16. Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect (2005) | Architecture Movies

Writer father and grandfather architect, Koolhaas is both: an architect who writes, a writer who builds. The documentary ‘A Kind of Architect’ is an attractive portrait that brings us to the essence of his architecture through visually stimulating images.

17. The Competition (2013)

The documentary invites us to reflect on the appropriateness of this common practice in architecture that makes it the only profession where you have to compete so hard and so often to achieve orders. These dynamics require so much work and extreme conditions that come to put the cap on offices and workers contributing to a climate of constant tension within the guild.

18. Archiculture (2011) – United States

Archiculture is a documentary that examines the strengths and dangers of teaching architecture. The film follows a group of young students through their last semester at the Pratt Institute in New York. Interactions and reactions of students help illustrate the challenges of being a young aspiring architect in the world today.

19. Large Horizonte: Around the day in 80 Worlds (2013) – Switzerland

It is a film project Urban Think Tank, with material collected for three years, tells the reality of informal urbanity around the world from New Dehli to Bogota, structured in an unreal world trip in one day. This documentary is based on the philosophy that the future of urban development lies in the collaboration between architects, governments, private enterprise, and the global slum population.

20. The Human Scale (2012) – Denmark | Architecture Movies

Jan Gehl, a Danish architect, and professor, has studied human behavior in cities for 40 years. It has documented how modern cities repel human interaction and ensures that we can begin to build cities in a way that human needs of inclusion and privacy are taken into account.

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