a staff of 40 employees, Steven Holl is supported by Partners Chris McVoy, Noah Yaffe and Roberto Bannura in managing the New York and Beijing offices. With projects worldwide, the Studio’s body of work includes master planning and the design of residential and office buildings, detached housing and structures in the world of the arts, culture and education, a sector where it has extensive experience.
A documentary On: Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) is regarded as one of the most visionary architecture firms of the 21st century as it has given new meaning to the concept of space, constantly pushing boundaries and projecting itself into the future. A 30-minute video documentary offering a deeper insight into the studio’s design philosophy.
A documentary On: Park Associati
A documentary on: Park Associati” will open the 2021 season and is the 16th episode in the format created by THE PLAN magazine for Iris Ceramica Group. This year the show will take place online with guests live from flagship stores in Milan, London and Berlin, and also live streaming to give a wider audience the opportunity to watch the event and interact with speakers. Enjoy this approximately 35 minute video-documentary during which Park Associati will share their vision of the world of architecture, defined by listening, research, creativity and experimentation.
A documentary on: Steven Holl Architects
The video-documentary describes in 30 minutes the extraordinary career of Michele De Lucchi and his firm AMDL CIRCLE. Internationally renowned designer, architect and artist, Michele de Lucchi has been one of the big names of avant-garde architecture and design currents since the 1970s. Today he heads AMDL CIRCLE, the multidisciplinary design firm renowned for the humanistic approach to architecture, design and graphics.
A documentary On: Powerhouse Company
Nanne de Ru is the founder of Powerhouse Company, the international firm which combines architecture, interior design and product design to create architectural solutions that can improve people’s quality of life. During the lecture ‘Level up Architecture’ that was hosted on September 16th at the Iris Ceramica Group Flagship Store in Berlin, Nanne de Ru talked about the history of the firm, tackled the issue of the central role of the customer and talked about the changes and the opportunities for designing the architecture of tomorrow.